The Brave are unbeaten in the tournament with three wins.
London Spirit and Southern Brave are all set to lock horns in Match No.15 of the Women’s Hundred at the Lord’s in London. The Anya Shrubsole-led Brave are in stupendous form, having notched wins in all their three games.
They have a net run rate of 1.378, the best among the participating teams. In their previous game, Danielle Wyatt’s half-century blew away Birmingham Phoenix.
The Spirit, on the other hand, are languishing at sixth in the points table. They are on a two-match losing streak, falling in run-chases in their last two games. The Brave won’t be easy to beat by any means.
Match – London Spirit vs Southern Brave – 15th match
Venue – Lord’s, London
Time – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The venue at the Lord’s has hosted two matches thus far and, in both instances, the chasing teams lost. Hence, batting first should be the way forward for both teams. There will be a balance between bat and ball throughout the duration of 200 balls.
Avg first innings score: 142 (2 matches in the Hundred at Lord’s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 2, N/R – 0
Tammy Beaumont, Naomi Dattani, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Freya Davies, Amara Carr (wk), Danielle Gibson, Charlotte Dean, Alice Monaghan
Bench– Aylish Cranstone, Sophie Munro, Grace Scrivens, Susie Rowe
Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Charlotte Taylor, Lauren Bell
Bench- Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Paige Scholfield, Ella McCaughan
Probable best batter of the match
Smriti Mandhana— Southern Brave
Smriti Mandhana couldn’t quite perform in the previous game. She started with a four over the mid-off region, evading the fielder by a whisker. But she held out in the deep when she tried to go for a big shot. The wind made sure that his shot couldn’t go over the ropes. Nevertheless, she has the potential to stage a comeback next time around.
Probable best bowler of the match
Amanda Wellington— Southern Brave
Amanda Wellington has arguably been the standout bowler for the Brave in the tournament. Her economy rate of 0.75 is the best among her teammates. Moreover, the medium-pacer has picked up four wickets at a decent strike rate of 15. Not to forget that Wellington can do a fair bit of damage with the willow in hand.
Today’s match prediction: Southern Brave to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.