The Brave are sitting atop the points table with wins in all four of their matches.
Manchester Originals and Southern Brave are geared up to face each other in Match No.19 of the Women’s Hundred on Thursday, August 5. Both teams have had completely contrasting fortunes in the tournament until now. The Originals are yet to open their account from their four encounters.
In their previous game, Welsh Fire beat them by nine wickets after Hayley Matthews’ half-century. The Brave, on the other hand, are on an absolute rampage, having won all four of their matches. They will go into the game after beating the London Spirit by seven wickets at the iconic Lord’s
Match – Manchester Originals vs Southern Brave – 19th match
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Time – 08:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Manchester shouldn’t be an overly easy one for batting. A high-scoring game doesn’t seem to be on the cards. The spinners are likely to come into play and batting first should be the way forward. The batters need to be cautious while going for the big shots.
Avg first innings score: 114 (1 match in the Hundred at Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, N/R – 0
Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Georgie Boyce, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Cordelia Griffith, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Laura Jackson, Alex Hartley
Bench– Natalie Brown, Alice Dyson, Hannah Jones, Danielle Collins
Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Tara Norris, Lauren Bell
Bench- Charlotte Taylor, Ella McCaughan, Sonia Odedra, Paige Scholfield
Probable best batter of the match
Danielle Wyatt— Southern Brave
Danielle Wyatt has been exceptional for the Brave at the top of the order. She doesn’t mind going for the extravagant strokes and can ease the ball through the offside. In four matches, Wyatt has scored 109 runs at an average of 36.33 and a strike rate of 136.25. After his match-winning 69 against Birmingham Phoenix, she scored 21 against the Spirit.
Probable best bowler of the match
Amanda Wellington— Southern Brave
Amanda Jade Wellington is one of the primary reasons behind the Brave’s dominance in the tournament. She failed to get a wicket in the first game but is currently the leading wicket-taker for her team with eight scalps. Moreover, she has bowled at an economy rate of 0.73 and also got a four-wicket haul in her team’s previous game.
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.