Both teams will be going into the game on the back of losses in their previous matches.
Southern Brave and Northern Superchargers are all set to lock horns in the 21st match of the Women’s Hundred at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The Brave are placed on top of the points table with eight points from five games.
But in their previous game, they lost to the Manchester Originals by 17 runs- DLS Method. Another win will take them one step closer to the playoffs. The Superchargers, on the other hand, are in with a chance of gaining back their top spot.
With seven points from five games, Lauren Winfield and Co. are positioned at second. They will be going into the game on the back of a seven-wicket loss against London Spirit.
Match – Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers – 21st match
Venue – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Time – 08:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The venue has hosted only one game so far and it turned out to be a high-scoring affair. Birmingham Phoenix scored 140 and the Brave chased the target down with 18 balls to spare. The pitch is again expected to be a belter. Scoring above the 145-run mark is paramount to win. Chasing should be the way forward for both teams.
Avg first innings score: 140 (a match in the Hundred at The Rose Bowl)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, N/R – 0
Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Lauren Bell, Charlotte Taylor
Bench– Tara Norris, Ella McCaughan, Sonia Odedra, Paige Scholfield
Lauren Winfield Hill (c & wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Davidson Richards, Laura Kimmince, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Kalea Moore, Phoebe Graham, Elizabeth Russell, Katie Levick
Bench– Sterre Kalis, Helen Fenby, Ami Campbell, Hollie Armitage
Probable best batter of the match
Jemimah Rodrigues— Northern Superchargers
Jemimah Rodrigues is one of the primary reasons behind the Superchargers’ dream run in the ongoing Women’s Hundred. She is the leading run-scorer, not only for her team but also in the tournament. The 20-year-old has notched 223 runs from four games at an average of 74.33 and strike rate of 161.59. She needs to be on top of her game against the Brave.
Probable best bowler of the match
Amanda Jade Wellington— Southern Brave
Amanda Jade Wellington has been outstanding for the Brave in the league. The leg-spinner is currently third in the list of leading wicket-takers in the tournament. She has picked up eight wickets from five matches with a four-wicket haul to show for her efforts. Moreover, she has bowled at an economy rate of 0.67.
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.