The Rockets are on a three-match winning streak.
Oval Invincibles and Trent Rockets are set to lock horns in the 22nd match of the Women’s Hundred at the Kennington Oval in London. The Invincibles goofed up in a couple of their run-chases.
However, they made a strong comeback against the Birmingham Phoenix, winning by eight wickets. Dane van Niekerk and Tash Farrant have been the key performers for them.
The Rockets, on the other hand, are on a three-match winning streak after losses in their first two games. In their previous game, they beat Welsh Fire by four wickets after chasing down 103 with eight balls to spare.
Match – Oval Invincibles vs Trent Rockets – 22nd match
Venue – Kennington Oval, London
Time – 08:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch at the Kennington Oval has been a decent one for batting. Bowlers may not return empty-handed as well. A competitive game seems to be on the cards, Chasing should be the way forward as the track isn’t expected to change in nature.
Avg first innings score: 124 (2 matches in the Hundred at The Kennington Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, N/R – 0
Georgia Adams, Alice Capsey, Grace Gibbs, Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mady Villiers, Natasha Farrant, Joanne Gardner, Sarah Bryce (wk), Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory
Bench– Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Rhianna Southby, Megan Belt
Rachel Priest (wk), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Natalie Sciver (C), Katherine Brunt, Heather Graham, Sarah Glenn, Emily Windsor, Abbey Freeborn, Kathryn Bryce, Nancy Harman, Georgia Davis
Bench– Lucy Higham, Teresa Graves, Ella Claridge, Alicia Presland, Michaela Kirk
Probable best batter of the match
Natalie Sciver— Trent Rockets
Natalie Sciver has been outstanding for the Rockets in the ongoing Women’s Hundred. She is the leading run-scorer for her team, having notched 190 runs from five games at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 145.03. She also has a half-century to her name. Sciver has picked up three wickets as well, though at an economy of 1.62.
Probable best bowler of the match
Sammy-Jo Johnson— Trent Rockets
Sammy-Jo Johnson has been exceptional for the Rockets in the ongoing edition of the Hundred. She has managed to pick up 12 wickets from five games at an astonishing average and strike rate of nine and 7.9 respectively. She mostly operates at the death and has been the standout bowler for her team in the tournament. Johnson is no mug with the bat either.
Today’s match prediction: Trent Rockets 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.