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Battle for London Spirit Women to get over poor form
Northern Superchargers to win
Tournament: The Hundred Women | Format: 100-BALL CRICKET | Venue: Lord’s, London, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The Hundred Women’s Competition 2021 is entering its most crucial phase as we have crossed the midpoint in the league games. This game between the London Spirit Women and the Northern Superchargers Women would be an important one especially for the latter. The Superchargers come here with a win against the Oval Invincibles Women while London Spirit Women lost their last game against Southern Brave Women.
London Spirit Women have lost the last three games, and this has put additional pressure on the side to perform. Their batting has looked poor in recent games, and this is a problem for the side. It will be interesting to see if London Spirit Women are able to bounce back as they play at the home ground Lord’s
Heather Knight’s side lost the last game against Southern Brave women by 7 wickets. Their batting was poor as only one batter could cross the double-digit mark in the last game. This was the side’s third consecutive loss for the season. Knight would have to inspire her side for a comeback in this game to keep their options open to reach the Eliminator.
Tammy Beaumont did well but the rest of the batting collapsed like a pack of cards. The side would need a good start here from Naomi Dattani and Tammy Beaumont. Their middle order is struggling, and runs would be needed from Deandra Dottin, Deepti Sharma and Knight. Chloe Tryon and Charlotte Dean will have to contribute towards the end of the innings.
Deepti Sharma looked good with the ball and so did Charlotte Dean and they will have to maintain the same form considering the state of their batting at the moment. Sophie Munro and Freya Davies need to bowl tight lines in this game. Knight and Danielle Gibson shall have to play the supporting act well in this game.
Heather Knight (c), Naomi Dattani, Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Charlotte Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr (wk), Freya Davies, Sophie Munro
Lauren Winfield Hill’s side clinched a win in their last game against the Oval Invincibles by 4 runs. The side had a poor outing with the bat but did well with the ball to register their third win of the season. They are now in the second place on the points table and shall look to strengthen their position with a win in this game.
Jemimah Rodrigues and Hill are a formidable pair, and they need to start the proceedings well after missing out in the last game. Laura Wolvaardt and Alice Richards did well in the last gane and this strengthens their batting. The side would however like to see more runs from Bess Heath, Laura Kimmince and Linsey Smith in this game.
Elizabeth Russell and Alice Davidson Richards bowled well with the new ball in the last game and the side would like to see good show from them here. Lindsey Smith and Katie Levick also did well in the game and the side would be hoping for a good show from them. With Kalea Moore and Phoebe Graham in the team the side does have variety in its attack.
Lauren Winfield Hill (c & wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Davidson Richards, Laura Kimmince, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Kalea Moore, Elizabeth Russell, Phoebe Graham, Katie Levick
There is forecast for overcast skies over London on August 03. The conditions would make batting a challenge and batters will need to approach the game cautiously. The side that bats first in this game would be happy with a score in excess of 140 runs.
Lord’s London always has something for the bowlers as the ball tends to move around a bit on the surface. Batters who stick to the wicket have done well at this ground in the past. It is a difficult venue for the spinners as the ball doesn’t turn much and they are dependent on their skills.
In most of the games in this tournament the sides winning the toss have opted to bowl first. This format of the game allows the side chasing the score to pace their innings well. Hence, the side that wins the toss here would most likely opt to bowl first.
London Spirit Women are sailing through rough weather at the moment. Their batting isn’t looking good with most of their key players struggling for form. The side will have to get its batting back in order to win this home game. Northern Superchargers Women on the other hand haven’t lost a game so far and they are high on confidence. This would make them favorites in this game.
Northern Superchargers to win
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