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Challenge for Oval Invincibles Women batters in the game
Welsh Fire Women to win
Tournament: The Hundred Women | Format: 100-BALL CRICKET | Venue: Kennington Oval, London, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
It is the 16th game in The Hundred Women’s Competition 2021 where hosts Oval Invincibles Women would be up against the Welsh Fire Women at their home ground Kennington Oval, London. The Invincibles lost their last game against the Northern Superchargers Women while the Welsh Fire Women registered a massive win against Manchester Originals Women.
The Oval Invincibles Women’s batting is struggling and the way they approached the last game has raised many questions. Their batters will have to come out with a positive intent for the side to win this game. Welsh Fire Women on the other hand have momentum on their side and they shall look to make good use of it in this game.
Dane van Niekerk would be extremely upset with the way her batters messed up the chase in the last game. Chasing a small total of 110 to win, they ended up losing by 4 runs against the Northern Superchargers Women. She would like to put this loss behind and hope for a better show from her players in this game.
Georgia Adams and Alice Capsey need to get their side off to a good start in this game. Sarah Bryce shall need to improve on her scoring rate at No. 3 as she slowed down the innings in the last game. The likes of Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk and Mady Villiers need to score runs quickly down the order.
Their bowlers impressed in the last game with Alice Capsey and Mady Villiers standing out with their good show. Tash Farrant and Grace Gibbs also picked wickets and the side would be hoping to see similar show from them. Eva Gray and Danielle Gregory add to the bowling options for the side.
Dane van Niekerk (c), Alice Capsey, Georgia Adams, Sarah Bryce (wk), Fran Wilson, Mady Villiers, Natasha Farrant, Grace Gibbs, Joanne Gardner, Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory
After two consecutive losses Sophie Luff’s side earned its first win of the season. It was a brilliant show from the side against the Manchester Originals that saw them winning by 9 wickets. Luff would want her players to maintain the same momentum and register their second win in this game.
Bryony Smith went out cheaply in the last game and she would aim to set up a good stand with Hayley Matthews who looks in good form. The side would also expect runs from Georgia Redmayne who batted well in the last game. They have good depth in the batting with Sarah Taylor, Sophie Luff and Georgia Hennessy to follow and shall aim for a big score here.
Their bowlers did a good job in the last game and early wickets would be expected from Piepa Cleary and Bryony Smith in this game. Hennessy and Nicole Harvey also came up with impressive bowling and add to the strength. Matthews, Hannah Baker and Alex Griffiths add good variety to this attack.
Sophie Luff (c), Hayley Matthews, Bryony Smith, Georgia Redmayne, Sarah Taylor (wk), Georgia Hennessy, Piepa Cleary, Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Hannah Baker
London would see cloudy skies on August 02, and the batting conditions would be challenging in the game. Batters would have to play to the merit of the ball as there is expected to be some movement early on during the game. The side that bats first would be happy to get 135 runs on the board.
Kennington Oval, London is a good venue for batters as the ball hits the bat hard and allows batters to play their strokes easily. The shorter square boundaries also make it easy to score runs. Fast bowlers do well with the new ball here, but spinners find it tough due to the short dimensions of the boundary.
Most teams in the past have opted to bowl first on this surface and take advantage of the early movement on this track. The wicket doesn’t change much during the second innings and chasing scores is easy. The side winning the toss should have to hesitation in bowling first.
Oval Invincibles would be down on confidence heading into this game. Their batting performance would raise few doubts in their minds and the side would have to overcome this in their home game. Welsh Fire Women come here with a massive win and their batting is looking strong at the moment. This would put them nose ahead of Oval Invincibles in this game.
Welsh Fire Women to win
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