Southern Brave Women’s march towards 3rd win of the season
Birmingham Phoenix Women to win
Southern Brave Women would be taking on the Birmingham Phoenix Women in the 11th game of The Hundred Women’s Competition 2021 at their home ground The Rose Bowl, Southampton. The Southern Brave come here with two consecutive wins and won the last game against Welsh Fire Women. Birmingham Phoenix Women also won against the Manchester Originals in the last game.
Southern Brave Women are looking in great form with the bat and the ball and this would make them very confident in this game. Their bowlers are looking good and not allowing batters to score runs. It will be a massive challenge for the Birmingham Phoenix Women, and it will be interesting to see how them match up to the challenge.
Anya Shrubsole would be proud of the efforts of her girls so far in the competition. They have won back-to-back games and come here after another confidence boosting 8-wicket victory over the Welsh Fire Women. The side is looking strong with the bat and the ball for now and Shrubsole would want her side to ride the momentum and win this game.
Smriti Mandhana played a brilliant knock in the last game and shall look to provide her side with a good start in company of Danielle Wyatt. The middle order is in good form with Stafanie Taylor and Sophia Dunkley striking the ball well. The side has good depth in its batting department with Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington and Anya Shrubsole in the side.
Anya Shrubsole has bowled well in both the games and similar show would be expected from her here. In the last game Lauren Bell, Amanda Wellington and Fi Morris also came up with economical spells and this would make them very confident going into the game. With Charlotte Taylor in the side, they have the bowling attack to win the game.
Anya Shrubsole (c), Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Charlotte Taylor, Lauren Bell
Amy Ellen Jones’ side comes into this game with a 20-run win against the Manchester Originals Women, their first victory of the season. But the skipper would be worried about the form of her batters who fared poorly in the last game. This will be a very tough game for the side, and they will have to come up with their best performance to win here.
The side would look for a positive start from the pair of Shafali Verma and Erin Burns in this game. Jones looks in good form with the bat, but the side would need contributions from Emily Arlott and Katie Mack in the middle order. The lower middle order is struggling and the side needs hits from the likes of Evelyn Jones and Gwenan Davies in this game.
Their bowlers come into this game after a strong performance in the last game and the side would look for tight spells with the new ball from Erin Burns and Kirstie Gordon in this game. Georgia Elwiss, Abtaha Maqsood and Isabelle Wong add depth to this attack, and they will have to rise to the challenge in this game.
Amy Ellen Jones (c & wk), Shafali Verma, Erin Burns, Evelyn Jones, Emily Arlott, Katie Mack, Georgia Elwiss, Gwenan Davies, Isabelle Wong, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0.70 mm.||4.56 k/h||From: SSE||87%|
|03h||15||0.96 mm.||7.72 k/h||From: SSW||91%|
|06h||15||0 mm.||10.3 k/h||From: SSW||92%|
|09h||16||0.52 mm.||12.01 k/h||From: SW||96%|
|12h||17||0.98 mm.||10.81 k/h||From: WSW||87%|
|15h||18||0.73 mm.||8.67 k/h||From: W||58%|
|18h||17||0.31 mm.||7.93 k/h||From: W||61%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||5.32 k/h||From: W||46%|
The skies over Southampton would be cloudy on July 30 and there are predictions for rains during the day. Batters would have to play to the merit of the ball on this surface. The side that bats first in the game would target a score of 150 runs.
The Rose Bowl, Southampton has a good batting surface but there is lot for the fast bowlers with the new ball. Batters have to build their innings and those who rotate the strike have done well here. Spinners don’t have the best of record as the surface doesn’t have turn on offer.
We expect the wicket to be a tricky one to bat on at the start of the game. The ball is expected to move around a bit. Having a target score in mind is always easy on such wickets and hence the side winning the toss here should have little hesitation in bowling first.
Birmingham Phoenix Women did win their last game, but it wasn’t without its share of problems. The side is struggling with the form of its batters, and this is a big challenge for them against a side that looks in great form. The Southern Brave Women have looked the best side in the tournament, and they are doing well with the bat and the ball and this would make them favorites to win this game.
Birmingham Phoenix Women to win