Match: Oval Invincibles vs Southern Brave (OVAL vs BRV)
Date: August 14, Sunday, 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Oval Invincibles will face Southern Brave in the 14th game of the men’s Hundred 2022. Invincibles, who won four of their seven completed games last year, have got off to a decent start this year, winning two of their three games played so far. They come into this fixture after defeating Northern Superchargers by three wickets and three balls remaining. Sunil Narine’s three wickets helped restrict the Superchargers to a first innings total of 157, which they chased down comfortably. Sam Curran top scored with a knock of 60 and was well supported by Jordan Cox who scored 49.
Defending champions Southern Brave, on the other hand, kicked off the competition with a nine-wicket win over Welsh Fire, but lost their next two games to Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit, respectively. Against Spirit, they failed to chase down a total of 147 with several of their players failing to perform. The only significant contributions came from Alex Davies (36) and Ross Whitely (52).
When Invincibles and Brave met last year, the latter won by six wickets. Batting first, Invincibles scored 137, which Brave chased down with five balls to spare.
Ahead of the 14th game of men’s Hundred 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.
Weather update and pitch report for OVL vs BRV
The pitch at the Oval in London has historically been balanced in nature and offers equal assistance to both the batsmen and bowlers. The fast bowlers fare slightly better than the slow bowlers on this ground. A total of 16 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 6 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score on this ground is 150 while the average second innings score is 133. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the Oval is 173 for 5 and 113 for 5.
The weather during the game will be pleasant with no chances of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 25 to 28 degrees.
Oval Invincibles team news and predicted XI
Team news – Sam Billings and Will Jacks are back in the squad after playing for England Lions against South Africa and that is the only change for the Invincibles ahead of the next game.
Squad: Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Danny Briggs, Hilton Cartwright, Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Pat Brown, Jack Haynes
Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Sunil Narine, Sam Curran, Mohammad Hasnain, Tom Curran, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley
Southern Brave team news and predicted XI
Team news: Craig Overton is returning for Southern Brave but Tymal Mills has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a toe problem. Meanwhile, this could be Marcus Stoinis’ last game before leaving to join Australia for the Zimbabwe ODIs.
Squad: Jofra Archer, Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Paul Stirling, James Vince, Ross Whiteley, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty, Finn Allen, Micheal Hogan, James Fuller, Quinton de Kock
Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock, James Vince, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Davies, Tim David, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Jake Lintott, Michael Hogan
Head to head record
Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave have met each other just once, which was won by the Brave, who chased down a total of 138 with five balls to spare.
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for OVL vs BRV
Sam Curran – all-rounder, Oval Invincibles
MPL price – 8.5 credits
Sam Curran was the best performer for Oval Invincibles in their recent win over Northern Superchargers. He top scored with a knock of 60, during which he hit two boundaries and five maximums. Earlier in the game against Welsh Fire, Curran scored 26 runs off 23 balls. He has also picked up three wickets in three games so far. In all, Curran has a batting strike rate of almost 142 in 21 T20Is along with 16 wickets.
Sunil Narine – all-rounder, Oval Invincibles
MPL price – 9.5 credits
Sunil Narine has been his team’s best bowler in the tournament so far. He picked up two wickets in the first game and three wickets each in the next two games. In total, he has already picked up eight wickets from three games while also being economical. With the bat, the lower middle order batsman remained unbeaten in the first two innings. Narine brings with him the experience of a whopping 422 T20s, from which he has a batting strike rate of almost 149 along with 460 wickets.
Jordan Cox: wicketkeeper batsman, Oval Invincibles
MPL price – 8.5 credits
Jordan Cox scored a knock of 48 against Northern Superchargers, before which he scored 39 runs against London Spirit. Cox and will be looking to get an even bigger score in the next game. He has a batting average and strike rate of 31.03 and 133.24 in 47 T20s.
Ross Whitely: batsman, Southern Brave
MPL price – 8.5 credits
Ross Whitely was the top run scorer for Southern Brave in their most recent game against London Spirit. He scored 52 runs off 33 balls at a strike rate of more than 157. Although Whitely has not played international cricket, he has played 173 T20s, scoring 2886 runs at an average and strike rate of 24.66 and 141.33.
Marcus Stoinis: all-rounder, Southern Brave
MPL price – 9 credits
Stoinis is yet to put up a match winning performance in three games, but is still an excellent pick for your fantasy cricket team. In 201 T20s, Stoinis has a batting strike rate of almost 135 along with 89 wickets.
MPL fantasy XI – OVL vs BRV
OVL vs BRV – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The Oval Invincibles vs Southern Brave game of the Men’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live in in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app or also on Youtube. The match will begin at 10.30 PM IST on August 14.
Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.