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OV-W vs SUP-W, 1st Match, The Hundred Women’s Competition – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Oval Invincibles Women vs Northern Superchargers Women, (OV-W vs SUP-W, 1st Match)

Date: August 11, 2022 – 11 PM IST

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

There will be no live telecast of The Hundred in India. However, you can watch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers women’s clash at 11 PM IST.

Oval Invincibles Women vs Northern Superchargers Women, 1st Match:

The Hundred 2022 women’s competition is all set to kick off from August 11 with the defending champions Oval Invincibles taking Northern Superchargers. The two teams will square off at the Kennington Oval on Thursday.

Oval Invincibles, led by Dane van Niekerk, were the champions of the inaugural women’s Hundred edition. They finished second on the points table with 9 points, winning four out of eight matches. Invincibles then defeated Birmingham Phoenix by 20 runs in the Eliminator to reach the final. They hammered a heavy favourites Southern Brave side by 48 runs and clinched the title.

The women’s team of Northern Superchargers finished sixth on the table, bagging just three victories and losing four games. Lauren Winfield-Hill, who led Superchargers in the last season, is set to represent Oval Invincibles this time around. Both the teams will be eager to get their campaign off to a winning start. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for OV-W vs SUP-W, 1st Match

The Oval in London has usually been a good venue for batting. Not enough women’s cricket has been played here. The average first innings score from 77 men’s T20s stands at 161. Four women’s matches were completed here in the Hundred last year, with average first innings score of 116.

The weather is expected to be clear at Kennington Oval for this fixture on Thursday, with almost no chance of precipitation. The temperature will hover around 24-30°C.

Oval Invincibles Women – Expected XI and Team News

Oval Invincibles have acquired Lauren Winfield-Hill and Suzie Bates, who will form a strong opening partnership. The team also has some quality players such as Dane van Niekerk, Alice Capsey and Shabnim Ismail. There’s a doubt over the availability of Marizanne Kapp, who had opted out of the Commonwealth Games due to personal reasons.

Probable XI – Lauren Winfield-Hill, Suzie Bates, Alice Capsey, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mady Villiers, Marizanne Kapp, Kirstie White, Shabnim Ismail, Kira Chathli (wk), Danielle Gregory, Grace Gibbs

Northern Superchargers Women – Expected XI and Team News

Northern Superchargers have managed to retain most of their squad from the previous edition. The side will receive a boost with Alyssa Healy joining the team. Healy along with Jemimah Rodrigues and Laura Wolvaardt, form a solid top three. Kalea Moore and Katie Levick

Probable XI – Alyssa Healy (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Bess Heath, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson-Richards, Jenny Gunn, Linsey Smith, Beth Langston, Kalea Moore, Katie Levick

Head to head record of OV-W vs SUP-W

These two teams have faced each other only once in the competition, with Northern Superchargers Women edging out by 4 runs.

1st Match: Five players to watch out for in the OV-W vs SUP-W match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Suzie Bates: Batter, Oval Invincibles

No other women’s player has scored more white-ball runs for New Zealand in their history. Suzie Bates started the CWG campaign with a bang, smashing an unbeaten 91 off 64 balls against South Africa. Bates has over 3500 runs in international T20 career at an average of 30 with one hundred and 22 fifties.

Jemimah Rodrigues: Batter, Northern Superchargers

The Indian batting superstar lit up the Hundred last year, scoring 249 runs in seven innings at an average of 41.5 while striking at 151. She ended up 10 runs short of the leading run-getter, with two fewer innings. Rodrigues is coming off good form, scoring 56*, 44* and 33 in the last three innings.

Shabnim Ismail: Bowler, Oval Invincibles

Shabnim Ismail has been one of the best seamers in the game and although her form hasn’t been great in recent times, she remains a big threat. She has 115 wickets from 105 International T20s at an economy of 5.80 and strike rate of 19.3. Shabnim has claimed 2/27 and 1/12 in her last two T20 innings.

Dane van Niekerk: All-rounder, Oval Invincibles

The South African all-rounder is coming off a long layoff, having missed the ODI World Cup and CWG games. Dane van Niekerk was the MVP in the women’s Hundred last year, scoring 259 runs at an average of 43 with two fifties and picking 8 wickets at a strike rate of 18.75. In international T20s, van Niekerk has 1877 runs and 65 wickets.

Linsey Smith: Bowler, Northern Superchargers

Linsey Smith was excellent in the Hundred last year, picking 9 wickets from seven games at a strike rate of 14.67. The left arm spinner is known for her impeccable control and tight lines. She has claimed 6 wickets in her last four T20s, including 2/18 against South Africa, playing for England A.

MPL Fantasy XI

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.

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