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The Hundred Women’s Competition 2022, match 2: BRV-W vs LON-W Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Southern Brave Women vs London Spirit Women (BRV-W vs LON-W)

Date: August 12, Friday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Southern Brave Women will take on London Spirit Women in the 2nd match of The Women’s Hundred Competition 2022 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on August 12.

Southern Brave were absolutely brilliant last year, topping the points table after the group stage. In the final, however, they lost to the Oval Invincibles, which was also their only loss of the season. London Spirit, on the other hand, won four games last season and lost as many, and subsequently missed out on a place in the eliminator.

When Southern Brave and London Spirit met last year, the Brave recorded a comfortable win. Batting first, the Heather Knight-led Spirit scored only 93 runs before being bundled out in 96 balls. The only significant contribution came from Tammy Beaumont, who scored 34 runs. For the Brave, Amanda-Jade Wellington was the best bowler with four wickets in her kitty. Chasing 94 runs to win, the Anya Shrubsole-led side wrapped up the chase with eight balls and seven wickets remaining. Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley and Stafanie Taylor scored in 20s.

Both the teams will now look to a fresh start in the 2022 edition of the tournament. Ahead of the second game of Women’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 BRV-W vs LON-W

The pitch at the Rose Bowl in Southampton has historically been balanced and has offered equal assistance to both the batters and bowlers.  But the bowlers enjoyed a better time at the venue in the last season of the Hundred. A total of 11 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 7 have been won by the teams bowling second. The average first innings score on this ground is 173 while the average second innings score is 140. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the Rose Bowl is 248 for 6 and 79 for 10.

The weather during the game will be pleasant and the sky will be clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 18 to 26 degrees. No rain is forecast.

Southern Brave women team news and predicted XI

Team news – For Southern Brave, Tahlia McGrath is replacing West Indies allrounder Stafanie Taylor. Meanwhile, the likes of Freya Kemp, Jo Gardner and Georgia Adams are new in the squad this year.

Squad: Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Danni Wyatt, Jo Gardner, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan, Molly Strano

Predicted XI: Danni Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Tahlia McGrath, Maia Bouchier, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Anya Shrubsole, Carla Rudd, Tara Norris, Freya Kemp, Lauren Bell 

London Spirit women team news and predicted XI

Team news: Tammy Beaumont has joined Welsh Fire for this season, which is a big loss for London Spirit. Heather Knight, meanwhile, is injured, and Charlie Dean will captain the London Spirit in her absence. Amara and Jess Kerr and Sophie Luff are the new faces in the team.

Squad: Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Jordan Thompson, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara, Mason Crane, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Josh Inglis, Eoin Morgan, Adam Rossington, Brad Wheal, Mark Wood, Ben McDermott, Jamie Smith, Toby Roland-Jones.

Predicted XI:  Adam Rossington, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard, Jordan Thomson, Liam Dawson, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane, Nathan Ellis

Head to head record

Southern Brave and London Spirit have met each other just once, when the former won with eight balls and seven wickets remaining

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for BRV-W vs LON-W

Sophia Dunkley – batter, Southern Brave

Sophie Dunkley was one of the best performers in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Hundred. She ended the 2021 season as its third-highest run-scorer, with 244 runs in nine innings at an average of 40.66 and strike rate of 141.86. Her performance played an instrumental role in Brave reaching the final of the tournament. In 31 T20 internationals for England, Brave has scored 305 runs at an average and strike rate of 20.33 and 112.13.

Tahlia McGrath – batter, Southern Brave

This year, Tahlia McGrath is replacing West Indies allrounder Stafanie Taylor in the Southern Brave team. She was named Player of the Series in the 2021-22 edition of The Women’s Ashes for scoring 225 runs and taking 11 wickets and most recently, she put up some incredible bowling performances at the Commonwealth Games, picking eight wickets in five games and also scoring an unbeaten 78 against Pakistan. McGrath has a wonderful batting strike rate of more than 153 in T20 internationals, and will now be looking to bat at the same strike rate in The Hundred.

Amanda-Jade Wellington – bowler, Southern Brave

Wellington picked up 14 wickets for Brave last year, which includes a four-wicket haul against London Spirit. She will now look to reproduce a similar performance against Spirit.  In eight T20 internationals, Wellington has 10 wickets at an economy rate of 5.60.

Beth Mooney – batter, London Spirit

A three-time World Cup winner, Beth Mooney is a must-have player in your fantasy cricket team. She scored a few match-winning knocks at the Commonwealth Games, including an unbeaten 70 against Pakistan and 61 against India. In all, she has scored 1893 runs in T20Is at a strike rate of 123.16.

Megan Schutt – bowler, London Spirit

Megan Schutt is one of the best bowlers in women’s international cricket. She picked up two wickets in the CWG 2022 final, before which she picked up three wickets against New Zealand in the semi-final. In all, she has 108 wickets in 84 T20Is.

MPL fantasy XI – BRV-W vs LON-W

BRV-W vs LON-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Southern Brave vs London Spirit game of the Women’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 7.30 PM IST on August 12.

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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