Match: Southern Brave women vs Trent Rockets women (BRV-W vs TRN-W)
Date: August 25, Thursday, 8:00 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Trent Rockets will take on Southern Brave in the 17th game of the women’s Hundred 2022 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on August 25. With four wins in four games, the Southern Brave are in impeccable form. Their most recent win came over Welsh Fire by 14 runs. A knock of 49 by Sophia Dunkley helped them post a total of 122, which they successfully defended. Anya Shrubsole was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Lauren Bell and Georgia Adams chipped in with two each.
Trent Rockets, on the other hand, have won one and lost two of their four games. Their most recent win came over London Spirit, who lost the game by 18 runs. An unbeaten half century from Bryony Smith helped the Rockets score 142 runs in 100 balls, which they successfully defended with help from two wickets from Nat Sciver, and one wicket each from Smith, Kathryn Brunt, Sarah Glenn and Alana King.
Brave, who are right at the top of the points table, will be eyeing a fifth successive win. Rockets, on the other hand, are placed at the third spot and will look to move further up on the table.
Ahead of the 17th 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 TRN-W
This will be third game of Women’s Hundred 2022 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, where the wicket appears to be good for batting. The fast bowlers get slightly more assistance from the pitch compared to the slow bowlers. A total of 11 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 7 have been won by the teams batting first. 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 in Southampton 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 20 to 25 degrees. No rain is forecast.
Trent Rockets women team news and predicted XI
Team news – For Trent Rockets, star player Nat Sciver has played all the games since missing the tournament opener due to personal reasons. No other changes are expected in the team for the next game.
Squad: Mignon du Preez, Bryony Smith, Alana King, Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Nat Sciver, Marie Kelly, Sophie Munro, Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis, Elyse Villani, Ella Claridge, Emma Marlow, Kim Garth
Predicted XI: Bryony Smith, Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Nat Sciver, Marie Kelly, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Alana King, Georgia Davis
Southern Brave women team news and predicted XI
Team news: Southern Brave are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI and do not have any fresh injury concern either.
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, Georgia Adams, Freya Kemp, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd
Head to head record
Trent Rockets and Southern Brave have met each other just once, when the latter won by 23 runs after defending a total of 133 runs.
Five players to watch out for in the BRV-W vs TRN-W game
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for BRV-W vs TRN-W
Bryony Smith: batter, Trent Rockets
Bryony Smith was the best performer for the Trent Rockets in their recent match against London Spirit. Smith scored 63 off 44 which was laced with eight boundaries and two maximums. This was Smith’s first big knock in the ongoing season and will give her the confidence for another big knock in the next game.
Natalie Sciver: all-rounder, Trent Rockets
The captain of Trent Rockets contributed with both bat and ball in her last outing against London Spirit. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 42 off 34 which was laced with four boundaries and with the ball, she finished with figures of 20/2 in 15 balls. Sciver is a highly experienced player who brings with her the experience of 99 T20 internationals, from which she has a batting average of 25.10 along with 76 wickets.
Alana King – bowler, Trent Rockets
Alana King created history in Trent Rocket’s first game of the season, when she became the first player in the tournament to take a hat-trick. Although she has managed only two wickets from her next three outings, King remains a good pick for your fantasy team. In all, she has played 11 T20 internationals, from which she has 14 wickets.
Sophia Dunkley – batter, Southern Brave
The top order batter top scored for Southern Brave in her last match against Welsh Fire. Coming in at number three, Dunkley scored 49 runs off 43 balls, which was laced with six boundaries. She was also named the player of the match for the same. Earlier in the tournament, she scored an unbeaten 34 against Spirit. In 31 T20 internationals, Dunkley has a batting average of 20.33.
Anya Shrubsole: bowler, Southern Brave
The right arm medium pace bowler was the best bowler for Southern Brave against Welsh Fire, registering figures of 20/3 in 19 ball. She also bowled nine dot balls This was her first good performance of the season and will give her confidence to do well in the upcoming games. Shrubsole, a veteran of 79 T20 internationals, has picked up 102 wickets in the format
MPL fantasy XI – BRV-W vs TRN-W
BRV-W vs TRN-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The BRV-W vs TRN-W 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 8.00 PM IST on August 25.
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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.