Match: Oval Invincibles women vs Southern Brave women (OVAL-W vs BRV-W)
Date: August 14, Sunday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Oval Invincibles will face Southern Brave in the 6th game of the women’s Hundred 2022 at the Oval in London. Both the teams have begun their campaigns with comprehensive wins. Oval Invincibles beat Northern Superchargers. Batting first, the Superchargers scored 143 for 5 in 100 balls. For Invincibles, Ryana Gay picked up two wickets while Sophie Smale, Shabnim Ismail and Alice Capsey picked up one each. Chasing 144 runs to win, Invincibles chased down the target in 84 balls. Lauren Winfield scored an unbeaten 74 while Suzie Bates scored 46.
Southern Brave, on the other hand, beat London Spirit by six wickets in their opening game. Batting first, Spirit scored 155 for 4 with help from a knock of 97 by Beth Mooney. Southern Brave, batting second, chased down the target comfortably. Danni Wyatt was the standout performer – she scored 65 off just 34 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and two maximums on the way. Sophia Dunkley also contributed with a knock of 34.
When Invincibles and Brave met in last year’s final, the Invincibles registered a big win. Although they scored just 121 runs batting first, their bowlers did an excellent job to defend the target. Marizanne Kapp took four wickets while Alice Capsey also took two.
Ahead of the 6th 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 OVL-W vs BRV-W
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 women team news and predicted XI
Team news – Marizanne Kapp did not play the first game due to illness, and so far there is no news of her return for the second game. Alice Capsey, meanwhile, suffered a mild injury in the previous game and walked off the field, but is fit for the next game.
Squad: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Alice Capsey, Grace Gibbs, Danielle Gregory, Shabnim Ismail, Sophia Smale, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Emily Windsor, Eva Gray, Kira Chathli, Suzie Bates, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Kirstie White
Predicted XI: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Suzie Bates, Alice Capsey, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Kira Chathli, Kirstie White, Eva Gray, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Sophia Smale
Southern Brave women team news and predicted XI
Team news: Tahlia McGrath missed the first game but is likely to return for the next one.
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, Carla Rudd, Lauren Bell
Head to head record
Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave have met each other just once, which was won by the Invincibles, who successfully defended 121 runs.
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for OVL-W vs BRV-W
MPL fantasy XI – OVL-W vs BRV-W
Laura Winfield – batter, Oval Invincibles
Laura Winfield was the best performer for Oval Invincibles in their previous game against Northern Superchargers. She scored an unbeaten 74 which was laced with 11 boundaries and a maximum. Winfield’s knock helped the team chase down 144 in 84 balls. Recently she also did well in the Rachael Flint Trophy, where she scored two back to back half centuries. Winfield is yet to make her international debut in the game’s shortest format, but in other T20s, she has a batting average and strike rate of 22.08 and 111.29.
Suzie Bates – batter, Oval Invincibles
Suzie Bates scored a knock of 46 in Oval’s opening game and will be looking for another good knock in the second game. Bates is among the most experienced players in women’s international cricket and one of the star players in the Hundred. She brings with her the experience of 131 T20Is, scoring 3531 runs at a strike rate of 110.89 along with picking 50 wickets.
Danni Wyatt – batter, Southern Brave
Danni Wyatt was the showstopper for the Southern Brave in their opening game of the season. She scored 65 runs off 34 balls at a strike rate of almost 192. Although she did not get to bowl in the game, Wyatt is a capable bowler who can win you points with her bowling too. In all, she has played 132 T20Is, from which she has 2107 runs and 46 wickets.
Smriti Mandhana – batter, Southern Brave
One of the best batters in women’s cricket, Smriti Mandhana is another good pick for your fantasy team. She scored 19 runs against London Spirit and will be eyeing a bigger knock in the next game. The southpaw has played 92 T20Is for India, from which she has a batting average and strike rate of 26.40 and 121.98.
Tahlia McGrath – bowler, Southern Brave
Tahlia McGrath bowled brilliantly in the recent CWG 2022. She picked eight wickets in five games and also scored an unbeaten 78 against Pakistan. In all, she brings with her the experience of 14 T20Is, from which she has a batting strike rate of more than 153 along with 12 wickets.
OVL-W vs BRV-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The Oval Invincibles women vs Southern Brave women 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 14.
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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.