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Women’s Hundred 2022, match 9: TRN-W vs OVL-W Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Trent Rockets women vs Oval Invincibles women (TRN-W vs OVL-W)

Date: August 17, Wednesday, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

The ninth match of the Hundred Women’s 2022 will be played between Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on August 17. This will be the third match of the tournament for both teams. Both the teams have won one and lost one of their respective two matches.

Trent Rockets won by 43 runs against Manchester Originals, but lost to Birmingham Phoenix by eight wickets. Batting first, the Natalia Sciver-led Rockets scored 116 for 9 in 100 balls with the help of Elyse Villani and skipper Sciver, who scored 33 and 31, respectively. Their bowlers, however, were unable to defend the target which Phoenix chased down comfortably. Sciver’s return to the squad after missing the opening match for personal reasons has further strengthened the team.

Oval Invincibles, on the other hand, registered a nine-wicket win against Northern Superchargers before losing to Southern Brave by 12 runs. Batting first, Brave scored 153 in their 100 balls and then restricted the defending champions to 141 in the second innings. Laura Winfield top scored with a knock of 25 for the Invincibles but did not get much support from the rest of the batters.

Both the teams will now look to win their second game of the season and move up the points table. Ahead of the ninth 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 TRN-W vs OVL-W

The pitch at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham is for batting. This will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. Four matches of Women’s Hundred were played at Trent Bridge last year, of which teams batting first and second won two matches each.

A total of 13 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 8 have been won by the teams batting first. The average first innings score on this ground is 165 while the average second innings score is 147. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at Trent Bridge is 232 for 6 and 110 for 10.

The weather during the game will be pleasant but there is a 10% chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 20 to 23 degrees.

Trent Rockets women team news and predicted XI

Team news – For Trent Rockets, star player Nat Sciver was back in the squad for the second game after missing the opening game 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

Oval Invincibles women team news and predicted XI

Team news: Marizanne Kapp was back into the Invincibles’ line-up after a bout of illness, but Alice Capsey sat out with an ankle injury.

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, Aylish Cranstone, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Kira Chathli, Kirstie White, Eva Gray, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Shabnim Ismail, Sophia Smale

Head to head record

Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles have met each other just once, when the latter won.

Five players to watch out for

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

Alana King – bowler, Trent Rockets

Alana King wrote history in Trent Rocket’s opening game by becoming the first player in the Women’s Hundred to take a hat-trick. She finished the game with four wickets and an unbeaten 19 with the bat. In the following game against Phoenix, King took one wicket while conceding 18 runs. In all, she has played 11 T20 internationals, from which she has 14 wickets.

Abigail Freeborn – wicketkeeper batter, Trent Rockets

Uncapped Abbigail Freeborn is a lesser-known name, but she was one of the most picked players for the second game of Rockets after her performance in the season opener against Manchester Originals, in which scored an unbeaten 45. She also scored a few impressive knocks in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last month.

Nat Sciver – batter, Trent Rockets

Nat Sciver missed the first game due to personal reasons but returned for the second, in which she scored 31 runs. One of the best players in women’s international cricket, Sciver brings with her the experience of 99 T20 internationals, from which she has a batting average and strike rate of 25.10 and 112.23. With the ball, she has picked up 76 wickets in the format.

Laura Winfield – batter, Oval Invincibles

Laura Winfield was the best performer for Oval Invincibles in their opening game against Northern Superchargers. She scored an unbeaten 74 which was laced with 11 boundaries and a maximum. Recently she also scored two consecutive half centuries in the Rachael Flint Trophy. The uncapped batter has a batting average and strike rate of 22.08 and 111.29 in T20s.

Suzie Bates – batter, Oval Invincibles

Suzie Bates scored a knock of 46 in Oval’s opening game but managed only 16 runs in the next game and will now look to bounce back to form.  One of the best players in international cricket, Bates brings with her the experience of 131 T20Is, scoring 3531 runs at a strike rate of 110.89 along with picking 50 wickets.

MPL fantasy XI – TRN-W vs OVL-W

TRN-W vs OVL-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The BHM-W vs TRN-W game of the women’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live 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 17.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

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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