For match no. 16 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup, The Blaze, and the Southern Vipers are set to lock horns at The Incora County Ground, Derby on the 29th of May, 2023, at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Blaze have taken the lead in the 8-team points table with an impressive streak of three consecutive wins in as many games. Following closely behind are the Southern Vipers, who have secured a couple of wins in their first two matches.
The Blaze – Kirstie Gordon (C), Ella Claridge (WK), Sarah Bryce (WK), Bethany Harmer, Georgie Boyce, Marie Kelly, Michaela Kirk, Tammy Beaumont, Kathryn Bryce, Lucy Higham, Nadine de Klerk, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Teresa Graves, Cassidy McCarthy, Grace Ballinger, Josie Groves, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Munro
Southern Vipers – Georgia Adams (C), Chloe Hill (WK), Nicole Faltum (WK), Rhianna Southby (WK), Danni Wyatt, Ella McCaughan, Emily Windsor, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Mitchelmore, Alice Monaghan, Freya Kemp, Georgia Elwiss, Nancy Harman, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Dean, Charlotte Taylor, Finty Trussler, Lauren Bell, Linsey Smith, Mary Taylor
Players to watch out:
The 24-year-old top-order batter got her Twenty20 (T20) season underway with an excellent 63* and while was cheaply dismissed in the following inning on 15, made a good comeback against Sparks with a fine score of 32.
The 30-year-old all-rounder in T20 Internationals (T20Is), in 104 innings has scored 2175 runs, while has struck 79 scalps in 99 outings. Nat followed her scores of 19 and 21 with a majestic 96* in the most recent inning, while has also struck 4 wickets in 3 games.
The 24-year-old batter, in 12 T20I outings scoring just 148 runs hasn’t had the start she would have wished. Maia’s domestic run over the few years promises a lot more, while this season, she in a couple of outings has scored 75 runs with the best of 45.
The 22-year-old pacer in 9 T20Is has struck 12 times and sent down her spells at an economy rate of 6.23 and has got the best of 4/12. Lauren with 5 wickets at an economy rate of 5.50 in only a couple of outings has emerged as the leader of the Vipers’ pace attack.
The dual nature of the center wicket at the venue adds to the excitement and strategy of the game, making it an intriguing venue for cricket matches. While the pitch is anticipated to favor the batsmen, the average score in the 120s suggests it is also a good bowling surface.
The conditions at The Incora County Ground, Derby, are expected to be pleasant for cricket, with no anticipated rain interruptions and clear sunny skies. The temperature will be around 13°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 62%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Nicole Faltum, Danni Wyatt, Maia Bouchier, Tammy Beaumont, Georgie Boyce, Marie Kelly, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Nadine de Klerk, Sarah Glenn, Charlotte Dean, Lauren Bell
Date – May 29, 2023
Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – The Incora County Ground, Derby
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and website.