Northern Superchargers and Manchester Originals will go head to head in the 18th game of the 2023 edition of The Hundred (Women’s). The match is scheduled to take place at Headingley, Leeds, on the 13th of August, 2023, at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Northern Superchargers and the Manchester Originals have taken the field thrice against each other, and while one game was abandoned, in the remaining two matches, each team secured a victory. The Superchargers have emerged victorious in three out of their four games, suffering one loss, while the Originals have managed just one win, with the other two encounters being abandoned off their 4.
Northern Superchargers – Phoebe Litchfield, Hollie Armitage (C), Linsey Smith, Bess Heath, Kate Cross, Georgia Wareham, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Davidson-Richards, Marie Kelly, Aylish Cranstone, Leah Dobson, Georgie Boyce, Lucy Higham, Grace Ballinger, Grace Hall
Manchester Originals – Sophie Ecclestone (C), Deandra Dottin, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Laura Wolvaardt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Kathryn Bryce, Katie George, Liberty Heap, Phoebe Graham, Fi Morris, Ami Campbell, Amara Carr, Mahika Gaur, Laura Jackson
Players to watch out:
The 20-year-old Australian batter, brought in as a last-minute replacement for the injured Alyssa Healy, has quickly made her presence felt. Phoebe may not have a vast experience in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, but her impressive scores of 42*, 38, and 68 have left a strong impact in The Hundred.
The 24-year-old Australian leg-spinner, with 39 T20I bowling innings under her belt, has amassed 43 wickets. Notably, she has also contributed 70 runs in 10 innings. Georgia’s performance in the competition has been exceptional, highlighting her consistency with figures of 2/15, 2/24, and 2/20, while also making valuable contributions with the bat.
The 24-year-old South African batter, in 49 T20I appearances, has accumulated 1079 runs, including a highest score of 66*. Laura has continued her brilliant run in the competition with scores of 38 and 27 to kick off the 03 edition. With a couple of starts now under her belt, Laura will look to add big runs to the tally.
The 17-year-old left-arm pacer had bagged 9 wickets for the United Arab Emirates in T20Is, however, she is now in the mix of the English team. Mahika had a decent lead-up to the tournament, scalping 5 wickets in 8 Charlotte Edwards Cup innings and 6 in 5 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy innings. However, she is back to her absolute best in The Hundred, registering figures of 0/18 and 1/13.
The 22-yard strip at Headingley provides a batting-friendly pitch and maintains a healthy average score. However, bowlers, especially pacers, can make a significant impact and present a considerable challenge to the batters on a wicket that offers them enough to exploit.
With partly cloudy skies overhead and a low chance of rain, the forecast promises a complete game of cricket at Headingley, Leeds. The temperature is expected to hover around 18°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 67%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Bess Heath, Laura Wolvaardt, Jemimah Rodrigues, Hollie Armitage, Fi Morris, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Wareham, Alice Davidson-Richards, Kate Cross, Linsey Smith, Lucy Higham
Date – August 13, 2023
Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – Headingley, Leeds
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be telecasted on the Sony Sports Network and will be available for live-stream on Sony LIV and Fancode.