Preview – Match 7 : Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The seventh match of the Hundred will be played between Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers on July 26 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. While Trent Rockets suffered a loss against Southern Brave in the first game, Northern Superchargers registered a thumping win over Welsh Fire in their maiden outing in the tournament.

 

Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers in The Women's Hundred
Trent Rockets vs Northern Superchargers in The Women’s Hundred

Squads

Trent Rockets: Rachel Priest(w), Michaela Kirk, Heather Graham, Natalie Sciver(c), Abbey Freeborn, Kathryn Bryce, Teresa Graves, Ella Claridge, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor

Northern Superchargers: Hollie Armitage, Ami Campbell, Laura Kimmince, Jemimah Rodrigues, Lauren Winfield-Hill (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Davidson-Richards, Phoebe Graham, Sterre Kalis, Kalea Moore, Bess Heath (wk), Beth Langston, Helen Fenby, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith

 Players to watch out for

Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets):

 

Natalie Sciver - Trent Rockets - The Women's Hundred 2021
Natalie Sciver – Trent Rockets – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The number 1 T20I all-rounder had a good game against Southern Brave as she contributed with both bat and ball. She picked up 2-33 in 20 balls and muscled 44 off 29 balls, hitting eight boundaries. When she was batting the game was in Trent Rockets’ hand but after her departure there was a collapse and the team suffered a 23-run loss.

Katherine Brunt (Trent Rockets):

 

Katherine Brunt - Trent Rockets - The Women's Hundred 2021
Katherine Brunt – Trent Rockets – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

Opening the bowling, she bowled tight lines and lengths to give less than a run a ball. Though she went wicket-less, she gave away just 18 runs off 20 balls. With the bat, she chipped in with 22 runs, stitching a 66-run partnership with Natalie Sciver.

Jemimah Rodrigues (Northern Superchargers): 

 

Jemimah Rodrigues for Northern Superchargers.
Jemimah Rodrigues for Northern Superchargers.

 

She scored a blistering 92 off 43 balls to steer her side to a 6-wicket win against Welsh Fire. Out of the 131 runs to be chased, Rodrigues muscled 92, smashing 17 boundaries and a six. Her unbeaten innings has been the stand-out performance of the tournament so far.

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Alice Davidson-Richards (Northern Superchargers): 

 

Alice Davidson-Richards - Northern Superchargers - The Women's Hundred 2021
Alice Davidson-Richards – Northern Superchargers – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The all-rounder made contributions with both bat and ball. She bowled well under pressure, picking up 2-30 in 20 balls. With the bat, she mustered 23 not out off 28 balls and partnered with Rodrigues to see their side through. 

Weather conditions

It is a 3pm (local) start at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The weather looks good with sun shining bright. There is almost negligible chance of rain as the weather forecast predicts a low chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 21 degrees celsius. There will be light winds blowing from the west.

Pitch

It is a good cricketing wicket. It has something in it for both batters and bowlers. On July 24, there was a match played between Trent Rockets and Southern Brave, which the latter went on to win by 23 runs. Southern Brave posted 133-5 in 100 balls and in reply, Trent Rockets was reduced to 110-7 in 100 balls. Out of the 12 wickets that fell, two wickets were picked by spinners and nine wickets by seamers, with one run out.

Fantasy playing XI

Lauren Winfield-Hill, Rachel Priest, Jemimah Rodrigues, Abigail Freeborn, Laura Wolvaardt, Natalie Sciver, Alice Davidson-Richards, Katherine Brunt, Linsey Smith, Katie Levick, Liz Russell

Date: July 26, 2021

Time: 7.30pm IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Live streaming: Fan Code

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