The 10th match of the Hundred will be played between London Spirit and Trent Rockets on July 29 at Lord’s in London. While London Spirit have managed to win one out of their two matches, Trent Rockets on the other hand have suffered defeat in the two games that they have played so far.
London Spirit: Naomi Dattani, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Susie Rowe, Charlotte Dean, Amara Carr (wk), Danielle Gibson, Freya Davies, Alice Monaghan, Sophie Munro, Grace Scrivens, Aylish Cranstone, Tammy Beaumont
Trent Rockets: Rachel Priest (wk), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Natalie Sciver (c), Katherine Brunt, Heather Graham, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Lucy Higham, Michaela Kirk, Teresa Graves, Ella Claridge, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor
Players to watch out for
Heather Knight (London Spirit):
The captain of the Spirit, she is also the leading run-getter for her team. With 61 runs off the two matches, including the best of 40, skipper Knight will look to score big against the Rockets. She has a strike rate of 132.60. Apart from her batting, she also contributes with the ball, bowling those occasional off spins. She has picked up one wicket in two outings.
Naomi Dattani (London Spirit):
The left-hand bat and left arm seamer has had some good performances in the Hundred so far. The opening bat has mustered 42 runs in two innings, at a strike rate of 127.27 and average of 21. With the ball, she has scalped two wickets.
Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets):
The skipper of the Rockets has been leading from the front. She is the top run-scorer for her side with 77 runs in two matches, and fourth overall. Her strike rate is an astounding 148.07. With the ball, the right arm quick has accounted for a couple of wickets in as many matches.
Katherine Brunt (Trent Rockets):
The seasoned all-rounder has been a huge contributor for the Rockets both with bat and ball. In the previous game against Northern Superchargers, Brunt top scored with an unbeaten 43. Opening the bowling, she has been effective as well. Though she has scalped just one wicket in two matches, she has certainly bowled better than the numbers suggest.
It is a 3pm (local) start at the Lord’s in London. It is a good day for cricket as there is almost negligible chance of rain as the weather forecast shows low chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius, with a moderate breeze blowing from west-southwest.
This will be the second game of the Hundred that will be played at Lord’s. In the first game, team batting first won the match, after posting 134 in 100 balls and reducing the opposition to 117. A total of 14 wickets fell in that game between Oval Invincibles and London Spirit and the seamers and spinners accounted for six wickets each, with two run outs. It is a good cricketing wicket as it offers assistance to both batters and bowlers.
Fantasy playing XI
Rachel Priest, Heather Knight, Naomi Dattani, Abigail Freeborn, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Natalie Sciver, Deandra Dottin, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Freya Davies, Lucy Higham
Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 7.30pm IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.