Preview – Match 10 : London Spirit vs Trent Rockets | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

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.

 

Match 10 - London Spirit vs Trent Rockets in Women's Hundred
Match 10 – London Spirit vs Trent Rockets in Women’s Hundred

Squads

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): 

 

Heather Knight - London Spirit - The Women's Hundred 2021
Heather Knight – London Spirit – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

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):

Naomi Dattani - London Spirit - The Women's Hundred 2021
Naomi Dattani – London Spirit – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

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.  

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Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets): 

 

Natalie Sciver for Trent Rockets. PC: thehundred.com
Natalie Sciver for Trent Rockets. PC: thehundred.com

 

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): 

 

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

 

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.

Weather conditions

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.

Pitch

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.

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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

Live streaming: Fan Code

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