Preview – Match 15 : London Spirit vs Southern Brave | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The 15th match of the Hundred will be played between London Spirit and Southern Brave on August 1 at Lord’s in London. While the Southern Brave have been unbeaten so far in the tournament, having won three out of their three matches, London Spirit, on the other hand have managed to win just one from their three outings. Will the Spirit be able to break Brave’s winning spree or will the Brave make it four in a row? Tune in to find out….

London Spirit vs Southern Brave for The Women's Hundred
London Spirit vs Southern Brave for The Women’s Hundred

Squads

London Spirit: Tammy Beaumont, Naomi Dattani, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Freya Davies, Amara Carr (wk), Danielle Gibson, Charlotte Dean, Alice Monaghan, Aylish Cranstone, Sophie Munro, Grace Scrivens, Susie Rowe

Southern Brave: Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Charlotte Taylor, Lauren Bell, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Paige Scholfield, Ella McCaughan

 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 skipper of the team is leading by example as she is the highest run-getter for her side with 92 runs from three matches, at a strike rate of 129.57. Bowling occasional off-spin, she has also chipped in with one wicket.

Deandra Dottin (London Spirit):

 

Deandra Dottin - London Spirit - The Women's Hundred 2021
Deandra Dottin – London Spirit – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The West Indian all-rounder is the leading wicket-taker for the Spirit with three wickets from as many games. The right-hand attacking bat has also muscled 52 runs in three innings, including the best of 29. She has a strike rate of 120.93.

Danielle Wyatt (Southern Brave):

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Danielle Wyatt - Southern Brave - The Women's Hundred 2021
Danielle Wyatt – Southern Brave – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

England’s opening bat was the player of the match in her previous outing against Birmingham Phoenix when she smashed 69 off 40 balls, hitting five boundaries and four sixes to steer her team to a comprehensive 8-wicket win. She guided the 141-run chase with ease and showed her class with the bat.

Anya Shrubsole (Southern Brave):

 

Anya Shrubsole - Southern Brave - The Women's Hundred 2021
Anya Shrubsole – Southern Brave – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The captain of the Brave is the leading wicket-taker in the side with five wickets in three matches. Her classic in-swingers have troubled the batters and her variations have been incredible. Apart from her bowling, she is more than handy with the bat having scored a 40 not out in one of the three matches that she has batted.

Weather conditions

It is a 2.30 pm (local) start at Lord’s in London. The weather looks good throughout the course of the match. There is almost no chance of rain as the weather forecasts show a low chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius, with a gentle breeze blowing from the west-southwest.

Pitch

This will be the third match of the tournament at the venue. In the last two instances, teams batting first have won. Looking at the last two games played at this venue, the average score is 133. The pacers have been more successful here as they have picked up 12 wickets to 9 wickets scalped by the spinners. These numbers indicate that the pitch will offer a good contest between bat and ball.

Fantasy playing XI

Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt, Naomi Dattani, Smriti Mandhana, Anya Shrubsole, Deandra Dottin, Deepti Sharma, Lauren Bell, Danielle Gibson, Freya Davies

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Date: August 1, 2021

Time: 7 pm IST

Venue: Lord’s, London

Live streaming: Fan Code

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