Preview – Match 16 : Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The 16th match of the Hundred will be played between Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire on August 2 at Kennington Oval in London. While the Invincibles have won three out of their two games, Fire, on the other hand, have managed to win just one from their three outings. Though Invincibles have a better track record, Fire have the momentum with them as they are fresh from a comprehensive 9-wicket win against Manchester Originals.

Match 16 - Welsh Fire vs Oval Invincibles in The Hundred
Match 16 – Welsh Fire vs Oval Invincibles in The Hundred

Squads

Oval Invincibles: Alice Capsey, Georgia Adams, Sarah Bryce (wk), Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mady Villiers, Natasha Farrant, Grace Gibbs, Joanne Gardner, Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Rhianna Southby, Megan Belt

Welsh Fire: Hayley Matthews, Bryony Smith, Georgia Redmayne, Sarah Taylor (wk), Sophie Luff (c), Georgia Hennessy, Piepa Cleary, Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Hannah Baker, Alice Macleod, Amy Gordon, Natasha Wraith, Bethan Ellis, Sune Luus, Lauren Filer

Players to watch out for

Dane van Niekerk (Oval Invincibles): 

 

Dane Van Niekerk - Oval Invincibles - The Women's Hundred 2021
Dane Van Niekerk – Oval Invincibles – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The South African all-rounder, who is the captain of the team is leading from the front with her big contributions with bat and ball. She is the highest run-getter for her side with 112 runs from three matches, at a strike rate of 114.28. The right arm leg spinner has also accounted for three wickets in as many games.

Tash Farrant (Oval Invincibles):

Tash Farrant - Oval Invincibles - The Women's Hundred 2021
Tash Farrant – Oval Invincibles – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The English left arm seamer is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament so far with seven wickets from three matches. Her slow ball yorkers and other variations have caused trouble to the batters.

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Hayley Matthews (Welsh Fire):

 

Hayley Matthews - Welsh Fire - The Women's Hundred 2021
Hayley Matthews – Welsh Fire – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The West Indian all-rounder was the player of the match in her previous outing against Manchester Originals. Her unbeaten 71 powered the Fire to their first win of the tournament. She also bowls right-arm off-spin and has picked up two wickets in three innings.

Georgia Redmayne (Welsh Fire):

 

Georgia Redmayne - Welsh Fire - The Women's Hundred 2021
Georgia Redmayne – Welsh Fire – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The Australian wicket-keeper bat is the second-highest run-scorer for the Fire. She has mustered 69 runs in three games, including the best of 38 not out. The top-order bat averages 34.50 and is a vital cog in the Fire’s batting line-up.

Weather conditions

It is a 3 pm (local) start at Kennington Oval 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 19 degrees Celsius, with light winds blowing from the east.

Pitch

This will be the second match of the tournament at the venue. In the last match, Oval Invincibles, who batted second won the game, chasing a competitive 136.  The wicket has assisted the seamers more, which is evident from the fact that out of the 11 wickets fell in that game between Invincibles and Manchester Originals, nine wickets were picked by seamers and two by spinners.

Fantasy playing XI

Sarah Bryce, Alice Capsey, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Hennessy, Hayley Matthews, Dane van Niekerk, Grace Gibbs, Marizanne Kapp, Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers, Piepa Cleary

Date: August 2, 2021

Time: 7.30pm IST

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

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