The 17th match of the Hundred will be played between London Spirit and Northern Superchargers on August 3 at Lord’s in London. While the Superchargers have been invincible in the tournament so far, the Spirit have had a tough run in the competition having lost three out of their games. Will the Spirit be able to bounce back or will Superchargers continue with their dominant performance? Tune in to find out
London Spirit: Naomi Dattani, Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Charlotte Dean, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr (wk), Freya Davies, Sophie Munro, Alice Monaghan, Grace Scrivens, Aylish Cranstone, Susie Rowe
Northern Superchargers: Lauren Winfield Hill (c & wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Davidson Richards, Laura Kimmince, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Kalea Moore, Elizabeth Russell, Phoebe Graham, Katie Levick, Hollie Armitage, Beth Langston, Nicola Carey, Sterre Kalis, Helen Fenby, Ami Campbell
Players to watch out for
Heather Knight (London Spirit):
The team’s success will depend a lot on their captain, who is also the top run-scorer for her team with 90 runs from four outings, including the best of 40. She also bowls off-spin occasionally and is a complete utility player.
Deepti Sharma (London Spirit):
India’s star all-rounder has been effective with the ball. The off-spinner usually has opened the bowling twice in four games and has accounted for five wickets in four games. She has also contributed with the bat scoring 32 runs at a strike rate of over 100.
Jemimah Rodrigues (Northern Superchargers):
India’s top-order bat is the leading run-getter in the tournament with 166 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 176.59. She has scored two half-centuries, including the best of 92 not out. The right-hand bat has played a pivotal role in the Superchargers’ undefeated run so far in the tournament.
Alice Davidson-Richards (Northern Superchargers):
The right-arm speedster is the highest wicket-taker for the Superchargers with six wickets from three games. She is a genuine all-rounder, having contributed with the bat as well. She has scored 67 runs, at an average of 67, a strike rate of 111.66, and best score of 42.
It is a 3pm (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 19 degrees Celsius, with light winds blowing from the southeast.
This will be the fourth match of the tournament at the venue. The average score so far has been 121, average 1st innings score has been 125 and average 2nd innings score has been 116. It is a good cricketing wicket as it has something for both batter and bowlers. In the last game that was played here between London Spirit and Southern Brave, the spinners accounted for nine wickets out of the total 13 wickets that fell during the match.
Fantasy playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Jemimah Rodrigues, Heather Knight, Naomi Dattani, Laura Kimmince, Alice Davidson-Richards, Deepti Sharma, Linsey Smith, Katie Levick, Danielle Gibson
Date: August 3, 2021
Time: 7.30pm IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
Live streaming: Fan Code