Preview – Match 17 : London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers| Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

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

 

Match 17 - London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers for  the Women's Hundred
Match 17 – London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers for the Women’s Hundred

Squads

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): 

 

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

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):

 

Deepti Sharma - London Spirit - The Women's Hundred 2021
Deepti Sharma – London Spirit – The Women’s Hundred 2021

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):

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Jemimah Rodrigues for Northern Superchargers.
Jemimah Rodrigues for 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):

 

Alice Davidson-Richards - Northern Superchargers - The Women's Hundred 2021
Alice Davidson-Richards – Northern Superchargers – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

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.

Weather conditions

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.

Pitch

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

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Date: August 3, 2021

Time: 7.30pm IST

Venue: Lord’s, London

Live streaming: Fan Code

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