Preview – Match 21 : Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The 21st match of the Hundred will be played between Southern Brave and Northern Superchargers on August 7 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Both the teams have had similar starts to the tournament as they have won their first few games but lost their last game. Which team will get back to winning ways? Brave or Superchargers? Tune in to find out….

 

Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers
Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers. PC: Getty Images 

Squads

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

Northern Superchargers: Lauren Winfield Hill (c & wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Davidson Richards, Laura Kimmince, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Kalea Moore, Phoebe Graham, Elizabeth Russell, Katie Levick, Sterre Kalis, Helen Fenby, Ami Campbell, Hollie Armitage

Players to watch out for

Stafanie Taylor (Southern Brave): 

 

Stafanie Taylor - Southern Brave - The Women's Hundred 2021
Stafanie Taylor – Southern Brave – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The West Indian all-rounder has made significant contributions with both bat and ball. She is the leading run-getter for her side with 141 runs from five matches, including the best of 45 not out. She has a strike rate of 113.70. With the ball, the right arm off-spinner has bagged two wickets.

Amanda Wellington (Southern Brave):

 

Amanda-Jade Wellington - Southern Brave - The Women's Hundred 2021
Amanda-Jade Wellington – Southern Brave – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The leg spinner has been one of the most effective bowlers for the Brave. She has scalped eight wickets in five matches and is the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far (as of August 5, 2021). She is also the leading wicket-taker for her team.

Jemimah Rodrigues (Northern Superchargers):

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Jemimah Rodrigues - Northern Superchargers - The Women's Hundred 2021
Jemimah Rodrigues – Northern Superchargers – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The opening bat for the Superchargers has scored three half-centuries in four outings. She has had a wonderful run in the tournament so far. She is the leading run-getter in the competition with 223 runs, including the best of 92 not out. She has a strike rate of 161.59.

Linsey Smith (Northern Superchargers):

 

Linsey Smith - Northern Superchargers - The Women's Hundred 2021
Linsey Smith – Northern Superchargers – The Women’s Hundred 2021

 

The slow left-arm bowler has been the most successful bowler for the Superchargers. She has accounted for seven wickets in four matches, including the best of 3-14.

Weather conditions

It is a 3.30pm (local) start at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The weather does not look that good, given the fact that there is an average 40% chance of rain during the course of play. The weather forecast shows a chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius, with a moderate breeze blowing from the west-southwest.

Pitch

This will be the second match of the tournament at the venue. In the first match, the team batting second won comfortably by 8 wickets, chasing a competitive score of 141. It is a good wicket for batting. The bowlers may have had a tough day as in the previous match only six wickets fell, out of which three were picked by spinners, one by seamer, and two were run-outs.

Fantasy playing XI

Lauren Winfield-Hill, Jemimah Rodrigues, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana, Alice Davidson-Richards, Amanda Wellington, Stafanie Taylor, Linsey Smith, Lauren Bell, Katie Levick

Date: August 7, 2021

Time: 8 pm IST

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Live streaming: Fan Code

I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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