Preview – Match 22 : Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The 22nd match of the Hundred will be played between Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles on August 8 at Kennington Oval in London. Both the teams have won three out of their last five games. Who will make it to four wins? Rockets or Invincibles? Tune in to find out…

 

Match 22 - Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles
Match 22 – Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles

Squads

Trent Rockets: Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Heather Graham, Teresa Graves, Lucy Higham, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Rachel Priest, Ella Claridge, Abbey Freeborn, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor, Michaela Kirk, Georgia Davis

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

Players to watch out for

Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets): 

The captain of the Rockets is leading from the front with contributions with both bat and ball. She is the second-highest run-getter in the tournament (as of August 6, 2021) with 190 runs from five matches, including the best of 54. She has a strike rate of 145.03. With the ball, she has scalped three wickets.

Sammy Jo-Johnson (Trent Rockets):

The Australian all-rounder is the leader of the pack for the Rockets with 12 wickets from five matches. She is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament (as of August 6, 2021). With the bat, she has scored 71 runs, including the best of 29.

Dane van Niekerk (Oval Invincibles):

The South African all-rounder has had a wonderful run in the competition so far. She has scored 187 runs in five matches, including the best of 67. She has a strike rate of 113.33. The leg spinner has also chipped in with six wickets.

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Tash Farrant (Oval Invincibles):

The English left-arm seamer has been the most successful bowler for the Invincibles with 11 wickets from five matches, including the best of 3-23. She has shown great variations with the ball, combined with good discipline.

Weather Conditions

It is a 3.30pm (local) start at Kennington Oval in London. The weather looks good, given the fact that there is almost no chance of rain, with the weather forecast predicting a low 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 third match of the tournament at the venue. The team batting first has won one game and the team batting second has won one game so far. The average score here has been 122, the average 1st innings score is 124 and the average 2nd innings score is 120. The wicket is good for batters and bowlers. The batters get the value for their shots while both seamers and spinners get some assistance from the pitch.

Fantasy playing XI

Rachel Priest, Alice Capsey, Georgia Adams, Fran Wilson, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver, Heather Graham, Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers, Sarah Glenn

Date: August 8, 2021

Time: 8 pm IST

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

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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