The final match of the Hundred Women’s Competition 2022 will be played between Southern Brave and Oval Invincibles on September 3 at Lord’s in London. The match will start at 7.30PM IST.
Southern Brave beat Trent Rockets in the nail-biting eliminator by just two runs to advance to the finals. On the other hand, Oval Invincibles qualified for the finals on the back of five wins in six league matches. These two teams, which were the finalists in the last year’s competition, played against each other in the league stage this year, in which Southern Brave pipped Oval Invincibles by 12 runs. Will Southern Brave have the last laugh and clinch their maiden championship or will Oval Invincibles defend their title?
Southern Brave: Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Danni Wyatt, Jo Gardner, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan, Molly Strano
Oval Invincibles: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Alice Capsey, Grace Gibbs, Danielle Gregory, Shabnim Ismail, Sophia Smale, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Emily Windsor, Eva Gray, Kira Chathli, Suzie Bates, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Kirstie White
Players to watch out for
The all-rounder from England made useful contributions with both bat and ball in her last outing against Trent Rockets. Batting at number six, the right-hander top scored with 38 off 24, including three boundaries and a couple of sixes. The right arm off spinner also scalped 15/2 in 15 balls.
The Australian all-rounder won the player of the match for Southern Brave in the eliminator against Trent Rockets. The right-handed middle order batter scored 31 off 29, including five boundaries. With the ball, bowling right arm medium pace, she claimed 36/2 in her full set of 20 balls.
The right-handed opening batter of Oval Invincibles is the leading run scorer for her team and the second highest run getter in this competition so far with 229 runs in six matches, including the best of 79 not out. She has a healthy average of 46 and a blistering strike rate of 151. She will be required to get the team to a good start with the bat in the finals of the tournament.
The right arm speedster of Oval Invincibles has accounted for seven wickets in six matches in the tournament so far. She has been a good bowler in the middle phase of the innings and at the death. She has a decent economy rate of under six runs per over and has registered the best bowling figures of 12/2.
This will be the fourth match of the tournament at this venue. The teams batting second have won all the three matches that have been played here so far. The highest score achieved here is 122 and the lowest score made here is 80. With a thick cloud cover and high chance of rain, the toss will play an important role. Seamers may enjoy bowling here. Batting could be tricky.
The weather is expected to be warm with more clouds than sun. A shower in spots in the morning is forecast followed by a thunderstorm in parts this afternoon. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 24 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover will be 86 percent with 55 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Alice Capsey, Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Smriti Mandhana, Georgia Adams, Marizanne Kapp, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Eva Gray, Sophia Smale
Date: September 3, 2022
Time: 7.30PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
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