It’s going to be a challenge for London Spirits as they don’t have the services of their main players from the first edition.
The Women’s Hundred’s second match is scheduled for August 12, where the 2021 finalists Southern Brave will face London Spirit at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Brave finished second in the first edition, as even after consistent performances throughout the tournament, they eventually lost to Oval Invincibles in the final.
The Anya Shrubsole-led Brave has a brilliant overseas lineup and they will be competing in the tournament with the aim of finishing what was left last season. As for the London Spirit, the team has already suffered a major setback before the start of the tournament, as skipper Heather Knight has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to an injury she sustained before the Commonwealth Games.
Spirit’s Star Artists Tammy Beaumont, Deandra Dottin, and Deepti Sharma have now moved to another franchise. It will be a challenging task for the players to rise above the best teams.
SOB-W vs LOS-W Match Details
Location – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date and time – August 12, 19:30 IST
Where to watch live – FanCode
SOB-W vs LOS-W Pitch Report
The Rose Bowl wicket is expected to be favorable for batters, with the ball hitting the bat nicely. To be successful, bowlers must keep changing their line and height. The captain who wins the toss may decide to bowl first and then aim for the score.
SOB-W vs LOS-W, match 2, likely playing XIs
Smriti MandhanaDanielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Adams, Carla Rudd (wk) Maia Boucher, Tahlia McGrath, Freya Kemp, Anya Shrubsole (c), Amanda-Jade Wellington, Lauren Bell
Beth Mooney (wk), Naomi Dattani, Sophie Luff, Amelia Kerr, Grace Scrivens, Charlie Dean (c), Megan Schutt, Alice Monaghan, Jess Kerr, Freya Davies, Grace Ballinger
SOB-W vs LOS-W, Match 2, Probable Top Performers
Presumed best hitter of the game:
The Indian lead-off hitter is in excellent form, and her Commonwealth Games numbers prove it. She belonged to the top players of the Brave last season and managed to give the team a good start. Always one of the runs, Mandhana is an expert in placing her shots. So something similar is expected of her in the team’s opening match.
Probably best bowler of the match
The Australian spinner will continue to represent the Southern Brave this time as well. She was the lead wicket taker for her side in the first edition and managed to provide the side with a breakthrough during crunch situations. Even Lauren Bell played her part, by the way, but Wellington’s spin played a pivotal role.