The Oval invincibles & Birmingham Phoenix will come into a face-off in the Women’s Eliminator match of the Hundred tournament on Friday 20th August at Kennington Oval in London.
Birmingham Phoenix made a poor start to the hundred tournaments & lied in the bottom half of the points table in the initial stages of the hundred tournament. However, Phoenix has made a stellar comeback & managed to win their last three league matches & finally got qualified for the Eliminator match.
In their previous clash on Tuesday, the Phoenix defeated the Northern Superchargers by 14 runs. Evelyn Jones became the Player of the Match for her 47-ball 64 with six fours and three sixes. On the other hand, the oval Invincibles ended in the second position in the Points table by gaining nine points. Also, the return of players like Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp to the Playing XI would give them a lot of winning confidence.
However, they will head into the eliminator match on the back of a 30 runs defeat at the hands of Southern Brave. In that match, they were bowled out for 85. With both the teams looking well competent & in a good form an enthralling eliminator match could be witnessed tomorrow at Kennington oval.
Match: Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix, The Hundred Women’s tournament 2021 Eliminator
Date: August 20, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Clouds will be hovering over the venue in London but there are no chances of rain on the match day. The temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius & the humidity will be in the 60s.
The pitch at Kennington Oval has been batter friendly as evitable from the clashes being played here. The average first innings score of 151 shows that a fairly high-scoring game can be on cards. Chasing would be an ideal choice for the team winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XIs
Predicted XI: Shafali Verma, Evelyn Jones, Amy Ellen Jones (w/c), Katie Mack, Erin Burns, Gwenan Davies, Isabelle Wong, Emily Arlott, Phoebe Franklin, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood
The last time when the two teams met on the field the Oval Invincibles won the clash by eight wickets. However, at that time, star players Ismail and Kapp were sitting out. With the two star players back in the squad, one can expect the Invincibles to win the game and qualify for the final.
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