OVIW vs SBW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 03, 2022
Tournament: The Hundred Women, 2022.
Date: September 03, 2022
Format: 100-ball cricket
Venue: Lord's, London, England.
We are going to get a repeat of the last year's Women's Hundred final this year. The defending champion Oval Invincibles women's team is all set to try and defend their title against the Southern Brave side in this decider. Both these teams have done a great job this year. Oval Invincibles topped the charts in the league stages and Southern Brave was not too far behind either. In a nail-biting eliminator round, Southern Brave women beat Trent Rockets women. These teams met each other 3 times in the past and Southern Brave has won 2 of these matches. This stat will make the team confident while going into this match. Oval Invincibles on the other hand has an excellent record at the Lord's venue. They have won all the matches they played on the ground. Both these teams have several match winners and you can expect a tense game of cricket that can go right down the wire.
OVIW vs SBW Team Previews
Oval Invincibles Women
One of the key components of the Oval Invincibles team is their skipper Suzie Bates. She will be proud of the way her side has performed in the competition. Apart from a single loss against the Southern Brave team, her team has a clean record during the season. The Invincibles batters did a proficient job and the bowlers succeeded in outperforming the opponents easily. Bates will be keen to see her team members shine brightly to try and get hold of a second title in a row in the women's Hundred 2022.
Apart from Suzie Bates another player that has done a fantastic job is Lauren Winfield-Hill. The Invincibles team management will be expecting a solid start from these in-form batters in the final. The other members of the batting line-up that will be keen to make a mark in the final are Alice Capsey, Mady Villiers, and Marizanne Kapp. These batters make for a powerful middle order for the Invincibles. The management will be keen to get more runs out of some other crucial players in the line-up such as Kira Chathli and Emily Windsor in the lower middle order.
Oval Invincibles has a powerful bowling attack with bowlers such as Sophia Smale and Shabnim Ismail opening their bowling attack. The team will be expecting early wickets from these two bowlers. Another bowler that has been consistent during the season is Kapp. She will be looking to strike in the middle overs of the innings. You can also expect other bowlers to contribute such as Ryana McDonald Gay, Mady Villiers, and Eva Gray.
Oval Invincibles Women Playing 11
Alice Capsey, Emily Windsor, Kira Chathli, Ryana Macdonald, Sophia Smale, Eva Gray, Lauren Winfield, Mady Villiers, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Suzie Bates.
Southern Brave Women
The Southern Brave for women is led by Anya Shrubsole this year. The Shrubsole-led team survived a big score against Trent Rockets women's team and managed to hold its act together, in the end, to win by a wafer-thin margin of 2 runs. This was the game they played for an entry into the finals. The team nearly faced heartbreak in the last 4 balls of the match. In the end, they held on to winning the game on the last ball of the match. The Brave will be looking to avoid a poor performance they endured in the final of Women's Hundred 2021.
Some of the Southern Brave side's key players missed out in the last couple of games. They are Smriti Mandhana and Danielle Wyatt. This pair will be looked upon to come good in the crunch game and deliver for their team. But the batters that did well in the qualifier for the finals were Maia Bouchier and Tahlia McGrath. They have to develop partnerships with other batters such as Sophia Dunkley. Georgia Adams played a crucial knock in the last match. She will be confident to do well in the final as a result. She needs to add some quick runs in the later stages of the innings with Freya Adams and Carla Rudd.
As far as the Southern Brave bowling unit is concerned, their main bowlers Anya Shrubsole and Lauren Bell are in good nick. They need to come good in the finals as well for the side to harbor hopes of beating the Invincibles at Lord's. They also have the season's leading wicket-taker in their ranks in the form of Wellington. She will have a significant role to play in this match. Other bowlers that are expected to support these frontline bowlers are Adams, Freya Kemp, and Tahlia McGrath.
Southern Brave Women Playing 11
Freya Kemp, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole, Carla Rudd, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Georgia Adams, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Smriti Mandhana, T McGrath.
OVIW vs SBW Toss Prediction
All the 3 matches played at the Lord's this year in the competition were won by the sides that chased the target. The wicket is a bit difficult to score big runs from and we have observed low-scoring affairs during the contests. This is the big match and title decider and both these sides will look to play it safe. The team that wins the toss for the final is likely to opt to take to the field first.
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Pitch and Conditions
The weather forecast is that of slightly overcast conditions during the game across London for the finals. These conditions are likely to make batting a challenge, especially against the quicker bowlers. The batters will have to settle down a bit and be cautious in their approach to batting. The team batting first on the wicket will be satisfied with a score of around 150 runs. The Lord's wicket always offers a bit for the bowlers. The quicker bowlers will get some movement from the track. The batters that will display patience and hang around to get accustomed to the pace and bounce of the track are the ones that have done well here. This is a tough surface for the spinners because the ball will not turn much and they will have to rely on their skills to get wickets.
OVIW vs SBW Dream11 Prediction
• L. Winfield (w)
• S. Bates
• D. Wyatt
• S. Mandhana
• A. Capsey (c)
• A. Shrubsole
• A. Wellington
• S. Ismail
• E. Gray
• M. Kapp (vc)
• T. McGrath
OVIW vs SBW Playing 11
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OVIW vs SBW Betting Tips
Both these teams will be nervous in the match, especially in the earlier stages. They do not want to finish as runners-up in the final. Southern Brave is looking particularly good with the bowling department but it is their batting line-up that will be a bit of a worry for the management. They are going to expect big contributions from the openers to oust the Oval Invincible women. Oval Invincibles on the other hand is defending champions. They won the final last year against the same opposition and this will have a positive effect on their psyche. All their key players are in good form. But all-in-all we expect Southern Brave to come out trumps in this game and take the title.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Suzie Bates has been batting well right throughout the competition. She can be expected to come good again in the final.
Smriti Mandhana has not done too well in the last couple of games. She is the sort of player that will come good in a crunch game. You can bet on her to become the top scorer for Southern Brave.
Amanda Wellington is the leading wicket-taker in the competition. She can be expected to do well in the finals.