Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women taking place? Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women will take place on Wednesday 21st July, 2021 at 18:30 (UK)

Where is Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women taking place? Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women will take place at the Kia Oval in London

What is the expected weather for Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women? 24-27c, with sunny intervals and light winds

Where can I get tickets for Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women? Click here for the latest ticket information for Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women

What TV channel is Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women on in the UK? Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women will be televised live on Sky Sports. Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women will also be televised live on BBC platforms

Where can I stream Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women live via Sky Go. Oval Invincibles Women vs Manchester Originals Women can also be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

OVAL INVINCIBLES WOMEN

  • Oval Invincibles boasts a three-strong South African overseas contingent of pace bowler Shabnim Ismail, leg-spin bowler Dane van Niekerk and the experienced Marizanne Kapp that will all play a crucial role for them in the tournament.
  • South East stars captain Tash Farrant provides a left-arm quicker bowling option, whilst both all-rounder Fran Wilson and Essex’s Mady Villiers are each centrally contracted by England, the latter a regular in Heather Knight’s T20i side for both her off-spin bowling and outstanding fielding skills.
  • After an outstanding Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy showing in 2020 that saw her finish as the competition’s leading run-scorer, opening batter Georgia Adams has been knocking louder than ever on the England door and another run-filled campaign in the Hundred could well see her take that next step.

MANCHESTER ORIGINALS WOMEN

  • Manchester Originals boasts a large amount of international experience across the world within their ranks, as South African opener Lizelle Lee and India T20i captain Harmanpreet Kaur link up once again having previously been teammates for the former Kia Super League side Lancashire Thunder.
  • There is also a high volume of domestic quality among the Originals including England internationals Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone, with Ecclestone currently the ICC ranked number one T20i bowler in the world.
  • Former World Cup winner Alex Hartley provides another spin-bowling option alongside Ecclestone, whilst big things are expected of all-rounder Emma Lamb who heads into the Hundred having been in excellent form with both bat and ball.

THE PREDICTION

After a number of years waiting and one false start, the inaugural Hundred finally gets underway with the women’s competition taking centre stage. Whilst there is a chance that Oval Invincibles could find themselves light with the bat especially if both Adams and Kapp fail to register significant scores, Manchester Originals look a well-stocked outfit with the big hitting power of Lee at the top of the order supported by the likes of Kaur and Lamb, who should enjoy themselves on what is expected to be a good batting track. The battle between right-arm off-spinner Villiers and left-arm off-spinner Ecclestone will also be crucial as to the outcome of this match with the two England teammates key for their respective sides in regards to taking wickets. Ultimately, Manchester Originals look to have more in-form players within their ranks at present and in an entirely new form of cricket where adaptation is crucial, that may make the difference here and see them come out on top.

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