August 07, 2021 5:54 PM
Alex Sarwar

Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men taking place? Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men will take place on Sunday 8th August, 2021 at 19:00 (UK)

Where is Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men taking place? Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Menwill take place at Kia Oval in London

What is the expected weather for Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men? 17-18c with a chance of light rain showers at the scheduled start of play, but sunny intervals later on and a moderate breeze

Where can I get tickets for Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men? Click here for the latest ticket information for Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men

What TV channel is Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men on in the UK? Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Oval Invincibles Men vs Trent Rockets Men live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

OVAL INVINCIBLES MEN

  • Oval Invincibles’ poor away form continued against Birmingham Pheonix, after they failed to defend a total of 172, ultimately losing by six wickets with six balls remaining.
  • South African Colin Ingram was the lynchpin with the bat for the Invincibles, scoring a fantastic 81 not out in what was his first big score of the competition, however he was let down by a poor team bowling performance.
  • Jordan Clark had a disappointing match, having not been given a bowl and performing poorly in the field and the hosts may be tempted to replace him with Kent’s Alex Blake here.

TRENT ROCKETS MEN

  • Trent Rockets produced a masterful run-chase away at Welsh Fire to make it four victories in the men’s Hundred for them, as they reached their target of 140 with six wickets and ten balls to spare.
  • At one stage, the Rockets looked in trouble, until veteran Samit Patel came to the crease and conjured up a masterful 46 not out from just 20 deliveries with five sixes, supported by captain Lewis Gregory who made an unbeaten 22.
  • Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz on debut made a good start to his Hundred campaign, although the Rockets do seem to lack another big hitter within their top order to go alongside Hales and Short, therefore Sussex’s Luke Wright could prove a good option in place of Steven Mullaney to add some extra firepower.

THE PREDICTION

Oval Invincibles simply have to improve with the ball here if they are to trouble this Trent Rockets side who bat very deep and are full of confidence. A response will be expected from the likes of Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood and Tabraiz Shamsi and playing at home should help greatly. The Invincibles have won both their games played at the Kia Oval so far and they certainly have the firepower at the top of the order to counter the Rockets’ spin-bowling unit. The opening partnership of Jason Roy and Will Jacks has yet to really fire for Sam Billings’ side and on their home ground, perhaps this will be the match at least one of them gains a huge individual score. Whilst the Rockets will understandably be favourites, backing Oval Invincibles to win in London may well be the shrewd play in this one.

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