August 20, 2021 7:04 AM
Alex Sarwar

Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men taking place? Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men will take place on Friday 20th August, 2021 at 18:30 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men? 19-21c with light cloud and light winds

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

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

Where can I stream Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Southern Brave Men vs Trent Rockets Men live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTHERN BRAVE MEN

  • Five wins and 11 points from their last six league games sees Southern Brave enter this eliminator in terrific form, with victory here booking a date with Birmingham Phoenix in the final at Lord’s.
  • The Brave sealed a perfect home record with their latest victory, a six-wicket triumph against Oval Invincibles that saw them chase down a target of 135 with only five balls remaining.
  • All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme misses out here having departed for New Zealand international duty, with hard hitting batter Tim David drafted as a replacement following his excellent Royal London One Day Cup form for Surrey, whilst fast bowler Craig Overton is also available for selection following his England test duties.

TRENT ROCKETS MEN

  • Trent Rockets set the early pace in the men’s Hundred, but following a dip in form they ended up stumbling through in third-place after beating Manchester Originals at Trent Bridge last Sunday.
  • Knowing that defeat would see them knocked out of the competition, Trent Rockets batter Dawid Malan held his nerve having been promoted to open the batting, scoring an important 52 to lay the foundations for a successful chase of 136
  • Captain Lewis Gregory may be unable to bowl due to a back injury, however his batting will keep him in the starting line-up with his side likely to remain unchanged for this eliminator.

THE PREDICTION

When these two sides locked horns all the way back on the third day of the men’s Hundred, Trent Rockets blew Southern Brave away, winning by nine wickets in Nottingham. Southern Brave are a different animal now and come into this as the form team and as a force to be reckoned with. The Rockets boast the brilliance of spin-bowler Rashid Khan. However, their pace bowling is not at the level of their opponents and combined with the big hitting depth of the Southern Brave’s batting line-up, it establishes James Vince’s men as a formidable team. Full of confidence and winning momentum, Southern Brave have to be favoured for victory here.

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