Although it is still early in the Hundred 2021, the Trent Rockets are currently atop the standings. They have won both of their previous matches and will now face London Spirit. The rain stopped London Spirit from playing its last match, thus this will be the club’s first at home. London Spirit is yet to win a game in the Hundred and will be under pressure to impress.
We feel that there are several good betting options in this match. On July 29, 2021, the match will be contested at Lord’s London.
Match Details to Note
Match: London Spirit vs. Trent Rockets, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: July 29, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Lord’s, London
London Spirit vs Trent Rockets Team Previews
The batting of London Sprit did not fare well in its single match thus far. Zak Crawley led from the start and finished with 64 points, but it wasn’t enough. Crawley will not be available for this encounter since he has been called up to the England Test squad. Dan Lawrence will also be left out. This implies that guys like Adam Rossington and Luis Reece may receive a look.
We previously suspected that the London Spirit lacked batting depth, but it appears that this has been confirmed. Eoin Morgan is likewise going through a difficult period and is out of shape.
Josh Inglis or Joe Denly appear to be excellent possibilities to be the London Spirit’s top scorers in this match, and those are betting markets you may look into.
Mohammad Amir was anticipated to be London Spirit’s speed leader, but he also had a poor start. He bowled 17 balls and scored 34 runs, including a few extras. Mohammad Amir has been struggling for some time now, and while he is still capable of delivering match-winning bowling performances, they are becoming increasingly rare.
Chris Wood was London Spirit’s top bowler in the previous match, and he may put up another strong effort. In this match, we believe he is a fantastic choice to go with the top bowler for London Spirit. This is a betting market with fantastic odds, but the hazards are considerable as well.
Overall, we believe London Spirit is a rather inferior squad when compared to other teams in the Hundred 2021.
London Spirit Squad
Naomi Dattani, Deandra Dottin, Heather Knight (c), Deepti Sharma, Chloe Tryon, Susie Rowe, Charlotte Dean, Amara Carr (wk), Danielle Gibson, Freya Davies, Alice Monaghan, Sophie Munro, Grace Scrivens, Aylish Cranstone, Tammy Beaumont
Predicted XI: Zak Crawley, Josh Inglis (wk), Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Chris Wood, Mohammad Amir.
The Trent Rockets feel confident going into this game. The Trent Rockets’ main advantage against the London Spirit is that none of their finest players will be absent for this game. Alex Hales, Darcy Short, Dawid Malan, and Rashid Khan are not leaving.
Throughout, Lewis Gregory, Samit Patel, and Merchant de Lange are all accessible for choosing. Joe Root is the lone player that will be unavailable, and while he will be missed, he has yet to score a run for the Trent Rockets this season.
Trent Rockets’ batting order is significantly stronger, with greater power and T20 pedigree.
Merchant de Lange has already taken eight wickets in the Hundred 2021 season. He’s a complete beast and on fire right now. The form is the most important currency in cricket, therefore search for betting markets that include Merchant de Lange. We believe he will be back in the wickets.
Having Rashid Khan as a backup bowler is a good situation to be in! The Afghan all-rounder has three wickets and has been difficult to score against. Overall, the Trent Rockets squad has far more alternatives and players of a higher caliber than the London Spirit.
Trent Rockets Squad
Rachel Priest (wk), Sammy-Jo Johnson, Natalie Sciver (c), Katherine Brunt, Heather Graham, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Kathryn Bryce, Lucy Higham, Michaela Kirk, Teresa Graves, Ella Claridge, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor
Predicted XI: D’Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Tom Moores (wk), Lewis Gregory (c), Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Marchant de Lange, Matthew Carter.
Players to Watch Out For
Heather Knight (London Spirit):
She is the Spirit’s captain and the team’s leading run-getter. Knight, who has 61 runs in two games, including a best of 40, will try to score big against the Rockets. Her strike rate is 132.60. Aside from her hitting, she also helps with the ball, delivering off spins on occasion. She has only taken one wicket in two appearances.
Naomi Dattani (London Spirit):
So far in the Hundred, the left-handed batsman and left-arm seamer have put in some solid efforts. The first batter has scored 42 runs in two innings with a strike rate of 127.27 and an average of 21. She has taken two wickets with the ball.
Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets):
The Rockets’ captain has been leading from the front. She is the leading run-scorer for her team, having scored 77 runs in two matches and ranking fourth overall. Her strike rate is an incredible 148.07. With the ball, the right-arm quick has taken two wickets in as many games.
Katherine Brunt (Trent Rockets):
With bat and ball, the seasoned all-rounder has been a major contributor for the Rockets. Brunt had an undefeated 43 points in the last game against the Northern Superchargers. She has also been effective when it comes to opening the bowling alley. Despite taking just one wicket in two matches, she has bowled far better than the stats imply.
London Spirit vs Trent Rockets Toss Prediction
The side that wins the coin toss will want to bowl first.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather prediction for London is pretty favorable for match day, and we are reasonably certain of seeing the entire game. Although this will be the pitch’s second match, it should remain flat for the duration. The borders are not the longest, and we anticipate a high-scoring game.
London Spirit vs Trent Rockets Prediction
We are certain that the Trent Rockets will win this game. They have a far stronger batting order, have hit more sixes, and have a significantly superior bowling attack. Nothing is guaranteed in cricket, but we believe the Trent Rockets (minus Zak Crawley and Dan Lawrence) would win the London Spirit every time.
Place your bet on Trent Rockets to win.