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The Hundred Men’s 2021 – Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles – 30th Match Preview

The 30th game of The Hundred, 2021, between the Southern Brave and the Oval Invincibles, would be a crucial match for both teams since a win would guarantee them a spot in the Eliminator round. Southern Brave is coming off a huge win against Welsh Fire, while the Oval Invincibles are coming off a tight win against London Spirt that has moved them to second place in the points table.

The Southern Brave will be playing at their home field, The Rose Bowl in Southampton, where they have won all three games. This will boost their confidence because they will be well-informed about the situation. The Invincibles, however, appears to be in terrific condition and have gained momentum. Given the significance of the outcome, we anticipate this to be one of the finest games of the season.

Match Details to Note

Match: Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles, The Hundred Men 2021

Date: August 16, 2021 (Monday)

Time: 11:30 PM (IST)

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles Team Previews

Southern Brave

In the previous game, James Vince’s team put up a clinical performance, defeating the Welsh Fire by 8 wickets in a high-scoring contest. The team pursued a huge score without breaking a sweat. This was their third home victory in as many games, and Vince would like to keep the streak going when they face the tough Invincibles at the same venue.

Openers Paul Stirling and Quinton de Kock are looking well, and the team expects them to get off to a fast start in this game. Vince has been one of the leading run-scorers this season, and he, along with Alex Davies and Ross Whiteley, offers stability to this lineup. They have strong finishers to follow in the game in George Garton and Colin de Grandhomme.

With the new ball, Danny Briggs and George Garton will have to bowl tight lines. Briggs played well in the previous game and will bring that confidence into this one. Tymal Mills has been a regular player for the team, and he will play a key part in this game. This offense is strengthened by Jake Lintott, Chris Jordan, and Stirling.

Southern Brave Squad

Paul Stirling, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Alex Davies, Max Waller, Craig Overton, Ross Whiteley, Danny Briggs, Quinton de Kock, Jake Lintott, Colin de Grandhomme

Last time, Southern Brave’s ferocious top order was on display. Quinton de Kock batted undefeated for 57 runs. Paul Stirling looked impressive with his 18 runs, while skipper James Vince also scored 53 runs. The Brave will be hoping for a repeat performance from their starting lineup. Among the wickets were Danny Briggs and Jake Lintott. However, players like Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan will have to carry the burden and lead the assault.

Predicted XI: James Vince (c), Paul Stirling, Quinton de Kock (wk), Alex Davies, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Whiteley, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott.

Oval Invincibles

After a slow start, Sam Billings’ team has made a great comeback in the competition. They have won three of their past four games to move into second place on the points standings. The team won a tight match against London Spirit, crossing the finish line with two wickets in hand. They’ll try to win this game and advance to the next round.

Will Jacks and Jason Roy, both of whom have been in terrific form, are expected to get the team off to a solid start in this game. After failing to perform in the last game, the middle order must deliver this time, and the team will rely on the bats of Colin Ingram, Sunil Narine, and Billings. Laurie Evans would be confident following his match-winning knock in the last game, and with Tom Curran and Alex Blake down the order, this line-up is threatening.

Early wickets are expected from Saqib Mahmood and Reece Topley, who have done well with the new ball. Narine and Tabraiz Shamsi demonstrated their experience with tight bowling in the previous game, and the same will be required of them against the Southern Brave’s powerful batting lineup. Curran and Will Jacks must do a good job of containing in this game.

Oval Invincibles Squad

Sam Curran, Rory Burns, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Alex Blake, Sunil Narine, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Sam Billings, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Saqib Mahmood, Colin Ingram, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Jordan Cox

Last time out, the Invincibles bowling team performed admirably against the London Spirit. Tabraiz Shamsi (3) and Sunil Narine (1) both took wickets, which is a good sign for them. Will Jacks (44) and Laurie Evans (67*) led them to victory. Jason Roy, Colin Ingram, and captain Sam Billings will have to join in on the action.

Predicted XI: Sam Billings (c & wk), Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sunil Narine, Colin Ingram, Alex Blake, Laurie Evans, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood.

Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. The team that has chased has won all three of the matches played at Southampton. Winning the toss and fielding should be considered a significant advantage.

Weather and Pitch

Partly cloudy skies are predicted over Southampton. There is no chance of rain, so we can expect a complete game. Temperatures will range from 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.

The last game at this location saw Welsh Fire score 144 runs, which Southern Brave comfortably chased down. Fast bowlers are anticipated to get some early help, and the pitch will be ideal to bowl on. In all three games played at this site, the chasing team has won. As a result, bowling first should be a no-brainer.

Match Prediction

We will again favor the Oval Invincibles to win this match. We believe they are rising at the perfect time, and their bowling options complement the powerful Southern Brave batting order beautifully. The Oval Invincibles are likewise loaded with power hitters who are peaking and will be fired up for this match. This appears to be an excellent time to back the underdog.

Oval Invincibles is the favorite to win.