Southern Brave and Trent Rockets will compete in the Eliminator of the Hundred 2021 edition. Both of these teams have won five of the eight matches that they have played, with Southern Brave losing one less.
The sides have also been in contrasting form leading up to this crucial encounter. The Southern Brave are unbeaten in their last six games, while the Trent Rockets have lost two of their last three.
Needless to say, the presence of world-class match-winners on both sides implies that we should expect some great betting odds. On August 20, 2021, the match will be held at the Kia Oval in London.
Match Details to Note
Match: Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: August 20, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets Team Previews
That means relying on the batters to perform the majority of the heavy lifting. Quinton de Kock has a strike rate of 178.30 and has scored 189 runs in just six innings. This is the Hundred’s second-best strike rate for a top-order batter this season.
Southern Brave may have been worried about James Vince getting called up to the Test side, but it was Dawid Malan who got the call. Southern Brave will be aiming to keep doing what it has done successfully thus far.
He has the most fours (which he shares with Vince) and the most sixes for his squad. Southern Brave’s other consistent scorers include James Vince, Alex Davies, and Ross Whiteley. The importance on the top three is evident, and early wickets may put Southern Brave under strain.
Surprisingly, Jake Lintott has been the most successful wicket-taker among the bowlers. He has ten, while Chris Jordon and Danny Briggs each have seven. George Garton and Tymal Mills round out a good bowling group with no obvious flaws.
Southern Brave Squad
Quinton de Kock(w), Paul Stirling, James Vince(c), Alex Davies, George Garton, Ross Whiteley, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott, Max Waller, Liam Dawson, Delray Rawlins
Quinton de Kock has been outstanding for the Brave throughout the competition. With 189 runs scored at an average of 47.25 and a strike rate of 178.30, the southpaw is their highest run-scorer. Davies and Vince have backed him up. Jake Lintott has taken ten wickets, while Briggs and Jordan have both taken seven.
Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Paul Stirling, James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Whiteley, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott
Trent Rockets also have a very good top three in their squad. Alex Hales, Darcy Short, and Dawid Malan all have over 150 runs, but their strike rates indicate a concern.
Darcy Short has a strike rate of 121.95, while Dawid Malan has a strike rate of 119.04. Hales has a respectable 135.82, but his recent form has been dismal. This implies that the Trent Rockets’ batsmen who spend the longest time at the crease are not scoring at the appropriate rate.
The Rockets must make amends in the Eliminator and hope for one of Alex Hales’ famous huge knocks.
The Trent Rockets have better batting depth than the Southern Brave thanks to Mullaney, Patel, and Gregory.
Trent Rockets’ bowling assault will be led by Rashid Khan and Merchant de Lange. Picking one of them for the Top Bowler Trent Rockets in this match is a solid choice in our opinion.
Rashid Khan leads the team with 12 wickets, while Merchant de Lange has ten. The other bowlers in the assault are anticipated to be Samit Patel, Matthew Carter, and Samuel Cook.
Trent Rockets Squad
Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, D Arcy Short, Lewis Gregory(c), Tom Moores(w), Rashid Khan, Matthew Carter, Marchant de Lange, Samuel Cook, Luke Wright, Ben Cox, Timm van der Gugten, Sonny Baker
Dawid Malan leads the Rockets in run scoring with 200 runs at an average of 28.57 and a strike rate of 121.95. Samit Patel, D’Arcy Short, and Alex Hales have all contributed with the bat. Rashid Khan leads the team in wicket-taking with 12 at a reasonable economy rate of 1.32.
Predicted XI: D Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Moores (w), Rashid Khan, Matthew Carter, Marchant de Lange, Samuel Cook
Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets Toss Prediction
The Kia Oval has hosted four full matches, two of which were won by the side batting first and two by the pursuing team. It does not appear to be a significant benefit to win the coin toss. In such a case, the side that wins the toss will want to chase.
Pitch and Conditions
For this match, the weather in London seems promising. There is very little rain expected, so there should be no disruptions. The most recent match played at the Oval saw little under 300 runs scored in the game.
All indications are that the pitch will stay favorable for batting and that we will have another high-scoring game. Total Runs, Total Fours, and Total Sixes are potential betting markets to consider for this match.
Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets Match Prediction
We’re going to back Southern Brave to win this game. The favorites are in better shape and have a team that appears to be better suited to the Hundred format. The Southern Brave’s main edge over the Trent Rockets is the caliber of its death bowling.
Southern Brave is the favorite to win this match.