Manchester Originals Women will face Southern Brave Women in The Hundred Women 2021 game 19 at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday.
The Originals haven’t won a single game in The Hundred Women yet. With three losses and one washout, they are at the bottom of the table. The Originals suffered a heavy loss in their previous appearance with nine goals against Welsh Fire.
Meanwhile, Southern Brave has won all four games so far. As championship leaders, they have proven to be the team to be beaten. Halfway through The Hundred Women’s league stage, the Brave are strong favorites to win the first edition. They will go into the next game after winning an all-out seven wicket win over the London Spirit.
These are two sides in completely opposite positions on the points table. The Originals desperately need a win to keep their low hopes for the top 4 alive. You are now in a do-or-die situation.
Southern Brave, on the other hand, just wants to consolidate their position and keep the winning streak intact.
Game: Manchester Originals Women vs Southern Brave Women, The Hundred Women 2021
Date: August 5, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00 p.m. (ACTUAL)
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
The weather forecast is expected to be cloudy during the game. Light rain can interrupt the game. The temperature will be between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius.
The wicket at Old Trafford is generally flat. There won’t be much support for the fast bowlers. However, with the turn-on offer, spinners will play a role. The side that wins the throw should try to capture first. A score in the range of 130-140 would be ideal.
Predicted Game XIs
Manchester Originals women
The Originals struggle with their blows. In the lead, Lizelle Lee and Emma Lamb have to fire. The middle tier, consisting of Georgie Boyce, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez and Sophie Ecclestone, has to go well together. Captain Kate Cross has to step up her game along with the others.
Predicted XI: Kate Cross (c), Lizelle Lee, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez, Cordelia Griffith, Sophie Ecclestone, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Alexandra Hartley, Emma Lamb, Natalie Brown, Georgie Boyce.
Southern brave women
Southern Brave has got off to a great start with their The Hundred Women 2021 campaign. They have a solid batting team consisting of Smriti Mandhana, Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor and Maia Bouchier.
Skippers Anya Shrubsole and Amanda Wellington were phenomenal with the ball. Also greats like Lauren Bell, Tara Norris and Fi Morris did well, making it a complete attack.
Predicted XI: Anya Shrubsole (c), Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Carla Rudd (wk), Fi Morris, Tara Norris, Lauren Bell.
Manchester Originals are desperate for a win to keep their hopes alive. In the way, however, are the mighty Southern Brave, who are on an unbeaten run. They have a balanced side and are an impressive unit.
It will be a rigorous test on the originals. Southern Brave starts as the favorite in this competition and is likely to extend their winning streak.
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