Southern Brave v Trent Rockets: The Hundred 2022 Women’s Eliminator Match Preview

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Team news, key matches, TV and streaming info, weather forecasts, odds, form preview, start times, venue, squad rosters and more

What is the correspondence?

Southern Brave hosts Trent Rockets in the Eliminator at this year’s Women’s Hundred competition.

When does it take place?

The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. BST on Friday, September 2.

Where is the game played?

Brave has home-court advantage for this key knockout match, with both Eliminators taking place at the Ageas Bowl.

Who has the form?

Southern Brave will ruin their failure to secure a direct passage to the final after losing in the final round to Northern Superchargers, but they start as heavy favorites here nonetheless.

They won their first five games of the campaign, including the only meeting with Trent Rockets by 10 wickets, to secure a place in the top two.

But they failed to finish top for the second consecutive campaign after being beaten by Superchargers by 20 points at Headingley.

The Rockets needed a clean run rate to stay in the competition, having finished tied with Birmingham Phoenix and the Superchargers.

They eventually progressed through victory over Welsh Fire by eight wickets.

Elyse Villani (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

What’s the team news?

Both teams are expected to be unchanged since the end of the group stage. Elyse Villani is expected to retain the captaincy after Nat Sciver opted to focus on his own game.

What is the key match?

There is no new pair of balls from Brave matching Anya Shrubsole and Lauren Bell, who combined to take 24 wickets in this season’s competition.

The battle with the Rockets’ top three will likely hold the key to the contest. They must see the first sets and put their spinners into play to have a chance of victory.

Sciver, Villani and Bryony Smith have surpassed the 100-point watermark this season, each reaching a mere fifty in the group stage.

Abi Freeborn can be counted on to arrive in order and score points, having hit an unbeaten 45 in the tournament opener against Manchester Originals.

She entered the tournament in good shape, scoring 35, 48 not eliminated and 72 for Central Sparks in the Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

Can I get tickets?

There are no tickets available for this Hundred game.

What’s the weather like?

A clear sunny afternoon is expected in Southampton, with temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius.

What are the teams?

Southern Brave: Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Danni Wyatt, Jo Gardner, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan, Molly Strano

Trent Rockets: Mignon du Preez, Bryony Smith, Alana King, Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Abbey Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Nat Sciver, Marie Kelly, Sophie Munro, Alexa Stonehouse, Georgia Davis, Elyse Villani, Ella Claridge, Emma Marlow, Kim Garth (replaces Meg Lanning)

What are the possible starting XIs?

Southern Brave: Danni Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Tahlia McGrath, Maia Bouchier, Georgia Adams, Freya Kemp, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd

Trent Rockets: Bryony Smith, Elyse Villani, Marie Kelly, Nat Sciver, Mignon du Preez, Alana King, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Abi Freeborn, Kathryn Bryce, Georgia Davis

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The Southern Braves are strong on offense (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

What are the chances?

Southern Brave narrowly missed automatic advancement to the Finals and starts as an 8/15 favorite to make it the second time in demand. Rockets are available at 7/4.

The latest Oddschecker summary of The Hundred can be found by clicking on here.

Where can I watch the game?

Sky Sports has live coverage of the match on its dedicated cricket channel (Sky 404, Virgin 504).

Now TV offers daily access to Sky Sports for £11.99 or monthly access for £33.99.

The match is also one of 18 shown live by BBC Two, with footage also available on the iplayer and BBC Sport website.

On the radio, Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball commentary on 5Live Sports Extra

The cricketer will have live in-game updates, as well as post-match analysis and reaction.

Visit The Cricketer’s Hundred Hub for breaking news, team guides, competition information, team rosters and analysis.

Where can I watch the competition elsewhere in the world?

North America – Willow tv

Caribbean – ESPN

Sub-Saharan Africa – SuperSport

MEAN – beIN Sports

Australia – Fox

New Zealand – Spark

Indian subcontinent – FanCode


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