On August 6, the Oval Invincibles will face the Welsh Fire in the ninth match of The Hundred 2023 at Kennington Oval in London. Oval Invincibles are the tournament’s most successful team, having won The Hundred Women’s Championship thrice. In 2022, they finished first in the points table and defeated Southern Brave in the finals.
The Invincibles’ batting unit is powerful, anchored by skipper Suzie Bates and Lauren Winfield-Hill, who were among the top 5 leading run scorers last year. Suzie Bates struck out 232 runs in seven innings, while Lauren Winfield-Hill amassed 219 runs. They will be key figures in the batting department once again, aided by all-rounders Marizanne Kapp and Alice Capsey.
Welsh Fire, on the other side, have had a mixed tournament start, winning one while losing one. Their most recent game was a stunning 4-run victory over Southern Brave. Hayley Matthews was their best player in that match, scoring 65 runs off 38 balls. Georgia Elwiss also contributed significantly, scoring 28 runs off 20 balls. Alex Griffiths was instrumental in the bowling department, taking two wickets.
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where to Watch
Date & Time: August 6, 2023, Sunday, 7.00 pm IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLIV and Fancode
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Pitch Report, Weather Forecast
The pitch at Kennington Oval is relatively dry. This surface has limited bounce, hence spinners are essential when bowling at this venue. The pacers may utilise a lot of slower deliveries to dupe the batters.
With a 50% probability of rain in London on Sunday, the weather isn’t perfect for a game of cricket. The temperature is projected to be less than 20 degrees Celsius.
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Probable Playing XIs
Oval Invincibles: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Suzie Bates, Alice Capsey, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mady Villiers, Beth Langston, Eva Gray, Kira Chathli, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, and Sophia Smale
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont (c), Hayley Matthews, Sarah Bryce (wk), Georgia Elwiss, Laura Harris, Emily Windsor, Freya Davies, Alex Griffiths, Shabnim Ismail, Alex Hartley, and Claire Nicholas
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Squad
Oval Invincibles: Marizanne Kapp, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Lizzie Scott, Suzie Bates, Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Paige Scholfield, Eva Gray, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Kira Chathli, Sophia Smale, Hannah Rainey, Cordelia Griffith, Claudie Cooper
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews, Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley, Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Sarah Bryce, Emily Windsor, Ella McCaughan, Chloe Skelton, Kate Coppack
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Key Players
Suzie Bates: Suzie Bates has been the best batter for the Oval Invincibles during the last year, scoring 232 runs in 7 innings at a 38-run average. This year too she might go up to amass some really fine knocks and is expected to turn out commendable in today’s fixture.
Alice Capsey: Oval Invincibles’ best bowler is anticipated to be Alice Capsey for her maestro so far. She was their best wicket-taker last year, with 8 wickets from 6 innings and a bowling average of 12. And this year too she is presumed to be one of the vital players for her side.
Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews leads Welsh Fire in scoring with 65 runs at a strike rate of 171. She has hit 13 fours. She might come up as a key player in today’s match-up for her team.
Alex Griffiths: Alex Griffiths has been the finest bowler for Welsh Fire, taking two wickets with an average of 13 and an economy rate of 7.80 and she looks to be in good flair with the ball in her hand.
The Hundred 2023: Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire, Match 9 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Sarah Bryce
Batters: Tammy Beaumont, Suzie Bates, Alice Capsey, Laura Harris
Allrounders: Georgia Elwiss, Mady Villiers, Alex Griffiths, Hayley Matthews
Bowlers: Shabnam Ismail, Eva Gray