The Hundred Men’s, 2021, Match 28, Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
The Spirit have already been knocked out of the tournament.
Updated - Aug 14, 2021 4:02 pm
London Spirit and Oval Invincibles are set to face each other in Match No.28 of the Men’s Hundred on Saturday at the Kennington Oval. The Spirit have already faced elimination in the tournament and they are left to play with pride.
Moreover, their premier all-rounder Mohammad Nabi has left due to personal reasons. In their previous game, they beat the Manchester Originals by six runs.
The Invincibles, on the other hand, are well and truly in contention to make the playoffs. A win may even take them to second in the points table. However, a loss on August 14 will make their final group encounter a must-win affair.
Match – Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit – 28th match
Venue – Kennington Oval, London
Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch at the Kennington Oval has been a belter in the men’s Hundred. The average score suggests that a fairly high-scoring game is on the cards. The pitch is expected to stay true and hence, batting first should be the way forward.
Avg first innings score: 153 (3 matches in the Hundred at Kennington Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, N/R – 0
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Alex Blake, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings (wk/c), Laurie Evans, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood
Bench– Nathan Sowter, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jordan Cox, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark
Adam Rossington (w), Josh Inglis, Luis Reece, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Mohammad Amir, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane
Bench– Chris Wood, Jade Dernbach, Joe Denly
Probable best batter of the match
Jason Roy— Oval Invincibles
Jason Roy has been the standout batter for the Invincibles in the Hundred thus far. In six matches, the right-hander has notched 174 runs at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 155.35. Having already scored two fifties in five innings, Roy has looked in ominous tough. He will be looking to carry the momentum even in the next game.
Probable best bowler of the match
Sunil Narine — Oval Invincibles
Sunil Narine has been exceptional for the Invincibles in the ongoing tournament. Although he isn’t the leading wicket-taker, the off-spinner has shown his class. In six games, Narine has picked up six wickets. Moreover, an economy rate of 1.20 suggests that he has been able to put a lid on the run-scoring for his team.
Today’s match prediction: Oval Invincibles to win the match.