The first London Derby of the inaugural season of The Hundred was washed out at Lord’s and the second one is now going to take place at Oval. It is going to be a very crucial game for the home side Oval Invincibles who would be without the services of their star bowling campaigner Saqib Mahmood. For Invincibles to go ahead in the tournament they must win this game to enter into the top three of the points table.
Their opponent on the other hand have nothing to lose as they are already out of the race of the top three, having accumulated only three points from their six and at max, they can now get up to seven points with two wins in their next two games. That wouldn’t be good enough to take them to the Playoffs as the top three teams already have eight points.
The Spirit would also be without the services of Mohammad Nabi who has headed back home to Afghanistan due to personal reasons.
In a tense game such as this for the Oval, will they be able to secure a Playoffs birth or will they have to wait for their away fixture against Southern Brave to try and finish into the top three? Only time can tell.
Match Number- 28
Date and Time: August 14, 2021, 11:00 pm IST, 06:30 pm Local, 05:30pm GMT
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Live Stream: FanCode
The pitch at Oval has been great if rated on the standards of The Hundred, providing enough for both the bowlers and the batters and ensuring a great high scoring contest, something that the packed house audience likes.
After a week of gloom in London, the skies have finally cleared and hence a cracking game would be at the display as the precipitation percentage is down to 2% during the match hours.
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Alex Blake, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings (c & wk), Laurie Evans, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Brandon Glover
Adam Rossington (wk), Josh Inglis, Luis Reece, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane
Jason Roy, Adam Rossington, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan, Roelof van der Merwe, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Blake Cullen, Bradley Wheal
Captain Jason Roy
Vice-Captain Eoin Morgan