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Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit – Match Preview, Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 28 of “The Hundred” between the Oval Invincibles and London Spirit that is scheduled to take place on the 14th of August 2021.

The London Spirits led by Eoin Morgan placed at a lowly 8th spot with just one win after 6 games will take on the hosts Oval Invincibles who are on the 5th spot courtesy of 3 wins from 6 games. While the Spirit’s chances of reaching the next stage are minimal, there is still a possibility of the Invincibles led by Sam Billings to go to the next stage if they win their remaining 2.

London Spirit got their first win of the tournament in the last game against the Manchester Originals by 6 runs. Batting first they made 142/6 with its opener Adam Rossington scoring 42 of those. He got able support from their middle-order which had struggled all through the tournament. Morgan’s unbeaten 16-ball 22 took them past 140. Brad Wheal took 4/17 in his allotted 20 balls which gave the team their 1st win as the Originals could reach just 136.

The Invincibles’ also won their previous game against the Trent Rockets by 9 runs in a rain-shortened encounter last Sunday at the Oval. In a 65-ball contest, the Invincibles scored 125 thanks to its opener Jason Roy who decimated the opposition scoring 56 off 29. Even though the rest of the batters didn’t contribute much, Roy’s knock was enough to take them close to the target. With the ball, spinners Shamsi and Narine picked 5 wickets among them to keep the Rockets batters at bay.

Match Details

Venue: The Oval, London

Pitch and Weather: The Oval has been a batting-friendly wicket in recent times. The last game was batting beauty as Oval and Trent Rockets saw over 240 runs scored in 130 balls. The average score in this match will be around 150-160. The weather in London will be cloudy during the match hours and no rain is expected. 

Date & Time: August 14, 7.00 PM Local time, 11.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

The Oval Invincibles’ top-order has been in reasonably good form with the likes of Jason Roy, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings have amongst runs in the tournament. They also have some world-class spinners like Sunil Narine and Tabraiz Shamsi along with pacers Saqib Mahmood and Tom Curran taking care of the bowling department.

The visiting London Spirit’s team don’t have anything to lose and will be confident after their performance in the last game. Their batting clicked with opener Adam Rossington in very good form while Morgan also contributing.

Oval Invincibles

Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Laurie Evans, Sam Billings(c & wk), Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Alex Blake, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood

London Spirit

Adam Rossington, Josh Inglis (wk), Eoin Morgan (capt), Jack Cracknell, Luis Reece, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane

Match Prediction

Oval Invincibles look a much better team in terms of the balance in the side and will be favorites to win when they face the London Spirit who is really in a spot of bother.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Colin Ingram of Invincibles can be picked as his recent form is good and along with him his teammate Jason Roy is obvious to be in the fantasy XI. London Spirit’s captain Eoin Morgan has been contributing in the last few games and can be 3rd batsman in the side.

Wicket-keepers: Sam Billings, the skipper of Invincibles is one of the keeper-batsman along with London Spirit’s opener Adam Rossington. Rossington has scored a couple of half-centuries for the team.

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi of the London Spirits is one of the best available options when it comes to the all-rounder’s section for this match. He has taken 5 wickets in this competition so far and is handy with the bat as well. Similar bodes for Sunil Narine who is also a contributor in both aspects of the game.

Bowlers: There are 4 bowers who can be picked from across both teams. Brad Wheal who picked a four-wicket haul for London in the last game can be picked.  Blake Cullen is one of the impressive bowlers this season in the London Spirit’s ranks and has taken 6 wickets in the tournament. Tabraiz Shamsi is the no.1 ranked spinner in the world in the format and the experienced Tom Curran is the other bowler from the Invincibles.

Captaincy Choices

Fantasy Team: Adam Rossington, Colin Ingram, Jason Roy(VC), Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Nabi, Sunil Narine, Blake Cullen, Brad Wheal, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi

Captain: Jason Roy

The Invincibles opener has the capability to play a destructive knock and boost the fantasy points. He is also great form in this brief season so far.

Vice-Captain: Adam Rossington

The young opener from London Spirit has been in amazing form in the recent games and has the ability to play for a long time. So he can be made the vice-captain of the team.

Dream11 Team

Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Dream11 Team

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