This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 22 of “The Hundred” between the Oval Invincibles and Trent Rockets that is scheduled to take place on the 8th of August 2021.
The Trent Rockets lewd by Lewis Gregory are in a relatively strong position as they are in the 3rd place after the completion of their 4th game. They have won 3 of those and will take on the host Oval Invincibles in the next match. The oval team though is 5th in the standings with 2 wins in 5 games.
Trent Rockets tasted their first defeat of the tournament vs the Phoenix in their last completed game. Rockets made 144/6 at Birmingham batting first with their top-order batsmen Alex Hales(38), Dawid Malan(51), and Samit Patel(31) played a key role in getting them to 144/6. But a rollicking start from the Phoenix’s openers meant, they chased the target in 74 balls, despite Rashid Khan’s 3/26.
Oval Invincibles led by Sam Billings lost a high-scoring game by 6 wickets at Birmingham. The Invincibles made 172/3, the highest first innings score in the Hundred so far with the help of Colin Ingram’s fantastic 81 off just 43 balls. Opener Jason Roy and skipper Sam Billings also played a key role to get a total of over 170. However, the target was enough on a batting paradise at Edgbaston as the Pheonix got to the target by 6 wickets and with 6 balls to spare.
Venue: The Oval, London
Pitch and Weather: The Oval has been a batting-friendly wicket in recent times. But we have had 2 contrasting games at the venue thus far. The first game was batting beauty while 2nd game between Oval and Welsh Fire saw run-scoring was a little difficult. So this could be a surface where everyone can get something out of it. The average score in this match will be around 140-150. The weather in London will be cloudy during the match hours and showers can be expected to hamper the game.
Date & Time: August 8, 7.00 PM Local time, 11.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Colin Ingram played a sensational knock of 81 for the Invincibles in the last game but went in vain as the bowlers failed to defend the target of 173 on a great batting surface. So they would the bowlers, especially the spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Sunil Narine to come good.
The Trent Rockets, on the other hand, won’t look much into their defeat as they are still in 3rd spot after 4 games. Their only concern may be the runs conceded by a few of their bowlers while defending.
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Laurie Evans, Sam Billings(c & wk), Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Jordan Clark, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood
Alex Hales, D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores (wk), Samit Patel, Lewis Gregory (capt), Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter, Marchant De Lange, Imm Van der Gugten
Trent Rockets will start as favorites because of the run they are having in this tournament, despite the fact this match is a home game for the Oval Invincibles.
Batsmen: Colin Ingram of Invincibles can be picked as the batsman of the side after his exploits in the last game. His teammate Jason Roy is obvious to be in the fantasy XI. Alex Hales and Dawid Malan can be picked as the batsman from the Trent Rockets. Hales played a few crucial knocks in this tournament for his team and Malan scored a half-century in the last game.
Wicket-keeper: Sam Billings, the skipper of Invincibles can be the lone keeper option in the team.
All-rounders: Samit Patel from Trent Rockets has contributed to the team in all departments of the game. He can be picked as the all-rounder.
Bowlers: There are 5 bowers who can be picked from across both teams since this could be a low-scoring game. They are Marchant De Lange, Raashid Khan, Luke Wood of Trent Rockets, and Tabraiz Shamsi, Saqib Mahmood of the Invincibles.
Fantasy Team: Colin Ingram, Alex Hales(C), Dawid Malan, Jason Roy(VC), Sam Billings, Samit Patel, Marchant De Lange, Raashid Khan, Luke Wood, Tabraiz Shamsi, Saqib Mahmood
Captain: Alex Hales
Alex Hales is one of the best batsmen in this format. He is still the right candidate as the captain of the side for the impact he creates with the bat.
Vice-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.
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