After losing to Trent Rockets in the opening match of the season, Southern Brave won their last match by two runs against Welsh Fire. The James Vince-led side will be aiming to continue in a similar fashion and get the job done when they challenge Northern Superchargers in their upcoming match in The Hundred.
Notably, their batting looked really poor until Chris Jordan wreaked havoc in the last match. The ace pacer smashed 70* runs off 32 deliveries, but the team cannot depend on him every time. The bowlers, meanwhile, did a decent job and will be aiming to keep up, but the batters definitely need to get better.
When it comes to Northern Superchargers, their inaugural game was called off due to rain, but in the limited time that the match was played, their bowlers have done a good job. Meanwhile, their batting unit looks strong and, thus, will aim to get their first win of the season on August 6.
Tournament: The Hundred 2023
Match: Southern Brave vs Northern Superchargers, Match 8
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date & Time: Sunday, August 6, 7:00 pm (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv and FanCode
The Rose Bowl Pitch Report
The Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton is a high-scoring ground, and thus, the batters will enjoy their time in the middle. Anything over 155 will be a good total on this surface, and it’s ideal to bowl first.
Probable Playing XI
Southern Brave (SOB)
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), James Vince (c), Leus du Plooy, Tim David, James Fuller, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Tymal Mills
Northern Superchargers (NOS)
Adam Lyth, Tom Banton (wk), Matthew Short, Harry Brook, Saif Zaib, Adam Hose, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell (c), Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Brydon Carse
SOB vs NOS Head-to-Head
Played – 2, Northern Superchargers – 01, Birmingham Pheonix – 01, NR- 00
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Finn Allen – Southern Brave
New Zealand international Finn Allen is known for his power-hitting. He started well in the last gamee but failed to convert it. Thus, he will aim to improve as he has the calibre to help his team win their second match of the season.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Wayne Parnell – Northern Superchargers
South Africa international Wayne Parnell is in phenomenal form at the moment. He picked up nine wickets in the recently concluded Major League Cricket (MLC) and will aim to continue in similar fashion.