We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Oval vs Northern
In the only game played at the Kennington Oval in this tournament, 339 runs were piled on at the expense of 13 wickets. While the pacers picked 9 wickets, the spinners could manage only 4.
Time: 11 August, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Oval & Northern
Sam Billings will not be available for this game as he is busy playing for the England Lions against South Africa.
Probable XI for Oval: Matt Milnes, Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Jordan Cox (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Mohammad Hasnain, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs
Probable XI for Northern: Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis (c), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Adam Hose, John Simpson (wk), David Wiese, Roelof van der Merwe, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Raine, David Willey, Adil Rashid
Sunil Narine continues to impress with the ball. Not only has he given away only 46 runs off 40 balls in two games but has also bagged 5 wickets including the best figures of 3 for 21. With the bat, he has not got enough opportunities: he has added 15 runs and is yet to be dismissed.
After scoring only 1 in the opening game, Will Jacks blasted 81 off 45 balls (7 fours and 4 sixes) to help his side register a 39-run victory over Welsh.
With scores of 15 and 0, Faf du Plessis has disappointed fantasy players till now. However, he still averages a healthy 31 in competitive T20 cricket and should soon get back to his very best.
Adil Rashid’s style of bowling is always going to keep him in the hunt. He has picked a wicket each in both the games and was the third-highest wicket-taker (12 in 7 games) of the tournament in 2021.
In the match against Trent, David Wiese made a huge difference in fantasy leagues by smashing 50 off just 27 balls. He generated bonus points by hitting 5 sixes. Although he didn’t pick any wicket with the ball, he gave away only 18 runs off 10 balls, including 4 dots.
Before getting out for a duck against Trent, Adam Lyth hammered 51 off 30 balls against Manchester. In the T20s, he has a staggering strike rate of 148.
The English All-rounders
The Curran brothers, Sam and Tom, have brought plenty of value to the fantasy players through their dual abilities. While Sam has added 34 with the bat and picked 2 wickets, Tom has scored 31 runs and bagged as many wickets. Besides being strike bowlers, they can be used as floaters in the batting order.
Their colleague David Willey too has chipped in with valuable contributions. In the game against Manchester, he took 2 for 24 in his full quota and later hammered a 21-ball 29 to guide his team to victory.
Jason Roy seems to have carried his lean patch into the Hundred as well. His recent scores read 8, 20, 17, 0, and 10.
Oval vs Northern Match Preview
Both sides have played two games each and have had a similar run with one win and one defeat. Although Billings will not feature in the playing 11, Oval still appear a formidable unit. On the other hand, Northern have all-rounders galore in their scheme of things and they could end up being the game changers in this contest.