SV vs LIT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 24, 2023

It's finals time in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the 2023 season. Southern Vipers will take on The Blaze in the finals to be played at the County Ground in Northampton later tomorrow. In this article, we will look at the weather report, betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction for the game. Both these teams played 14 games each in the league stages of the competition and recorded 7 victories each with 4 losses each. They ended the group stages of the competition on identical 38 points. But the Southern Vipers has a better net run rate of 0.457 than compared to The Blaze which has an NRR of 0.173.

Southern Vipers vs. The Blaze Head-To-Head

The Blaze and Southern Vipers have played against each other twice in the competition so far. Both these teams have recorded a win once each in this competition. The Blaze won the first game these two teams played by a margin of 4 wickets and with 10 balls to spare. The Southern Vipers won the other game played later in the competition by a margin of 126 runs. 

Southern Vipers vs. The Blaze Live Streaming and Broadcast

The live streaming of the game between Southern Vipers and The Blaze will not be telecast on TV in India. The regional county clubs in England are providing the live streaming of the game by using their sites. The game will also be available live on YouTube.

SV vs LIT Team Previews

Southern Vipers

The last match played by Southern Vipers in the competition was against this very opposition. It was the 55th game of the competition and was played in Loughborough on 16th September earlier during the tournament. Southern Vipers batted first in the game to score 288 runs all out from 49.5 overs. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first by The Blaze skipper. The Blaze batting order was never in contention for reaching the target and although there were some notable contributions from the Blaze batters, they fell short by 126 runs in the end.

Although Southern Vipers lost an early wicket of Ella McCaughan to Ballinger, there were some useful contributions made by the batters playing in their top and middle order. Maia Bouchier scored 64 runs from 68 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes while the skipper Georgia Adams scored 40 runs from 45 balls with 7 fours. Georgia Elwiss and Emily Windsor also scored half-centuries to ensure that the Southern Vipers could reach a sizable total of 288 runs although they were bowled out before their quota of 50 overs was finished.

Grace Ballinger was the pick of the bowlers for The Blaze picking up 4 wickets for 58 runs. Josie Groves picked up 3 wickets for 64 runs from her 10 overs. There was just a single half-century scored during The Blaze reply to this score by the Southern Vipers by Marie Kelly. The pick of the bowlers for Southern Vipers was Mary Taylor. She picked up 3 wickets for 15 runs from 7 overs while Charlie Dean picked up 2 wickets for 51 runs from her quota of 10 overs. Other bowlers such as Linsey Smith, Ava Lee, and Georgia Adams picked up a wicket apiece.  

Southern Vipers Playing 11

Ella McCaughan, Maia Bouchier, Georgia Adams, Georgia Elwiss, Emily Windsor, Freya Kemp, Charlie Dean, Linsey Smith, Rhianna Southby, Mary Taylor, Ava Lee.

The Blaze

The Blaze team played their last game of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy against South East Stars. In this playoff game played at the Beckenham, they recorded an easy victory thanks to the D/L equation coming into play after the showers. Batting first, the entire South East Stars team was bowled out for a score of 148 runs. The Blaze chased the revised target of 52 runs from 10 overs in 8.4 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets to register a victory for their team. The bizarre day for South East Stars ended with the Blaze ending a 3-match losing streak to beat Stars and secure a position in the finals for Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

The South East Stars were bowled out for a small total of 148 runs from 43.5 overs. This already small target was reduced to a paltry 52 runs from 10 overs for The Blaze thanks to the rain. The South East Stars were off to a disastrous start in the competition with the first wicket going down without a run on the board. The vows for South East Stars continued as they got further into trouble and were 7 for 77 at one stage from 19.5 overs. But some spirited lower-order batting by the SES players took the score to 148 runs.

Four bowlers from Southern Vipers succeeded in picking up 2 wickets each. Kirstie Gordon picked up 2 wickets for 14 runs from her 10 overs while Lucy Higham, Marie Kelly, and Kathryn Bryce picking up 2 wickets apiece. Other bowlers such as Grace Ballinger and Josie Groves picked up a wicket apiece in support. Although South East Stars picked up a couple of wickets early in the game, the target was too easy to achieve due to rain. The Blaze skipper Sarah Bryce powered her team to the target with a thumping 34 from 26 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. 

The Blaze Playing 11

Tammy Beaumont, Lizelle Lee, Marie Kelly, Sarah Bryce, Georgie Boyce, Kathryn Bryce, Sophie Munro, Lucy Higham, Kirstie Gordon, Josie Groves, Grace Ballinger.

SV vs LIT Toss Prediction

The venue for this game is the County Ground in Northampton. It is a batting paradise and you can expect the surface to remain true for the entire duration of the match. So, the skipper winning the toss will opt to chase a score on this track.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface on offer at this venue is known to be favorable to the batters, especially for the white ball cricket. This fact has been established over the years. There will be several opportunities to score runs on this track and after the batters settle in, they can score runs on the track. 

We are likely to get some rain during the final. The temperatures during the contest will remain close to 18 degrees and there might be some gusts of wind in the region of 34 km/hr during the game. The overcast conditions expected during the game can help the seamers in getting lateral movement from the track. 

SV vs LIT Betting Tips

Although the Blaze team has succeeded in reaching the finals of the competition, we reckon Southern Vipers are the pre-game favorites to win this encounter. They have recorded five victories in a row in this competition and you can expect them to steamroll the opposition in this all-important game. But The Blaze has managed to reach the finals and you can expect them to turn the tables in this last game of the competition. We will bet with Southern Vipers to win this encounter and lift the trophy for the 2023 season.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Georgia Adams to score more than 30 runs in the match.



Georgia Adams was in splendid touch in their last game. You can expect her to score over 30 runs in this contest.

  1. 10CRIC


    Linsey Smith to emerge as the leading bowler for Southern Vipers in the game.



Linsey Smith has bowled well during the competition. You can expect her to become the leading bowler for Southern Vipers in the final.

  1. Rajabets


    Sarah Bryce to score a half-century in the game.



Sarah Bryce did a good job with the bat for her team in her last appearance. You can bet on her to score a half-century in her last game.

Today Match Prediction

Southern Vipers To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SV vs LIT

Southern Vipers 75.00% (6)
The Blaze 25.00% (2)
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