OVIW vs LSW Match Preview

The Oval Invincibles women have achieved 2 victories in their last 3 matches. They have gradually moved to the top of the points table and are currently sitting in 4th place in the points table. The latest win for the Oval Invincibles was achieved against the side of Birmingham Phoenix on Sunday. They beat Phoenix by a margin of 10 runs in this game. The significant contributors to the win were the experienced cricketers Lauren Winfield-Hill and Marizanne Kapp. These batted well in this game played at Edgbaston.

After Alice Capsey went back for a duck, Winfield-Hill scored 41 runs and Marizanne Kapp hit 64 not out that allowed them to post a winning total. While defending a score of 143 runs, Oval Invincibles women had to rely on their 4th and 5th bowlers to come in and pick up vital wickets. Paige Schofield picked up 3 wickets while Ryann McDonald Gay picked 2. These two also combined to achieve a run out as well. Oval Invincibles could not win their first couple of games in the competition but now they are looking at making 3 wins from 4 games.

After having been involved in 4 games of The Hundred for the 2023 season, the London Spirit women are still looking for their first victory of the campaign. The first couple of matches played by London Spirit had to be abandoned before they had to endure defeats from the sides of Southern Brave women and also the Trent Rockets women. They lost both of these games with an identical margin of 5 wickets. Their opening batters viz. Amelia Kerr from New Zealand and Danielle Gibson both contributed 36 runs during their defeat against Trent Rockets.

Although these two batters were the leading contributors for London Spirit women in their last match, their skipper Heather Knight remains the central figure in this batting order. In their last game, Danielle Gibson picked up wickets together with Charlier Dean, Sarah Glenn, and Lauren Filer. However, this bowling attack was unable to prevent Trent Rockets women from achieving the target they had set with as many as 14 balls to spare. This track at The Oval will offer help to the quicks. So, Filer is likely to enjoy these conditions.

Weather Report

The weather during the game is likely to be partly cloudy and you can get temperatures close to 24 degrees for this game.

Pitch Report

This encounter between Oval Invincibles women and London Spirit women will be played at Kennington Oval in London. Both these sides are desperate for a victory to keep their hopes alive in the competition. The average first innings total while batting first in the domestic T20 games is 165 runs. But in the last match, the side batting first managed to put together 128 runs. So, it is gradually becoming difficult to score big runs on this surface. We think a score of 140 runs while batting first should be at par. It can even turn out to be a match-winning total.

This surface is a decent batting track and the batters will be able to time all their shots. However, the fast bowlers will also get some help from the track. It is likely to be a good competition between the bat and the ball due to the sporting nature of the track.

Notable stats

Eva Gray has had a great strike rate with the ball in recent games.

The Oval Invincibles bowler Eva Gray has picked up 11 victims from her last 10 games with a strike rate of 13.36 and she is bowling with a good economy rate of 6.28.

Marizanne Kapp has a great combination of economy rate and strike rate.

Marizanne Kapp has picked up 11 wickets from her last 8 matches with a strike rate of 14.09 and while bowling at an economy rate of 14.09.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries for either of the teams.

OVIW vs LSW Probable 11

OVIW Playing 11

  • Lauren Winfield-Hill (Wk)
  • Suzie Bates (C)
  • Alice Capsey
  • Marizanne Kapp
  • Paige Scholfield
  • Mady Villiers
  • Cordelia Griffith
  • Kira Chathli
  • Ryana Macdonald Gay
  • Eva Gray
  • Sophia Smale

LSW Playing 11

  • Grace Harris
  • Danielle Gibson
  • Heather Knight (C)
  • Melie Kerr
  • Richa Ghosh (Wk)
  • Grace Scrivens
  • Sophie Munro
  • Sarah Glenn
  • Charlotte Dean
  • Tara Norris
  • Lauren Filer
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

After facing a defeat against the Northern Superchargers in a matchup on Friday, the reigning champions of The Hundred for women, Oval Invincible will need to get a big credit for the way they responded in the next game. Oval Invincibles women defeated Birmingham Phoenix women in their next game by 10 runs. After a poor start, their bowlers responded well. This kind of result can be the turning point for a campaign. There is a home-turf advantage in this match against London Spirit women who are winless so far in the competition. We will bet with Oval Invincibles women to win this encounter.

Top Picks

Suzie Bates: Even though Suzie Bates has not been among runs so far, she has scored 235 runs in the last 10 games in The Hundred for Women. 

Eva Gray: Eva Gray was among the wickets in the Oval Invincibles last game. She has already collected 11 scalps from her last 10 matches.

Marizanne Kapp: Kapp has also picked up 11 wickets from 8 games with a strike rate of 14.09. She is also bowling with an economy rate of 6.34.

Danielle Gibson: Gibson is a handy all-rounder for London Spirit. She has picked up 144 runs and 9 wickets for her team from her last 10 appearances.

OVIW vs LSW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Winfield

Batters: H Knight, S Bates, A Capsey

All-rounders: G Harris, M Kapp (C), A Kerr, P Scholfield (VC)

Bowlers: S Glenn, C Dean, E Gray

OVIW vs LSW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction