SV vs LIT Match Preview

In their last game of the competition against South East Stars, The Blaze was asked to get 148 runs to win the game. This was after the South East Stars were bowled out for a modest total of 148 runs from 43.5 overs. But persistent rain throughout the day meant The Blaze got a revised target of 52 runs from their 10 overs. This was decided just half an hour before the cut-off time for this fixture, thereby having a legitimate game was possible, and no need to go to the bowl out. This interruption came when The Blaze was 15 for 1 from 3.2 overs.

The D/L equation meant; that Southern Vipers had to get 37 more runs from 40 balls. This venue in Beckenham was selected to host this game even though The Blaze finished second in the points tally. Trent Bridge which would have been a natural choice for this game, is hosting a one-day game between England and Ireland. Other alternatives such as Leicester and Derby are in the middle of county Championships. When Marie Kelly picked up the wicket of Aylish Cranstone to reduce the Stars to 77 for 7 in the 20th over, the Stars outfit was already in the doldrums and they never recovered again.

The 19-year-old MacDonald Gay who played in 10th position for Stars was their top scorer in this game with a score of 26 runs. But she was out-stumped by Sarah Bryce in the 44th over. Whatever hopes were harbored by The Blaze for a quick chase took a big hit when there was a second weather interruption at 2 p.m. The rain persisted throughout the game despite occasional sunshine seeping through. Players must have begun preparations for the bowl-out with yet another shower at 5 p.m. But the sun finally came through and we got a ridiculously short chase making the task almost impossible for the Stars.

The Blaze chase got off to a bad start as well. Stonehouse got Kelly caught behind on the 3rd ball of the match when the game restarted much to the delight of the Stars supporters who had hung around for more than 3 hours of dull period without any cricket. But Georgia Boyce and Sarah Bryce were able to marshal their chase at run-a-ball speed. Once Bryce hit Davidson-Richards for a boundary on the leg side, the pressure eased off. Bryce later sealed an emphatic win for The Blaze with a straight six down the ground off Smith with 8 balls to go.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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. 

Notable stats

Georgia Adams has scored over 500 runs in this year's RHFT.

Georgia Adams has not only scored over 500 runs in RHFT this year, she has scored them with a strike rate of 84.

Grace Ballinger has been the best bowler in the series for The Blaze.

Grace Ballinger is the best bowler for The Blaze as she displayed in her last game. She has collected a haul of 18 wickets while bowling at an average of 22.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates available at the moment for either of the sides.

SV vs LIT Probable 11

SV Playing 11

  • Ella McCaughan
  • Maia Bouchier
  • Georgia Adams (C)
  • Georgia Elwiss
  • Emily Windsor
  • Freya Kemp
  • Charlie Dean
  • Linsey Smith
  • Rhianna Southby (Wk)
  • Mary Taylor
  • Ava Lee

LIT Playing 11

  • Lizelle Lee
  • Marie Kelly
  • Sarah Bryce (Wk)
  • Georgie Boyce
  • Kathryn Bryce
  • Ella Claridge
  • Sophie Munro
  • Lucy Higham
  • Kirstie Gordon (C)
  • Josie Groves
  • Grace Ballinger
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

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.

Top Picks

Kirstie Gordon: Gordon has been the main support bowler for Grace Ballinger this year having picked up 14 scalps.

Grace Ballinger: Grace is the top bowler for The Blaze with 18 victims so far with an average of 22.

Georgia Adams: Adams has been the best batter for Southern Vipers having scored 507 runs with a strike rate of 84.

Emily Windsor: Emily Windsor has also done a decent job for Southern Vipers picking up 18 wickets.

SV vs LIT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Bryce

Batters: T Beaumont, M Bouchier, E Windsor

All-rounders: N Sciver, K Bryce (VC), N de Klerk, G Adams (C)

Bowlers: L Smith, K Gordon, G Ballinger

SV vs LIT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction