Match Preview | The Hundred | M#5 - Northern Superchargers v London Spirit
Written By: Jeet Vachharajani
Picture Courtesy: Cricket Queens
M#5 will be between Northern Superchargers and London Spirit, both of whom have gotten off to a bad start in their first games. The teams flexed their muscles, but the bowlers & fielders were all over the place. The action moves to Leeds, the home ground for the Superchargers.
VENUE: Headingley, Leeds
The average 1st innings score here was as low as 128. This score will be breached this year as the venue offers a lot to the batters.
Northern Superchargers - 1) Alyssa Healy (wk), 2) Jemimah Rodrigues, 3) Bess Heath, 4) Laura Wolvaardt, 5) Hollie Armitage, 6) Alice Davidson-Richards, 7) Jenny Gunn, 8) Linsey Smith, *9) Beth Langston, 10) Katie Levick, 11) Lucy Higham
*Possible change: Kalea Moore for Beth Langston for extra RAO option against the London Spirit LHBs
London Spirit - Beth Mooney (wk), Grace Scrivens, Amelia Kerr, Danielle Gibson, Naomi Dattani, Sophie Luff, *Alice Monaghan, Charlie Dean, Amara Carr, Freya Davies, Megan Schutt
*Possible change: Grace Ballinger for Alice Monaghan for a frontline LAP option
POSSIBLE TACTICS ON SHOW:
- Lucy Higham will have a major role to play. She will share the new ball and could bowl 10 in the PP. If Kalea Moore is picked, she also can operate early.
- Alyssa Healy at Leeds will enjoy the conditions & also enjoy Spirit's bowling attack
- Superchargers will feel confident to go heavy with their local spin attack of Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, & Hollie Armitage
- Spirit will attack Jemimah with Schutt & Freya which could prove challenging for the batter
Northern Superchargers are the favorites to win because of their local players. They will need assistance from Alyssa Healy & it could prove enough to get them over the line.