In the Final match of the ongoing English Women’s ODD on Friday, Southern Vipers will welcome the challenge of Northern Diamonds at the County Ground, Northampton. Southern Vipers wrapped up at the top of the points table of this season of the English Women’s ODD whereas Northern Diamonds finished off at the second spot on the points table. Southern Vipers played seven matches in this season of the English Women’s ODD where they won six matches while Northern Diamonds also played seven matches in this season where they won five games. So expect both the sides to come out strong to secure the all-important win in this huge clash. The final is a repeat of the climax to 2020’s inaugural edition when Vipers reigned victorious with a 38-run victory, thanks to 6 for 34 from player of the match Charlotte Taylor and 80 for captain Georgia Adams.
This is the final clash of the English Women’s ODD tournament. Both the sides will be looking for a win to secure the trophy of the tournament. There is no doubt that fans can expect a close competition in this huge clash as both these two are quality sides. Both of these two teams performed well in this tournament. They are in spectacular form following their latest triumph and will aim to continue their winning momentum in this encounter.
The Vipers qualified automatically for the final, by virtue of finishing top of the table in the group stage. With 27 points to their name, Adams’ side have won all bar one of their matches in the 2021 competition thus far. Diamonds, meanwhile, finished second in the table and had to beat Central Sparks in the qualifier to reach the showcase. They did so with relative ease, thanks to an unbeaten century partnership from Ami Campbell and Sterre Kalis, and a superb all round bowling performance that restricted the Sparks to just 175 for 5 from their 50 overs.
Fixture Name: Final Match
Competition: English Women’s ODD
Date: 25 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SV(recent last): W-W-W
NOD(recent last): W-W-W
Ground: County Ground, Northampton
Pitch Report: It’s been a good surface to bat on so far in this competition. As we witness another game, we can expect that there will be a lot of runs scored on the day. The boundaries aren’t too big as well, making it easy to score freely.
The players like Georgia Adams, Sterre Kalis and Maia Bouchier will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Beth Langston, Georgia Elwiss and Paige Scholfield will be crucial. The bowlers like Linsey Smith, Katie Levick, Lauren Bell and Tara Norris quite experienced and can deliver wickets at regular intervals.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Bess Heath
BATSMEN: Georgia Adams, Sterre Kalis, Maia Bouchier
ALL-ROUNDERS: Beth Langston, Georgia Elwiss, Paige Scholfield
BOWLERS: Linsey Smith, Katie Levick, Lauren Bell, Tara Norris
The Southern Vipers are expected to win this game though there is very little to separate these two mighty sides. There is no doubt that these two are the strongest sides in the competition, and it’s a tough one to call. The Northern Diamonds have every chance to topple their opponents in this clash, but the Southern Vipers perhaps slightly take the edge on paper. The Vipers to win by a slim margin.
Elwiss and Adams have had superb campaigns for Vipers. Elwiss racked up 84 last time around against the Diamonds and made a stunning 112 versus bottom side Sunrisers the week before – remaining unbeaten in both innings. Skipper Adams, meanwhile, struck valuable half-centuries in the same two matches.
Elwiss will be crutial for her side in this clash. She hammered 84 runs and took 1 wicket in the last game against Northern Diamonds. She could be a good pick for this important clash.
She is another good pick in the team. She stacked 67 runs and grabbed 1 wicket in the last match against Northern Diamonds.
For Southern Vipers, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Kate Cross miss out for their involvement with England’s T20 squad. They don’t have major issue before coming into this clash.
SV Playing 11 (likely)
For Diamonds, Sterre Kalis is in sublime touch. The Dutch batter, aged just 22, is averaging 45.33 in the competition so far, hitting 272 runs including two half-centuries. And watch out for 20-year-old Bess Heath, too: she has whacked 187 runs from just four innings at a strike rate of 119.87, and is in dangerous touch coming into the final.
Langston will be crutial for her side in this clash. The right-handed batter and right-arm medium pacer from Northern Diamonds picked up 2 wickets in the last game against Southern Vipers.
She is another good pick in the team. She is a left-handed batter and left-arm orthodox spinner from Northern Diamonds. She scalped 2 wickets in the last match against Southern Vipers.
For Central Sparks, Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn miss out, as their pair are also away with England. They are without any injury issues at the moment.
NOD Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Northern Diamonds vs Central Sparks of English Women’s ODD Live score and streaming on Fancode. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience to view the exciting cricketing action in the SV vs NOD clash.
The match between the Northern Diamonds and Central Sparks of English Women’s ODD tournament will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this series.
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