Fantasy XI - Oval Invincibles (OVI) vs London Spirit (LNS), Men's Hundred 2023

WK: Heinrich Klaasen

BAT: Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Dan Lawrence

AR: Sam Curran, Daryl Mitchell

BOWL: Nathan Sowter, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson

C/VC: Sam Curran, Heinrich Klaasen

Kennington Oval, London – Pitch Report & Venue Details

Average First Innings Score in all T20s matches since 2020: 158

Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s since 2020: Win batting first – 27%, Win chasing – 73%

OVI-LNS Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list since 2020: Will Jacks(1), Jason Roy(3), Sam Curran(4), Sunil Narine(5), Tom Curran(7), Jordan Cox(10)

OVI-LNS Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list since 2020:  Sunil Narine(1), Sam Curran(3), Gus Atkinson(4), Will Jacks(7), Tom Curran(8)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (66m) and square boundaries (67m, 70m). ThirdMan-DeepMidWicket (70m, 68m) and FineLeg-DeepCover (68m, 67m).

Pitch Report: Despite the small boundaries, this is one of England's most difficult venues for batters.

Oval Invincibles (OVI) vs London Spirit (LNS), Men's Hundred 2023

Oval Invincibles Men: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Heinrich Klaasen, Sam Curran, Sam Billings(c&wk), Ross Whiteley, Gus Atkinson, Adam Zampa, Zak Chappell, Nathan Sowter, Spencer Johnson

London Spirit Men: Zak Crawley, Adam Rossington(wk), Dan Lawrence©, Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, Ravi Bopara, Matt Critchley, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Worrall, Chris Wood

Fantasy Notes - Oval Invincibles (OVI) vs London Spirit (LNS), Men's Hundred 2023

Points to consider

  • Jordan Cox, a critical player for the Oval Invincibles, has been ruled out of the tournament due to a finger injury. This would mean that Heinrich Klaasen will most likely become a fix for the Number 3 spot in the team. 
  • With the CPL starting in a day, Sunil Narine has returned to the Caribbean and will not be part of the remaining matches in the tournament.
  • The absence of Jordan Cox also boosts Sam Billings's fantasy value as he will bat one position higher up in the order. Currently, he is selected in only 10.1% of the teams, and given that he is also the keeper for the Invincibles, his differential potential for points in this match cannot be stated enough.
  • Tom Curran or Gus Atkinson will likely return to the XI. You can pick either of the two depending on who plays in the XI as both are in the top 10 wicket takers at the Oval. They are also home players of Surrey, which gives them a lot of experience of playing at this ground. 
  • Daniel Worrall who is selected in just 34% f the teams is a very accurate bowler, who has been in good form with the ball in this competition and can be a direct ttreat for the Invincibles opener Jason Roy. Back him as a differential especially if the Spirit are bowling first. 
  • Despite its small boundaries, Kennington Oval is not an easy scoring ground. As a result, rely on all-rounders and bowlers rather than specialist batters.


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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetri