A new tournament organized by ECB ‘The Hundred’ will commence with Oval playing against Manchester in the opening fixture. Oval Invincibles is a franchisee that comprises the counties of Surrey and Kent. The team will look forward to performing at their best and lift the title. All cricket fans can follow the team with help of Oval Invincibles live stream.
Seasoned campaigner Tom Moody will coach Oval Invincibles. He has experience coaching several franchisees. Moody has coached franchisees in IPL. Moody played a vital role in Sri Lanka reaching the final of the 2007 world cup. Vikram Solanki and Matt Walker are the assistant coaches for the franchisee.
A versatile batting lineup will be the biggest strength for Invincibles. The trio of Roy, Laurie Evans, and Will Jacks like to play against pace. All these batsmen strike above 145 against pace. Sam Curran, Billings, and Ingram are strong against spin. They have the ability to play big hits against spinners.
In bowling, Saqib Mahmood will provide a high pace and swing with the new ball. Reece Topley with a high release and a left-arm angle is a very effective pick. Oval Invincibles have some strengths but they also come with some vulnerabilities. They lack a reliable finisher in the lower order.
Blake is an effective hitter but he hasn’t proved his worth outside T20 Blast. Collin Ingram is suited to play aggressively but he doesn’t have the ability to clear the fence from the first ball. Another weakness that might hamper them is the ineffectiveness of Sunil Narine. His action is consistently under the radar. Also nowadays Narine lacks accuracy. Once he was usually promoted in the batting order to play some big hits. But his batting skills have also faded.
Sky Sports and BBC Sports have bagged the rights of ‘The Hundred’. So, the Oval Invincibles fans can watch their team performing in sky sports. For Indian cricket fans, Star Sports will be the channel they should tune in to. Hotstar will provide live streaming for the audience in the Asian subcontinent.
Willow TV will provide telecasts for cricket fans in the United States. SuperSport will provide its service in South Africa. Fox Sports and Fox Cricket will also telecast the matches. Kayo Sports will be the digital platform providing streaming in Australia. Foxtel app is the best option you can prefer if you have a TV Subscription.
Gazi TV(GTV) will be providing a live broadcast for Cricket fans in Bangladesh. In the Caribbean Region, Flow Sports will be the broadcaster.
Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals (The Oval)
Thursday, July 22
London Spirit v Oval Invincibles (Lords)
Sunday, July 25
Northern Superchargers v Oval Invincibles (Headingley)
Saturday, July 31
Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire (The Oval)
Monday, August 2
Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles (Edgbaston)
Wednesday, August 4
Oval Invincibles v Trent Rockets (The Oval)
Sunday, August 8
Oval Invincibles v London Spirit (The Oval)
Saturday, August 14
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles (Southampton)
Monday, August 16
Jason Roy, Billings, Narine, Topley, and Lamicchane will play a pivotal role in the success of the squad. Sunil Narine and Sandeep Lamicchane make a deadly spin duo. Both can complement each other with a variety of spin. Narine is an economical bowler. Even when Narine is unable to take a wicket, he bowls a lot of dot balls. Lamicchane has an impressive bowling strike rate in T20’s. This duo will hunt in pairs and for sure will be effective.
Jason Roy is one of the explosive openers in T20 cricket. He can tear apart any bowling attack. The English batsman might give a quick start to the team. Sam Billings has the ability to play extraordinary drives. His batting style will suit the format.
Reece Topley, the English left-arm pacer is a key player for Oval Invincibles. His pace will trouble the opposition batsmen in England. With that pace, swing in England conditions would be a deadly combination. It will be difficult for batsmen to play the sort of angle Topley produces.