Shorter formats in cricket provide more and more entertainment. They lure a huge number of audiences. Considering this, ECB has invented a new format ‘The Hundred’. Southern Brave is one of the participant teams in the tournament. In this new format, each innings will be off 100 balls. There are some unique rules and regulations of this format. This competition will promote a new format that will boost growth in the audience following the game. This article will guide you to watch Southern Brave live stream.
Southern brave squad: duo of counties
Southern Brave will represent the historic counties of Hampshire and Sussex. The team does have a strong pool of all-rounders. Southern Brave will look to clinch the trophy in the inaugural season. Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene will coach the team. His batting expertise will surely help batsmen. The home ground for the team will be Hampshire Country Cricket Club.
Coaching and Team Analysis
Mahela Jayawardene has experience working as a batting consultant for the England team. He was the batting consultant for them in the T20 world cup held in India. Jayawardene has also coached Mumbai Indians in IP 2017 and the team won the season. James Vince is a talented batsman. He can provide stability in the batting order. Jofra Archer is the bowler who can make a difference with his fiery speed. He is capable of troubling batsmen with his pace and swing.
Tymal Mills bowling action
Tymal Mills is another left-arm seamer. He can dismiss batsmen with his angles and also can restrict them in death overs. Mills might also be able to restrict batsmen with his speed in the death. One flaw Southern Brave has is the lack of a quality spinner. This fact can be a problem for them against batting lineups that are comfortable against pace.
Southern Brave: How and Where to watch Live Stream, Live telecast of matches
Sky Sports and BBC are platforms that have official rights of ‘the hundred’. Cricket fans based in the United Kingdom can refer to these platforms to follow the competition. For the Indian audience Star Sports or Sony Six is likely to televise the event. Hotstar will provide a live stream for the same. Even, cricket followers in the Asian subcontinent can watch the fixtures on Hotstar.
Willow Sports will provide coverage for people based in the United States. For the South African audience, SuperSport is a reliable source. YuppTV is a digital platform that will provide streaming in more than 60 countries. Fox Sports is another platform to cover ‘the hundred’ tournament.
Southern Brave future fixtures
Trent Rockets v Southern Brave (Trent Bridge)
Saturday, July 24
Welsh Fire v Southern Brave (Cardiff)
Tuesday, July 27
Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix (Southampton)
Friday, July 30
London Spirit v Southern Brave (Lords)
Sunday, August 1
Manchester Originals v Southern Brave (Old Trafford)
Thursday, August 5
Southern Brave v Northern Superchargers (Southampton)
Saturday, August 7
Southern Brave v Welsh Fire (Southampton)
Wednesday, August 11
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles (Southampton)
Monday, August 16
Southern Brave strength lies in their explosive batting order. The team has batsmen who can play a knock at a strike rate of around 180. David Warner, Stoinis, and Rusell are the main players for the team in this format. A lot will depend on their performance for the fate of the team. David Warner is one of the most brutal hitters in limited-overs cricket. He can score runs against any bowling attack. His contribution at the top of innings will be crucial. Attacking intent in the powerplay will set the tempo for the team.
The only problem team can face is his dipping form. Warner was consistently struggling in the IPL 2021. He was unable to time the ball and was on a low-scoring spree. Preparation time before ‘the hundred’ might help him to regain form. But, there is no doubt that Warner will be the main pillar of his team’s batting order.
Power hitters in the lower order
Stoinis and Rusell provide batting depth and can also bowl. Rusell is a power hitter and he can change the course of any game in his prime. He has an excellent strike rate of more than 190 in death overs. He can be slotted as a finisher in the batting lineup of Southern Brave. Also, his bowling is handy at death. Rusell has the ability to bowl accurate yorkers.
Marcus Stoinis, the Aussie all-rounders is brilliant in the lower order. He has showcased his ability to play big hits in IPL. Stoinis can provide support to Rusell in piling up some quick runs at the end.