The Hundred 2022, men's match preview: Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave

Team news, key match-ups, TV and streaming information, weather forecast, odds, form rundown, start times, venue, squad lists and more


What's the match?

Oval Invincibles host Southern Brave in the latest game of the men's Hundred in 2022.

When is it taking place?

The game is scheduled to start at 6pm BST on Sunday, August 13.

Where is the match being played?

The Kia Oval in London will host the doubleheader against Brave. Fans who have tickets will be able to watch the men's fixture, which comes before the women's match.

Who's got the form?

Invincibles start the day fourth in the table, with two wins from their three games.

They began with a defeat to London Spirit but they've bounced back with victories over Welsh Fire and Northern Superchargers.

Sam Curran produced a player of the match display to beat Superchargers, taking 1 for 26 and hitting 60 in the chase.

After restricting their visitors to 157 for 7, they reached the target with three balls remaining.

Defending men's champions Southern Brave kicked off the competition with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Welsh Fire.

But they have since suffered back-to-back defeats, losing to Birmingham Phoenix in a repeat of last year's final, before surrendering their unbeaten home record against London Spirit.

What's the team news?

Oval Invincibles have Sam Billings and Will Jacks available again after playing for England Lions against South Africa.

Craig Overton is also likely to return for Southern Brave after taking a five-for at Canterbury.

But the Brave bowling attack has been hit by the loss of Tymal Mills, who has been ruled out for the remainder of The Hundred with a toe problem.

This is also likely to be Marcus Stoinis' final game before leaving to join up with the Australia squad for the Zimbabwe ODIs.


Sunil Narine has been at his frugal best during The Hundred [Julian Finney/Getty Images]

What's the key match-up?

Only Benny Howell has a better tournament economy rate than Sunil Narine, who has carried his form from last season and Surrey's Blast campaign into the 2022 season.

He is leading the way with eight wickets (alongside Jordan Thompson) at an economy rate of 5.70.

Yet to hit form with the bat, the West Indian was promoted up the order against Superchargers before being dismissed for just four.

Deployed after the powerplay, He could well come up against Quinton de Kock.

The South African has yet to hit form since joining up with the defending champions, scoring 15 and two in his two outings.

But with 202 runs at a strike rate of 172 in last year's competition and a formidable record across more than 270 T20s, there is every reason to think a return to form is imminent.

Can I get tickets?

There are limited tickets available for this match.

What's the weather forecast?

Another scorching day across the UK is expected again, with temperatures hitting 32 degrees for the start of the evening game at the Kia Oval.

What are the squads?

Oval Invincibles: Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Danny Briggs, Hilton Cartwright, Matt Milnes, Jack Leaning, Sam Billings, Rory Burns (released to play for Surrey in RLC), Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Pat Brown (replaced Gus Atkinson, who replaced Saqib Mahmood), Jack Haynes

Southern Brave: Jofra Archer, Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Paul Stirling (replaces Marcus Stoinis while on international duty), James Vince, Ross Whiteley, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty, Finn Allen, Micheal Hogan, James Fuller (replaced Quinton de Kock)

What are the possible starting XIs?

Oval Invincibles: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Sunil Narine, Sam Curran, Mohammad Hasnain, Tom Curran, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley

Southern Brave: Quinton de Kock, James Vince, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Davies, Tim David, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Jake Lintott, Michael Hogan


Quinton de Kock [Gareth Copley/Getty Images]

What are the odds?

The latest Oddschecker summary of The Hundred can be found by clicking here.

What's the prediction?

Invincibles are back to a full complement and are strong contenders to go all the way. Southern Brave's campaign has started much like last season, so they won't be panicking yet. But expect a home win.

Where can I watch the game?

Sky Sports has live coverage of the match on their dedicated cricket channel (Sky 404, Virgin 504).

Now TV offer daily access to Sky Sports for £11.99 or monthly access for £33.99.

On radio, Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball commentary on 5Live Sports Extra

The Cricketer will have post-match analysis and reaction. 

Visit The Cricketer's Hundred Hub for the latest news, team guides, competition information, squad listings and analysis.

Where can I watch the competition elsewhere in the world?

North America - Willow tv

Caribbean - ESPN

Sub-Saharan Africa - SuperSport

MENA - beIN Sports

Australia - Fox

New Zealand - Spark

Indian Subcontinent - FanCode

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