Southern Brave Women
Southern Brave managed to finish top of the standings in the Women’s Competition, winning seven times and losing just once in their eight group matches. They finished five points clear of the nearest side, the Oval Invincibles, and looked dominant in their route to the final. Can they replicate it once more in a one-off fight for the title?
Brave will meet the Oval Invincibles at Lord’s on Saturday, sides that they have beaten already in the group stages.
Sophia Dunkley and Danni Wyatt have both been destructive with the bat for the Brave, the only team to have two batters surpass 200 runs each.
Brave are also the only side to have two bowlers with double figures for wickets, Amanda-Jade Wellington and Lauren Bell both getting over 10 wickets each.
Oval Invincibles Women
One of the teams that got the excitement started back on the first matchday – Oval Invincibles were the first winners in The Hundred, will they be the last of this year's competition? After seeing off Birmingham Phoenix Women in the Eliminator, they'll take on Southern today.
From the outset, Dane Van Niekerk has been dominant with the bat, amassing 233 runs with unbeaten scores of 67 and 56 (which was her first innings of the competition).
Sixteen-year-old Alice Capsley has added 132 runs to the cause, with Georgia Adams chipping in 129. While Van Niekerk's South African compatriot Marizanne Kapp has provided 124.
England fast bowler Tash Farrant has been the leader with the ball, removing a The Hundred-best 18 batters. Capsey, Kapp and all-rounder Van Niekerk have combined for 22 more, while Mady Villiers has taken six more as well as being one of the competition's outstanding fielders.
Birmingham Phoenix Men
In the men’s half, Birmingham Phoenix finished top of the standings and booked their place for Finals Day at Lord’s. They are the most in-form team on that side of the competition, winning five of their last five to secure top spot.
Phoenix will have to battle the Southern Brave having fallen to Brave when the sides met in the group stage.
It’s tough to mention the Edgbaston side without mentioning Liam Livingstone. The batter has gone into overdrive, leading the run scoring by 70 runs with his 302 scored. That’s not all, he has also nearly doubled the nearest six scorer, having hit a maximum 23 times compared to his nearest competitor with 12.
With the ball, both Adam Milne and Benny Howell have double figures for wickets in the competition with 10 each, showing their ability to spread the wickets across their bowling attack.
Southern Brave Men
While Birmingham were the first to secure their Final spot, it could be argued that Southern Brave are the form team going into today's showpiece. Since starting the season with two losses, they have been unbeaten with only a wash-out interrupting what became a seven-game winning streak last night.
Coinciding with that run of form has been the batting performance of captain James Vince and all-rounder Quinton de Kock. Vince ranks third in The Hundred with 225 runs so far and de Kock's 72 not out is the fifth-highest score in the competition.
Bowler George Garton took care of Trent's big guns in the Eliminator and Jake Lintott added two more to his tally to take him to 10 on the season, with Chris Jordan just behind on nine.