This is an excellent opportunity for both sides to get off the mark in this tournament.
Welsh Fire Women will take on Manchester Originals Women in the 1st of the double-header on Saturday. Welsh Fire Women are still waiting for their first win in this competition. With below-average batting performances, they have lost two back-to-back matches against Northern Superchargers and Southern Brave. They are sitting at the bottom of the table with no points in their treasure.
On the other hand, Manchester Originals Women’s story isn’t different either, as they lost two successive matches on the trot against Invincibles and Phoenix Women. Their 3rd fixture was completely washed out, which handed them a point. Both the teams are coming into this match with no wins under their belt.
Welsh Fire Women vs Manchester Originals Women, Match 12
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: July 31st at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Fancode
The surface here at the Sophia Gardens is not a high-scoring one. The pacers will get more assistance than the spinners. The wicket is likely to get better in the latter half of the match. Bowling first is an excellent option.
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Probable Playing XIs for WEF-W vs MNR-W:
Welsh Fire Women
Bryony Smith, Hayley Matthews, Alice Macleod, Georgia Redmayne, Sarah Taylor (wk), Sophie Luff (c), Georgia Hennessy, Piepa Cleary, Alex Griffiths, Katie George, Nicole Harvey
Manchester Originals Women
Lizelle Lee, Emma Lamb, Georgie Boyce, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Cordelia Griffith, Laura Jackson, Alex Hartley
Top Picks for WEF-W vs MNR-W Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Welsh Fire Women
West Indies’ star all-rounder, Hayley Matthews is the player to watch out for Welsh Fire Women. In 2 matches in this competition, she has scored 63 runs at an excellent strike rate of 157.5 and has chipped in with a wicket.
Sarah Taylor is best in the business behind the stumps. She could only manage to score 18 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of 100, but has the experience to turn things around.
Top Picks – Manchester Originals Women
Harmanpreet Kaur was the lone warrior with the bat in the game against Birmingham Phoenix. With not much support from the other end, she battled hard and scored 49* runs from 47 deliveries. The Indian Women’s T20I skipper has scored 78 runs in this tournament.
Lizelle Lee started the tournament well by scoring 42 runs against Invincibles, but she could able to score only 7 runs in the next game against Phoenix. The Protean is hard to stop when she gets going.
WEF-W vs MNR-W Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WEF-W vs MNR-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lizelle Lee, Sarah Taylor (vc), Georgia Redmayne, Georgie Boyce, Sophie Luff, Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Emma Lamb, Piepa Cleary, Kate Cross, Laura Jackson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WEF-W vs MNR-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Lizelle Lee (vc), Mignon du Preez, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Hennessy, Alice Macleod, Hayley Matthews (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Emma Lamb, Sophie Ecclestone, Piepa Cleary, Nicole Harvey
WEF-W vs MNR-W Risky Captaincy Choices:
Georgia Redmayne has managed to score 31 runs in 2 matches. Going with her average performances, she is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Kate Cross has picked up 4 wickets and has also scored 13 runs with the bat in this competition. You can take a risk and pick her as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Alex Hartley didn’t pick wickets in the first two matches for Manchester Originals. You can avoid her while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.