Southern Brave and Welsh Fire are set to lock horns with each other in the 25th match of the Men’s Hundred at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. The Brave, led by Anya Shrubsole, are currently placed on top of the points table.
Both their last two matches were affected due to persistent rain. After losing to the Manchester Originals, the Brave came back with a seven-wicket win over Northern Superchargers.
The Fire, on the other hand, need a win to stay in contention for the next round. Their confidence will be on the lower side after the 10-wicket loss at the hands of Birmingham Phoenix.
Match – Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire – 25th match
Venue – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Rose Bowl hasn’t been an easy one for batting until now. However, it has favoured the team, batting second. Therefore, batting second should be the way forward for both teams in the upcoming match.
Avg first innings score: 122 (2matches in the Hundred at Rose Bowl)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0, N/R – 0
Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Fi Morris, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd (wk), Lauren Bell
Bench– Charlotte Taylor, Paige Scholfield, Sonia Odedra, Ella McCaughan
Bryony Smith, Hayley Matthews, Georgia Redmayne, Sarah Taylor (w), Sophie Luff (c), Alice Macleod, Georgia Hennessy, Piepa Cleary, Katie George, Nicole Harvey, Hannah Baker
Bench– Alex Griffiths, Sune Luus, Natasha Wraith, Bethan Ellis
Probable best batter of the match
Danielle Wyatt— Southern Brave
The fact that she has two T20I centuries to her name shows the potential Danielle Wyatt has. In the ongoing Hundred, she hasn’t disappointed one bit. In six matches, the right-hander has notched 135 runs at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 131.06. With a top score of an unbeaten 69, she has shown the damage she can do at the top of the order.
Probable best bowler of the match
Amanda Wellington — Southern Brave
Amanda Jade Wellington has been stupendous for the Brave in the tournament. With the ball in hand, she has picked up eight wickets and is also the leading wicket-taker for her team. Her economy rate of 0.80 shows that she has been able to put a lid on the run-scoring. Wellington will again be expected to deliver the goods in the next match.
Today’s match prediction: Southern Brave to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.