Match Preview by Anuj,
Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of Southern Brave and Welsh Fire will feature in the opening match of the 2nd edition of The Hundred at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on 3rd Aug. The two teams last met each other in previous season, where Southern Brave won by 8 wickets.
A total of 34 matches will be played this season to determine the winner. Each team will play eight matches in the league stage before the top side makes it to the final. The second and third placed side will lock horns in the Eliminator to decide the other finalist.
If we will talk about the last session, Southern Brave was champion team of first edition in the captainship of Vince. Southern Brave picked up five wins, 2 losses and 1 no result out of 8 matches to finish with 2nd position. They will come again with intention of repeat the story of last session in captainship of Vince. The eyes of audience will be also on Jofra Archer, which is coming after long time.
On the other side, Welsh Fire picked up only 3 win & 5 losses out of 8 matches and missed out on qualifying for the eliminator last year. In the captainship of Jonny Bairstow, Welsh fire will try to forget last year performance and will look for fresh start in current season.
Southern Brave: Quinton de Kock (wk), James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley, Marcus Stoinis, Ross Whiteley, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Dan Moriarty, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton.
Welsh Fire: Jonny Bairstow (c & wk), Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Sam Hain, Joe Clarke, Matt Critchley, Josh Cobb, Adam Zampa, Jake Ball, Naseem Shah.
H2H Record :
Southern – 1
Welsh – 1
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 24°C and humidity will be 64%. The speed of the wind will be around 19 km/h and the sky will be partly cloudy.
Surface of The Rose Bowl, Southampton is batting friendly. We can expect a fair scoring game and Bowlers will need to vary their line and lengths to get successful. It might swing in powerplay. The skippers will look for chase after win the toss.
Match Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
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Welsh Fire will win
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.