Match Preview By Kunal,
Welsh Fire vs Oval Invincibles:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of Welsh Fire Vs Oval Invincibles will feature in the 5th match of the 2nd edition of The Hundred at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 7th Aug. The two teams last met each other in the previous season, where Oval Invincibles won by 6 wickets.
If you look at the performance of Welsh Fire, they were hammered by a 9-wicket loss in their first encounter. Welsh Fire batted poorly in the first innings, managing only 107/7. Only Ben Duckett led the way with 40 off 31, while other batters struggled. While defending, Welsh bowlers couldn’t hold on to such a low total. Although Adam Zampa was brilliant, conceding 20 runs off 15 balls. Last year Welsh Fire won three and lost five of their eight matches, failing to qualify for the eliminator.
On the other hand, Oval Invincibles lost their first match by 3 runs. Hilton Cartwright nearly won his team with 42 off 23 while striking at 182.60 but was unable to cross the finish line. Among the bowlers, Sunil Narine was a standout going 2 for 25. Oval Invincible placed fourth in the previous year with 4 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no result from 8 matches.
In today’s match, Teams will be looking to get back on track after both losing their first encounters.
Welsh Fire: Joe Clarke, Tom Banton (wk), Ben Duckett (c), Sam Hain, Ollie Pope, Joshua Cobb, Ryan Higgins, Adam Zampa, Jake Ball, Noor Ahmad, David Payne.
Oval Invincibles: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Billings(wk/c), Sam Curran, Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs.
Welsh Fire: 0
Oval Invincibles: 1
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 23°C and humidity will be 63%. The speed of the wind will be around 12 km/h and the sky will be Sunny.
The surface of the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff 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 the powerplay. The skippers will look for a chase after winning the toss.
Match Time: 06:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: SONY TEN Network, Sony LIV app
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.