The Welsh Fire will lock horns with London Spirit in Match 32 of the Hundred Men’s 2021 on Wednesday, August 18 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Both the teams have already been eliminated from the final run & this encounter is nothing but a dead rubber. However, the loser of this match will end up in the last position in the tournament.
The Welsh Fire have started with two victories but since then haven’t won a single match as Jonny Bairstow left the team to participate in the ENG vs IND tets series. Led by Ben Duckett, the team is on a five-match losing streak & is placed in the seventh position on the Points Table. In their previous match, table toppers Southern Brave defeated Welsh Fire by eight wickets.
On the other hand, the London spirit’s campaign in the Hundred Tournament is not less than a nightmare. In their previous clash, they lost to Oval Invincibles by two wickets. If they win today’s match, they will have a chance to occupy the sixth position in the Hundred’s Points Table.
Match: Welsh Fire vs London Spirit, The Hundred Men’s 2021
Date: August 18, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Conditions will be cloudy with no predictions of rain. The temperature will range between 17 to 19 degrees Celsius during the match while the humidity will be in the 60s.
The total of 150-160 at Sophia Gardens suggests that a high-scoring match is on cards. Two out of three matches have ended in the favor of the team chasing the target in Cardiff. So the team winning the toss could opt to bowl first.
Predicted Playing XIs
David Lloyd, Tom Banton (w), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett (c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Graeme White, Qais Ahmad, Luke Fletcher, David Payne
Adam Rossington (w), Joe Denly, Josh Inglis, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane
Both the Welsh Fire & the London Spirit have struggled to display good performance in The Hundred. However, Welsh Fire has a strong batting line-up as compared to the London Spirit. There are sheer chances of Welsh Fire ending the match on a high note.
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