For tomorrow’s 5th match of The Hundred, it will be the Welsh Fire up against the Oval Invincibles. Both teams have lost their opening fixtures in this year’s tournament. Welsh Fire lost to Southern Brave by a big margin of 9 wickets. They could only muster 107 runs on the board and their only performer was Ben Duckett with 40 runs. Southern Brave had no issues chasing down the target and did so with 31 balls remaining. Only Jake Ball was successful in taking a wicket in the second innings.
Oval Invincibles on the other hand had to accept defeat at the hands of London Spirit who won by a slim margin of just three runs. In the first innings, London Spirit were able to make a score of 168 with Sunil Narine and Mohammad Hasnain taking one wicket apiece. In the second innings, Jordan Cox and Hilton Cartwright played some good knocks but it wasn’t enough to take the Invincibles past the finish line.
Thus, both teams will be looking to win their first matches and gain some crucial points in tomorrow’s match.
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Match Format: T20I, Match 5, T20I Tournament
Date: 7th August 2022
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Sophia Gardens is a well-balanced pitch for both batters and bowlers when it comes to white-ball games. But, batters made merry on this pitch last year with the average score being 139 in just eight games.
Team News & Injury Updates for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
As of now, there are no injuries on either side so we can expect both teams to be playing at full strength tomorrow.
Complete Squad for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
Noor Ahmad, Jake Ball, Tom Banton(wk), Jacob Bethell, Joe Clarke, Josh Cobb(c), Matthew Critchley, Leus du Plooy, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Ryan Higgins, David Miller, David Payne, Ollie Pope, George Scrimshaw, Naseem Shah, Adam Zampa
Sam Billings (c & wk), Danny Briggs, Pat Brown, Hilton Cartwright, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Mohammad Hasnain, Jack Haynes, Will Jacks, Jack Leaning, Matt Milnes, Sunil Narine, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Reece Topley
Probable Playing XI for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
Welsh Fire would have to win this game by a big margin if they are to get those two points. Having lost to Southern Brave by a margin of 9 wickets, it would be sorely hurting them at the moment.
Predicted Playing XI:
Joe Clarke, Tom Banton (wk), Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, San Hain, Josh Cobb (c), Ryan Higgins, Adam Zampa, Noor Ahmad, Jake Ball, David Payne
The Invincibles too would be feeling disheartened by their three-run loss to London Spirit. They would now be performing better than their opening match tomorrow.
Predicted Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Sam Billings (c & wk), Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain
Top Picks for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
The Welsh Fire player finished as the top run-scorer for his franchise with 232 runs in his eight matches. This season, he played a knock of 40 runs against Southern Brave in the opening match.
The Australian spinner is a very popular face in franchise T20 cricket and is an important part for Welsh Fire. But, he did not get any wicket against Southern Brave in the last match. However, he did make 10 runs to take his team’s score past 100.
Although he could not produce any magic in the last match, Banton is in great form recently as he has two half-centuries and a ton from his last five matches.
Jacks made only a single run in the opening match but he is also in great form and is one of the best hitters for the Invincibles.
The West Indian allrounder became the best bowler for the Invincibles in their last match. He gave away only 25 runs and also picked up two wickets in the match. He also gave nine dot balls in the first innings.
The English pacer had a very good international season this year and was successful in grabbing the wicket of Eoin Morgan in the opening match. He gave only 26 runs in the match. Therefore, he is going to be one of the best bowlers for the Invincibles against the Welsh Fire.
Players to avoid for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
The young spinner from Afghanistan played his first ever T20 franchise tournament but gave away 31 runs during his bowling and did not get any wickets.
The English batter is still struggling to get back in form and got a golden duck in the last match. He just needs one big score against his name in tomorrow’s match and he will be on his way to glory again.
Our Playing XI for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Tom Banton, Jordan Cox, Jason Roy, Ben Duckett (vc), Hilton Cartwright, Sunil Narine (c), Sam Curran, Ryan Higgins, Jake Ball, Adam Zampa, Tom Curran
Oval Invincibles look the stronger team for tomorrow’s match and can notch up their first points tomorrow.
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