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The Hundred: WF vs OI, Match Preview, Pitch Report, Match Detail and Match Prediction

The Hundred, Six Sports

WF VS OI PREVIEW: fifth match of The Hundred tournament will be played in the Sofia Gardens in Cardiff where Welsh Fire and Oval Invincibles will face each other. Welsh Fire didn’t make the best beginnings to the tournament this year. In their first match, they were defeated by the current champions, the Southern Brave. They’ll be waiting to make a comeback in the contest.

Meanwhile Oval Invincibles have also yet to taste the victory in the tournament. In the 1st match they lost it to London Spirits, though the contest was closer but it completely showed the failure of their top order batsman. Sam Billing led side would be keen to register their first win in the 2nd Edition of The Hundred Tournament. 

The Hundred: WF vs OI
Pitch Report

The match will be played at Sophia Gardens, where the pitch has something for both batsmen and bowlers. Batsmen need to play the ball under the eyes in the start as the bowler can move the ball in the beginning of a few overs and later on they can play their shots.

Probable Playing XI:
Welsh Fire
Josh Cobb ©, Tom Banton (wk), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Ollie Pope, Ryan Higgins, Adam Zampa, Jake Ball, David Payne, Noor Ahmad.

Oval Invincibles
Sam Billings (c & wk), Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs.

Match Details

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 
Time: 6: 30 PM IST
Date: Saturday, 7th August 2022
Streaming Platform: FanCode

Match Prediction

Both teams have yet to win their first match, Cricket fans should be ready to witness a high scoring thriller. Oval Invincibles look a more balanced side comparatively and would be keen to register their first win.

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