Match: Welsh Fire Women vs Southern Brave Women, (WEL-W vs BRV-W, 14th Match)
Date: August 22, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
The 14th match of the women’s Hundred 2022 will witness Welsh Fire taking on Southern Brave. Fire will host the contest at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Monday, August 22nd.
Welsh Fire are reeling at the bottom of the table, having lost both their games in this edition. After losing by 19 runs against Phoenix, they failed to chase in the second game against Originals as well, falling short by 11 runs.
Barring Alex Hartley, who picked 1 for 17 in her 20 balls, Welsh Fire bowlers failed to make any impact as they conceded 156/2 in the first innings. Chasing the target, Hayley Matthews and Tammy Beaumont provided them a great platform with a 110-run partnership in 72 balls. Matthews was dismissed for a terrific 69 off 41, with 47 needed off 27. Beaumont remained unbeaten on 45 but it came off 42 balls as she could not switch the gears.
Southern Brave women are unbeaten in the competition, winning three out of three and occupying the second spot with a net run-rate of 0.569. They’re coming off a 9-run victory over Originals in their most recent fixture.
Smriti Mandhana scored a fantastic 43 off 25 at the top of the order while her opening partner Danni Wyatt added 31 off 24. Useful 20s from Sophia Dunkley and Maia Bouchier helped them to 136/5. Originals were in a strong position, needing 35 off 23 with eight wickets in hand when Brave pulled things back. Amanda-Jade Wellington picked 3 for 27 whereas Lauren Bell snared 2 for 17 in her spell as they held their nerves well in the end overs.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WEL-W vs BRV-W, 14th Match
Women’s players found it hard to score at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff last year, with the average first innings score of just 107 in four innings. One women’s game has been played here this year, with over 300 runs across two innings.
The weather in Cardiff is likely to be cloudy on Monday afternoon, with a possibility of showers. There’s a 60% chance of precipitation with the temperature around 21°C.
Welsh Fire Women – Expected XI and Team News
Welsh Fire do not have a great bowling attack, mostly reliant on Alex Hartley and Hayley Matthews. Their batting unit comprises Tammy Beaumont, Matthews, Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland. A change or two could be on the cards.
Probable XI – Tammy Beaumont (c), Hayley Matthews, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Fran Wilson, Sarah Bryce (wk), Fi Morris, Katie George, Lauren Filer, Alex Hartley, Claire Nicholas
Southern Brave Women – Expected XI and Team News
Southern Brave went with an unchanged XI in the last game. In Smriti Mandhana, Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley and Tahlia McGrath they have a strong batting unit. Lauren Bell, Anya Shrubsole, Amanda Wellington, Freya Kemp, Georgia Adams and McGrath form a potent bowling attack.
Probable XI – Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Tahlia McGrath, Maia Bouchier, Georgia Adams, Carla Rudd (wk), Freya Kemp, Amanda Wellington, Anya Shrubsole (c), Lauren Bell
Head to head record of WEL-W vs BRV-W
Total Encounters – 2
Southern Brave – 2
Welsh Fire won – 0
14th Match: Five players to watch out for in the WEL-W vs BRV-W match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Smriti Mandhana: Batter, Southern Brave
Smriti Mandhana smashed 46 off 25 against Invincibles and followed it up with 43 off 25 against Originals in the last game. The left hand batter has an outstanding record in the shorter format, having amassed over 4100 runs at an average of 28 while striking at nearly 130. Mandhana has two hundreds and 28 fifties in the format.
Hayley Matthews: All-rounder, Welsh Fire
Hayley Matthews is coming off a superb knock against Manchester, where she slammed 69 runs in just 41 balls. The West Indian all-rounder has done well in the shorter format, scoring over 2700 runs at an average of 19 and picking 138 wickets at an economy of 6.38.
Lauren Bell: Bowler, Southern Brave
The fast bowler has been mighty impressive in recent times. Lauren Bell was excellent in the previous fixture, claiming two wickets and conceding just 17 runs in 20 balls. She has 30 wickets in all T20s at an economy of under 7. Bell has snared 15 wickets in the Hundred from 12 matches.
Tammy Beaumont: Batter, Welsh Fire
Tammy Beaumont has amassed nearly 4000 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 24 and strike rate of 104. She has one hundred and 19 fifties in the format. The opening batter has been able to score at a quick rate in the ongoing tournament but has occupied the crease, scoring 39 and 45* in two matches.
Danni Wyatt: Batter, Southern Brave
Danni Wyatt has smashed 299 runs in her last 10 T20 innings at an average of 33 while striking at an excellent 138. She has been superb in the Hundred, scoring 110 runs and picking two wickets from three games. Wyatt has over 5000 runs in the format with three hundreds and 24 fifties.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
There will be no live telecast of The Hundred in India. However, you can watch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave women’s clash at 7:30 PM IST.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.