The Hundred Men’s 2021 – Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire – 4th Match Preview
As the action continues, The Hundred will host a doubleheader. Eight teams are competing in the Hundred 2021, and the two competing in this match will be the last to begin their campaign. The Northern Superchargers and Welsh Fire will open their accounts against each other in the hopes of starting on a winning note.
Because each team has only eight matches, getting off to a good start in the Hundred can be crucial.
The game will take place on July 24, 2021, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Match Details to Know
Match: Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire, The Hundred Men’s, 2021
Date: July 24, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire Team Previews
The Northern Superchargers have a very strong batting lineup, and we believe they couldn’t have asked for a better place to start than Trent Bridge. Chris Lynn is one of three Australian male cricketers who are still competing in the Hundred, and you’d think this format would be right up his alley.
He can begin smashing the ball from the very first ball, and he has full permission to do so in this tournament.
Other batsmen on the team include Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, and Faf du Plessis. Adam Lyth is one of England’s most underappreciated T20 batsmen. We believe he has the potential to make a significant impact in the Hundred as well.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook are also excellent hitters with a high strike rate. Faf du Plessis can take some time getting going so it will be interesting to see how he adapts to this shorter format of the game.
The Northern Superchargers’ bowling options are also quite good. Adil Rashid, Callum Parkinson, David Willey, Mujeeb ur Rahman, and Brydon Carse should all be in the starting lineup for the first match.
There are some world-class spinners in the lineup, but an extra fast bowler to bowl at the end would have been useful.
Northern Superchargers Squad
Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis(c), Ben Stokes, John Simpson(w), Harry Brook, Jordan Thompson, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ben Raine, Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Callum Parkinson, Matty Potts
Adam Lyth and Chris Lynn are expected to open the batting, with Faf du Plessis batting at No. 3 and Stokes following. Mujeeb Ur-Rahman, who has a strong track record in the T20s, is also expected to play.
Predicted XI: Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis, Ben Stokes, John Simpson, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Ben Raine, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse
Welsh Fire is an underrated team entering the Hundred 2021, but it also has some very dangerous batsmen. Jonny Barstow is one of the world’s fastest starters, and his ability to hit boundaries straight out is astounding. He has a chance to win the game if he spends any significant amount of time at the crease.
He’ll be joined on the field by Tom Banton, another ferocious hitter who has recently slipped in form. The team also includes Ollie Pope and Glenn Phillips. Glenn Phillips had one of the best periods of run-scoring in the T20 Blast 2021 season, while Pope has been good but not outstanding in recent matches. He has three consecutive 94-point scores, so he should be in good spirits.
Without Kieron Pollard in the lineup, Jimmy Neesham will have to fill in as the power hitter.
Overall, a solid batting lineup, but perhaps lacking in-depth when compared to the Northern Superchargers.
When compared to some of the other teams in the Hundred, the bowling appears to be a bit weak. Some of the bowlers in the lineup include Jake Ball, Qais Ahmad, Liam Plunkett, and Ryan Higgins.
Ball plays a lot at Trent Bridge, and bowlers will try to cut one side of the field out for the batsmen by bowling around the wicket wide of the off-stump. It is a successful strategy that can pay off.
Welsh Fire Squad
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Ben Duckett, James Neesham, David Lloyd, Liam Plunkett, Matthew Critchley, Qais Ahmad, Jake Ball, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Higgins, Ollie Pope, Joshua Cobb, Leus du Plooy
Jonny Bairstow, Ben Duckett, and Tom Banton should bat in the middle order. David Llyod is fit to play and should make an appearance as well.
Predicted XI: Ben Duckett, Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Glenn Phillips, David Lloyd, James Neesham, Ian Cockbain, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Qais Ahmed, David Payne
Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. We believe it should be regarded as a significant advantage.
Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire Pitch and Conditions
The weather forecast for Nottingham on match day is favorable, and we should be able to play the entire game. The pitch for this match will be ideal for batting. The surface will have a nice even pace and some bounce that the batsmen can feed off. Small boundaries and a quick outfield should all contribute to a high-scoring game.
In this match, we could see between 160 and 170 points scored.
Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire Betting Tips
We’ll bet on the Northern Superchargers to win this game. They have a more powerful batting lineup, and their bowling isn’t bad either. While Welsh Fire has some dangerous players, it lacks the depth required to compete in the Hundred consistently.
Northern Superchargers are the favorite to win.