Only two matches left for each club in the Hundred 2021, and the table is still so tightly packed that places will change until the last match of the group stage is played. Southern Brave has rebounded from a sluggish start to win three of its last three games. It will face a squad that has experienced the opposite results.
Welsh Fire started the season with two victories but has subsequently lost four of its following five games. Surprisingly, one of the victories occurred early in the Hundred 2021 against the Southern Brave. The game will take place on August 11, 2021, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Match Details to Note
Match: Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire, the Hundred 2021
Date and Time: August 11, 2021, Wednesday, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Team Previews
Southern Brave has built its club around a core of highly good English players, which has proven to be a successful strategy. It took some time to establish the perfect balance, but it has been on a run in recent games. The international players in Southern Brave are also doing well and creating an impression.
Quinton de Kock has the most runs, with 123. His top score of 72 not out came in the previous match, and he also has the most sixes in the squad. Look for ‘To Hit A Six’ betting markets or Over/Under Total Runs bets. Quinton de Kock is in excellent form, and we will back him now that he has hit full gear.
Paul Stirling, Alex Davies, James Vince, Ross Whiteley, and Colin de Grandhhomme guarantee that the Southern Brave squad has more than enough depth to play freely and recover from any early defeats. Both Vince and Davies have more than 100 runs.
At the top of the order, Devon Conway has been replaced by Paul Stirling. We’re not great fans of Stirling, but he’ll score at a high rate nonetheless.
The Southern Brave appears to have displayed some selection genius in bowling. Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills are two of the best death bowlers in the world. So far in the Hundred 2021 season, they have taken 5 and 4 wickets without being too costly. Mills is currently the most economical bowler on the team.
Look for betting odds on Mills and Jordan to take wickets, since they are in a good position to do so.
Local English players George Garton, Jake Lintott, and Danny Briggs have played admirably under duress and help fill out the assault.
Southern Brave Squad
Quinton de Kock(w), Paul Stirling, James Vince(c), Alex Davies, Ross Whiteley, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott, Max Waller, Liam Dawson, Delray Rawlins
In recent days, the Southern Brave has been on a roll. They haven’t lost a game and will be looking to pick up two important points against the Welsh Fire. Don’t anticipate them to change the winning combination for the match versus the Fire.
Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Quinton de Kock (wk), James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Whiteley, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott
Welsh Fire has only seemed to worsen as the Hundred has continued. In the previous match, it was defeated by Birmingham Phoenix by a score of 93 runs, as the whole batting line-up disintegrated. Since Jonny Bairstow’s absence, the batting has been a major issue. Ben Duckett has scored over 200 runs, and Glenn Phillips has struck a fifty, but the batting is not near as good as it needs to be.
The absence of runs from Tom Banton is a major issue because he was one of the guys on whom they were heavily relying. We believe the betting approach is straightforward in this case. Take out Ian Cockbain and Ben Duckett since they have been relatively consistent, and place your wager on the ‘Under’ for the rest of the batters. We utilized the Total Runs Over/Under betting markets for the Welsh Fire in the previous match and applied the same technique.
Welsh Fire’s bowling assault is likewise extremely poor. Qais Ahmad is the only player who has had any kind of influence on the series thus far. He has seven wickets and is the side’s most economical bowler who has bowled a considerable amount of overs. Jimmy Neesham and David Payne have both taken wickets, although both are quite costly.
In this match, things are not looking well for Welsh Fire.
Welsh Fire Squad
Tom Banton(w), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett(c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Graeme White, Qais Ahmad, Luke Fletcher, Matt Milnes, David Payne, Leus du Plooy, Joshua Cobb, Jake Ball, David Lloyd, Ryan Higgins, Matthew Critchley
So far in the tournament, the Welsh Fire has been hampered by injuries. They have players that have the ability to change game outcomes, but they haven’t clicked yet. Expect them to deploy the same lineup that faced the Phoenix in their previous game.
Playing XI: Tom Banton (wk), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett (c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Graeme White, Qais Ahmad, Luke Fletcher, Matt Milnes, David Payne
Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Toss Prediction
The team batting second has won both of the matches played at Southampton (plus two in the women’s Hundred). This signifies that the side that wins the coin toss will choose to field first.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather in Southampton is supposed to be ideal for cricket. For this match, we have good weather, a great surface, and a blazingly quick outfield. We can anticipate a high-scoring encounter with many fours and sixes being struck. If Welsh Fire can get its batting together, both teams will be able to score 150 or more runs.
Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire Match Prediction
In this match, we have no problem in backing the form team, Southern Brave. It boasts a better batting order, elite players who are in good form, and it is also playing at home. Welsh Fire looks to be superior in every element of the game.
Southern Brave is the favorite to win.