Welsh Fire will face London Spirit in match number 28 of Hundred played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 20th August 2023. After a bright start to the tournament, Welsh Fire is losing momentum slipping down to 7th in the points table.
Welsh Fire must win this match to have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stage. They slipped down to 7th place with 5 points including 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-result. Fire lost to Trent Rockets in their previous match by 4 runs. On the other hand, London Spirit is in number 5th position with 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 no-result. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf will not take part in the tournament due to Pakistan versus Afghanistan ODI series starting on 22nd August 2023.
London Spirit registered 13 runs victory over the Northern Superchargers side. They need to do well in this match and stay in touch to qualify for the knockouts.
Details– The Hundred 2023, Match 28, Welsh Fire vs London Spirit
Venue– Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date and Time– 20th August, 10.30 PM
The previous match was a closely fought affair between Welsh Fire and Trent Rockets at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 14th August 2023. Trent Rockets posted 152 for 6 in 100 deliveries thanks to Colin Munro’s unbeaten 66 while Welsh Fire fell short of the target by 4 runs. Joe Clarke was the top scorer for the Welsh Fire side with 54 but could not take them home.
This will be the last encounter for the Welsh Fire side at Cardiff. It promises to be an exciting encounter between two good-quality teams.
Welsh Fire (WF) vs London Spirit (LS)- Predicted Playing XI
Stephen Eskanzi, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Clarke, Luke Wells, Tom Abell (C), Glenn Phillips, David Willey, Roelf van der Merwe, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Jake Ball.
Zak Crawley, Adam Rossington, Dan Lawerence (C), Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, Ravi Bopara, Matt Critchley, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Worrall.
Fantasy Team Selection – Welsh Fire vs London Spirit
Team 1– Jonny Bairstow (C), Zak Crawley, Joe Clarke, Matthew Wade, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, David Willey, Jordan Thompson, Roelf Van der Merwe, Nathan Ellis(VC), Matt Henry.
Team 2– Stephen Eskanzi (VC), Adam Rossington, Dan Lawerence (C), Luke Wells, Ravi Bopara, Tom Abell, Matt Critchley, Lockie Ferguson, Liam Dawson, Jake Ball, Daniel Worrall.