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Southern Brave vs Welsh Fire, The Hundred Men, Today Match Prediction 03 August 2022

The Rose Bowl, Southampton

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Title defense for Southern Brave will begin against Welsh Fires in the season’s opener at The Rose Bowl.

  • Vitality Blast’s top run scorer; James Vince is a key batter for Southern Brave who scored 229 runs in the 10 matches of the last season while captaining this franchise.
  • James Neesham has been a star all-rounder for Welsh Fires. He picked up 7 wickets last season in 7 innings.
  • Both teams won 1 match each in the head-to-head battle during last season.

We predict that Welsh Fires will defeat Southern Brave!

Tournament: The Hundred Men | Format: THE HUNDRED | Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton | Toss: To Bat

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Southern Brave will face Welsh Fires at The Rose Bowl, Southampton in a season’s opener. The defending champions Southern Brave had dominated the last season and will be looking forward to carrying that momentum in this season as well.

The addition of Quinton de Kock, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, and Dan Moriarty to a squad gives a good balance for Southern Brave this season whereas Welsh Fires brought Joe Clarke, Adam Zampa, David Miller, and Naseem Shah to strengthen their unit. 

Both teams have built solid batting as well as bowling units for this season and the first test of this new buildup will take place on 3rd August at The Rose Bowl at Southampton. Southern Brave would like to claim the first win whereas Welsh Fires will try to overcome the failures of the last season during the first meet-up.

Southern Brave Preview

After a brilliant run in the last season of The Hundred, Southern Brave will be back in action against Welsh Fires in the first match of the new season at The Rose Bowl on 3rd August 2022. The team has added a few new faces to their squad and will be looking forward to maintaining their records.

Southern Brave faced Welsh Fires twice in the last season and ended up winning 1 game in the 2 meets. After losing their first game by 18 runs, they made a strong comeback to win the 2nd game by 8 wickets. They restricted Welsh Fires to 144 runs in 100 balls with the help of Jake Lintott and Danny Briggs’ 2 wickets each.

While chasing the target of 145 runs, Quinton de Kock (57 runs from 32 balls) and James Vince (53 runs from 39 balls), played superb knocks to secure an 8-wicket win over opponents. After a successful campaign in the last year, captain James Vince now has more responsibility to defend the title. He also won Vitality Blast 2022 as a captain.

The overall unit is looking strong with the addition of Joe Weatherley and Dan Moriarty to the squad. They would like to maintain the same squad which helped them to secure the first title of the hundred and will look out for these new players as a backup for each place in the squad.

Key players:
Quinton de Kock, James Vince, George Garton, Tymal Mills.

Southern Brave Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Paul Stirling, James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Joe Weatherley, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Jake Lintott.

Welsh Fire Preview

The kind of squad Welsh Fires had last season, they could easily qualify for the knockout stage, but unfortunately, plans didn’t work for them and they ended up at 6th place in the points table with just 3 wins from 8 games. They will be looking to bounce back in the new season where they will face Southern Brave in the first match.

With the help of captain Jonny Bairstow’s blistering 72 runs from 39 balls and James Neesham’s match-winning spell of 3 wickets for just 5 runs in 15 balls, Welsh Fires secured an 18-run win over Southern Brave in the first fixture. The team has a balanced middle-order batting unit and now with the addition of David Miller in the squad, they are looking more dangerous in death overs.

The inclusion of Adam Zampa in the squad will give strength to the team’s spin department. Captain Jonny Bairstow and New Zealand’s power-hitting batter Glenn Phillips had a brilliant run in their recent series and they will try to score quick runs in the upper order.

Quia Ahmed was the team’s leading wicket-taker in the last season and now gets the support of Naseem Shah in the bowling attack. The team has good depth in the batting unit and will try to clinch the first points in the season’s opener against the defending champions on 3rd August.

Key players:
Jonny Bairstow, James Neesham, Matt Critchley, Jake Ball.

Welsh Fire Predicted Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow(c, wk), Tom Banton, Ben Duckett, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Matt Critchley, Josh Cobb, Quis Ahmed, Jake Ball, David Payne.

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Weather Conditions

The weather will be partly cloudy on the match day, with a 20-30% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 25°C -12°C  range.

Venue Details

The Rose Bowl in Southampton will host this match. This ground is one of the prime grounds in England and has a capacity of 6500. The ground has conducted a few international games as well as it is mainly used for domestic purposes. 

Toss: To Bat

This ground has conducted 11 T20I matches. This ground is mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast and County Championship. The pitch favors bowlers, and it’s easy to defend the targets on this ground. The records are in favor of the team who defends the target, as the team who chose to bat first has emerged victorious in the last 3 games.

By looking at the current form of players from both the squads, Welsh Fires are looking like a strong unit in front of Southern Brave. Few additions like David Miller and Adam Zampa have strengthened their squad and they have an upper hand over the defending champions in the first game.

We predict that Welsh Fires will defeat Southern Brave!


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