The 18th match of the Hundred Women’s Competition 2022 will be played between Welsh Fire and Northern Superchargers on August 26 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The match will start at 8 PM IST.
This will be the fifth match of the tournament for both teams. While Northern Superchargers have won two out of their four matches, Welsh Fire, on the other hand, have failed to register a single win. Northern Superchargers have defeated London Spirit and Manchester Originals, while they have gone down to Oval Invincibles and Birmingham Phoenix. Welsh Fire have been pipped by Birmingham Phoenix, Manchester Originals, Southern Brave, and London Spirit.
Northern Superchargers: Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson-Richards, Alyssa Healy, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Kalea Moore, Jemimah Rodrigues, Liz Russell, Linsey Smith, Laura Wolvaardt, Jenny Gunn, Lucy Higham, Heather Graham, Bethany Harmer, Rachel Slater
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Fi Morris, Sarah Bryce, Hannah Baker, Lauren Filer, Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Georgia Hennessy, Hayley Matthews, Claire Nicholas, Nicola Carey
Players to watch out for
The right-handed opening batter of Northern Superchargers won the player of the match for her match winning batting performance in her last match against Manchester Originals. She scored an unbeaten 90 off 49 balls, including 13 boundaries and two sixes. She led the run chase from the front and guided her team to a seven-wicket win chasing 161.
The right arm leg spinner from Northern Superchargers was the pick of the bowlers for her side in her last appearance against Manchester Originals. She struck with 21/1 in her full set of 20 balls. She was not only one of the most successful bowlers but also the most economical bowler for her team.
The right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Welsh Fire top scored in her last outing against London Spirit. She muscled 33 runs off 25 balls, including five boundaries and a six. In the process, she stitched a 46-run opening partnership with Tammy Beaumont to lay a solid foundation for the team.
The right arm off spinner of Welsh Fire was one of the only two wicket-takers for her team in the last match against London Spirit. She scalped 18/1 in 15 balls. She opened the bowling with Alex Hartley and bowled well at the start of the innings. She showed good control bowling with the new ball.
This will be the third match of the tournament at this venue. The teams batting first have won both the matches. The average first innings score is 142 and the average second innings score is 125. Batters will enjoy batting on this surface. Expect a high scoring contest.
The weather is expected to see times of clouds and sun. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 22 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover will be 69 percent with 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Sarah Bryce, Laura Wolvaardt, Tammy Beaumont, Bess Heath, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson-Richards, Annabel Sutherland, Claire Nicholas, Alex Hartley, Katie Levick
Date: August 26, 2022
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Live streaming: Fan Code
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