Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 PM IST
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Welsh Fire and Southern Brave will face each other in match number 8 of the Hundred Men's Championship at Cardiff. Both the teams have had played just a solitary match in the competition so far but were on the contrasting ends as far as the results are concerned. Although Welsh registered a 5-run win in their season opener, the Southern Brave side were comprehensively beaten by 9 wickets. In this game, Welsh would look to continue their winning run while Southern Brave will try and press the reboot button, wanting to get that match out of the system and start afresh, working on their mistakes.
Little has been seen from the players in this competition as both the teams have played just a match here. However, their form in the Vitality Blast competition could be a good indicator of how they can perform in this game. Hence the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Glenn Phillips become an essential pick in one's fantasy team.
Bairstow was not only the top scorer for Welsh Fire in the opening game, he was also in good nick in the T20 Blast competition and will also fetch points behind the wickets. He could be vital contender to be the captain/vice-captain of the side. Similarly, James Neesham was also in great form in the Blast and would make it any fantasy side.
Alex Davies, second highest run-scorer in the opening game and a keeping option should also not be missed. Moreover, Chris Jordan, Colin de Grandhomme, Matthew Critchley all can be considered for their all-round abilities with Jake Ball, Qais Ahmad, George Garton among others to be considered for the bowlers' role.
Probable Playing XI:
Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow (c & wk), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Matthew Critchley, Liam Plunkett, Qais Ahmad, Jake Ball, David Payne
James Vince (c), Devon Conway, Alex Davies (wk), Delray Rawlins, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Whiteley, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Alex Davies
Batters: Devon Conway, James Vince, Glenn Phillips
All-rounders: James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Colin de Grandhomme, Matthew Critchley
Bowlers: Jake Ball, Qais Ahmad,, George Garton, Tymal Mills
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