Can Southern Brave break into the top 3 with a win against Welsh Fire?

Southern Brave

Welsh Fire and Southern Brave, who have yet to make an impact on the competition, will face off in The Hundred Men’s 2023 in a game that is crucial for each of these teams. This will be the fifth game for each of these teams and the 17th overall in the tournament.

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The match will be held at Cardiff’s stunning Sophia Gardens Stadium. On Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 10:30 p.m. IST, the game will start. It is quite doubtful that we will see a full match of two 100-ball innings because the weather forecast for the game is not favorable.

If the weather permits, there will be a few entertaining mini-battles, including Luke Wells vs. Rehan Ahmed and James Vince vs. Shaheen Shah Afridi. The matchup between the Southern Brave’s top-order batting and the Welsh Fire’s pace bowling will be fascinating.

Welsh Fire vs. Southern Brave: Probable Lineups

Jonny Bairstow, the Welsh Fire’s star batter, is expected to join the squad as soon as possible. In the starting 11, he will be a direct replacement for wicketkeeper Joe Clarke. We do not foresee any other lineup changes for the upcoming game as the team continues to project a dangerous presence.

Luke Wells, Joe Clarke/Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stevie Eskinazi, Tom Abell (c), Glenn Phillips, David Willey, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, David Payne, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Haris Rauf

Chris Jordan, the team’s second-game MVP, will likely miss at least a week of league play due to injury. In the previous game, Joe Weatherley took his position, and we anticipate that he will continue to play with the rest of the group.

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), James Vince (c), Joe Weatherley, Leus du Plooy, Tim David, George Garton, James Fuller, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, and Tymal Mills

Welsh Fire vs. Southern Brave: Who will win?

Since these two teams already played each other in tournament match 5 in Southampton, this will be a reverse match in this event. Due to a Chris Jordan special, the host team, the Southern Brave, won that game. We anticipate a thrilling game, but we believe the host team, Welsh Fire, will prevail over Southern Brave this time.