SOB vs WEF Match Preview

With Finn Allen and Devon Conway opening the batting, the Southern Brave will be looking forward to getting a brisk start from them. Allen looked in good form in the last match, scoring 27 runs but squandered away a good start.

There are some clean strikers of the ball in the middle order, including James Vince and Tim David, but the team does lack depth in its batting. Vince, in particular, has been one of the most consistent performers on the franchise circuit for some time and could be someone to watch out for in this match.

There is plemnty of depth in the pace attack as there are plenty of options to choose from, including Chris Jordan, Tymall Mills, Craig Overton, George Garton, and James Fuller. Rehan Ahmed is the lone specialist spinner on the team but he remained wicketless in the opening game.

Opener Luke Wells was in red-hot form for Welsh Fire as he scored 57 runs of just 23 deliveries to get his team to a big total. He will look for better support from his opening partner, Josh Clarke, who departed for a golden duck. With players like David Willey, David Payne, and Glenn Phillips coming in the middle order, the Welsh Fire has plenty of arsenal to propel itself.

Roelof van der Merwe is a handy all-rounder who can contribute well with the bat and the ball. He bowled well for Somerset in the recent season of Vitality T20 Blast and will look to emulate his performance. Pakistani speedsters Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi will lead the pace attack for Welsh Fire and will be supported by Ben Green and Payne. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be overcast with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at well-balanced and we can expect an even contest between the bat and the ball. There will be some movement early on and the batsmen will need to be patient. The ball does grip the surface a bit and aid the spinners. Anything over 150 will be a bit difficult to chase.

Notable stats

Glenn Phillips’ Consistent Batting

Glenn Phillips is one of the most consistent performers for Welsh Fire with the bat. He has scored 233 runs at an average of 33.28 and a strike rate of 147.46.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SOB vs WEF Probable 11

SOB Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • James Vince (C)
  • Leus Du Plooy
  • Tim David
  • James Fuller
  • Chris Jordan
  • George Garton
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Craig Overton
  • Tymall Mills

WEF Playing 11

  • Tom Abell (C)
  • Joe Clarke (Wk)
  • Stevie Eskinazi
  • Luke Wells
  • Glenn Phillips
  • David Willey
  • David Payne
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Ben Green
  • Haris Rauf
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing Welsh Fire to win this match. They have managed to put together a strong squad this season and showcased their capabilities in the opening match. The team has plenty of depth in its batting and there are many bowlers to choose from, which gives them the edge. 


Top Picks

David Payne: David Payne is the leading wicket-taker for Welsh Fire, with wickets in 16 matches. His economy rate is good too, at 1.71 runs per over.

Luke Wells: Wells was in brilliant form in the opening fixture, scoring 57 runs from just 23 deliveries. We can expect another good inning from him.

James Vince: Vince is the leading run-scorer for Southern Brave and has scored 368 runs so far in 17 innings. His knocks include 3 half-centuries. 


SOB vs WEF Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway, F Allen

Batters: J Vince, G Phillips, L du Plooy

All-rounders: D Willey, L Wells (VC)

Bowlers: S Afridi (C), C Jordan, D Payne, R van der Merwe

SOB vs WEF Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction