WEF vs LOS Match Preview

This is a do-or-die encounter for the Welsh Fire men being led by Tom Abell. They lost the last game by a margin of 4 runs against Trent Rockets. The Welsh Fire men are currently situated way below in the points table at number 7 spot and have been inconsistent right throughout their campaign. They will be playing on their home ground and their captain will be keen to take advantage of this fact and keep their team alive for a place in the knockout stages of the competition. Welsh Fire have a pair of good opening batters and they can expect good contributions from players such as Johny Bairstow and Stephen Eskinazi.

Other players that will be looking to do well in their middle order are Joe Clarke, Luke Wells, Abell, and Stephen Eskinazi. But almost all these batters have proved to be inconsistent throughout the season. The Welsh team management will also be keen to get some useful contributions from the lower middle order from players such as David Willey, Roelof van der Merwe, and Glenn Phillips. Shaheen Shah Afridi has done a good job in the competition and his team will be expecting a good showing from him with the new ball together with David Willey.

The London Spirit team is led by Daniel Lawrence and they won the last match against Northern Superchargers by a margin of 13 runs to keep their aspirations to qualify for the next round alive. London Spirit men have also been inconsistent and they cannot afford to slip up in this game. They will be hoping for a good start to their innings from batters such as Adam Rossington and Zak Crawley. The pair has done a good job so far. The skipper Dan Lawrence is in good form as well and will be looking to build big partnerships with Daryl Mitchell and Matthew Wade.

Other lower middle-order batters such as Matthew Critchley and Ravi Bopara will also need to contribute runs in the lower middle order. Daniel Worrall has done a decent job with the ball and his team will need top spells from him together with Jordon Thompson, especially with the new ball. Other bowlers such as Nathan Ellis and Liam Dawson have been fairly inconsistent. The London Spirit management will be expecting some good contributions from form these bowlers. The supporting role with the bat lies with Critchley and Bopara.

Weather Report

Even though we may get some intermittent rain in the earlier portion of the day, the weather forecast is humid and sunny conditions most of the time. 

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer is likely to be two-paced at the venue of Cardiff. Any team batting first is likely to eye a score of over 160 runs on this track.

Notable stats

Adam Rossington has a terrific strike rate with the ball.

Adam Rossington has an average of 28.50 and a strike rate of 170.14 from his last 10 appearances for London Spirit.

Shaheen Afridi has a terrific strike rate with the ball for Welsh Fire men.

Shaheen Afridi has picked up 6 wickets from his last 6 games with a strike rate of 16.66.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury worries for both these sides at the moment.

WEF vs LOS Probable 11

WEF Playing 11

  • Tom Abell (C)
  • Stephen Eskinazi
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Joe Clarke (Wk)
  • Luke Wells
  • Glenn Phillips
  • David Willey
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Haris Rauf
  • Jake Ball

LOS Playing 11

  • Daniel Lawrence (C)
  • Zak Crawley
  • Adam Rossington (Wk)
  • Matthew Wade
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Michael-Kyle Pepper
  • Matthew Critchley
  • Liam Dawson
  • Chris Wood
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Daniel Worrall
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

Even though there is just a single point separating the two teams at the moment, London Spirit is going into the game with higher confidence. This is because they won the last match they played while the Welsh Fire lost their last couple of encounters in the tournament. Having said that, Welsh Fire men have a greater potential for producing big shows with players of the caliber of Haris Rauf, Johny Bairstow, and Shaheen Shah Afridi in their ranks. The London Spirit men do have a team that is suitable for this track, but Welsh Fire has a far better team man-to-man. We will bet with Welsh Fire to win this contest.

Top Picks

Stephen Eskinazi: Stephen Eskinazi has scored 141 runs from his last 6 appearances for Welsh Fire men with an average of 28.20 and a strike rate of 141.

Adam Rossington: Adam Rossington has scored 228 runs from his last 10 matches for London Spirit with an average of 28.50 and a strike rate of 170.14.

Shaheen Shah Afridi: Shaheen Shah Afridi has picked up 6 wickets from 6 games with a strike rate of 16.66.

Joe Clarke: Joe Clarke has looked good in recent games with 194 runs from his last 10 appearances for Welsh Fire men.

WEF vs LOS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Clarke , A Rossington

Batters: A Rossington, D Lawrence, S Eskinazi

All-rounders: L Dawson, D Willey (C), D Mitchell (VC)

Bowlers: S Afridi, N Ellis, H Rauf

WEF vs LOS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction