WEF vs SOB Match Preview

Steve Eskinazi, who was promoted to the top of the order by Welsh Fire in the last match, played an excellent inning of 43 runs and put up a brisk 67-run partnership with Joe Clarke. The latter has played a couple of good innings but will need to be more consistent.

Luke Wells is the leading run-scorer for Welsh Fire with 95 runs. The form of Tom Abell and Glenn Phillips hasn’t been the best this season and it will be a bit of a concern for the team. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf make up for an excellent seam attack and have picked up 11 wickets between them.

However, they will be departing soon for international commitments and the Welsh Fire will be hoping to extract the most they can from the duo. They will be supported by Ben Green, David Payne, and David Willey. The team is a bit lacking in the spin department as Roelof van der Merwe is the only quality spinner available. 

The batting is an Achilles heel for the Southern Brave. Despite having specialist players like James Vince, Devon Conway, and Tim David, they haven’t been able to put up match-winning scores. Leus Du Plooy has done a decent job with the bat, scoring 75 runs, and is the second-highest run-getter for the team after Chris Jordan.

Jordon scored a brilliant 70 in the earlier fixture against Welsh Fire and was instrumental in leading his team to a win. However, his injury has left a big dent in the squad, as the team has also lost a prime seamer. In his absence, Craig Overton and Tymall Mills will lead the pace attack.

Both have picked up 4 wickets each. Rehan Ahmed is the specialist spinner but hasn’t been that effective so far. 

Weather Report

There is a forecast for rain which can lead to a shortened match. If the DLS does come into play, it might be a benefit for the chasing team. 

Pitch Report

The quicker bowlers will find some help from the pitch early on in the match. The weather is expected to remain overcast and will help the seamers get some swing too. However, the batsmen will find it easier to play their shots as the match progresses. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 140, which is a par score.

Notable stats

Tim David’s Explosive Batting

Tim David is known for his clean striking in white ball cricket. He has scored 147 runs in his Hundred career at a strike rate of 159.70.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


WEF vs SOB Probable 11

WEF Playing 11

  • Joe Clarke (Wk)
  • Luke Wells
  • Stevie Eskinazi
  • Tom Abell (C)
  • Glenn Phillips
  • David Willey
  • David Payne
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Haris Rauf
  • Ben Green
  • Roelof van der Merwe

SOB Playing 11

  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Finn Allen
  • James Vince (C)
  • Leus du Plooy
  • Joe Weatherley
  • Tim David
  • James Fuller
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Craig Overton
  • Tymall Mills
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 the Welsh Fire to win this match. They have performed well so far and have lost just 1 of their 4 fixtures. They were defeated by the Brave earlier this season and will be eager to exact revenge. On the other hand, Southern Brave is missing their hero from that match, Chris Jordan, and has struggled to perform consistently. 


Top Picks

Luke Wells: Luke Wells is the leading run-scorer for Welsh this season and has scored 95 runs at a strike rate of 172.72.

Leus du Plooy: du Plooy has been a consistent performer in the Hundred, scoring 312 runs at a strike rate of 139.28.

David Willey: David Willey is a reliable all-rounder for the Welsh Fire. He has scored 65 runs and also picked up 3 wickets this season. 


WEF vs SOB Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Clarke

Batters: J Vince, S Eskinazi, L du Plooy

All-rounders: D Willey (C), C Overton, B Green, L Wells

Bowlers: S Afridi (VC), H Rauf, R van der Merwe

WEF vs SOB Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction