WFW vs MOW Match Preview

The Welsh Fire women's team finished right at the bottom of the points table last year similar to their male counterparts. But the team has managed to recruit a good set of players for the Hundred competition this year. You can expect them to be a lot more competitive this year. The Welsh Fire women's team has a lot of firepower in their batting order. There are players such as the Aussie Laura Harris, Hayley Matthews, and the English international Tammy Beaumont leading the batting charge for Welsh women.

Tammy Beaumont will lead the team in this competition so you can expect the side to be a lot more competitive. As far as the Welsh bowling attack is concerned you can expect the South African Shabnim Ismail to lead the attack. Ismail is one of the fastest bowlers out there in women's cricket. Another crucial bowler for Welsh is the slow left-arm orthodox bowler Alex Hartley. She has played for the English team on 32 occasions. The Welsh Fire women could win just a single game last year in The Hundred for Women.

Even though the Manchester Originals team managed to win just a couple of games during The Hundred for Women 2022 campaign, they ended up just a couple of points away from the playoffs. They have collected a good bunch of players this year and several pundits are expecting them to reach the next stages of the competition at least. The most significant contributor to the Manchester Originals women's team is expected to be South African opening batswoman Laura Wolvaardt. She has been impressive right throughout last year in the international games.

Some other batswomen such as Emma Lamb and Kathryn Bryce are also expected to make good contributions to the score this year. Manchester captain Sophie Ecclestone is regarded by many as the best spinner in the world in Women's cricket at the moment. Together with Amanda Jade Wellington, they form a useful spinning combination. Jade Wellington was the top wicket-taker in the competition last year as she picked up 17 dismissals. Manchester Originals women have won just a single game from their last 4 outings.

Weather Report

You can expect thundery showers during the game. But the pitch prepared at the venue of Cardiff makes for an exciting contest between bat and ball.

Pitch Report

The Sophie Gardens venue in the city of Cardiff, England will be hosting this game between Welsh Fire women and Manchester Originals women. Both these teams will be looking to win the all-important toss and bat first. It will be a good idea to bat first and put up an imposing total on the board. The average first innings total at this venue is 145 runs.

Notable stats

Deandra Dottin has a terrific strike rate average combination.

Deandra Dottin has a strike rate of 168.26 and an average of 58.33 in her last 5 games.

Claire Nicholas has a great strike rate of 13.33 with the ball.

Claire Nicholas has picked up 6 wickets in her last 6v appearances with the ball with a great strike rate of 13.33.

Team News

There are no injury worries reported so far. So, it appears as if the full teams will be available for selection.

WFW vs MOW Probable 11

WFW Playing 11

  • Hayley Matthews
  • Tammy Beaumont (C)
  • Sarah Bryce (Wk)
  • Emily Windsor
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Georgia Elwiss
  • Laura Harris
  • Alex Griffiths
  • Alex Hartley
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Claire Nicholas

MOW Playing 11

  • Laura Wolvaardt
  • Emma Lamb
  • Deandra Dottin
  • Kathryn Bryce
  • Amara Carr (Wk)
  • Katie George
  • Phoebe Graham
  • Ellie Threlkeld
  • Sophie Ecclestone (C)
  • Amanda-Jade Wellington
  • Mahika Gaur
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

If you consider the record of these two teams in the last year's Hundred, Manchester Originals will be hot favorites to win this game. They are also familiar with the ground conditions having played cricket at this venue. However, the Welsh Fire women have bolstered their batting by including Sophia Dunkley in their ranks this year. So, we will bet with Manchester Originals to win this game.

Top Picks

Deandra Dottin: Deandra Dottin has scored 175 runs in her last 5 games with an average of 58.33 and a strike rate of 168.26. She has also picked up 4 wickets in this period.

Sophie Ecclestone: Sophie Ecclestone has picked up 10 wickets from her last 10 appearances for Manchester Originals with a strike rate of 20.

Hayley Matthews: The West Indian Haley Matthews has scored 175 runs from her last 7 matches with an average of 25 and has also picked up 8 wickets with a strike rate of 15.50.

Tammy Beaumont: The Welsh captain has scored 146 runs from her last 7 appearances with an average of 24.33.

WFW vs MOW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Bryce

Batters: T Beaumont, L Wolvaardt, E Lamb, S Dunkley

All-rounders: H Matthews (C), D Dottin (VC), K Bryce

Bowlers: S Ecclestone, S Ismail, A Wellington

WFW vs MOW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction