WFW vs SBW Match Preview

It has been a terrific competition so far for the Welsh women's team. They had to put aside the disappointment of getting an abandoned match against Manchester Originals behind them. But the side responded with 3 victories in a row. In a game played on Thursday, the Welsh Fire women managed to win by a margin of 3 runs with their top 3 batswomen making notable contributions. The Welsh Fire women's skipper Tammy Beaumont was the top run-getter with 59 runs from 40 deliveries with Sophia Dunkley and Hayley Matthews scoring 25 and 23 runs respectively showcasing their talent.

In their last match against Birmingham Phoenix women, the Welsh Fire team restricted the Phoenix team to a score of 134 runs for the loss of 4 wickets while chasing a win. It could easily have turned out to be a loss for the Welsh Fire women but Shabnim Ismail had other ideas. During the chase, Phoenix was 131 for 1 with just 3 deliveries left. Ismail picked up an incredible hat trick to provide a win for her team. Welsh Fire women will target a 4th successive victory in this game and consolidate their position at the top of the points table.

It is a huge game for Southern Brave women. They are up against a team that is in great touch and they were also beaten in their last match against this opposition. Apart from that defeat, Southern Brave women have managed to beat the teams of Northern Superchargers, London Spirit, and Trent Rockets. They completely outplayed London Spirit in their last encounter. They will need to thank the services of Maia Bouchier for this win at Lord's. While chasing a score of 105 from 85 balls, Bouchier hit 63 runs from 42 balls with 10 boundaries.

Even though the Southern Brave women managed to restrict their opposition London Spirit women to a score of 104 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, there were only a couple of wicket-takers in this bowling attack. The England international Lauren Bell picked up 1 wicket for 24 runs. However, it was the off-spin bowling from Georgia Adams that turned the tables. She returned with figures of 4 for 11 in this game. Southern Brave women have also won 3 out of their last 4 contests in The Hundred for Women.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for the match is not too good. Heavy showers are expected during the contest. We are likely to get rain right throughout the day.

Pitch Report

This match between Welsh Fire women and Southern Brave women will be hosted at the Sophia Gardens venue in Cardiff. It is the 17th game of The Hundred for women, we will get a matchup between Southern Brave women and Welsh Fire women. All said and done the pitch for this match will provide some assistance to the bowlers as well. 

Notable stats

Shabnim Ismail has a terrific bowling average.

Shabnim Ismail has picked up 6 wickets from 3 games with an average of 11.83.

Smriti Mandhana has a good batting average.

Smriti Mandhana has scored 355 runs from 12 games with an average of 35.50.

Team News

There are no apparent injury worries for either of the teams. 

WFW vs SBW Probable 11

WFW Playing 11

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

SBW Playing 11

  • Smriti Mandhana
  • Danielle Wyatt
  • Maia Bouchier
  • Georgia Adams
  • Freya Kemp
  • Chloe Tryon
  • Maitlan Brown
  • Kalea Moore
  • Anya Shrubsole (C)
  • Rhianna Southby (Wk)
  • Lauren Bell
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

Considering the current form of these two teams, you can bet with table toppers Welsh Fire women to win this game. The Welsh Fire top order batting has provided some clinical performances during the competition. The bowling is also looking good with Alex Griffiths and Shabnim Ismail bowling great spells. The Welsh Fire team will be looking to extend their winning streak in this home fixture. We will bet with Welsh Fire to win the contest.

Top Picks

Smriti Mandhana: Smriti Mandhana is a southpaw and she has scored 355 runs from 12 innings with an average of 35.50.

Georgia Adams: Georgia Adams has collected a haul of 19 scalps from her last 12 games with an excellent average of 13.15.

Danni Wyatt: Danni Wyatt is a right-handed batswoman who has scored 303 runs in her last 12 games for Southern Brave women with an average of 27.54.

Shabnim Ismail: Shabnim Ismail picked up a hat trick in her last appearance for Welsh Fire women to win the game for her team. You can bet on her to be among the wickets again.

WFW vs SBW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Bryce

Batters: T Beaumont, D Wyatt, S Mandhana, S Dunkley, M Bouchier

All-rounders: H Matthews (VC), G Adams (C), C Tryon

Bowlers: A Shrubsole, S Ismail

WFW vs SBW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction