WFW vs TRW Match Preview

After registering three victories in a row, the Welsh Fire women finally lost a game to Southern Brave women. This was a last-ball defeat and as a result, the Southern Brave team has positioned itself above the Welsh Fire women in the points tally. Southern Brave women are just a single point ahead of Welsh Fire women at the moment after five games. Getting runs on the board has never been an issue for the Welsh Fire team in the competition thus far. We have witnessed several good contributions from players such as Sophia Dunkley who hit 50 runs in the last game from 33 balls.

Sarah Bryce also scored a 44 not out from 36 balls against the Southern Brave women. While defending this moderate total, the Welsh Fire bowlers took the game to the last ball and picked up 8 of the opposition's wickets. But the Southern Brave women held on to their nerve to record a victory in the 17th game. The best bowler for Welsh Fire women was again Shabnim Ismail who picked up 2 wickets for 19 runs. She was well supported during this effort by Georgia Elwiss and Freya Davies who also picked up a couple of wickets each.

After a couple of defeats and an abandonment from their three opening games of the competition, the Trent Rockets women finally put together the first victory of their campaign in a game against Saturday against London Spirit women. They managed to win this game by a margin of 5 wickets with as many as 14 balls to spare. They will have to thank their captain for taking the team to their target in the 15th game of the season. Nat Sciver succeeded in hitting 4 sixes and 9 fours on her way to a brilliant 81 from 41 balls.

Trent Rockets women have a lot of depth in their batting order. As far as their bowling attack is concerned Kirstie Gordon has succeeded in picking up 4 wickets thus far in the competition. She recorded the best figures of 2 for 19 in the game at Lord's over the weekend. Bryoni Smith and Alana King have both picked up a wicket apiece against the team of London Spirit women. If you look at the last 3 games played by Trent Rockets women you will find that their lost just a single game.

Weather Report

It is expected that we will get cloud cover during the game to be played at Cardiff later today. There is a good chance that showers will come down during the match. So, batting on this track might not be quite so easy and batters will have to concentrate on collecting runs here. Any team batting first will look to score 140 runs on this surface.

Pitch Report

You will find Sophia Gardens in Cardiff to be a big venue. This has presented several challenges to the batters over the years. Due to the big boundaries, batters prefer to not play the ball in the air. There is some help available for the speedsters from this pitch especially early on in the match. There is some assistance available for the spinners as well as you can get turn and bounce.

Notable stats

Sarah Bryce has a great strike rate with the bat.

Sarah Bryce has scored 195 runs from her last 9 games with an average of 39.00.

Shabnim Ismail has a terrific recent average.

Shabnim Ismail has picked up 8 wickets from her last 4 matches with an average of 11.25.

Team News

There are no recent injury updates available for the game. So, the whole team will be up for selection.

WFW vs TRW Probable 11

WFW Playing 11

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

TRW Playing 11

  • Nat Sciver-Brunt (C)
  • Lizelle Lee (Wk)
  • Bryony Smith
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Fran Wilson
  • Joanne Gardner
  • Naomi Dattani
  • Alana King
  • Grace Potts
  • Alexa Stonehouse
  • Kirstie Gordon
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

The Trent Rockets women need to win this match to move up the points table and keep their chances of qualifying for the Eliminator alive. But their bowling attack has not been at par and it will again be a challenge in this match. Welsh Fire women on the other hand have played well in all the departments of the game and their batswomen have made useful runs. But we think Trent Rockets women will pull a surprise and win this game.

Top Picks

Shabnim Ismail: Shabnim Ismail has picked up 8 victims from her 4 games with an average of 11.25.

Sarah Bryce: Sarah Bryce has scored 195 runs for Welsh Fire women with an average of 39 from her last 8 games.

Tammy Beaumont: Tammy Beaumont has put together 194 runs from her last 9 innings with an average of 24.25.

Nat Sciver Brunt: Nat Sciver Brunt has scored 362 runs from 9 games with an average of 72.40.

WFW vs TRW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Lee , S Bryce

Batters: T Beaumont, H Kaur, B Smith, S Dunkley

All-rounders: H Matthews, G Elwiss (VC), N Sciver (C)

Bowlers: S Ismail, A King

WFW vs TRW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction