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Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave – Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 8 of “The Hundred” between Welsh Fire and Southern Brave that is scheduled to take place on the 27th of July 2021.

Welsh FIre will play their first game at home in Cardiff when they take on the Southern Brave on Tuesday at The Hundred. This will be the 2nd game for both teams in this tournament.

The Welsh Fire won their first match in a high-scoring against the Northern Superchargers by 5 runs. Its captain Jonny Bairstow top-scored with 56. Along with a supporting role from Ben Duckett who scored 41and finish by Jimmy Neesham(30 off 11), they made 173/4 in 100 balls, the highest thus far in the tournament. Qais Ahmed picked 4/13 in his 20 balls to ensure Welsh Win by 5 runs. But the Plunkett and Neesham have away 57 combined in 20 balls.

On the other hand, Southern Brave suffered a 9 wicket defeat at the hands of Trent Rockets in their opening game. Batting first, they were outclassed by the pace bowling of Marchant De Lange who picked 5/20. Eventually, they could reach only 126 in the 100 balls. Rockets reached the target in 82 balls with George Garton picking the line wicket.

Match Details

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Pitch and Weather: Generally a high-scoring venue but the recent results have proved it has been tough for the batsman. The surface here has been aiding bowlers, especially the pacers. The sky is expected to be cloudy throughout the game and there is rain forecast on the game day. So it is likely to be a rain-interrupted match. Temperatures are expected to be around 19-20C during the course of the game.

Date and Time: July 27, 2021, 6.30 PM Local, 11.00 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

The Southern Brave may have lost the previous game but will most likely go with an unchanged team. If Quinton De Kock is available, then he will join the team.

They would want James Vince, Devon Conway to be amongst the runs, unlike the previous game. They will depend upon their overseas player Colin De Grandhomme to fire with the bat down the order.

Welsh Fire had a great result in the last game and would not want to change their winning formula. However, 3 of their pacers David Payne, Jimmy Neesham, Liam Plunkett went for plenty(99 in 40 balls), which they would want to work on.

Southern Brave 

James Vince (capt), Devon Conway, Delray Rawlins, Alex Davies (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Whiteley, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills

Welsh Fire

Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton,  Ben Duckett, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Iain Cockbain, Matt Critchley, Qais Ahmad, David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball

Match Prediction

Though it is very early to predict the winner, the way Welsh Fire performed in their first game and the fact they are playing at home gives them an edge over the Southern Brave.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsman: The openers of the Southern Brave- James Vince, Devon Conway can be picked. The duo despite having an ordinary outing in the last game has been in good form in the last few months and can be picked. The other 2 batsmen can be Glenn Phillips, Ben Duckett of Welsh Fire. They were amongst runs in the last game.

Wicket-Keepers: Like the openers of Brave, the dangerous top-order pair of Welsh Fire Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton can be picked.

All-rounders: Jimmy Neesham and Chris Jordon from the opposing teams can be picked. Both are useful down the order with bat and are capable of taking wickets.

Bowlers: The leg-spinner Qais Ahmed can be selected after his stunning display of bowling in the 1st game. Liam Plunkett is the pacer to select in the team as he is a genuine wicket-taker. Tymal Mills can fill the last spot.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team:  Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, James Vince, Devon Conway(c), Glenn Phillips, Ben Duckett, Jimmy Neesham, Chris Jordan, Qais Ahmed, Tymal Mills, Liam Plunkett

Captain: Jonny Bairstow is an impact player and has the ability to change the course of the game with his big hits at the top. He showed it in the 1st game.

Vice-Captain: Devon Conway 

Devon Conway will open and he has played some good knocks in the recent outings in domestic as well for New Zealand, so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.

Dream11 Team

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