On August 12, Welsh Fire will face Southern Brave in the 17th match of The Hundred 2023 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Welsh Fire lead the table after winning three of their four games. Southern Brave, on the other side, has a comparable record and is ranked second in the standings.
In their previous match of The Hundred 2023e, the Welsh Fire faced the Birmingham Phoenix, who won the toss and decided to field. Welsh Fire performed admirably when given the opportunity to bat. However, due to sloppy middle-order performances, they lost wickets and failed to score much, finishing with 137 runs.
Phoenix started their chase excellently and they were well ahead of the required run rate in the game of The Hundred 2023. The game, however, was flipped on its head in the final over, when Phoenix dropped back-to-back wickets and lost by three runs.
Southern Brave had won the toss and chosen to field in their previous match against London Spirit. Due to rain, the match was trimmed to 85 balls on each side. London Spirit failed to begin well, but two of their top-order hitters looked brilliant, allowing them to score 104 runs.
Brave got off to a shaky start as well in The Hundred 2023, losing the opening wicket with a score of zero. Maia Bouchier hurled a wonderful inning and stayed unbeaten to the end, helping her team finish and win the game. The Southern Brave triumphed by five wickets.
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where to Watch
Date & Time: August 12, 2023, Saturday, 7 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLIV and Fancode
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Pitch Report, Weather Forecast
Batters have earlier found the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff to be beneficial. Bowlers are going to gain from this track too, and spinners will likely enjoy a considerable amount of turn and bounce.
On Saturday, Cardiff is likely to have heavy rain, with temperatures falling below 20 degrees Celsius.
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Probable Playing XIs
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont (c), Hayley Matthews, Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Harris, Sarah Bryce (wk), Emily Windsor, Freya Davies, Alex Griffiths, Shabnim Ismail, Claire Nicholas
Southern Brave: Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Maia Bouchier, Georgia Adams, Freya Kemp, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown, Kalea Moore, Anya Shrubsole (c), Rhianna Southby (wk), Lauren Bell
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Squad
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews, Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley, Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Sarah Bryce, Emily Windsor, Ella McCaughan, Chloe Skelton, Kate Coppack
Southern Brave: Smriti Mandhana, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Danni Wyatt, Anya Shrubsole, Chloe Tryon, Maitlan Brown, Georgia Adams, Rhianna Southby, Danielle Gregory, Kalea Moore, Seren Smale, Ellie Anderson, Mary Taylor
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Key Players
Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews is an assertive opener who has already scored 88 runs in three games at a 29.33 average. She scored 65 runs in her first game against the Southern Brave Women. She’ll be eager to regain her combative form in the following game.
Shabnim Ismail: Shabnim Ismail has been Welsh Fire’s best bowler, taking 6 wickets with an average of 11 with an economy of 6.26. She picked up three scalps in her last encounter against Birmingham Phoenix.
Smriti Mandhana: Mandhana was the League’s fifth-best scorer last season, averaging 30.14 per game and totaling 211 runs. In the four games, she has scores of 55, 70*, 19, and 0. She has 144 runs at an average of 48.00, putting her the competition’s leading scorer.
Georgia Adams: Georgia Adams has been outstanding this season with the ball. She has the most wickets in the competition, with 10 in four games. In the tournament, she averages 9.50 and has a 7.12 economy rate. She took four wickets in her last game against the Spirit, assisting her team to another victory.
The Hundred 2023: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave, Match 17 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeepers: Sarah Bryce
Batters: Danielle Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier
All-rounders: Georgia Adams, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tryon, Alex Griffiths
Bowlers: Shabnim Ismail, Anya Shrubsole