Series: The Hundred Men Competition 2022
Match: WEF vs NOS, 26th Match
Team: Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: Aug 26, 2022, 11:30 pm
Live: Fan code
NORTHERN SUPERCHARGES TO WIN THE MATCH
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sophia Gardens in Cardiff serves as the home of County Side Glamorgan and the pitch at this stadium has supported the bowlers. The boundary dimensions of this ground also work in favor of the bowlers as there are huge boundaries on this ground itself.
There are two ends to this ground, namely the River Taft End and the Cathedral Road End. Considering batting from the River Taft End and allowing for a right-handed batsman, the mid-wicket boundary is almost 84 meters and is the largest boundary at Sophia Gardens. The roof limit is about 75 meters.
Pitch & Condition
Cardiff had some rain and we may experience some disturbance. The field averages closer to 9-10 hits per round, so we think around 150-160 should be considered equivalent. The big border will make the lunatic work, and Rashid can benefit from it. Bravo can also be more efficient with its slower delivery.
The team that wins the toss will want to catch first.
Point Table Analysis
The Welsh Flames have lost all of their games so far. This consistency is also difficult to achieve because the format of the hundreds place is designed to be unpredictable. It’s not that the team doesn’t have its own good players.
Dwayne Pretorius and Jake Ball have done well for the team, and the addition of Ish Sodhi seems to be good.
However, batting formation is a bigger issue. With the exception of Adam Rossington and now Leus du Plooy, the big hitters haven’t stepped up yet. David Miller and Ben Duckett must take the lead, as these two hitters are the most anticipated of them all.
There’s no denying that this lineup has potential, but in such poor form, we can’t advise you to bet.
The Northern Superchargers are struggling for a hundred seasons in 2022. Only two wins all season reflect the type of cricket they play. Bowling is very expensive for the most part, and the batting lineup always seems to struggle.
Dwayne Bravo and Adil Rashid were disappointed. While Bravo’s death was expensive, Rashid struggled to clear the door.
Likewise, veteran hitters like Faf du Plessis and Harry Brook didn’t get the job done for the Northern Superchargers. Adam Lyth, David Wiese and Adam Hose are upward-moving hitters who are in good shape to get the Superchargers across the finish line.
Looking at the rosters of the two teams, there is not much choice between them. However, we think the Northern Supercharger’s XI is slightly better.
Joe Clarke (wk), Jacob Bethell, Josh Cobb (c), Ben Duckett, David Miller, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Dwaine Pretorius, David Payne, Ish Sodhi, Jake Ball
Faf du Plessis (c), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Adam Hose, Harry Brook, John Simpson (wk)/ Micheal Pepper, David Wiese, Dwayne Bravo, Adil Rashid, Ben Raine, Craig Miles