The Oval Invincibles will play against Welsh Fire in the 16th game of The Hundred 2021 at the Kennington Oval in London on Monday.
The Invincibles have had one win, one loss and one abandoned game out of three games in The Hundred so far. They lost their previous game against the Northern Superchargers. The Supercharger chased 128 runs with three deliveries and six wickets.
Aside from Jason Roy and Tom Curran, the other Invincibles batter struggled to get going. The absence of Sam Curran clearly made a difference.
The Fire, on the other hand, has two wins from three games. After the departure of skipper Jonny Bairstow, their unbeaten run was over.
They suffered a seven-goal loss to Manchester Originals. Even though they had a decent score of 150 on the board, their bowlers couldn’t defend it.
Both teams come into this competition after a defeat. They will be eager to get back to winning ways and so we can expect a solid fight.
Game: Oval Invincibles vs. Welsh Fire, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: August 2, 2021 (Monday)
Time: 11:00 p.m. (ACTUAL)
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
The forecast is partly cloudy. There is no rain forecast and fans can expect a full game. The temperatures fluctuate between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.
The wicket is generally good for hitting as the ball hits the club nicely. The fast bowlers will get help early on.
A score in the range of 150 should be ideal and the team that wins the throw should try to hunt.
Predicted Game XIs
Hitting was a big problem for the Invincibles in their previous game. They only managed to put 127 runs on the board. Jason Roy stood out at 52 but couldn’t find support from other thugs.
The likes of Will Jacks, Colin Ingram, Captain Sam Billings, and Laurie Evans will have to make significant contributions. Sunil Narine, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran and Tabraiz Shamsi form the core of the bowling attack.
Predicted XI: Sam Billings (c & wk), Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Jordan Clark, Colin Ingram, Laurie Evans, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood.
Welsh Fire clearly lacked firepower at the top, Bairstow was unavailable. However, they still managed to get 150 runs. Captain Ben Duckett, Leus du Plooy and Matt Critchley did well with the bat.
People like Tom Banton, Glenn Phillips and James Neesham need to move up. Bowling was a problem area as they failed to defend 150.
For the fire to win games, the bowlers must perform collectively.
Predicted XI: Ben Duckett (c), Tom Banton (wk), Joshua Cobb, Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Matthew Critchley, Ryan Higgins, Qais Ahmad, Jake Ball, David Payne.
The absence of Jonny Bairstow makes the clout of Welsh Fire clearly vulnerable. Your bowlers had a bad outing in the previous game.
The invincibles look impressive and are likely to overwhelm their opponents. With home advantage, the Invincibles start as favorites in this game.
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