Welsh Fire go up against Northern Superchargers in The Hundred 2022 on Friday, August 26, at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff from 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Welsh Fire have had a forgettable campaign so far in The Hundred this season. The Fire have failed to win any of their six matches so far and are at the bottom of the points table. They have also scored the least amount of runs among the eight teams in this campaign. Welsh Fire lost to London Spirit in their last match by 19 runs after failing to chase down a target of 157.

Northern Superchargers have won only once in their last five matches in this competition and are currently sixth in The Hundred 2022 points table with two wins. The Superchargers suffered a 23-run defeat against Manchester Originals in the last match in a high-scoring encounter. Adam Lyth is their top run-scorer this season with 232 runs while Dwayne Bravo leads the bowling charts for the Superchargers with eight wickets. 

Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers The Hundred 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Welsh Fire: 2.38, Northern Superchargers: 1.56

Bet365 odds: Welsh Fire: 2.37, Northern Superchargers: 1.57

Betwinner odds: Welsh Fire: 2.38, Northern Superchargers: 1.58

10CRIC odds: Welsh Fire: 2.39, Northern Superchargers: 1.56

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers head-to-head

Welsh Fire and Northern Superchargers have faced each other only once before, with the Fire winning by five runs in The Hundred 2022.

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett helped the Fire post 173 runs on the board before Qais Ahmed’s four-fer derailed the Superchargers in the match last season.

Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers squad The Hundred 2022

Welsh Fire: Jake Ball, Tom Banton (wicketkeeper), Jacob Bethell, Joe Clarke, Josh Cobb (captain), Matt Critchley, Leus du Plooy, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Ryan Higgins, David Miller, Noor Ahmad, David Payne, Ollie Pope, Dwaine Pretorius, George Scrimshaw, Ish Sodhi.

Northern Superchargers: Dwayne Bravo, Harry Brook, Jordan Clark, Faf du Plessis (captain), Adam Hose, Adam Lyth, Callum Parkinson, Michael Pepper (wicketkeeper), Ben Raine, Adil Rashid, John Simpson (wicketkeeper), Roelof van der Merwe, Wahab Riaz, David Wiese, David Willey, Saif Zaib.

Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers probable playing XI

Welsh Fire: Jacob Bethell, Joe Clarke (wicketkeeper), Josh Cobb (captain), Ben Duckett, Dwaine Pretorius, David Miller, Leus du Plooy, Matt Critchley, Ish Sodhi, David Payne, Jake Ball.

Northern Superchargers: Faf du Plessis (captain), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Adam Hose, John Simpson (wicketkeeper), David Wiese, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Raine, Adil Rashid, Craig Miles.

Welsh Fire vs Northern Superchargers The Hundred 2022 combined fantasy XI

Faf du Plessis (captain), Jacob Bethell, David Willey, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, David Miller, John Simpson (wicketkeeper), Dwayne Bravo, Ben Raine, Adil Rashid, Ish Sodhi.

Welsh Fire top picks vs Northern Superchargers The Hundred 2022

Ben Duckett: The 27-year-old batter has scored 131 runs in six matches this season at an average of 21.83 and a strike-rate of 140.86. Duckett has amassed 172 runs in his last 10 matches in The Hundred. His explosive batting style is handy to increase the run rate in the middle overs.

Dwaine Pretorius: The South African all-rounder has scored 71 runs and picked up 4 wickets in The Hundred 2022. His best spell this season is 2/30 and has bowled at an economy rate of 9.20. Pretorius has 352 runs and 24 wickets to his name in 24 T20s in 2022.

Northern Superchargers top picks vs Welsh Fire The Hundred 2022

Faf du Plessis: The Superchargers’ captain has scored 95 runs this season at a strike-rate of 135.71. Faf made 468 runs in 16 IPL 2022 matches at an average of 31.20, including three half-centuries. His ability to give his team a quick start at the top of the order is key in this match.

Dwayne Bravo: The West Indian bowling all-rounder was in top form in the Indian Premier League 2022. Bravo took 16 wickets at an average of 18.68 in 10 matches. In The Hundred this season, the 38-year-old has picked up eight wickets at a strike-rate of 15.

Welsh Fire top picks vs Northern Superchargers The Hundred 2022 prediction 

The Welsh Fire won this head-to-head last season but are winless in The Hundred 2022 and are unlikely to create a major challenge for the Northern Superchargers. 

Meanwhile, the Superchargers have won twice this season and are the better team in this fixture. The visitors are tipped to beat the Fire at the Sophia Gardens. 

Welsh Fire top picks vs Northern Superchargers The Hundred 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 21°C

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