Both teams have lost their opening match this season.
WEF vs OVI Team Preview:
Welsh Fire (WEF) will be hosting Oval Invincibles (OVI) in the 5th match of The Hundred Men 2022 tournament at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday. Welsh Fire lost the opening fixture against champions Southern Brave by a big margin of nine wickets. They were restricted to just 107 runs while batting first with Ben Duckett scoring the highest 40 runs. Southern Brave easily chased the target with nine wickets and 31 balls remaining, with Jake Ball taking a wicket.
Oval Invincibles lost the opening clash against London Spirit by just three runs. London Spirit scored 168 runs while batting first with Sunil Narine and Mohammad Hasnain taking two wickets each. Then Jordon Cox (39) and Hilton Cartwright (42) played good knocks but Oval Invincibles failed three runs short of the target.
WEF vs OVI Match Details:
Welsh Fire vs Oval Invincibles, Match 5
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: 7th August at 6:30 PM IST and 02:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WEF vs OVIMatch 5, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Sophia Gardens is well balanced for both batters and bowlers in white-ball games. Batters enjoyed a good help on this surface last year with the lowest score being 139 runs in eight innings.
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WEF vs OVI, Match 5, Probable Playing XIs:
Joe Clarke, Tom Banton (wk), Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, San Hain, Josh Cobb (c), Ryan Higgins, Adam Zampa, Noor Ahmad, Jake Ball, David Payne.
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Sam Billings (c & wk), Jordan Cox, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Mohammad Hasnain.
Top Picks for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The in-form English batter managed to score only one run in the opening match but remains one of the best hitters for Invincibles for this season.
Duckett finished last season as the leading run-scorer for Welsh Fire with 232 runs in 8 matches and has started this season with a 40-run knock against Southern Brave in the last match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The star West Indies all-rounder was the best bowler for Oval Invincibles in the last match. He took two wickets while conceding just 25 runs from his 20-ball spell, with the highest nine dot-balls. He will be a very good captaincy choice on Sunday.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The English pacer took a big wicket of Eoin Morgan in the opening match while conceding just 26 runs. He will be the best bowler for Oval Invincibles against Welsh Fire.
The star Australian spinner failed to take any wicket against Southern Brave in the last match but scored an unbeaten 10 runs to guide his team past 100-plus runs total.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
The talented English big-hitter scored just six runs in the opening match but is in great form lately with two fifties and a hundred in the last five overall matches.
WEF vs OVI Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Tom Banton, Jordon Cox, Jason Roy, Ben Duckett (vc)Hilton Cartwright, Sunil Narine (c)Sam Curran, Ryan Higgins, Jake Ball, Adam Zampa, Tom Curran.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WEF vs OVI Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Hilton Cartwright (vc), Will Jacks (c)Sunil Narine, Joshua Cobb, Adam Zampa, Reece Topley, Danny Briggs.
TRT vs BPH Risky Captaincy Choices:
The experienced wicketkeeper batter was caught out on just one run in the opening match but played some crucial knocks in the Vitality Blash 2022.
The struggling opening batter continues to struggle for form as he was bowled out on a golden duck in the last match. He needs one big score to return to form and will be a risky captaincy choice on Sunday.
Players you should avoid:
The 17-year-old spinner from Afghanistan made his debut for Welsh Fire in the last match but conceded 31 runs in just 15 balls and failed to take any wicket.