Welsh Fire Women finished the last season in 8th position with just two wins in eight matches.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Team Preview:
Welsh Fire Women (WEF-W) will be hosting Birmingham Phoenix Women (BPH-W) in the 4th match of The Hundred Women 2022 tournament at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday. Welsh Fire finished the 2021 edition in the last position with just four points in eight matches. English wicketkeeper batter Tammy Beaumont will be leading the squad with Australian stars Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, and Nicola Carey in the arsenal.
Birmingham Pheonix finished the group stages in the third position with four wins in eight matches and lost the Eliminator clash against Oval Invincibles by 20 runs. Kiwi skipper Sophie Devine will be leading the squad with international cricketers Deepti Sharma, Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry, and Issy Wong for this season.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Match Details:
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women, Match 4
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: 13th August at 07:00 PM IST and 02:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WEF-W vs BPH-W, Match 4, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Sophia Gardens is well suited for pace bowlers in white-ball cricket. The average first innings score here is just 107 runs in The Hundred Women games and teams chasing have won all four matches here last season.
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WEF-W vs BPH-W, Match 4, Probable Playing XIs:
Welsh Fire Women
Tammy Beaumont (c), Hayley Matthews, Fran Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Fi Morris, Nicola Carey, Georgia Hennessy, Katie George, Sarah Bryce (wk), Alex Hartley, Nicole Harvey.
Birmingham Phoenix Women
Sophie Devine (c), Eve Jones, Ellyse Perry, Deepti Sharma, Amy Jones (wk), Gwen Davies, Georgia Elwiss, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood.
Top Picks for WEF-W vs BPH-W Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Welsh Fire Women
The in-form West Indies all-rounder was the team’s highest run-scorer with 221 runs and the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets last season. She scored 78 runs and took two wickets in three matches at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Welsh Fire skipper has a point to prove in this tournament after getting ignored for the CWG 2022. She scored a hundred and fifty against South Africa in three-match ODI series last month.
Top Picks – Birmingham Phoenix Women
The highest-ranked Indian all-rounder was excellent in CWG 2022 with 70 runs in four innings and four wickets in five innings. She will be a good captaincy choice for this match
The Kiwi skipper has taken captaincy duties from Amy Jones after missing the last edition with an injury. She finished CWG 2022 tournament as the second-highest run-scorer with 177 runs, just two behind leader Beth Mooney.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (Last Season)|
|Hayley Matthews||221 runs & 11 wickets|
|Nicole Harvey||4 wickets|
|Evelyn Jones||233 runs|
|Issy Wong||6 wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WEF-W vs BPH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Amy Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes (vc), Evelyn Jones, Sophie Devine, Hayley Matthews, Deepti Sharma (c), Alex Hartley, Nicola Carey, Issy Wong.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WEF-W vs BPH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sarah Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Rachael Haynes, Evelyn Jones (c), Sophie Devine, Hayley Matthews (vc), Deepti Sharma, Georgia Elwiss, Issy Wong, Abtaha Maqsood, Nicola Carey.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Risky Captaincy Choices:
The veteran Australian ace missed the entire CWG 2022 tournament with a back injury. She last played cricket in Australia’s final win in the 2022 World Cup in March so it will be a risk to captain her for this match.
The English wicketkeeper batter scored 176 runs in nine matches last season and was in good form for England in CWG 2022 with 88 runs in just four innings. But she is likely to play in the lower order and will be a risky captaincy choice for this clash.
Players you should avoid:
The experienced English batter was not part of England’s CWG and World Cup squad this year after inconsistent performances for the last few months.