August 16, 2021 8:32 PM
Alex Sarwar

Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men taking place? Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men will take place on Wednesday 18th August, 2021 at 18:30 (UK)

Where is Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men taking place? Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men will take place at Sophia Gardens Cardiff in Cardiff

What is the expected weather for Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men? 15-17c with light cloud and a moderate breeze

Where can I get tickets for Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men? Click here for the latest ticket information for Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men

What TV channel is Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men on in the UK? Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Menwill be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Welsh Fire Men vs London Spirit Men live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

WELSH FIRE MEN

  • Welsh Fire’s tournament has been long over, having lost their last five league games, leaving them with just four points and in a battle with London Spirit to avoid the proverbial wooden spoon.
  • The Fire’s latest loss came last Wednesday away at Southern Brave, as their score of 144 was chased down with 13 balls and eight wickets remaining.
  • With options limited in terms of changing the team due to injuries and player unavailability, many of the Welsh Fire players who have featured throughout the tournament so far will be hoping to use this final match as a chance to play themselves into some form ahead of their future international and/or domestic commitments, like Somerset batter Tom Banton for example.

LONDON SPIRIT MEN

  • London Spirit have won just one of their seven Hundred matches played this year, but know that a win in Cardiff would see them leapfrog Welsh Fire and avoid the indignity of finishing at the bottom of the table.
  • Captain Eoin Morgan has endured a very poor competition by his standards, but he did manage to get some runs against Oval Invincibles at the weekend, scoring 41 from just 20 balls although his side still ended up losing by two wickets after failing to defend 146.
  • A big positive for the Spirit in defeat vs their local rivals was another good performance by Hampshire bowler Brad Wheal, who took two wickets following on from his excellent four-wicket showing against Manchester Originals and Wheal should be be given the opportunity once again to spearhead this London Spirit bowling attack.

THE PREDICTION

The battle of the wooden spoon sees Welsh Fire and London Spirit face off in an otherwise meaningless contest. The freedom and lack of pressure that comes with having nothing to play for in terms of finishing in the top three could well lead to an entertaining game with plenty of runs being scored. Of the two teams, London Spirit have at least shown some improvement in their past couple of matches despite narrowly losing one of those games, whilst Welsh Fire have quite frankly been a disaster since losing the services of Jonny Bairstow. With that in mind, the Spirit are to be favoured to pick up the two points, which will take them off the bottom of the men’s Hundred table at Welsh Fire’s expense.

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