August 16, 2021 8:30 PM
Alex Sarwar

Welsh Fire Women vs London Spirit Women Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Welsh Fire Women vs London Spirit Women taking place? Welsh Fire Women vs London Spirit Women will take place on Wednesday 18th August, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Welsh Fire Women vs London Spirit Women? 18c with light cloud and a gentle breeze

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WELSH FIRE WOMEN

  • Welsh Fire Women are out of the competition as they cannot finish in the top three, having won just two of the seven games played, which has left them rock bottom of the table.
  • Their most recent match saw them beaten comfortably by Southern Brave after a poor bowling performance saw them concede a total of 166, which they couldn’t get close to.
  • The Fire may well look to rotate their side and give fringe players a chance of playing in their final fixture, with Amy Gordon, Lauren Filer and Natasha Wraith all contenders to feature.

LONDON SPIRIT WOMEN

  • London Spirit will know whether they still stand a chance of qualifying for the top three by the time to step out onto the field at Sophia Gardens with games still to be played ahead of this the final league match of the women’s Hundred.
  • Heather Knight’s side suffered a hugely disappointing defeat last time out at the hands of Oval Invincibles, their second loss of the tournament to their local rivals with their batting collapsing alarmingly, having gone from 80/2 to 103/9, a target chased down fairly easily.
  • Whilst the big hitting West Indian Deandra Dottin has been largely a success for the Spirit in terms of overseas signings, South African Chloe Tryon has failed to perform all tournament and could well be taken out of the firing line for this game.

THE PREDICTION

This match could turn out to be a dead rubber, or London Spirit could find themselves needing to win and by a significant margin at that in order to finish inside the top three. Despite containing a number of big-name players among their side, the Spirit have not performed to the levels that were expected of them pre-tournament. Despite that however, they should have more than enough quality within their ranks to comfortably triumph over Welsh Fire, provided the likes of opener Hayley Matthews and wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor are dismissed relatively early on before they can do any serious damage with the bat.

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