SOB vs WEF: The Hundred is back. Five ball overs, ten ball spells, and a quota of twenty ball bowlers, bowling from various ends, in a new form of cricket. With the game looking to expand, the first season saw some new skills bought out, and some of the rules has already been in bought into international cricket, like the cross-over rule when a batter is caught out. Last years champions are back to take the next season on, and they come in after a nice draft. Up against them are Welsh Fire who finished seventh last season.
Played- 3 | Southern Brave- 1 | Welsh Fire- 1 | No Result- 0
Match: SOB vs WEF
Date: 3rd August 2022
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
The weather seems ok during the SOB vs WEF game with mild chances of rain.
The Southampton track is flat and good for batting. A lot of runs are likely and batting second is a better option. The square boundaries are a little bigger though and some spin is on offer. With big boundaries and a slower track, spinners will have a role to play.
Finn Allen, James Vince, Joe Weatherley, Alex Davies(wk), Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, Craig Overton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Michael Hogan, Jake Lintott
Tom Banton, Joe Clarke, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Josh Cobb, Jacob Bethell, Ryan Higgins, Naseem Shah, Noor Ahmed, Adam Zampa
Tom Banton is a talented and hard hitting opener who was once a part of the national squad on a regular basis. His stocks have fallen slightly but he still has a lot of potential with his aggressive batting. This season has been pretty good for him and a nice tournament here could put him on the fringes for the World Cup squad, especially with Jason Roy struggling.
Tymal Mills is another bowler who is falling behind in the pecking order. His unique, run-up, array of slower balls and pace makes him a tough bowler in the death overs. He has a nice good length delivery, and uses that to attack rather than the yorker. He is struggling to find consistency though and will need a good tournament here, like last year to help put himself in the World Cup squad.
Welsh Fire were not at their best last season. They finished sixth and will now go up against the champions straight away. This season though, Bairstow’s form may work in their favour while Southern Brave ill also be without some players as they are on national duty.