The Hundred Women’s, 2021, Match 4, Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Jemimah Rodrigues has strained for Team India of late and she'll be looking to get some form going.

Jemimah Rodrigues has strained for Team India of late and she'll be looking to get some form going.
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SCARBOROUGH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23: Jemimah Rodrigues of Yorkshire Diamonds. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

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Preview

The Northern Superchargers are set to face the Welsh Fire in the fourth match of the Women’s Hundred at the Headingley in Leeds. The Superchargers have a power-packed top-order as it has the likes of Lauren Winfield, Laura Wolvaardt and Jemimah Rodrigues, who all can play attacking shots.

Linsey Smith is most likely to lead the bowling attack along with the likes of Katie Levick and others. As far as the Fire are concerned, a lot will depend on how Hayley Matthews turns up with her all-round shows. Veteran Sarah Taylor is a tried-and-tested customer and she needs to step up as well.

Match Details

Match – Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire – 4th match

Venue – Headingley, Leeds

Time – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The venue in Leeds has only hosted a solitary T20I thus far between Pakistan and England. The match was overall a high-scoring affair. However, Moeen Ali showed that the track had something for the spinners as well. Both Superchargers and Fire have power-packed batting units and hence, may not mind chasing on the surface.

Avg score: 178 (1 T20I match at Headingley)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, N/R – 0

Playing combinations

Northern Superchargers

Predicted XI

Lauren Winfield-Hill (C), Laura Wolvaardt, Jemimah Rodrigues, Holly Armitage, Laura Kimmince, Alice Davidson-Richards, Beth Langston, Bess Heath (WK), Linsey Smith, Phoebe Graham, Katie Levick

Bench– Elizabeth Russell, Helen Fenby, Kalea Moore, Stere Kalis, Ami Campbell, Laura Kimmince

Welsh Fire

Predicted XI

Georgia Redmayne, Bryony Smith, Hayley Matthews, Sophie Luff, Sarah Taylor (C and WK), Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Georgia Hennessy, Piepa Cleary, Lissy Macleod

Bench- Amy Gordon, Natasha Wraith, Hannah Baker, Lauren Filer

Probable best batter of the match

Laura Wolvaardt— Northern Superchargers

Laura Wolvaardt has been a stalwart for South Africa at the top of their batting order. In 30 T20Is thus far, the right-hander has notched 517 runs at an average and strike rate of 24.61 and 107.26 respectively. She also has three half-centuries to show for her efforts with a top score of an unbeaten 55. Wolvaardt will be looking to take her team off to a flying start.

Probable best bowler of the match

Hayley Matthews— Welsh Fire

Hayley Mathews has been a prolific batter for the West Indies over the last five years or. As far as her bowling is concerned, she hasn’t flattered to deceive, having picked 106 wickets at the highest level. In 58 T20Is, the Caribbean bowler has picked up 54 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.86. Matthews has the potential to put the brakes on the opposition’s batting lineup.

Today’s match prediction: Northern Superchargers to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.