Aayush Mahajan ∙ Aug 6 2022, 10:30 PM | 2 Min Read

WF vs OI: Preview, Spotlight, Pitch Report, Dream 11

image-l6i1hz8nOval Invincibles (PC: Twitter)

The fifth match of The Hundred 2022 will witness Welsh Fire and Oval Invincibles in action. The two teams will face off at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales on August 7.

Having suffered a loss in their respective opening fixtures, Oval Invincibles and Welsh Fire are positioned at the sixth and eighth spots currently.

The Fire met with a disastrous outing in the tournament opener. Pitted against Southern Brave, Joshua Cobb and Co. were completely outplayed. As Welsh could accumulate only 107 runs in 100 balls, with Ben Duckett (40 runs) being their top-scorer, the opposition reached the target in the 69th delivery of their innings.

For the Invincibles, the result did not pan out as they would have liked. However, it was a rather close affair.

Sunil Narine's two-for in his 20-ball spell restricted London Spirit to 171-6. The match did go down to the wire, courtesy of Danny Briggs' late blitz. But it was not a happy ending for Oval as they lost by three runs.

Spotlight: Sunil Narine

image-l6i1ir2wSunil Narine (PC: Twitter)

Narine, a renowned T20 specialist, was right at this in his side's late contest. Having earned the tag of a mystery spinner, Narine's 20-ball spell versus London Spirit was no less than a puzzle to solve for the opposition batters.

With his canniness, Narine vividly varied his extraordinary T20 skills to claim two scalps, giving away only 25 runs in his full quota. Besides this, the exuberant batter can make the willow do the talking as well.

Match Details

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Wales

Date & Time: 7th August, 6:30 PM IST

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

This will be the first match at this venue to be played in the ongoing season of the competition. Traditionally, the bowlers have their upper hand on this ground. However, considering the nature of the tournament, expect it to be a high-scoring contest.

CREX 11 Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper: Tom Banton, Sam Billings
Batters: Ben Duckett, Hilton Cartwright, Jason Roy
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Jake Ball, Mohammad Hasnain, Reece Topley

Captain: Sam Curran
Vice-Captain: Sunil Narine

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