The Hundred is attracting a wider audience with every match which is taking place in the ongoing season. In match number 20, Welsh Fire will be hosting Trent Rockets at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Monday.
Welsh Fire is currently at the third position in the point table with a net runs rate of +0.496. They are in close competition with Northern Superchargers and Oval Invincibles.
Trent Rockets are sitting at the fourth position in the point table with a net run rate of +0.075. The top bookmakers in India have a Hundred odds with them.
As compared to the previous season, Welsh Fire has shown a huge amount of improvement in their quality of cricket. During the 2022 season of the Hundred, Welsh Fire finished at the bottom of the point table but this year, they are not only in the third position but also in close competition with the table toppers. The team has shown dominance in their bowling and their batting also looks balanced. With only one loss, Welsh Fire have raised the bar with every match they have been part of.
Skipper Joe Clark might use Jonny Bairstow for the upcoming fixture instead of Joe Clarke.
Predicted Lineup: Jonny Bairstow (wk), Luke Wells, Stephen Eskinazi, Tom Abell (c), Glenn Phillips, David Willey, Ben Green, Shaheen Afridi, Roelof van der Merwe, Haris Rauf, David Payne
Trent Rockets are just two points behind Welsh Fire and they will be eying to score a win and equalize with their opponents. As compared to the previous season, the Rockets are not having a fruitful outing this year in the Hundred. They finished at the top in the 2022 season but this year, the team has shown inconsistency. Trent Rockets are finding it difficult to score a win where they have to chase and hence the team comes out weak when they bowl second.
There is still no news on Rashid Khan’s injury and hence his comeback is not guaranteed yet.
Predicted Lineup: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Sam Hain, Joe Root, Colin Munro, Lewis Gregory (c), Daniel Sams, Imad Wasim, Luke Wood, Sam Cook
Welsh Fire has shown a hunger to win matches in the ongoing season. Trent Rockets might find it difficult to face the bowling attack of the Fire. Rashid’s absence will also affect the bowling of the Rockets. We predict a win for Welsh Fire on Monday.