We’re into the final throes of the Hundred competition and on Tuesday evening, we have the Northern Superchargers taking on the Welsh Fire in their last group games. We’ve previewed the match at Headingley and given your our best suggested bets.

Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Fire Tips

  • Welsh Fire to win  – 10/11
  • David Willey top Fire wicket taker – 18/5

The Superchargers (10/11) have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous in this edition of the Hundred.

Back-to-back wins have been followed by four straight losses, including two absolute wallopings from their northern neighbours, the Manchester Originals.

The last of those came on Sunday afternoon, when Wayne Parnell’s men were destroyed by 81 runs, in front of a bumper Old Trafford crowd.

The Headingley based franchise can still mathematically qualify but it’s a tough tough ask and would require a huge win here at home.

Up against them is the Welsh Fire (10/11), who are two points and places above the Superchargers, after beating London Spirit on Sunday evening.

If the Fire win here, it’s going to likely to come down to Net Run Rate (NRR), with three sides currently on seven points, fighting for the 3rd eliminator spot.

Team news:

James Foster may be tempted to rotate the pack again here, in a desperate attempt to find some form with the bat for the Superchargers.

Meanwhile, Welsh Fire have replaced their Pakistani pacers, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf superbly, with New Zealanders Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry starring in their win over the Spirit.

Welsh Fire to win  – 10/11

The Superchargers look like a batting line up devoid of confidence right now and you get the feeling that if Harry Brook doesn’t fire, no one will.

They have also looked a bit of a shambles in the field in the last few games too, dropping regulation catches and seeing boundary riders colliding spectacularly into one another.

Meanwhile, the Fire know they need a big win here to have a chance of qualifying and I think they will use that to their advantage, with Jonny Bairstow & co. brutalising the Chargers attack before Ferguson, Henry and David Willey get stuck into that brittle top order.

David Willey top Fire wicket taker – 18/5

No one knows this wicket better than Welsh Fire opener David Willey, who spent six years at Headingley with Yorkshire.

Willey can be devastating with the new ball in white ball cricket and especially with this new Kookaburra variant, which has swung more than ever this season.

The 33-year-old left armer has seven wickets in total in the hundred, with two more against the Spirit. Adam Lyth, Matthew Short and Tom Banton have all struggled at the top of the order and don’t be surprised to see Willey in the wickets once again.

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