Welsh Fire v Southern Brave
Monday 21 August, 18.30
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Welsh Fire have lost Adam Zampa to Australia duty. His replacement, Ish Sodhi, is on his way from New Zealand's tour of West Indies but this game comes too soon. Noor Ahmed could be available again.
Possible XI: Banton, Clarke, Hain, Duckett, Miller, Cobb, Critchley, Pretorius, Payne, Ball, Noor Ahmed
Brave are down to the bare bowling bones with Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills out. Marcus Stoinis has gone home to be replaced by Paul Stirling. South African pacer Beuran Hendricks and Somerset quick Sonny Baker have also been added.
Possible XI: De Kock, Stirling, Vince, Davies, David, Garton, Whiteley, Fuller, Moriarty, Baker, Hogan
There have been scores of 158 and 130 so far in Cardiff. The latter was by Phoenix. It suggested a tricky track. More so when Phoenix defended. Pace-off from Liam Livingstone and Benny Howell was crucial in that victory. This has a feel of an unders game - cheap lays at 140 and 130. Bet the runs here.
How to play
Brave are as short as 1.664/6 for this one. That's some leap of faith considering their record of one win. Fire will fancy their chances of their first success at 2.447/5. They must sort out their batting. It is curious how a good looking top five is part of the lowest runscoring team in the tournament. The gamble is they trade as favourites because they may have superior pace off options and Brave may gamble on five bowling options only. Bet the match odds here
How to play
Two hard hitters which stick out for top bat with Sportsbook for Fire and Brave respectively are Dwaine Pretorius at 18s and Ross Whiteley at 22s. Pretorius might bat up the order as he has done with South Africa. Joe Clarke is boosted to 7/2 for Fire and James Vince has been upped to 11/4. Bet the Sportsbook markets here.