Welsh Fire v Northern Superchargers
Friday 26 August, 19:00
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Oh Lord not the Fire again. This hopeless bunch have specialised in a top order which can't buy a run.
And worse, persisting with it. Skip Josh Cobb needs to drop himself. Bat Dwaine Pretorius at three, please.
Possible XI: Clarke, Bethell, Pretorius, Duckett, Miller, Du Plooy, Cobb, Critchley, Sodhi, Payne, Ball
Superchargers' campaign is not mathematically done but they know they're not progressing.
They've lost Matt Potts and Harry Brook to England at key times and last time out conceded the tournament record. Brook is at least available.
Probable XI: Du Plessis, Lyth, Willey, Brook, Hose, Simpson, Wiese, Bravo, Raine, Rashid, Miles
Fire's terrible batting meets Superchargers' terrible bowling. Something has to give. The Cardiff surface may have the answer.
Phoenix's score of 130 was important and a slow wicket assists spin. That may help Superchargers keep Fire doused. It has the feel of an unders game on the par line.
How to play
Superchargers are 1.664/6 with Fire 2.506/4. The toss is key for a trade as we don't want to risking Fire batting first.
Instead we'll keep fingers crossed they bowl and are able to use pace-off to slow their rivals enough so we can get out again at even money. Bet the match odds here.
Pretorius was 22/1 with Sportsbook for top bat against Spirit having batted at No 8 in the last game. He was promoted to No 5 and should have won.
He's now 35/1. Go Figure. We have to go in again. Ish Sodhi is no 100/1 shot, either. David Wiese should at least be batting ahead of John Simpson for Superchargers. He's 17/1. Bet the Sportsbook odds here.