Batting first the key
Big runs likely
Parnell might bat up the order
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire
Tuesday 22 August, 18:30
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire team news
Superchargers have been let down by pricey bowling and flaky batting. Ben Stokes hasn't turned up and they have lost four in a row. They could finish bottom with a defeat here. Matthew Short has left for Australia duty so Saif Zaib may come back in.
Possible XI: Banton, Lyth, Hose, Brook, Zaib, Parnell, Carse, Wiese, Rashid, C Parkinson, Topley
Fire need a massive win in their final game if they are to squeeze into third. They haven't been anywhere consistent enough to suggest they can do it, particularly as they're now without Shaeen Afridi and Haris Rauf. Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson are their replacements.
Probable XI: Bairstow, Eskinazi, Clarke, Wells, Abell, Phillips, Willey, van der Merwe, Ferguson, Henry, Payne
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire pitch report
It's a cracking batting wicket in Leeds. Scores of 185 and 182 in first-innings this term have confirmed the reputation. With Superchargers pricey in the field Fire may be the more reliable wager to bust the par line but going overs at around 147.5 could be the soundest wager regardless of the toss. No rain is forecast.
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire match odds
Superchargers are 2.021/1 with Fire 1.9620/21. This is a game to get involved with only once the toss has been made.
We expect the sie batting first to go well with the bat and post something big enough to see them trading at around 1.705/7 at the break. That's a simple trade strategy.
If the odds hold post toss and Fire get first use, then Superchargers' record batting second suggests the visitors could take the points.
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire player bets
Wayne Parnell batted at No 6 last time for Superchargers so the 50/151.00 offered by Sportsbook is worthy of a sensible stake for top runscorer.
He could bat as high as No 5 if they look to shore up their bowling instead of bringing back Saif. Bairstow and Harry Brook have been boosted to 10/34.33 and 4/14.80 respectively for top team bat.