Rose Bowl, Southampton – Pitch Report

Average First Innings Score in T20s since 2022: 155

Batting First vs Batting Second in T20s since 2022: Win Bat 1st - 50%, Win Bat 2nd - 50%

NOS-BPH Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at the venue since 2022: James Vince(1), Joe Weatherley(3), James Fuller(4), Alex Davies(7)

NOS-BPH Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at the venue since 2022: James Fuller(2)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (82m) and square boundaries (76m, 76m). ThirdMan-DeepMidWicket (79m, 79m) and FineLeg-DeepCover (79m, 79m). (For visuals, visit Wikipedia - Rose Bowl boundary sizes)

Pitch Report: Rose Bowl is one of the biggest grounds in England with long boundaries and none less than 75m. Generally, it is not a very high scoring venue.

Predicted Playing XI - Southern Brave (SOB) vs Welsh Fire (WEF), Men's Hundred 2023

South Africa: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), James Vince©, Leus d Plooy, George Garton, Tim David, James Fuller, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Tymal Mills

Australia: Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh©, Josh Inglis(wk), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johsnon

Fantasy Notes - Southern Brave (SOB) vs Welsh Fire (WEF), Men's Hundred 2023

Points to consider

  • This is Hampshire's home ground and one of the county's top batters is James Vince, who is also the highest run scorer at Southampton. At the same time, another Hampshire allrounder, James Fuller is the 2nd highest wicket-taker and 4th highest run-scorer at this venue since 2022. Keep these two players in your team as they are most experienced in these conditions. 
  • James Fuller is currently an excellent differential pick with a selection of just 15%. 
  • Express-pace bowling has been the most effective bowling type at Rose Bowl recently. Consider backing the key pacers from both XIs in your team.
  • Shaheen Afridi interestingly is a former Hampshire player, who has picked up 6 wickets in 5 matches at this ground, and all the 6 wickets came in a single match. 
  • Finn Allen struggles and has had issues against left-arm pace in the powerplay while James Vince, who will bat at Number 3 has had issues against right-arm pace. The Brave captain will have to be wary of Haris Rauf when he comes into bat.
  • James Vince is generally a safe C/VC option when games are played at Southampton and you can consider backing him in this match as well. Similarly, Devon Conway, who is a quality batter with a good temperament and can accumulate runs at the top of the order, especially in chases.
  • George Garton should be in your plans as he came in at Number 5 in the previous match and will also bowl with the new ball. He can be another good differential pick.

Fantasy XI - Southern Brave (SOB) vs Welsh Fire (WEF), Men's Hundred 2023

WK: Devon Conway

BAT: James Vince, Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy

AR: David Willey, James Fuller, Craig Overton, Luke Wells

BOWL: Shaheen Afridi, Tymal Mills, Haris Rauf

C/VC: David Willey, James Vince

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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric