With the requirement to sustain viewership of the game, shorter formats were necessary. After ODI cricket ECB was looking to introduce a new format in cricket. Soon, England Cricket Board organized the first T20 cricket competition. 2003 T20 cup was the first T20 competition in world cricket. Now, once again ECB has come up with a new format ‘The Hundred’. Welsh Fire is one of the participants in this competition. There is a large group of audiences who will be excited to know about the Welsh Fire live stream.
Welsh Fire home ground
A competition named ‘The Hundred’ will commence in July. The team will represent the counties of Glamorgan, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. The team will play their matches at Sofia Gardens in Cardiff. Gary Kirsten will be the head coach of the team. Gary Kirsten has enjoyed a successful stint for the Indian national team as head coach. The Indian team won the 2011 World Cup under his mentorship. He has also experience working as a coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Coaching and Team Analysis
The coaching experience of Kirsten will surely help them in achieving success. The batting line-up looks strong for Welsh Fire. They have a power hitter in form of Pollard. The team has performed well in the draft. They have considered home conditions very well while going through the draft. Spinners are vulnerable on this ground. And so, they have opted for a pace-heavy attack.
Welsh Fire still lacks quality. Richardson is a very exciting and young talent but he has injury issues. Liam Plunkett is a brilliant white-ball bowler. The only thing which can make him leak runs is the age factor. Availability might also hamper the team composition. Ollie Pope might be unavailable with test matches against India in the same window.
Welsh Fire: How and Where to Watch live telecast
As the name suggests, each inning of ‘The Hundred’ will be of 100 balls. There are a few unique rules to this format. A new format and its unique regulations are expected to gather a large number of audiences. Also, Supporters of Welsh Fire will be excited to know where they can watch Welsh Fire live stream. Sky Sports and BBC have official rights for the event. They are the primary sources one should turn to for watching the live coverage.
In India, Star Sports or Sony Liv might telecast ‘The Hundred’ matches. Star Sports covers most of the matches of English cricket. Hotstar is a live streaming platform for Star Sports. They will cover all the matches of ‘The Hundred’ for digital users. Also, Hotstar has some financially economical plans for the users. Star Sports also provides live content in the Indian subcontinent.
Welsh Fire live stream: South Asia and the United States
Willow TV will show ‘The Hundred’ matches in the United States. Cricket fans in the United States must refer to this channel for ‘The Hundred matches. In South Africa, SuperSport will provide a broadcast of the event. SuperSport also has a digital platform for an audience who prefers the Internet to watch these matches. SuperSport will host Welsh Fire live stream. Sky Sports Cricket will provide uninterrupted coverage of ‘The Hundred’ in the United Kingdom.
Welsh Fire live stream: digital platforms
YuppTV is the best choice for South Asian content. It is an OTT platform most well known for South Asian content. They have secured the digital media rights for the competition. YuppTV provides live coverage in more than 60 territories. Fox Sports also have rights to the tournament. Fox Sports and Fox Cricket will show it live. Kayo Sports is the best choice for Australian cricket fans.
Welsh Fire Future Fixtures
Northern Superchargers v Welsh Fire (Headingley)
Saturday, July 24
Welsh Fire v Southern Brave (Cardiff)
Tuesday, July 27
Welsh Fire v Manchester Originals (Cardiff)
Saturday, July 31
Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire (The Oval)
Monday, August 2
Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets (Cardiff)
Friday, August 6
Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire (Edgbaston)
Monday, August 9
Southern Brave v Welsh Fire (Southampton)
Wednesday, August 11
Welsh Fire v London Spirit (Cardiff)
Wednesday, August 18
The masterstroke in the draft by Welsh Fire was the purchase of Pollard. Kieron Pollard is one of the best all-rounders around the world in shorter formats. Bairstow, Banton, Pollard, and Jhye Richardson are key players for Welsh Fire. Jonny Bairstow can give their team an aggressive start at the top. The England international have ability to hit big sixes at the start. Also, Bairstow was the in-form player in IPL 2021. His form might be beneficial for the team.
Two strong batsmen
Tom Banton is an exciting and young prospect. He is a hard-hitting and effective batsman against spinners. Also with his technique, he has the ability to face all kinds of bowlers. In lower-middle order, Pollard is the biggest strength for Welsh Fire. He can destroy any batting lineup in the world with his hitting. On his day, Pollard plays with a massive strike rate.
Jhye Richardson: An impact bowler
Last but not least is Jhye Richardson. He has injury issues but is an impact bowler in the short format of the game. Pace variation is his strength. Richardson has pace in his bowling and so his speed changes trouble the batsmen. If injuries do not bother Richardson this season, he will be pivotal for the team’s success.