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Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets, The Hundred Men, Today Match Prediction

Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

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Birmingham Phoenix’s quest to avenge the loss against Trent Rockets

  • Trent Rockets have won all the three games the side has played, and this would add to the side’s confidence
  • Birmingham Phoenix had lost the last game against the Trent Rockets, and they would under pressure
  • Birmingham Phoenix’s key bowlers Moeen Ali and Imran Tahir are yet to strike form in the tournament

Trent Rockets to win

Tournament: The Hundred Men | Format: 100-BALL CRICKET | Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England | Toss: To Bowl

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We are all set for a close contest as the Birmingham Phoenix take on the Trent Rockets at home in the 15th game of The Hundred, 2022. Both sides are riding good form which shall make this game interesting. The Phoenix comes here with a thrilling win against Welsh Fire, and they would feel confident at their home ground. The Trent Rockets defeated the Manchester Originals comfortably in their last game 

The Trent Rockets have won all the three games the side has played. They had defeated the Birmingham Phoenix earlier in the tournament and this would make the side confident. Phoenix plays at home where they have knowledge of the conditions, and this shall make this contest an interesting one.

Birmingham Phoenix Preview

Moeen Ali’s side huffed and puffed themselves to a victory in the last game against Welsh Fire in the last game. In a low-scoring game, the side finished with a 4-run win where their bowlers did a splendid job in the game. Ali would look to make good use of the home advantage after their loss against the Trent Rockets earlier in the season.  

Will Smeed has done well, and he will need to set up a strong opening wicket stand with Chris Benjamin in this game. Their middle order is experienced with Matthew Wade, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali in the team and runs would be expected from them in the game. Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, and Tom Helm will be tasked with scoring quick runs down the order.   

Kane Richardson was brilliant with the ball in the last game, and he would look to strike with the new ball along with Tom Helm. Benny Howell also bowled well in the last game, and he would look to keep the scoring under check with Henry Brookes. Ali and Imran Tahir haven’t been at their best and the side shall like to see a strong performance from them.  

Birmingham Phoenix Predicted Playing XI:

Moeen Ali (c), Will Smeed, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Chris Benjamin (wk), Matthew Wade, Benny Howell, Henry Brooks, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson, Imran Tahir

Trent Rockets Preview

Lewis Gregory’s side has won all the three games the side has played. It was a brilliant run chase by the side against the Manchester Originals. They chased down a big score winning the game by 8 wickets. Gregory would like to see an improved effort from his bowlers as they leaked runs in the last game.   

Alex Hales and Dawid Malan are in excellent form and the pair shall look to set up a big opening wicket stand in this game. The middle order has done well for the side with Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ian Cockbain, and Colin Munro adding to their strengths. The side would also expect to see runs from Gregory, Samit Patel, and Daniel Sams down the order.  

Their bowlers shall have to bowl better lines in this game and tight bowling would be expected from Luke Wood and Daniel Sams. Patel bowled well against the Originals, and he would look to continue with the same form. Gregory, Luke Fletcher, and Shamsi are good bowlers, and they would need to bowl better lines in this game.   

Trent Rockets Predicted Playing XI:

Lewis Gregory (c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Ian Cockbain, Samit Patel, Daniel Sams, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Tabraiz Shamsi

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
29
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: SSE
59%
03h
26
0 mm.
0.85 k/h
From: SSE
5%
06h
26
0 mm.
1.05 k/h
From: S
14%
09h
24
0 mm.
0.48 k/h
From: SSW
68%
12h
23
0 mm.
1.13 k/h
From: SW
96%
15h
30
0 mm.
2.13 k/h
From: W
97%
18h
34
0 mm.
3.14 k/h
From: W
78%
21h
35
0 mm.
3.52 k/h
From: W
27%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Birmingham would be cloudy and there are chances of rains during the game on August 15. The wicket is flat, but the weather is likely to make the batting conditions challenging in this game. The side batting first in this game shall eye a score of 160 runs or more on this wicket.

Venue Details

Edgbaston, Birmingham has a lively surface where fast bowlers have done well but the ball comes to the bat nicely allowing batsmen to play their strokes. The outfield is fast, and this helps the batsmen. Spinners have to rely on their skills as there isn’t much on the surface for them.

Toss: To Bowl

This is a good venue to chase scores and the side batting second always had an advantage in this format of the game. The wicket remains the same throughout the game. Hence, the side winning the toss in this game shall have no hesitation in opting to bowl first.

Birmingham Phoenix has a mountain to climb here. Their batsmen haven’t looked at their best so far and there would be pressure on them to deliver in this game. Trent Rockets have played well in all three games. Their batsmen are in incredible form, and this would put them slightly ahead of the Birmingham Phoenix.

Trent Rockets to win

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