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Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix, The Hundred Men, Today Match Prediction

Emirates Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester

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Manchester Originals eye a strong comeback agaiinst Birmingham Phoenix

  • Birmingham Phoenix registered a hard-fought win over London Spirit.
  • Moeen Ali, Tom Helm and Adam Milne delivered excellent performances for Birmingham Pheonix.
  • Manchester Originals suffered defeat in their opening game against Oval Invincibles.

Expect Manchester Originals to beat Birmingham Bears by a narrow margin.

Tournament: The Hundred Men | Format: T20 | Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester | Toss: To Bat

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Host Manchester Originals will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Birmingham Phoenix in sixth match of inaugural The Hundred competition at Old Trafford in Manchester on Monday.

In their opening game, Manchester Originals suffered narrow nine-run defeat at the hands of Oval Invincibles.  With this result, Manchester Originals are lying at the bottom of the league table. Captain Jos Buttler will be hoping for an improved batting performance against Birmingham Phoenix.

On the other hand, Birmingham Phoenix registered three-wicket win over London Spirit, courtesy excellent performances from Moeen Ali, Adam Milne and Chris Benjamin. With this result, Birmingham Phoenix have opened their account with a win over London Spirit.

Manchester Originals Preview

Chasing 146 runs for victory, openers Jos Buttler and Phil Salt perished for low scores to see Manchester get off to a shaky start. Joe Clarke failed to capitalize on their good start and perished after scoring 15 runs off 10 balls with the help of two boundaries.

New Zealand opener Colin Munro showed decent form in his first outing for Manchester Originals. He scored 26 runs off 22 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

With the side in spot of bother at 69 for 5, West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and Calvin Harrison fought hard till the end.

Brathwaite played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 37 off 29 balls with the help of two fours and one six, whereas Calvin Harrison chipped in with 23 runs off 16 balls with the help of three boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be pace trio of Fred Klaasen, Steven Finn and Tom Hartley to make crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball. Matthew Parkinson and Calvin Harrison are two spinners for this home fixture.

Manchester Originals Predicted Playing XI:

Philip Salt, Jos Buttler (captain & wk), Joe Clarke, Colin Munro, Tom Lammonby, Carlos Brathwaite, Calvin Harrison, Tom Hartley, Fred Klaassen, Steven Finn, Matthew Parkinson

Birmingham Phoenix Preview

Birmingham Captain Moeen Ali will be hoping that Birmingham can continue their decent form against Manchester Originals.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on openers Finn Allen, Miles Hammond, middle order trio of Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone and Daniel Bell-Drummond to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, Moeen Ali smashed 40 runs off 30 balls with the help of three fours and one six, whereas Chris Benjamin smashed a crucial cameo of 24 not out to help Bears complete the chase in the final over of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Adam Milne, Imran Tahir and Tom Helm to provide crucial breakthroughs. Benny Howell, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone are other bowling options for Birmingham Phoenix for this game.

Birmingham Phoenix Predicted Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Benjamin, Chris Cooke (wk), Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
2.75 k/h
From: NE
98%
03h
15
0 mm.
2.49 k/h
From: NE
99%
06h
15
0 mm.
2.73 k/h
From: NE
99%
09h
18
0 mm.
3.27 k/h
From: NE
100%
12h
22
0 mm.
2.84 k/h
From: NNE
97%
15h
23
0 mm.
3.65 k/h
From: N
100%
18h
22
0 mm.
3.12 k/h
From: N
94%
21h
18
0 mm.
2.05 k/h
From: NNW
34%

Weather Conditions

The wicket at Old Trafford will provide a tight contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Monday will be light clouds with genlte breeze.

Venue Details

Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester is going to host the game between Manchester Originals and Birmingham Bears.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board.

Given their plethora of superstars at their disposal, Manchester Originals will be favorites to win their game against Birmingham Bears. Jos Buttler will be looking to lead from the front and deliver a big score in this home fixture.

Expect Manchester Originals to beat Birmingham Bears by a narrow margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.