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Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, The Hundred Men, Today Match Prediction

17 August 2021 | 23:00 | Headingley, Leeds
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Can Birmingham Phoenix punch their direct ticket to the final of the Hundred 2021?

  • The Birmingham Phoenix is still in the race to find direct entry into the finals of the tournament. While the campaign has come to an end for the Supercharges and they have nothing to lose in this contest.
  • This will be the 31st match of the tournament, Birmingham Phoenix leads the points table while the Northern Superchargers are placed fifth.
  • Birmingham Phoenix have had a successful run until now in the tournament, they will be looking forward to continuing this winning momentum to win the title this season.

We predict that the Northern Superchargers will defeat the Birmingham Phoenix.

  • Tournament: The Hundred Men
  • Format: 100-BALL
  • Venue: Headingley, Leeds
  • Toss: To Bowl

nsuper vs birph Match Prediction & Analysis

In the 31st match of the Hundred 2021, Northern Superchargers will play against the Birmingham Phoenix on 17th August 2021. The venue for this match will be Headingley, Leeds. The Northern Superchargers will have home advantage in this match. Birmingham Phoenix have played 7 matches so far, they have won 5 and lost 2 matches. They are currently leading the points table. This match will be important for the phoenix as a win here will guarantee their place in the final match. Northern Superchargers will not be able to qualify for the knockouts this season. They are already out of the tournament and have nothing to lose in this contest.

Teams Preview

Northern Superchargers Preview

Northern Superchargers had to face disappointment in the first season of the Hundred. They will not be qualifying for the knockout matches. They have missed the qualification by a close margin and this will dwindle the morale of the players. Superchargers have an opportunity to test their bench strength in this match against the Birmingham Phoenix as it will help in team building for the next season. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Chris Lynn will open the innings for the Superchargers. Both the batsmen haven’t been in great form, they have managed to give a few headstarts in the powerplay’s of few matches but there has been a lack of consistency throughout the season. David Willey, Dane Vilas, and Jordan Thompson form the middle order batting. Dane Vilas and Jordan Thompson have anchored the innings and provided batting stability. The absence of Faf Du Plessis has hurt the strength of this batting unit. John Simpson has been in excellent batting form and has been a dependable finisher.

This team has one of the best spin bowling attacks in the form of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Adil Rashid. Both the bowlers have been in good bowling form and have regularly picked up wickets at crucial stages of the game. Ben Raine and Matty Potts have impressed with their bowling skills this season. They will surely be bowlers to watch out for in this match.

Key Players: Chris Lynn, Dane Vilas, John Simpson, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ben Raine

Northern Superchargers Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Lynn, David Willey (C), Dane Vilas, Jordan Thompson, John Simpson, Brydon Carse, Ben Raine, Matty Potts, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Birmingham Phoenix Preview

Birmingham Phoenix has been one of the most successful teams this season. They are currently holding the first position on the points table and are just one win away from the direct qualification for the finals. The absence of Moeen Ali might be a cause of concern for the team. Finn Allen and Will Smeed open the innings for the Phoenix. They have been in good batting form and have consistently scored runs. Liam Livingstone is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament and the highest run-scorer for Birmingham. He plays a vital role in giving stability to this batting unit. Miles Hammond is another batsman to watch out in the middle order. Benny Howell is expected to finish the innings.

Pat Brown and Imran Tahir lead the bowling attack for the Phoenix. Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker. He has claimed 9 wickets in 7 matches with a bowling economy of 8.68. The absence of Moeen Ali and Adam Milne might have hampered the strength of their bowling attack but this team still has a bench of talented bowlers in their squad. Benny Howell and Liam Livingstone provide additional bowling alternatives that can deliver economical overs and even claim wickets on a few instances.

Key Players: Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone, Pat Brown, Imran Tahir, Benny Howell

Birmingham Phoenix Predicted Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone (C), Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke, Dillon Pennington, Tom Helm, Pat Brown, Imran Tahir.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 0 mm. 4.55 k/h From: W 40%
03h 14 0 mm. 5.01 k/h From: W 60%
06h 14 0.36 mm. 5.4 k/h From: W 80%
09h 16 0 mm. 5.64 k/h From: WNW 100%
12h 17 0 mm. 6.24 k/h From: WNW 99%
15h 18 0 mm. 5.54 k/h From: WNW 100%
18h 17 0 mm. 5.14 k/h From: WNW 100%
21h 15 0 mm. 4.5 k/h From: W 85%

Weather Conditions

The weather for this match will be cloudy with the possibility of light rains. The temperature will vary between 19°C to 14°C.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is Headingley, Leeds. This venue is home ground for the Northern Superchargers. The venue has long boundaries and bowlers can utilize this fact to their advantage in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Toss will be an important aspect of this match. Whichever team wins the toss, will choose to bowl first.

NSUPER vs BIRPH Winning Prediction

Birmingham Phoenix will have to put all their strength in this match against the Superchargers as winning this match can take them directly into the finals of the tournament. Northern Superchargers have nothing to lose in this match as their contention for the title has already come to an end, so expect a fearless game from this team. With the home advantage working in their favour, Superchargers will be the favourites in this contest.

We predict that the Northern Superchargers will defeat the Birmingham Phoenix.

Author: Manish Khorgade