BPH vs WEF Prediction: After a terrific start to the tournament Welsh Fire have lost track and have lost their last three league games. On the other hand, Birmingham Phoenix has gotten back to winning ways by winnings their last two games. With Kane Williamson joining the side in a mentor role, can the Birmingham Phoenix continue their winning run or can the Welsh Fire put a stop to the winning ways of Moeen Ali-led side in their own home turf? Let’s find out.
Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire
Match 23, The Hundred Men’s competition
09 August 2021, 11:00 PM IST
BPH – 65%
Both sides have a lot of match-winners in their line-up. But it’s the home side, Birmingham who have an upper hand when it comes to team balance and current form. They are expected to continue their winning run and hence it is safe to bet on them for this fixture.
The prominent betting sites are also predicting a Birmingham win.
Betway: BPH: 1.66; WEF: 2.10
Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Top Bets:
Who will win? Birmingham Phoenix
Top Batsman – Liam Livingston(Birmingham Phoenix), Ben Duckett(Welsh Fire)
Top Bowler – Adam Milne (Birmingham Phoenix), Qais Ahmad(Welsh Fire)
Most Sixes in the match – Liam Livingston
Player of the Match- Liam Livingston(Birmingham Phoenix)
Team Scores Batting First– Birmingham Phoenix 150+, Welsh Fire 140+
Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin (wk), Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Patrick Brown, Imran Tahir
Liam Livingstone, Finn Allen, Moeen Ali (c), Chris Cooke (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Tom Abell, Chris Woakes, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir, Adam Milne, Dillon Pennington, Chris Benjamin, Pat Brown, Miles Hammond, Dominic Sibley, Will Smeed, Benny Howell
Tom Banton, Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett(c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Graeme White, Qais Ahmed, David Payne, Luke Fletcher, Matt Milnes
Tom Banton(w), Joshua Cobb, Ben Duckett(c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Matthew Critchley, Ryan Higgins, Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, David Payne, Graeme White, Ian Cockbain, Jake Ball, David Lloyd
Pitch in Edgbaston is a batting pitch in the initial phase of the innings. The pitch tends to get slower in the latter half and hence batting first is preferred.
If BPH bats first: 140-160
If WEF bats first: 130-150
No rain is expected on the match day. The expected temperature in Edgbaston, Birmingham on match day is 18 degrees.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tom Banton
BATSMEN: Fin Allen, Glenn Philips, Ben Duckett, Will Smeed
ALL-ROUNDERS: Liam Livingston, Jimmy Neesham, Moeen Ali
BOWLERS: Qais Ahmad, Adam Milne, Benny Howell
Players who are expected to perform well as per BPH vs WEF Dream11 Prediction.
Liam Livingston: The dashing batsman is in top form. He is the second leading run-scorer for the team with 129 runs from 5 matches at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 150.
Ben Duckett: The Welsh Fire stand-in skipper is their leading run-scorer and the overall top scorer of the tournament so far. From 5 matches he has scored 203 runs at a strike rate of 138.
Adam Milne: The Kiwi pacer is in fine form. He has picked up 7 wickets from 5 matches at an impressive economy of 6.14.
Qais Ahmad: The crafty leggie is the leading wicket-taker for the team from Wales. He has 7 wickets from 5 matches at an economy of 6.24.
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