Birmingham Phoenix will face Welsh Fire in match number 14 of the Hundred 2023 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on August 10. Birmingham Phoenix lost their previous match against Manchester Originals by 49 runs in a one-sided affair. They are currently in the number last position with 1 loss and 2 no-result. They would be looking for their first win of the tournament at home.
On the other hand, Welsh Fire produced a tie against Oval Invincible on 6th August. The newly looked Welsh side is currently at number 4th spot with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 no-result. Welsh Fire would hope to win this game and move to the top position.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been in excellent form for Welsh Fire with the new ball and creating havoc. It promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams would look to register a win.
Details– The Hundred, Match 14, Birmingham Pheonix vs Welsh Fire
Venue– Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date and Time– 10th August, 10.30 PM
The last time that Birmingham Pheonix side played at Edgbaston, the toss did not happen due to heavy rains. It is a decent pitch to bat on as both batters and bowlers get equal assistance. After it settles down, the stroke-making becomes easier.
When these two teams met in the 2022 edition of Hundred, Birmingham Phoenix defeated Welsh Fire by 4 runs at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Birmingham Pheonix (BP) vs Welsh Fire (WF)- Predicted Playing XI
Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali (C), Liam Livingstone, Jamie Smith, Dan Mousley, Shahbad Khan, Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson.
Joe Clarke, Luke Wells, Stephen Eskanizi, Tom Abell (C), Glenn Phillips, David Willey, Ben Green, Roelf Van der Merwe, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, David Payne.
Fantasy Team Selection- Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire
Team 1- Will Smeed (VC), Joe Clarke, Moeen Ali (C), Glenn Phillps, Jamie Smith, David Willey, Shahbad Khan, Van der Merwe, Adam Milne, Haris Rauf, Tom Helm.
Team 2- Ben Duckett, Luke Wells, Liam Livingstone (C), Tom Abell, Dan Mousley, David Willey (VC), Benny Howell, David Payne, Kane Richardson, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Adam Milne.