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International Matches

The Hundred Men’s 2021 – Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire – 23rd Match Preview

In the preceding match, Birmingham Phoenix easily chased down the highest total of the Hundred 2021. It has three victories from five matches and is in an excellent position to compete in the Hundred 2021 playoffs. The next encounter is against the Welsh Fire, who have lost their previous three games.

Jonny Bairstow’s departure from Welsh Fire was a crushing blow. They have not only failed to win a match since he left, but they have also failed to be competitive.

There are lots of value bets in this match as well. The game will take place on August 9, 2021, at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

Match Details to Note

Match: Birmingham Phoenix vs. Welsh Fire, the Hundred 2021

Date and Time: August 9, 2021, Monday, 11:00 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Team Previews

Birmingham Phoenix

Birmingham has one of the greatest hitting lineups in the competition heading into the Hundred 2021 season. That was due to the presence of Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali in the squad, both of whom were in excellent form heading into the Hundred.

During the course of the matches, though, they have discovered guys such as Will Smeed and Chris Benjamin who are also outstanding batters. Even if some of the players have not performed as expected, the batting lineup appears to be stronger currently.

Birmingham Phoenix has hit 30 sixes as a team in the Hundred 2021, seven more than Welsh Fire. The Most Sixes betting market for this match is one of our favorites, and we believe it is one where bettors can go big to make some gains.

Given the frequency with which they clear the field, Will Smeed and Liam Livingstone are also extremely strong players to consider for a To Hit A Six betting market.

The Birmingham Phoenix’s top bowler is Adam Milne. He has taken the most wickets for Birmingham Phoenix, seven, and is also the most economical bowler thus far. Birmingham Phoenix boasts a plethora of bowling talent on its roster, including Benny Howell, Imran Taihr, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali.

It is unquestionably a more powerful squad than Welsh Fire, and it is deserving of the title of contest favorite.

Birmingham Phoenix Squad

Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Benjamin(w), Benny Howell, Miles Hammond, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Patrick Brown, Imran Tahir, Adam Hose, Dillon Pennington, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Cooke

Birmingham Phoenix is dominating the competition. They have won their past two games and will be feeling good about themselves. With the competition nearing its conclusion, don’t anticipate them to tamper with the winning combination.

Playing XI: Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin (wk), Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Patrick Brown, Imran Tahir

Welsh Fire

Welsh Fire has some talented players, but it has appeared a step behind the rest of the Hundred this season. Batting has been adequate in terms of consistency, power, and steadiness. Ben Duckett has the most runs with 203, but his strike rate of 138 is not ideal for this style.

He has also only hit two sixes in total. Glenn Phillips hit a fifty in the last encounter, and Leus du Plooy added some runs, but Welsh Fire has not threatened enough with the bat. We believe that moving someone like Jimmy Neesham up the hierarchy to make an effect would be a good idea.

We don’t believe looking at betting markets for Top Batsman Welsh Fire is a good idea right now.

Instead, search for Over/Under betting markets and bet on guys like Tom Banton, Ian Cockbain, or even Glenn Phillips to go ‘Under.’

Welsh Fire’s bowling assault is also extremely poor. Qais Ahmad is the only one who can be depended on to take wickets, while others such as Luke Fletcher, David Payne, Matt Milnes, and Jimmy Neesham have been too costly and unreliable.

Welsh Fire has lost its last three games, its players aren’t in great shape, and the squad is facing one of the strongest teams in the Hundred. Right now, things aren’t looking good for it.

Welsh Fire Squad

Tom Banton(w), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett(c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Graeme White, Qais Ahmad, Luke Fletcher, Matt Milnes, David Payne, Joshua Cobb, Ryan Higgins, Matthew Critchley, Jake Ball, David Lloyd

Welsh Fire have lost three games in a row and need to find the perfect combination soon if they are to make the finals. For the game against Birmingham Phoenix, expect to see Jake Ball in the starting lineup. He will give the bowling department with much-needed experience.

Playing XI: Tom Banton (wk), Ian Cockbain, Ben Duckett (c), Glenn Phillips, Leus du Plooy, James Neesham, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, David Payne

Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. So far, the chasing team has won all three HHundred matches played at Edgbaston.

Pitch and Conditions

On match day, there is a small risk of showers in Birmingham, but nothing that should cause too much inconvenience. So far, the pitch at Edgbaston has been excellent for batting, with over 350 runs scored here in the previous match.

There is no reason to believe that things will be any different this time. This implies a lot of fours and sixes, a few fifties, and maybe another match with more than 300 runs.

These are all betting markets that may be used for this match.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Match Prediction

We will bet on Birmingham Phoenix to win this game. So far, the club has won all three of its home games. It boasts a stronger batting order, greater power, a better bowling team, and superior recent form. Everything pointed to a Birmingham Phoenix victory, and while there are no guarantees in the Hundred, this is as near to one as you will get.

Place your bet on Birmingham Phoenix to win.