The Hundred Men’s 2021 – Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix– 31st Match Preview
Northern Superchargers will face the Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred 2021’s 31st match on August 17, 2021. This game will take place in Headingley, Leeds. In this match, the Northern Superchargers will have a home-field advantage. Birmingham Phoenix has played seven matches so far, winning five and losing two. They are currently in first place in the points table. This match is crucial for the Phoenix because a win here guarantees their place in the final match. The Northern Superchargers will not be able to compete in the knockout rounds this season. They’ve already been eliminated from the tournament and have nothing to lose in this match.
Match Details to Note
Match: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: August 17, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds
Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Team Previews
Northern Superchargers had to deal with disappointment in the Hundred’s first season. They will not be able to compete in the knockout rounds. They narrowly missed qualification, and the players’ morale will suffer as a result. The Superchargers have an opportunity to put their bench strength to the test against the Birmingham Phoenix in this match, which will aid in team building for the upcoming season.
The Superchargers will start the game with Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Chris Lynn. Both batsmen haven’t been in great form; they’ve managed to get a few runs ahead in the powerplays of a few games, but there has been a lack of consistency throughout the season. The middle-order batting lineup consists of David Willey, Dan Vilas, and Jordan Thompson. Dane Vilas and Jordan Thompson have provided innings of stability and batting stability. The absence of Faf Du Plessis has harmed the batting unit’s strength. John Simpson has been a dependable finisher and has been in excellent batting form.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Adil Rashid form one of the best spin bowling attacks for this team. Both bowlers have been in good form and have consistently taken wickets at crucial stages of the game. This season, Ben Raine and Matty Potts have wowed with their bowling abilities. They will undoubtedly be bowlers to keep an eye on in this match.
Northern Superchargers Squad
Adil Rashid, David Willey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Brydon Carse, Chris Lynn, John Simpson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matthew Potts, Matthew Fisher, Harry Brook, Callum Parkinson, Faf du Plessis, Jordan Thompson, Ben Raine
At the top, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Lynn, and David Willey all got starts, but none of them resulted in a big inning. The top of the order will have to go off. The last time they reached 200, Dane Vilas (36), Jordan Thompson (27), and John Simpson (71*) batted in the middle order.
The Superchargers’ bowling, on the other hand, was excellent, with wickets falling to Ben Raine, Adil Rashid, David Willey, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. They performed admirably as a team and intend to do so in the future.
Predicted XI: Chris Lynn, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Willey (C), Dane Vilas, Jordan Thompson, John Simpson (wk), Ben Raine, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Adil Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Birmingham This season, Phoenix has been one of the most successful teams. They are currently in first place on the points table and are only one win away from automatic qualification for the finals. Moeen Ali’s absence could be a source of concern for the team. The Phoenix’s innings begin with Finn Allen and Will Smeed. They have been in good batting form and have been scoring runs consistently. Liam Livingstone is the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer and Birmingham’s leading run-scorer. He is critical to the stability of this batting unit. Another batsman to keep an eye on in the middle order is Miles Hammond. Benny Howell is expected to come in and finish the inning.
The Phoenix’s bowling attack is led by Pat Brown and Imran Tahir. Imran Tahir has the most wickets. He has taken 9 wickets in 7 games and has a bowling economy of 8.68. The absence of Moeen Ali and Adam Milne may have hampered the strength of their bowling attack, but this team still has a talented bowling bench. Benny Howell and Liam Livingstone are two more bowling options who can bowl economical overs and even claim wickets on occasion.
Birmingham Phoenix Squad
Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley, Moeen Ali, Pat Brown, Chris Benjamin, Tom Helm, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke, Liam Livingstone, Tom Abell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond, Adam Milne, Imran Tahir, Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Dillon Pennington
In their previous match, Finn Allen (29) and Will Smeed (18) started at the front. It will be up to them to improve their performance this time around.
The majority of the goals were scored by captain Liam Livingstone (50) and Miles Hammond (38). The rest of the batting order will also have to step up.
The bowling team worked well together. Among the wickets were Dillon Pennington, Pat Brown, and Imran Tahir. Tom Helm, Benny Howell, and Liam Livingstone were all expensive and will be looking to improve.
Predicted XI: Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone (C), Miles Hammond, Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke (wk), Dillon Pennington, Tom Helm, Pat Brown, Imran Tahir.
Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Toss Prediction
The toss will play a significant role in the outcome of all The Hundred League matches. In this type of big match, having a good total on the board is always a big advantage. According to our toss prediction, the team that wins the toss will bat first.
Weather and Pitch Report
Partly cloudy skies are expected over Headingley. However, there is no rain forecast, implying that a full game is likely. The temperature will range from 14 to 17 degrees Celsius.
The previous game at this venue was a high-scoring affair in which the Superchargers batted first and scored 200 runs. The track at Headingley, on the other hand, does not see a lot of runs. Early on, the fast bowlers will get some help off the deck. A score of 150 or higher would be ideal.
Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Prediction
Both teams are coming off of victories in their previous games. In terms of balance, the teams appear to be fairly even.
Birmingham Phoenix, on the other hand, is on a four-match winning streak and will pose a stiff challenge. The Northern Superchargers are under pressure to win this game and will look to capitalize on their home-field advantage. While Phoenix is the early favorite, this should be a thrilling contest.