On Thursday, August 24, at Edgbaston, Birmingham, Match 32 of The Hundred 2023 men’s championship will see Birmingham Phoenix (BPH) vs London Spirit (LNS) square off against one another. Phoenix enters the match having suffered a 46-run defeat to Trent Rockets in their previous encounter. The Moeen Ali-led team has had a terrible season thus far; they are currently seventh in the standings with just one win from seven games and zero points.
On the other side, London also enters the contest with a loss of six wickets from their previous match against Welsh Fire. They have two victories from seven games. Giving them six points, and are now ranked sixth in the standings. Having already been eliminated from the competition, both sides will try to end the tournament on a high note by triumphing in their final game.
MATCH SCHEDULE ( Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit) :
|Day / Date
|Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit
|Thursday/ 24-08- 2023
|23:00 IST / 17:30 GMT
|Edgbaston Cricket Ground – Edgbaston, England
WEATHER REPORT (Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit ):
Location: Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham.
One of the two games held there so far this season was won by the team batting first. The highest goal chased in first innings was 113, and the average first innings score was 136. Considering the recent tournament tendency, the captain who wins the toss is likely to choose to bat first.
Probable Playing XIs
Birmingham Phoenix (BPH)
Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Jamie Smith (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Chris Woakes, Adam Milne, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha
London Spirit (LNS)
Zak Crawley, Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Lawrence (c), Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, Ravi Bopara, Matthew Critchley, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Worrall
BPH vs LNS Head-to-Head
Played – 2, Birmingham Phoenix – 2, London Spirit – 0
Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Adam Rossington – London Spirit
Rossington is the highest run scorer for London so far with 156 runs from five innings at an average of 31.20 . And a strike rate of 175.28. Rossington has scored two half-centuries to his name in the season so far and will look to score another one in the upcoming fixture.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Daniel Worrall – London Spirit
The right-arm seamer is the leading wicket taker for his team so far with nine wickets to his name from seven innings at an average of 16.33 and an economy of 7.35. Worrall will look to add more wickets to his tally in the upcoming fixture to help his side finish the tournament on a positive note.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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