Match: Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Northern Superchargers Women, (BHM-W vs SUP-W, 11th Match)
Date: August 19, 2022 – 8 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
The 11th match of the women’s Hundred 2022 will witness Birmingham Phoenix taking on Northern Superchargers. The two teams will lock horns at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Friday, August 19th.
Birmingham Phoenix have played two matches so far and are unbeaten. They defeated Welsh Fire by 19 runs in the first game and followed it up with an eight-wicket victory over Trent Rockets in the second.
Phoenix forced a stunning collapse of Rockets, reducing them from 70/1 to 88/7 and restricting them to just 116/9. Emily Arlott was the star with 3 for 19 in 20 balls while Georgia Elwiss and Sophie Molineux also claimed two wickets each. Amy Jones (44* off 32) and Ellyse Perry (39* off 28) then sailed them to victory comfortably with an unbroken 78-run stand in 47 balls for the third wicket.
Northern Superchargers women were convincingly defeated by Oval Invincibles by nine wickets in the opening game. In the second game, they edged out London Spirit by just 5 runs in a low-scoring nail-biter.
Bess Heath scored a fantastic 57 off 34 but Superchargers could only post 127/4 on the board. Alyssa Healy ran out dangerous looking Beth Mooney on 30 off 20 while their bowlers did an excellent job to bring down the equation to 38 off the last 20. Alice Davidson-Richards, who picked 2/20 in her spell, defended 13 runs off the final block.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for BHM-W vs SUP-W, 11th Match
The Edgbaston in Birmingham is usually a good venue for batting. A total of five women’s Hundred matches have been played here, with the average first innings score of 129 which doesn’t quite reflect the true nature of the decks. Four of these five games were won by the team batting second.
The weather in Birmingham is expected to be pleasant and partly sunny on Friday afternoon, with no threat of rain. The temperature will hover around 20°C.
Birmingham Phoenix Women – Expected XI and Team News
Birmingham Phoenix, led by Sophie Devine, look pretty strong with Devine and Evelyn Jones at the top, followed by Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry and Sophie Molineux. The bowling attack of Molineux, Emily Arlott, Issy Wong and Georgia Elwiss looks potent as well.
Probable XI – Sophie Devine (c), Evelyn Jones, Amy Jones (wk), Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Elwiss, Gwenan Davies, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood
Northern Superchargers Women – Expected XI and Team News
Northern Superchargers stuck to their playing XI from the first game. They have Alyssa Healy and Jemimah Rodrigues at the top, with Bess Heath and Laura Wolvaardt in the middle order. In the bowling department, they have Kalea Moore, Katie Levick, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith and Alice Davidson-Richards.
Probable XI – Alyssa Healy (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Laura Wolvaardt, Bess Heath, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson-Richards, Jenny Gunn, Linsey Smith, Beth Langston, Kalea Moore, Katie Levick
Head to head record of BHM-W vs SUP-W
Birmingham Phoenix won the only match played between these two teams last season.
11th Match: Five players to watch out for in the BHM-W vs SUP-W match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Sophie Devine: Batter, Birmingham Phoenix
Sophie Devine is one of the most valuable players in the game. The all-rounder has over 9000 runs in the shorter format at an average of 36 while striking at 130. She also has 278 wickets with the ball at an economy of 6.55. Devine has picked 5 wickets in the last four games and has scored three 45+ scores, including 45 off 28 against Welsh.
Jemimah Rodrigues: Batter, Northern Superchargers
Jemimah Rodrigues scored 184 runs in four matches prior to the London Spirit clash, where she was dismissed cheaply. She smashed 51 off just 32 in the opening game of this edition. The Indian batter has a terrific record in the shorter format, with over 2500 runs at an average of 33 and strike rate of 122.
Sophie Molineux: All-rounder, Birmingham Phoenix
Sophie Molineux has an excellent record in the shorter format, with over 1400 runs at an average of 20 and strike rate of 104. The gutsy left-armer also has 93 wickets at an economy of 6.39. She scored 29 runs in the first game and conceded only 15 from 20 balls. She then picked 2 for 22 in the second game.
Ellyse Perry: Batter, Birmingham Phoenix
Ellyse Perry hasn’t been bowling lately but she remains a prolific run-scorer. The Australian superstar scored 58 off 31 in the first game of the season and followed it up with an unbeaten 39 off 28. Perry has over 5500 runs in the shorter format at an excellent average of 40 with two hundreds and 31 fifties.
Alyssa Healy: Wicketkeeper Batter, Northern Superchargers
Alyssa Healy showed some signs of returning to form in the last game, hitting three fours and a six. She’s one of the most destructive batters in the game, having scored over 6500 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 25 and strike rate of 129. Healy has hammered five hundreds and 38 fifties in the format.
MPL Fantasy XI
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
There will be no live telecast of The Hundred in India. However, you can watch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Catch the Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers women’s clash at 8 PM IST.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.