Match: Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave (BHM vs BRV)
Date: August 10, Wednesday, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham Phoenix will take on Southern Brave in the 8th game of the men’s Hundred 2022 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The hosts lost their opening clash against the Trent Rockets by six wickets and are placed at the sixth position in the points table with a net run rate of -0.159.
Batting first, the Phoenix scored 143 for 7 in their 100 balls. Miles Hammond, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone doing well with the bat. However, the bowlers were unable to defend the target as a half-century from Alex Hales took the Rockets over the line.
Southern Brave, on the other hand, have got off to a good start this season by beating Welsh Fire by nine wickets in the opening game and are subsequently placed third in the points table with a NRR of +2.549. Against the Fire, they put up a brilliant bowling performance to restrict the opponents to 107 in the first innings, and then chase it down with 31 balls to spare. James Vince was the star performer, remaining unbeaten on 71 off 41.
Southern Brave and Birmingham Phoenix contested last year’s final, which was won by the Brave. Ahead of the 8th game of the men’s Hundred 2022, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.
Weather update and pitch report for BHM vs BRV
The pitch at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, which recently hosted all the cricket games at the CWG 2022, is a high scoring one and expect a lot of boundaries to be hit at this venue. The fast bowlers fare slightly better compared to the slow bowlers. A total of 22 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 14 have been won by the teams batting first. The average first innings score on this ground is 140 while the average second innings score is 122. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the Edgbaston Ground is 221 for 5 and 46 for 10.
The weather during the game will be pleasant and the sky will be clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 18 to 26 degrees. No rain is forecast.
Southern Brave team news and predicted XI
Team news – Quinton de Kock, who missed the first match due to late arrival in the UK, is available for this fixture and this will be a big boost for the Brave. Having won their first game comprehensively, they will now be looking for their second straight win.
Full squad – Jofra Archer, Quinton de Kock, Tim David, Alex Davies, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Paul Stirling (replaces Marcus Stoinis while on international duty), James Vince, Ross Whiteley, Rehan Ahmed, Joe Weatherley, Dan Moriarty, Finn Allen, Michael Hogan
Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock, James Vince, Paul Stirling, Tim David, Ross Whiteley, Craig Overton, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills
Birmingham Phoenix team news and predicted XI
Team news: Birmingham Phoenix are without the injured Tom Abell and Olly Stone, in whose place they have called up Timm van der Gugten and Brett D’Oliveira. Adam Milne is returning from an injury, but whether he will be immediately included in the playing XI is uncertain.
Squad: Matthew Wade, Kane Richardson, Timm van der Gugten (replaced Olly Stone – injured), Brett D’Oliveira (replaced Tom Abell – injured), Moeen Ali, Chris Benjamin, Henry Brookes, Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, Adam Milne, Will Smeed, Chris Woakes, Graeme van Buuren, Imran Tahir, Tom Helm (replaced Matthew Fisher), Dan Mousley
Predicted XI: Will Smeed, Matthew Wade, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Tom Abell, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Graeme van Buuren, Imran Tahir
Head to head record
Southern Brave and Birmingham Phoenix have met each other just twice and both matches were won by Brave.
Five players to watch out for
Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for BHM vs BRV
Liam Livingstone – all-rounder, Birmingham Phoenix
Liam Livingstone was the highest run-scorer of the Men’s Hundred 2021, where he amassed 348 runs in nine matches at an average and strike rate of 58 and 178. He also hit the maximum number of boundaries – 22 fours and 27 sixes. In the first game of this season Livingstone scored 47 runs off 28 balls against Trent Rockets and also took a wicket. One of the most fearless batsmen around, Livingstone is in great form and can help you score valuable points in your fantasy team.
Imran Tahir – bowler, Birmingham Phoenix
Veteran bowler Imran Tahir was not able to pick wickets in Phoenix’s first game of the season, but he is one of the best players in franchise tournaments. Last year, he picked up 10 wickets in nine games and will be looking to replicate the same this year.
James Vince – batsman, Southern Brave
James Vince was the leading run-scorer for the Brave last year and has started this season too on a good note, scoring an unbeaten 71 runs off 41 balls in the opening match. The right hand batsman has an impressive strike rate of nearly 135 in T20s.
Chris Jordan: bowler, Southern Brave
In Brave’s first game of the season against Welsh Fire, Chris Jordan took two wickets while conceding just 16 runs in 15 balls. Jordan has an impressive T20 resume – 304 wickets in 290 matches, and can be expected to be one of Brave’s frontline bowlers this year.
Quinton de Kock: wicketkeeper batsman, Southern Brave
Quinton de Kock, who did not feature in Brave’s opening game, is available for the second match. The star South African batsman needs little justification to be in your fantasy team. He is currently among the world’s best players in T20s.
MPL fantasy XI – BHM vs BRV
BHM vs BRV – where and what time to watch the match live in India
The BHM vs BRV game of the Men’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live in in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app or also on Youtube. The match will begin at 11.00 PM IST on August 10.
Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/
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.