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The Hundred 2022, match 19: BHM vs SUP Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers (BHM vs SUP)

Date: August 19, Friday, 11:00 PM IST

Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham Phoenix will take on Northern Superchargers in the 19th game of the men’s Hundred 2022 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. After being defeated in their opening game, Birmingham Phoenix have won their next three matches on a trot. In their most recent match, the Phoenix beat Trent Rockets by seven wickets. After restricting Rockets to a first innings total of 145, Phoenix chased down the target with 14 balls to spare. Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone scored half centuries, while earlier in the game, Benny Howell picked up three wickets for the Phoenix.

Northern Superchargers, on the other hand, have won just one of their four games so far and will be desperately looking to stay afloat in the competition. They won their opening game, and lost the next three. They come into this contest on the back of a seven-wicket win over London Spirit. Batting first, the Superchargers scored 143 runs, with Faf du Plessis scoring a half century. Their bowlers, however, were not too effective on the day as Spirit chased down the target comfortably. After three straight losses, the Supercharges will look to bounce back in the next game against Phoenix.

Ahead of the 19th 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 SUP

The pitch at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground is a high scoring one and one can expect a lot of boundaries to be hit at this venue. The fast bowlers are likely to get maximum assistance from the pitch. 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 with no chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 18 to 26 degrees.

Northern Superchargers team news and predicted XI

Team news – This could be the last match of the series for Dwayne Bravo, who is set to go back home for CPL 2022. Wayne Parnell will be replacing Bravo from August 22 onwards. Harry Brook, meanwhile, is available for the Superchargers after being released from England’s Test squad.

Full squad – Dwayne Bravo, Wayne Parnell, Wahab Riaz, Harry Brook, Jordan Clark, Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Callum Parkinson, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid, John Simpson, Ben Stokes (unavailable), David Willey, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Ben Raine, Michael Pepper.

Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Michael Pepper, David Willey, David Wiese, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, Dwayne Bravo, Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Craig Miles

Birmingham Phoenix team news and predicted XI

Team news: Adam Milne has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury, and we are likely going to see Ben Dwarshuis take Milne’s place in the XI.

Squad: Matthew Wade, Kane Richardson, Timm van der Gugten, Brett D’Oliveira, 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, Dan Mousley

Predicted XI:  Miles Hammond, Will Smeed, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Wade, Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Timm van der Gugten, Henry Brookes, Imran Tahir

Head to head record

Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix have met each other just once when Phoenix won by eight wickets (26 balls remaining).

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for BHM vs SUP  

Liam Livingstone – all-rounder, Birmingham Phoenix

Liam Livingstone scored an unbeaten half century in Phoenix’s latest game against Trent Rockers. His unbeaten 51 came off 32 balls at a strike rate of almost 160.  Earlier in the tournament, he scored 47 off 28 against the Rockets. Livingstone was the highest run-scorer of the Men’s Hundred 2021, where he scored 348 runs in nine matches at an average and strike rate of 58 and 178. He also hit the maximum number of boundaries for any player last season – 22 fours and 27 sixes. Among the most swashbuckling white-ball players, Livingstone makes for a great pick in your fantasy cricket team.

Moeen Ali – all-rounder, Birmingham Phoenix

Another all-rounder important to your fantasy cricket team is Moeen Ali, who scored 52 off 28 balls at a strike rate of over 185 in Phoenix’s most recent game. The England all-rounder brings with him plenty of experience – in 55 T20 internationals, Moeen Ali has a batting average and strike rate of 19.77 and 144.60 along with 39 wickets.

Benny Howell – bowler, Birmingham Phoenix

Benny Howell has picked up five wickets in four games, including three wickets in the most recent game against Trent Rockets. Although Howell is uncapped, he has good numbers in T20s – 179 wickets from 174 matches. After his spell in the game against Rockets, Howell makes for a good pick in your fantasy team.

Adam Lyth – batsman, Northern Superchargers

Adam Lyth scored 79 runs off just 33 balls against Oval Invincibles and 51 runs off 30 balls against Manchester Originals. Lyth has an impressive strike rate of almost 150 in 162 T20s. A good striker of the ball, Lyth is in good form and can help you score points in your fantasy cricket team.

Faf du Plessis – batsman, Northern Superchargers

After three unsuccessful outings, Faf du Plessis bounced back to form and scored a half century in the game against Spirit. A proven match winner in franchise cricket, the South African is a good pick for your team’s captaincy.

MPL fantasy XI – BHM vs SUP

BHM vs SUP – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The BHM vs SUP game of the Men’s Hundred 2022 will not be televised live 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 19.

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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