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The Hundred 2022, match 4: TRN vs BHM Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix (TRN vs BHM)

Date: August 6, Saturday, 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Trent Rockets will take on Birmingham Phoenix in the fourth game of the men’s Hundred 2022. Last year, Birmingham Phoenix topped the group, winning six matches and losing only two. Trent Rockets finished third, winning five games and losing three.

When the two teams met last year, the Phoenix registered an easy win. Batting first, Trent Rockets put up a total of 144 run

s in 100 balls. Dawid Malan top scored with 51 while Alex Hales scored 38. In reply, Birmingham Phoenix put up a sensational batting performance to wrap up the chase in 74 balls. Will Smeed scored 36 off only 13 balls.

For the Rockets in 2022, there is no injury concern so far. Birmingham Phoenix, meanwhile, are without Tom Abell and Olly Stone, who are out with a hamstring and finger injury respectively. Glamorgan fast bowler Timm van der Gugten and Brett D’Oliveira have been called in as replacement for the two injured players. Both the Rockets and Phoenix have a very strong squad and game 4 of the men’s Hundred 2022 thus promises to be an exciting affair.

Ahead of the fourth game of 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 TRN vs BHM

The pitch at the Trent Bridge stadium 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 13 T20I matches have been played at this venue, of which 8 have been won by the teams batting first. The average first innings score on this ground is 165 while the average second innings score is 147. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded at the County Ground is 232 for 6 and 110 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.

Trent Rockets team news and predicted XI

Team news – There is no injury concern from the Rockets’ camp. Colin Munro and Alex Hales will open the innings, followed by Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Samit Patel and Rashid Khan in the middle order. The bowling duties are likely to be taken up by Lewis Gregory, Steven Mullaney, Daniel Sams, and Luke Wood.

Squad: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Colin Munro, Ian Cockbain, Luke Fletcher, Matt Carter, Sam Cook, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Rashid Khan, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Joe Root, Luke Wood, Daniel Sams, Ben Mike

Predicted XI: Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Lewis Gregory, Steven Mullaney, Daniel Sams, Luke Wood

Birmingham Phoenix team news and predicted XI

Team news: Birmingham Phoenix are without Tom Abell and Olly Stone, who are out with a hamstring and finger injury respectively. Glamorgan fast bowler Timm van der Gugten and Brett D’Oliveira have been called in as replacement for the two injured players, but are unlikely to be in the playing XI for at least the first few games.

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:  Matthew Wade, Will Smeed, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Graeme van Buuren, Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir

Head to head record

Trent Rockets and Birmingham Phoenix have met each other just once, when the latter won comfortably.

Five players to watch out for

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

Liam Livingstone – all-rounder, Birmingham Phoenix

All-rounder Liam 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 hit 22 boundaries and 27 maximums in the process. Livingstone is one of the most fearless batsmen around, so expect him to light up the stage in the 2022 edition of the tournament as well.

Rashid Khan – all-rounder, Trent Rockets

Another all-rounder you must include in your fantasy team is Rashid Khan. Last season, he picked up 12 wickets and will want to replicate those performances this year. Rashid is also a pinch hitter who can finish a run chase with a few big shots. The Afghanistan all-rounder will not be available for the entire tournament due to national duty and will want to make most of his limited game time in the tournament.

Colin Munro – batsman, Trent Rockets

Colin Munro is one of the best players in the game’s shortest format. He is coming into this tournament after impressing in the Vitality T20 Blast and will be looking to maintain his good form. Munro has a strike rate of more than 156 in T20 internationals, and more than 140 in other T20s. He is a good striker of the ball and will be looking to make the most of the batting friendly Trent Bridge surface.

Dawid Malan – batsman, Trent Rockets

Dawid Malan is another flamboyant batsman who is a good pick for your fantasy team. Recently he put up a few impressive performances against South Africa and India. In all, Malan has a strike rate of over 138 in T20 internationals, which makes him a good pick for the 100-ball format.

Imran Tahir – bowler, Birmingham Phoenix

Veteran bowler Imran Tahir is one of the best players in franchise tournaments. Last year, he picked up 10 wickets in nine games and will be looking for more this year.

MPL fantasy XI – TRN vs BHM

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

The TRN vs BHM 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 7.00 PM IST on August 6.

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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