The Rockets are unbeaten in the tournament with wins in all their three games.
Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets are all set to lock horns in Match No.14 of the Men’s Hundred at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Rockets are on a rampage, having won all their first three games.
Their net run rate of 0.724 is also the best among the eight participating teams. In their previous game, they bowled brilliantly and beat the London Spirit by seven runs.
The Phoenix, on the other hand, are on a two-match losing streak and are placed sixth in the points table. After losing to Southern Brave, the Phoenix won’t find it easy to defeat the in-form Rockets.
Match – Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets – 14th match
Venue – Edgbaston, Birmingham
Time – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Fancode
The venue in Birmingham has hosted only a solitary game in the Hundred where the chasing team came out trumps. The Spirit racked up 144 for six after which the Phoenix tracked down the target with three balls left. Another fairly high-scoring game seems to be in store.
Avg first innings score: 144 (1 match in the Hundred in Birmingham)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0, N/R – 0
Miles Hammond, Finn Allen, Liam Livingstone, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Moeen Ali (c), Chris Benjamin, Chris Cooke (wk), Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir
Bench– Tom Abell, Adam Hose, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington, Chris Woakes, Will Smeed
D Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores (wk), Lewis Gregory (c), Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter, Marchant de Lange, Timm van der Gugten
Bench- Luke Wright, Ben Cox, Steven Mullaney, Samuel Cook
Probable best batter of the match
D’Arcy Short— Trent Rockets
D’Arcy Short has looked in ominous touch in the ongoing edition of the Hundred. In three games, he has picked up 134 runs at an average of 134 and a strike rate of 135.35. The southpaw also has two half-centuries to his name with a top score of an unbeaten 69. If he gets his eyes in, the Phoenix bowlers could be in for a lot of trouble.
Probable best bowler of the match
Matthew Carter— Trent Rockets
Matthew Carter didn’t play the first game, but once he came into the eleven, he blended into the eleven with perfection. In the game against Northern Superchargers, he picked up two wickets and followed it up with a three-wicket haul against the Spirit. The off-spinner has picked five wickets at a decent economy rate of 0.85, the best among his teammates.
Today’s match prediction: Trent Rockets to win the match.
Disclaimer: This 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.