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The Hundred Men's 2023, Match 7: BP vs TR Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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The Hundred Men's 2023

Match 7: BP vs TR

Preview

Defending champions Trent Rockets (TR) will take the field against Birmingham Phoenix (BP) in the seventh match of ‘The Hundred’ 2023 at Edgbaston on Sunday. Rockets started their campaign with a thrilling 6 run win over Southern Brave. Birmingham’s previous encounter on the other hand was washed out. Despite earning a point, BP were substandard on the day. 

BP can consider themselves lucky that the rain gods were kind in the midst of their opening tie as they were in a disastrous position having been asked to bat first by Northern Superchargers (NOS). They lost half their side inside 62 balls and were only able to muster 84 runs. However, alleviating circumstances are that the Birmingham based franchise were without a number of their key players such as skipper Moeen Ali and batting all rounder Liam Livingstone. The top order looks potent with the inclusion of these two and new signing Ben Duckett. 

TR for the most parts looked jaded in their opening fixture against Southern Brave (SOB). If it wasn’t for the dramatic recovery of the bowlers, Rockets would have lost the tie. Defending 133, the Rockets bundled out SOB for 127, taking three wickets in the final three balls of the match. Daniel Sams capped off things skillfully for the hosts, whilst skipper Lewis Gregory led from the front, picking up three wickets of his own.    


Match Details

Match: BP vs TR, 7th Match, The Hundred Men's Competition 2023

Date:
Saturday, August 05, 2023

Time:
10:30 PM

Venue:
Edgbaston, Birmingham


Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at Edgbaston is known for its balanced nature, providing an advantage to the bowlers in the early overs, especially in overcast conditions. As the match progresses, batters will have the opportunity to score freely once they get settled. Since it's the first match of the season, there is expected to be sufficient bounce on the pitch, benefiting both bowlers and batters.

Throughout the game in Birmingham, the weather is forecasted to be mostly cloudy, with a breezy afternoon and a slight chance of rain.


BP vs TR Squads

BP: Will Smeed, Jacob Bethell, Ben Duckett, Jamie Smith(w), Dan Mousley, Shadab Khan, Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell(c), Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Miles Hammond, Henry Brookes

TR: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore(w), Colin Munro, Sam Hain, Lewis Gregory(c), Imad Wasim, Daniel Sams, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Sam Cook, Joe Root, Samit Patel, Brad Wheal, Tom Moores, John Turner, Rashid Khan


BP vs TR Probable Playing XIs

BP: Will Smeed, Jacob Bethell, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone/Dan Mousley, Jamie Smith (wk), Moeen Ali (c)/Chris Benjamin, Shadab Khan, Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson

TR: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Colin Munro, Sam Hain, Lewis Gregory (c), Imad Wasim, Daniel Sams, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Sam Cook


Match Prediction

Trent Rockets seem to have the upper hand in the upcoming match against Birmingham Phoenix, despite their previous record. Although Birmingham has won three out of four encounters, the Rockets have assembled a formidable team, making them favourites this time. While Birmingham boasts a strong bowling lineup, their batting heavily relies on a couple of key players. In contrast, Trent Rockets have a deep batting order, giving them confidence in setting a substantial target or successfully chasing any score. Therefore, our prediction favours Trent Rockets as the potential winners of this match.


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