The last league game of the Men’s Hundred Competition 2023 will see Birmingham Phoenix lock horns with London Spirit at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Phoenix are already out of the race for qualifying for the final of the competition. They managed to win only a single game out of seven and are languishing at the bottom of the points table. They lost to Trent Rockets in their last game.
Adam Milne picked up two wickets for Phoenix as they restricted the Rockets to 162/6. Jamie Smith top-scored with 38 while chasing but a lack of contributions from the other batters resulted in them losing the game by 46 runs.
London Spirit, on the other hand, have six points to their name in seven games. They stand eliminated from the competition as a win in their last league game will only get them to eight points which won’t be enough for them to qualify for the final. They suffered a loss against Welsh Fire in their last outing.
After electing to bat first, the Spirit’s batters faltered as they never got going and only managed to score 109 at the end of their innings. Daniel Worrall bowled brilliantly upfront and picked up three wickets but it wasn’t enough as they failed to defend the total. They will hope to come out on top in their last game on Thursday.
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Match Details:
Match: Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit, Match 32, The Hundred Men’s Competition 2023
Date and Time: August 24 2023, Thursday, 11 pm IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Pitch Report
The Edgbaston offers a balanced track. The new-ball bowlers may get some purchase from the surface but it settles as the game progresses, assisting the batters who get their eye in. The spinners will come into play in the latter stages.
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Weather Forecast
There is rain predicted on Thursday in Birmingham, with the temperature expected to range between 10 and 21 degrees Celsius.
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Probable XIs
Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Jamie Smith (wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (c), Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Chris Woakes, Adam Milne, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha
Zak Crawley, Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Lawrence (c), Matthew Wade, Daryl Mitchell, Ravi Bopara, Matthew Critchley, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Worrall
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Match Prediction
Both the Phoenix and the Spirit didn’t have the best of seasons. Both are out of contention for the final of the Men’s Hundred 2023 Competition and will be looking to finish the tournament on a winning note.
With London Spirit having fared slightly better this season, they are expected to come out on top.
Prediction: London Spirit to win this clash of the Men’s Hundred 2023.
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit Live Streaming details and channel list
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony LIV and FanCode
Poll : Adam Rossington to score a fifty?