BIP vs OVI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 13, 2023

We have arrived at the second half of the men's Hundred competition for the 2023 season. The Birmingham Phoenix team is still stuck right at the bottom of the points tally at the moment. Phoenix has just 4 matches reaming to turn things around. First of these games will be played on Sunday against Oval Invincibles at the venue of Edgbaston. The Oval Invincibles team is still placed comfortably at the top of the points table having registered 3 victories from 4 games and with 7 points to their kitty.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles Head-To-Head

The Oval Invincibles men's team has played against Birmingham Phoenix men twice already in this competition earlier. Both these games were won by Birmingham Phoenix. The average number of runs scored by Phoenix men has been 170 while the Oval Invincibles men have scored an average of 164 runs. Out of these two wins, one victory was achieved by batting first while another one was achieved by batting second.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles Live Streaming and Broadcast

You can watch this upcoming game between Oval Invincibles and Birmingham Phoenix live on Sky Sports. People can live stream the game on SonyLiv, Sky Go, and Fan Code.

BIP vs OVI Team Previews

Birmingham Phoenix

The Birmingham Phoenix team is going into this game after a 6-wicket defeat at the hands of the Welsh Fire outfit. They won the toss against Fire and decided to bat first at Edgbaston. They could manage to post a score of 112 runs on the board for the loss of 7 wickets. In their response, Welsh Fire managed to reach this target within 85 balls. The Birmingham batting let them down again and it was again the broad bat of Liam Livingstone that took the score to some respectability. Livingstone scored 28 runs from 20 balls and was the top run-getter for Birmingham Phoenix.

Liam Livingstone is the second-highest run-getter for Birmingham Phoenix this season having scored 55 runs from 2 innings with a strike rate of 122. The Birmingham opening batsman Ben Duckett has topped the batting charge for Birmingham during this season having scored 69 runs from 3 matches with a strike rate of 133. The Birmingham skipper Moeen Ali has not got going thus far. However, he is quite capable of changing the complexion of a match with some big hits. You can expect him to deliver the good in this game as he is due for a big score.

As far as the bowling department for Birmingham Phoenix is concerned, the only bowler that has stood out has been Benny Howell with 5 wickets from 3 matches. He has also bowled with an excellent economy rate of 5.55. Other bowlers apart from Moeen Ali have been leaking runs regularly. Some dependable bowlers such as Tom Helm and Adam Milne are going for more than 11 runs per over. Birmingham Phoenix managed to score 112 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their 100 balls. Stephen Eskinazi was the player of the match with 43 from 18 balls.

Birmingham Phoenix Playing 11

Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Ben Duckett, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Will Smeed, Chris Woakes, Jamie Smith, Kane Richardson, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali.

Oval Invincibles

The men’s team of Oval Invincibles is on a roll at the moment. After beating Manchester Originals with an incredible margin of 94 runs they beat Northern Superchargers by a slender margin of 9 runs. Sam Curran left an impression with his bat and ball. The in-form batsman Jordon Cox managed to hit an unbeaten 73 and took his side to the top of the table. Cox has scored as many as 163 runs so far in the competition from 4 games with a strike rate of 148. Curran provided some fireworks in the later portion of Invincibles innings.

Curran hammered 24 runs from just 12 balls. He was responsible for the Oval Invincibles team total reaching a huge proportion of 185 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. After this, he also picked up a vital catch and also picked up a victim that helped in restricting the Superchargers team to a score of 176 for 8. Another batsman that made a good impression in the match was Heinrich Klaasen. He scored a superb 46 from 22 balls in the game. Klaasen has so far collected a haul of 125 runs during the season with a remarkable strike rate of 184.

The South African batter Heinrich Klaasen is a genuine match-winner. His team will be looking to get him to continue his form with the bat. Tom and Sam Curran both have picked up 3 wickets each for Oval Invincibles. The most reliable bowler for Oval Invincibles has been Gus Atkinson. He has picked up 9 scalps from just 4 games at an economy rate of 7.78. They also have the services of the dependable all-rounder Sunil Narine that they can count on. He has picked up 6 wickets so far with an economy rate of 6.88.

Oval Invincibles Playing 11

Spencer Johnson, Heinrich Klaasen, Jordan Cox, Jason Roy, Nathan Sowter, Ross Whiteley, Sam Curran, Sam Billings, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks, Zak Chappell.

BIP vs OVI Toss Prediction

The surface on offer at the Birmingham venue normally favors the side batting first. Most of the recent games played at this venue have been won by the teams chasing a target. Some showers are also expected on Sunday in Birmingham. So, the team that wins the toss is likely to choose to bowl first here. If the D/L equation comes into the picture due to rain interruptions, it might be a better idea to bat second and be aware of the exact number of runs you need to get.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The average score in the first innings at the Edgbaston in men's Hundred is 155 runs. The average score for the second innings is 128 runs. The top-most score at this venue in the Hundred competition is 184 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. This was scored by Birmingham Phoenix against Welsh Fire in 2021. Any team batting first will be looking to set a score of close to 170 runs.

The surface on offer at the Edgbaston in the city of Birmingham in T20 games is usually a good batting pitch. But it is likely to provide a good contest between bat and ball. But cloudy conditions are expected in the game and you might even get some showers as well. These overcast conditions can help the seamers get some movement from the surface. The wicket might become slow in case of underlying moisture. If we get clear skies, batters will enjoy the conditions more with the ball coming onto the bat nicely.

BIP vs OVI Betting Tips

Phoenix outfit has won both the games played earlier between these two sides in the competition. But Birmingham Phoenix has not been in the best of touches this season and is struggling to develop winning momentum. The Phoenix batting is dependent on Duckett and Livingstone. The bowling has not been restrictive in the earlier games. The Oval Invincibles are playing their best game at the moment and have a good bowling unit. The Oval batting is also looking good and so, we will bet with Oval Invincibles to win this contest.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Liam Livingstone to score more than 17 runs in the contest.



Liam Livingstone has been the most consistent batter for his team so far in the competition. You can bet on him to score over 17 runs in the game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Kane Richardson to emerge as the top bowler for Birmingham Phoenix.



Kane Richardson has been doing well with the ball consistently for Birmingham this season. You can expect him to continue the good work and become the top bowler for Phoenix.

  1. Rajabets


    Heinrich Klaasen to score over 19 runs in the game.



Heinrich Klaasen has done a fair job with the bat and was also among the runs in the last match. You may bet on him to score over 19 runs in the game.

Today Match Prediction

Oval Invincibles To Win the Match, 1.83

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Who will win BIP vs OVI

Birmingham Phoenix 42.11% (8)
Oval Invincibles 57.89% (11)
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