BIP vs WEF Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 10, 2023

The team of Birmingham Phoenix is still looking for their first win of the new Hundred for Men season. Although their first couple of games ended in no result because of showers, they were defeated comprehensively in their last encounter against the team of Manchester Originals. Now, the Birmingham Phoenix are lying right at the bottom of the table in 7th position and have collected just a couple of points so far. They have a terrible net run rate of -2.450. Phoenix will be up against the team of Welsh Fire in their next game to be played at the Edgbaston on Thursday. They have a spotless record against Welsh Fire. But Welsh Fire has done a much better job this year and is lying in 4th position in the points table with 1 victory from 3 games.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Head-To-Head

The Birmingham Phoenix team has played twice against the Welsh Fire team in The Hundred. Phoenix has managed to win both of these games. Phoenix has scored an average of 157 runs while Welsh Fire has an average of 108.5. The maximum number of runs scored by Birmingham is 184 runs while Welsh have scored 126 runs as their top score against Birmingham. Phoenix has won both these games while batting first.

Birmingham Phoenix vs Welsh Fire Live Streaming and Broadcast

The official broadcasting partner for The Hundred in India is Sony Sports Network. Indian fans can enjoy the live telecast of this game on Sony Sports Network. As far as live streaming is concerned, cricket enthusiasts can enjoy it on the FanCode website or app and the SonyLive app or website.

BIP vs WEF Team Previews

Birmingham Phoenix

The Phoenix side is going into this game with a massive 49-run loss against the team of Manchester Originals. When they were asked to chase down a score of 161 runs at Birmingham, the entire side was bowled out for a score of 111 runs in just 98 balls. None of their batsmen managed to stand out for the side except Liam Livingstone who hit 27 runs from 25 balls. Livingstone is a crucial batsman for the Birmingham side which lacks depth in their batting order. Livingstone has managed to score 200 runs in his last 7 games with an average of 33.33 and a strike rate of 139.

Livingstone has come back to the side from an injury layoff and it appears that he has gone straight to his scoring ways. Their opposition will be keen to see the back of him in this game. Birmingham will also need another batter to do well and that is Will Smeed. In his last ten games, this opening batsman has managed to accumulate 208 runs with an average of 23.11. These runs were scored at an excellent strike rate of 158.77. The Birmingham Phoenix bowling attack appears to be in much better shape now.

In their last game, Benny Howell picked up 3 wickets for 21 runs from 20 balls and Adam Milne picked up 2 wickets for 33 runs from 20 balls. These two bowlers were the standout performers for Phoenix in this match. They also have the services of Kane Richardson in this game who has collected a haul of 13 wickets from his last 9 games with a strike rate of 8.16. Another bowler that has done well is Tom Helm who has collected 15 wickets from 10 matches at a strike rate of 8.59. These are the dependable bowlers for Birmingham while going into this game.

Birmingham Phoenix Playing 11

Adam Milne, Benny Howell, Ben Duckett, Dan Mousley, Will Smeed, Jamie Smith, Kane Richardson, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan, Tom Helm.

Welsh Fire

In their last game, the team of Welsh Fire was well and truly on the way to a straightforward win against Oval Invincibles. They had restricted the Invincibles' progress to 100 runs for the loss of 6 wickets while chasing a total of 139 runs. But Tom Curran scored an unbeaten 38 from 18 balls that thwarted this charge and the game eventually ended in a tie. The opening batsman Joe Clarke managed to top score for the side with an unbeaten 69 runs from 46 balls. He has now collected 171 runs from his last 10 games.

But, none of their other batsmen could make much of an impression. Their batting is the area of concern during the season. Other than Clarke the only other batter that is doing a reasonable job for Welsh Fire is his opening partner Luke Wells. He managed to stand out scoring 93 runs from his 3 innings with a strike rate of close to 190. Some other batsmen that need to contribute heavily are Glen Phillips and Stevie Eskinazi. However, the Welsh Fire bowling attack is a good one.

The Welsh bowlers Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi have made a great impact on the competition by picking up 5 and 3 wickets respectively. In the first 3 matches played by Fire, these bowlers appeared to be formidable. Some other useful bowlers that were a part of this line-up are David Payne and David Willey. They have picked up 2 and 3 scalps respectively. During the current season, you need to note that their economy rates were not too good. The Welsh team played their last game against Oval Invincibles and this match ended in a tie.

Welsh Fire Playing 11

Ben Green, RE Van Der Merwe, David Payne, David Willey, Glenn Phillips, Haris Rauf, Joe Clarke, Luke Wells, Shaheen Afridi, Stephen Eskinazi, Thomas Abell.

BIP vs WEF Toss Prediction

The cricket ground in Edgbaston has successfully hosted 8 complete men's Hundred games. There is an even split between the teams batting first and batting second in terms of winning these matches. The weather is expected to remain clear during this match. So, the team that wins the toss is expected to bat first during the game and set up a huge score on the board.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The average first innings score at the venue of Edgbaston is 161 runs in men's Hundred. This score is relatively low at 131 runs for the second innings at this venue. The topmost score posted at the venue for this competition is 184 runs for the loss of 5 wickets by the Birmingham outfit against Welsh Fire in the 2021 season. Either team playing in this competition will look to set a score of close to 150 to 160 runs.

It is a fact that the Edgbaston wicket is a batting-friendly one. However, it will offer some help to the seamers especially early on in the competition. After the wicket has settled down a bit, batsmen can enjoy the conditions at the venue. All seamers will struggle to achieve movement if the weather conditions are clear. There will not be any help on offer from the track. The weather bureau has reported the conditions to be nice and warm with some intermittent periods of sun and clouds. 

BIP vs WEF Betting Tips

If you take a look at the last couple of matches played between Birmingham and Welsh, you will find that Birmingham Phoenix has come out trumps in both these games. However, these things are likely to change during the season for Birmingham due to the lack of sufficient contributions from the batters. These batters have a challenge on their hands against the in-form Welsh Fire fast bowling unit. However, the Welsh Fire batting has also struggled, but their bowling units provide an edge to their team. We reckon Birmingham Pheonix to win this game and consolidate their position in the points table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Liam Livingstone to emerge as the leading run-getter for Birmingham.



Liam Livingstone has looked good in the earlier games for Birmingham. You can bet on him to top score for his team again.

  1. 10CRIC


    Joe Clarke to score more than 19 runs in the game.



Joe Clarke was among the runs in the earlier games. You can bet on him to score more than 18 runs in this game.

  1. Rajabets


    Luke Wells to score a fifty in the match.



Wells is one of the batters that has looked good in the competition. You can bet on him to score more runs and even score a half-century in this contest.

Today Match Prediction

Birmingham Phoenix To Win the Match, 1.70

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Who will win BIP vs WEF

Birmingham Phoenix 74.68% (115)
Welsh Fire 25.32% (39)
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