MAO vs BIP Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 07, 2023

The Manchester Originals will be looking to secure their first win of the season as they host the Birmingham Phoenix on Monday at the Old Trafford Stadium.

Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other twice so far and both those matches were won by the Manchester Originals.

Manchester Originals vs Birmingham Phoenix Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode App or Sony Liv App. One can also watch this match on TV on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 


MAO vs BIP Team Previews

Manchester Originals

Manchester Originals didn’t have the best of starts to their campaign as they lost their season opener against the Welsh Fire. Their next game was washed out, allowing them to share points with London Spirit. But with a very poor NRR, they are at the bottom of the points table.

Before the rain played spoilsport, Manchester put up a good batting performance in the last match. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt got the team off to a flying start, scoring 44 for the opening wicket. Buttler in particular was in a belligerent mood as he scored 62 runs from just 36 balls.

With batsmen like Laurie Evans and Max Holden to follow, the Originals will be hoping to get a big total on the board. The team has a good seam attack too. Josh Tongue has bowled well in the domestic circuit this season, while Paul Walter and Joshua Little were among the leading wicket-takers for the previous season.

Tom Hartley will lead the spin attack along with Usama Mir. 


Manchester Originals Playing 11

Ashton Turner, Joshua Little, Jos Buttler, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Max Holden, Philip Salt, Paul Walter, Richard Gleeson, Tom Hartley, Usama Mir.

Birmingham Phoenix

The Birmingham Phoenix will consider themselves a bit unlucky as both their scheduled fixtures so far have been called off due to rain. As a result, they have 2 points against their name and are in the middle of the points table.

Ben Duckett, who had a good time with the bat during the recent Ashes series, will be the key batsman for the team in the middle overs. Will Smeed was the team’s leading run-getter last season and will open the batting alongside Jacob Bethell, while Chris Benjamin and Jamie Smith will look to add runs during the middle overs.

The Birmingham Phoenix will be hoping that their new-ball bowlers, Kane Richardson and Tom Helm give them a good start with the ball. Helm was the joint-highest wicket-taker of the last season with 14 wickets, while Richardson was close behind with 13.

Phoenix also has some quality all-rounders on the squad, including Shadab Khan, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali, providing the selectors with plenty of options to play around with. 


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.

MAO vs BIP Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Old Trafford Stadium will be helpful for the bowlers early on in the match. There is some amount of movement for the seamers as well as the spinners. However, as the match progresses, the surface settles down and gets easier to bat on.

The team batting first will be looking to set a target of over 150 runs to give the bowlers a good chance. 


MAO vs BIP Betting Tips

While Manchester Originals have a good record against Birmingham so far, we think they will find it difficult to maintain that this season. Birmingham has a well-balanced squad and some good all-rounders who can turn the match in their favor. However, Manchester has a strong team too and we can expect an engaging contest.

Bet on the Birmingham Phoenix to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Manchester Originals (1.72)


Both, Jos Buttler and Phil Salt appeared to be in good form in the last match and scored a 44-run partnership. We are backing them to put up another good partnership in this match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Total wickets in the match

    Over 12.5 (1.75)


The pitch at Old Trafford offers a good amount of assistance to the bowlers. Given the quality of the bowling attack on both sides, we are likely to see quite a few wickets fall.

Today Match Prediction

Birmingham Phoenix To Win the Match, 2.05

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MAO vs BIP

Manchester Originals 66.67% (56)
Birmingham Phoenix 33.33% (28)
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