BIP vs LOS Match Preview

The Birmingham Phoenix skipper Moeen Ali has not done too well this year. During the 5 matches he took part in, Moeen Ali has managed to score 56 runs and picked up just 3 victims. Moeen Ali will be expecting to score big runs in this game of the Men's Hundred for the 2023 season. Another veteran all-rounder who will participate in this contest for London Spirit is Ravi Bopara. To be fair he has done a decent job in his last couple of outings for Spirit. It is expected that he will end the competition on a high note. He has got starts in some of his recent outings with the bat and has also picked up 4 wickets in the process.

The Birmingham Phoenix team lost their last encounter against the team of Trent Rockets by a margin of 46 runs. During their second-last game, they ended up losing to Southern Brave men by a margin of 4 wickets. They ended up winning the game before that against Oval Invincibles by a margin of 41 runs. All-in-all this team has succeeded in winning only one of their last 5 games. The London men lost their last contest against Welsh Fire men by a margin of 6 wickets. They recorded a victory in the game before that by 13 runs. They have ended up on the losing side in 2 out of their last 5 games.

Liam Livingstone is likely to be the top batter for Birmingham Phoenix. He got some good starts in the 1st game and followed it up with some good scores later. Livingstone has managed to score 92 runs from his last 5 games this season with an average of 18.40. He is not doing as well as he did last year but is still doing a fair job. One of the key bowlers for Phoenix is Chris Woakes. He has just played a few games this year and has picked up a couple of wickets. He also took part in the Vitality Blast for the 2023 season and picked up 7 wickets.

Zak Crawley was in excellent touch during the last season in the Ashes for the 2023 season. However, he was unable to replicate the same performance in The Hundred this year. He made a good start to the competition by hitting 30 runs in his first game from 15 balls but his performance has gradually declined. The best bowler for London Spirits men during this season has been Daniel Worrall. He is a combined 5th bowler in the competition. He has collected a haul of 9 wickets from 7 contests with an average of 16.33.

Weather Report

There are some chances of getting showers during this match in Edgbaston later today. However, it is expected that these showers will stop before the game picks up. The clouds are likely to clear up before the game starts. The temperatures during the match are likely to hover close to between 15 and 18 degrees.

Pitch Report

The venue for this battle between Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit game is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Some rain is expected during the day. However, experts believe that rain is likely to get cleared out by the time the match gets underway. We are likely to have cloudy conditions during this game. The average first innings score during the T20 season has been 163 runs. We reckon this will be the ideal score for a successful defense. There will not be a lot of support from this track for the bowlers and batsmen will enjoy the conditions. It will be easier to score runs on this track rather than taking wickets. 

Notable stats

Matthew Wade has a great average-to-strike rate combination.

Matthew Wade has scored 198 runs from his 8 games with an average of 33 and a strike rate of 166.38.

Kane Richardson has a good strike rate with the ball for Phoenix men.

Kane Richardson has succeeded in picking up 14 wickets from 10 games with a strike rate of 19.64.

Team News

All the players from both squads are likely to be fit and available for this game.

BIP vs LOS Probable 11

BIP Playing 11

  • Will Smeed
  • Ben Duckett
  • Jamie Smith (Wk)
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Moeen Ali (C)
  • Chris Benjamin
  • Benny Howell
  • Chris Woakes
  • Adam Milne
  • Kane Richardson
  • Tanveer Sangha

LOS Playing 11

  • Zak Crawley
  • Adam Rossington (Wk)
  • Daniel Lawrence (C)
  • Matthew Wade
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Matthew Critchley
  • Jordan Thompson
  • Liam Dawson
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Daniel Worrall
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Although both these teams have been facing inconsistencies, visitors are in a better position with some useful contributions from their players in recent games. They have several bowlers who are in good form and are picking up victims consistently. The hosts Birmingham on the other hand are down and almost out. So, London Spirit men will have an edge in this game and they will be the favorites to win this encounter.

Top Picks

Will Smeed: Will Smeed has scored 153 runs for Phoenix men from 10 games with an excellent strike rate of 142.99.

Liam Livingstone: Although Liam Livingstone has not scored as many runs as he did last year, he is still a force to reckon with.

Benny Howell: Benny Howell has picked up 11 wickets from his last 10 matches with a strike rate of 15.

Liam Dawson: Dawson has bowled well for London Spirit this season with a haul of 12 wickets from his last 10 appearances with a strike rate of 15.

BIP vs LOS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Rossington

Batters: R Bopara, B Duckett, L Livingstone, D Lawrence

All-rounders: L Dawson, M Ali (VC), B Howell (C), D Mitchell

Bowlers: A Milne, N Ellis

BIP vs LOS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction