BIP vs TRR Match Preview

Birmingham has some good players in the middle order, including Jamie Smith, Chris Benjamin, and Ben Duckett m the latter was in good touch during the recent Ashes series and will hope to carry his form to the shortest format too. Shadab Khan and Benny Howell are two quality all-rounders on the team who are capable of providing a late boost.

Talking about the bowling, Tom Helm and Kane Richardson were the top two bowlers for the team last season and have been retained. They will lead the pace attack alongside Adam Milne. With Moeen Ali expected to join the squad soon, the team will have more teeth in its spin department. 

The batting is the biggest strength for Trent Rockets. Alex Hales and Dawid Malan will open the innings for them and try to give a brisk start. The middle order too features plenty of hard-hitting batsmen including Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Sam Hain.

The latter was in scintillating form in the last match, scoring 63 runs in just 39 deliveries. All-rounders Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim, and Daniel Sams provide a lot of depth to the batting. Sams and Gregory were in good form with the ball during the opening fixture, picking up 3 wickets each to derail the opposition’s chase.

They will feature alongside Luke Wood and Sam Cook in the pace attack, while Matthew Carter is the specialist spinner on the team. 

Weather Report

There is a forecast for rain which can cause delays. 

Pitch Report

The batsmen usually are at an advantage at the Edgbaston Stadium. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 160. There is some amount of help for the quicker bowlers early on in the game but the surface settles down as the match progresses. The spinners will get some turn as the ball gets older.

Notable stats

Daniel Sams’ All-Round Performance

Daniel Sams is an important member of the Trent Rockets. He has scored 105 runs for the team at a strike rate of 190.9 and also picked up 10 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


BIP vs TRR Probable 11

BIP Playing 11

  • Will Smeed
  • Jacob Bethell
  • Ben Duckett
  • Jamie Smith (Wk)
  • Dan Mousley
  • Shadab Khan
  • Benny Howell (C)
  • Chris Benjamin
  • Adam Milne
  • Tom Helm
  • Kane Richardson

TRR Playing 11

  • Dawid Malan
  • Alex Hales
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Wk)
  • Colin Munro
  • Sam Hain
  • Lewis Gregory (C)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Daniel Sams
  • Matthew Carter
  • Luke Wood
  • Sam Cook
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

We are backing the Trent Rockets to win this match. They have a strong team at their disposal and the batting line-up will be their key advantage. The bowling attack too is well-rounded. 


Top Picks

Dawid Malan: Dawid Malan is the top run-getter in the history of the Hundred. He has scored a total of 607 runs at an average of 37.62.

Alex Hales: Alex Hales is a consistent performer for the Trent Rockets. He has scored 453 runs at a strike rate of 143.35.

Will Smeed: Will Smeed has scored 366 runs in his Hundred career at a strike rate of 167.88. 


BIP vs TRR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Kohler-Cadmore

Batters: A Hales, D Malan (C), W Smeed, S Hain

All-rounders: S Khan, I Wasim, D Sams (VC), L Gregory

Bowlers: K Richardson, T Helm

BIP vs TRR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction