BIPW vs LSW Match Preview

The Birmingham Phoenix women have had to endure 6 defeats from the 7 matches they have played this year in the Women's Hundred competition. As a result of this dismal performance, Birmingham Phoenix Women are lying right at the bottom of the league points table. In one of their earlier outings, Birmingham Phoenix Women had to take a 3-run loss against the Trent Rockets Women. As far as the Phoenix batting order is concerned, the leading run-getter is the right-handed bat, Sophie Devine.

Sophie Devine has scored 187 runs so far in the competition with an average of 31.16 and a strike rate of 132.62. Apart from Devine, the wicketkeeper batswoman Amy Jones has scored 149 runs with an average of 37.25 and with a strike rate of 133.03. As far as the Birmingham bowling attack is concerned the leg spinner Katie Levick is currently leading the charts with 10 wickets to her name. The pace bowler Emily Arlott has also picked up 7 victims and is bowling with an economy rate of 7.97.

The London Spirit Women's team had to endure a 23-run beating at the hands of Welsh Fire Women in their last encounter. The Spirit management will be expecting their players to perform well with both bat and ball in this game. Although this is a dead rubber for Spirit Women, they will be expecting to end the league stages of the competition on a winning note. The London Spirit batting order will depend on its opening batter Danielle Gibson to provide early impetus to their inning.

Danielle Gibson is the leading run-scorer for the competition this year for London Spirit Women. She has scored 128 runs thus far with an average of 25.60 and a strike rate of 150.58. Apart from Danielle Gibson, the New Zealander Amelia Kerr also scored 116 runs with an average of 38.66 and a healthy strike rate of 136.47. The London Spirit skipper Heather Knight has also scored 112 runs this season with a strike rate of 114.28 and an average of 22.40. As far as the bowling department is concerned the leg spinner Sarah Glenn is the top bowler with 9 victims to her credit with a terrific bowling average of 10.77 and also an excellent economy rate of 5.82.

Weather Report

The track prepared for this game at the venue of Edgbaston Cricket Ground is likely to provide an equal opportunity for both batters and bowlers. The weather forecast for this match on Thursday is that of sunny conditions and relative humidity of close to 65%.

Pitch Report

This wicket will offer help to both batters and bowlers alike. The Birmingham Phoenix Women’s team has lost both of their games played at this venue. Winning the toss and batting first should be the ideal scenario for both skippers. Having a competitive total on the board and putting pressure on the team batting second will be on the minds of the skippers. The last couple of matches played here were won by the teams batting first.

Notable stats

Emily Arlott has a great bowling average.

Emily Arlott has picked up 12 wickets from 9 games with a strike rate of 10.58.

Amelia Kerr has a great bowling average for London Spirit in this year's competition.

Amelia Kerr has picked up 10 wickets from her last 8 games with an average of 16.30.

Team News

There aren’t any injury worries reported for this game thus far. Barring any last-minute issues, full teams will be available for selection.

BIPW vs LSW Probable 11

BIPW Playing 11

  • Evelyn Jones (C)
  • Sophie Devine
  • Amy Jones (Wk)
  • Erin Burns
  • Tess Flintoff
  • Abigail Freeborn
  • Sterre Kalis
  • Emily Arlott
  • Hannah Baker
  • Katie Levick
  • Chloe Brewer

LSW Playing 11

  • Grace Harris
  • Danielle Gibson
  • Amelia Kerr
  • Heather Knight (C)
  • Richa Ghosh (Wk)
  • Grace Scrivens
  • Sarah Glenn
  • Charlotte Dean
  • Sophie Munro
  • Tara Norris
  • Lauren Filer
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

Both these teams have had to endure a bad season this year. But we reckon due to the home turf advantage Phoenix women are more likely to win this encounter. This will be their first victory of the season if they can pull it off and things might end on a good note for them.

Top Picks

Amelia Kerr: Amelia Kerr has picked up 10 wickets so far in the competitions from 8 games with an average of 16.30. She has also scored 156 runs with an average of 31.20 from her last 8 matches.


Danielle Gibson: Danielle Gibson has scored 162 runs so far in the competition from 8 games with an average of 20.25.


Sophie Devine: Sophie Devine has scored 207 runs so far from her last 9 appearances for Phoenix women with an average of 23.00.


Emily Arlott: Emily Arlott has been the leading bowler for Phoenix women picking up 12 wickets from 9 games.

BIPW vs LSW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Jones

Batters: H Knight, E Jones, G Scrivens

All-rounders: S Devine (VC), A Kerr (C), E Burns, D Gibson

Bowlers: S Glenn, C Dean, K Levick

BIPW vs LSW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction