BIPW vs WFW Match Preview

It has been a poor batting effort from the Birmingham Phoenix Women so far as except for Sophie Devine, none of the batters have been able to get going. Devine is the leading run-scorer for the team with 73 runs and will look to give Birmingham a good start alongside skipper Evelyn Jones. Middle-order batters Amy Jones, Abigail Freeborn, and Erin Jones have struggled to score runs.

The story continues with the bowlers too as except for Katie Levick, the bowlers haven’t been able to put the opposition under pressure. The pace attack has some big names including Issy Wong, Tess Flintoff, and Emily Arlott, and the team will be hoping that they bowl a good spell with the new ball. 

Hayley Matthews and Tammy Beaumont will look to give Welsh Fire a good start here, which they failed to give in the last match. Hayley Matthews scored a blistering half-century in the match against Southern Brave and is the leading run-scorer for the team.

There is plenty of depth in Welsh Fire’s batting as Sophia Dunkley, Laura Harris, and Sarah Bryce are all capable batters. The seamers, Alex Griffiths and Shabnim Ismail have done an excellent job with the new ball and picked up 7 wickets between them.

They have been well supported by Georgia Elwiss. All-rounders Matthews and Sophia Dunkley will feature in the spin department. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain clear. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Edgbaston is well-balanced. There will be some movement for the quicker bowlers early on, and the batters will need to see off the new ball. However, the pitch will get easier as the game progresses. A score of around 135 is a par score. The spinners will be rewarded if they bowl a good line and length.


Notable stats

Amy Jones: Reliable Performer

Amy Jones has been a reliable performer with the bat in the Hundred format. In her last 10 outings, she has scored 202 runs at an average of 22.44 and a strike rate of 129.48.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


BIPW vs WFW Probable 11

BIPW Playing 11

  • Sophie Devine
  • Evelyn Jones (C)
  • Amy Jones (Wk)
  • Erin Burns
  • Abigail Freeborn
  • Tess Flintoff
  • Issy Wong
  • Emily Arlott
  • Charis Pavely
  • Hannah Baker
  • Katie Levick

WFW Playing 11

  • Tammy Beaumont (C)
  • Hayley Matthews
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Georgia Elwiss
  • Sarah Bryce (Wk)
  • Laura Harris
  • Emily Windsor
  • Freya Davies
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Alex Griffiths
  • Claire Nicholas
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 Welsh Fire W to win. They have enjoyed an excellent run so far and are yet to be defeated this season. On the other hand, the Birmingham Phoenix W has failed to play up to its full potential and we expect their woes to continue. 


Top Picks

Hayley Matthews: One of the most reliable all-rounders in the white-ball format, Mathews has scored 199 runs in her last 7 matches and has also picked up 7 wickets.

Georgia Elwiss: Another capable all-rounder, Elwiss has scored 61 runs and picked up 2 wickets this season.

Sophie Devine: Devine is the top run-getter for Birmingham this season. She has scored 73 runs at an average of 36.50 and a strike rate of 119.67. 


BIPW vs WFW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Jones, S Bryce

Batters: S Dunkley, T Beaumont

All-rounders: S Devine (VC), H Matthews (C), A Griffiths, G Elwiss

Bowlers: S Ismail, K Levick, H Baker

BIPW vs WFW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction