SOB vs BIP Match Preview

The Southern Brave opening pair of Finn Allen and Devon Conway put up a good show in the team’s recent fixture against the Welsh Fire, scoring 53 runs for the first wicket. Allen is the top run-getter for the team with 103 runs. Leus Du Plooy and James Vince will be the key batsmen for Southern Brave in the middle order. Both of them have played well in patches but the team will need them to be more consistent.

Tim David, who had a good outing in the IPL, has struggled to perform here. In the seam department, Tymal Mills and Craig Overton have bowled well in the absence of Chris Jordan, picking up 8 and 6 wickets respectively.

However, the spinners, especially Rehan Ahmed, haven’t had the desired impact yet. 

Jamie Smith scored a blistering half-century in the last match and is the leading run-scorer for Birmingham Phoenix. However, he hasn’t been too consistent. Ben Duckett and Will Smeed are likely to open the batting in this match. The batting effort has been pretty average so far as the all-rounders, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, and Dan Mousley haven’t been able to score runs.

The mediocrity continues with the bowling unit too. Benny Howell is the leading wicket-taker with 6 wickets but has received little support from the likes of Moeen Ali and Adam Milne. Kane Richardson returned to form in the last match, picking up 4 wickets for just 32 runs and the team will be hoping that he continues with the good run. 


Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain clear and pleasant, with temperatures of around 20 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Southampton is good to bat on. The average first-inning score here is around 150. However, the surface does slow down as the match progresses and the spinners will be able to get some grip and turn.

Notable stats

Moeen Ali’s All-Round Performance

Moeen Ali has been a reliable all-rounder for the Birmingham Phoenix. He has scored 448 runs for the team so far and has also picked up 10 wickets.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SOB vs BIP Probable 11

SOB Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Leus Du Plooy (C)
  • Joe Weatherley
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Tim David
  • James Fuller
  • George Garton
  • Craig Overton
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Tymal Mills

BIP Playing 11

  • Will Smeed
  • Ben Duckett
  • Jamie Smith
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Moeen Ali (C)
  • Dan Mousley
  • Chris Benjamin (Wk)
  • Benny Howell
  • Chris Woakes
  • Adam Milne
  • Jane Richardson
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 Southern Brave to win this match. They have a good record against Birmingham and that should give the team some confidence as they take the field. The team also has plenty of depth in the batting and some quality bowlers who can turn things in their favor. 


Top Picks

Finn Allen: Finn Allen has scored 268 runs in his career at a strike rate of 139.58.

Tymal Mills: Tymal Mills has picked up 8 wickets at a strike rate of 10.00 and an average of 12.00.

Ben Duckett: Duckett is one of the leading run-scorers in the Hundred. He has scored 544 runs so far at an average of 30.22. 


SOB vs BIP Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway, F Allen (C), J Smith

Batters: L Livingstone, B Duckett, L du Plooy

All-rounders: B Howell, M Ali (VC)

Bowlers: C Overton, T Mills, R Ahmed

SOB vs BIP Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction