Welsh Fire play Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred 2022 on Saturday, August 13, at The Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The match will start at 10:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

Welsh Fire lost their previous game in the tournament to Oval invincibles by 39 runs. The Invincibles posted a formidable 158 in their innings thanks to a solid 45-ball 81 by Will Jacks. In reply, the Fire could only manage 119 in their chase. Joe Clarke scored 37 runs off 29 balls with the bat for the Welsh side while Ryan Higgins picked two wickets. The Welsh Fire have lost both their opening games in The Hundred this season.

Birmingham Phoenix beat Southern Brave by 53 runs in their previous game thanks to an unbeaten 50-ball 101 run-knock by Will Smeed. Henry Brookes picked five wickets with the ball for the Phoenix as the Southern Brave were skittled out for just 123 runs. The Phoenix had earlier lost their opening match of the season to Trent Rockets and are currently fourth on The Hundred’s points table. On the other hand, the Welsh Fire are last in the standings.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix The Hundred 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Welsh Fire: 2.28, Birmingham Phoenix: 1.61

Bet365 oddsWelsh Fire: 2.30, Birmingham Phoenix: 1.62

Betwinner odds: Welsh Fire: 2.39, Birmingham Phoenix: 1.575

10CRIC odds:cWelsh Fire: 2.30, Birmingham Phoenix: 1.59

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix head-to-head

Birmingham Phoenix beat Welsh Fire by 93 runs in their only encounter in The Hundred. Imran Tahir picked up a five-wicket haul for the Phoenix in that fixture. 

Birmingham Phoenix have won three of their last five matches in The Hundred while Welsh Fire have won only one of their previous five games. 

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix probable playing XI

Welsh Fire: Tom Banton, Joe Clarke (wicketkeeper), Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, David Miller, Josh Cobb (captain), George Scrimshaw, Ryan Higgins, Adam Zampa, David Payne, Jake Ball.

Birmingham Phoenix: Chris Benjamin, Moeen Ali (captain), Will Smeed, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Benny Howell, Henry Brookes, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson, Imran Tahir.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix top picks

Welsh Fire: Watch out for Ben Duckett in this encounter. Duckett has scored 65 runs in two games of The Hundred this season at an average of 32.50. The 27-year-old batter was the second highest run-scorer in The Hundred last season with 232 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 137.27.

Birmingham Phoenix: Imran Tahir will be a top pick for this encounter. The leg-spinner picked 10 wickets in The Hundred last season at an economy of 8.44. Tahir also picked up a five-wicket haul against the Welsh Fire in their clash last season.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix The Hundred 2022 prediction 

Birmingham Phoenix are favourites going into the game against Welsh Fire. The Phoenix look a far more settled unit and have also beaten the Fire in the past.

The Welsh Fire are struggling this season and will face a tough challenge. However, with players like Jake Ball, Adam Zampa, and Tom Banton in their ranks, Welsh Fire are capable of turning the tide and securing their first win this season.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix The Hundred 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 18°C

Precipitation: 30%

Humidity: 64%

Wind: 15 km/h