Welsh Fire Women go up against Birmingham Phoenix Women in The Hundred 2022 on Saturday, August 13, at The Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The match will start at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Birmingham Phoenix finished third on The Hundred Women 2021 points table with four wins and four losses from their eight matches. The Phoenix lost the Eliminator against Oval Invincibles by 20 runs last season.
Amy Jones was the leading run-scorer for Birmingham Phoenix with 233 runs followed by India’s Shafali Verma with 171 runs. Kristie Gordon was the leading wicket-taker for Birmingham Phoenix with 15 wickets.
Hayley Matthews was the top run-scorer as well as the most effective bowler for the Welsh Fire last season. The Fire finished eighth on The Hundred Women 2021 points table with two wins and six losses from their eight matches and a total of four points.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women The Hundred Women 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Welsh Fire Women: 2.08, Birmingham Phoenix Women: 1.70
Bet365 odds: Welsh Fire Women: 2.10, Birmingham Phoenix Women: 1.72
Betwinner odds: Welsh Fire Women: 2.10, Birmingham Phoenix Women: 1.736
10CRIC odds: Welsh Fire Women: 2.12, Birmingham Phoenix Women: 1.74
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women head-to-head
Birmingham Phoenix Women beat Welsh Fire Women by 10 wickets in their only encounter in The Hundred Women. Shafali Verma scored 76 runs off 42 balls for the Phoenix.
Welsh Fire Women have lost their last four matches in The Hundred Women while Birmingham Phoenix Women have won three of their last four games.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women probable playing XI
Welsh Fire Women: Sarah Bryce (wicketkeeper), Tammy Beaumont (captain), Georgia Hennessy, Fran Wilson, Rachael Haynes, Alex Griffiths, Katie George, Hayley Matthews, Fi Morris, Alex Hartley, Claire Nicholas.
Birmingham Phoenix Women: Amy Jones (wicketkeeper), Sophie Devine (captain), Gwenan Davies, Evelyn Jones, Sterre Kalis, Davina Perrin, Eve Jones, Georgia Elwiss, Abtaha Maqsood, Sophie Molineux, Kirstie Gordon.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women top picks
Welsh Fire Women: Hayley Matthews will be the top pick from the Phoenix in this encounter. Matthews was the best player for the Phoenix last season. The allrounder scored 221 runs at an average of 31.57 and also picked 11 wickets.
Birmingham Phoenix Women: Amy Jones will be the player to watch out for from the Phoenix. Jones scored 176 runs at an average of 25.14 in the last season. The wicketkeeper had a strike rate of 155.75 in The Hundred Women 2021.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women The Hundred Women 2022 prediction
Birmingham Phoenix Women are favourites going into the game against Welsh Fire women. The Phoenix have beaten the Welsh Fire before and also look a far better side.
The Welsh Fire struggled last season and will face a strong opponent in the Birmingham Phoenix in their very first game this season. The visitors have players like Amy Jones and Sophie Devine in their ranks and will give the Phoenix a tough fight.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women The Hundred Women 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 18°C
Wind: 15 km/h