The 20th match of the Hundred Women’s Competition 2022 will be played between Birmingham Phoenix and Manchester Originals on August 28 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match will start at 8PM IST.
This will be the fifth match of the tournament for both teams. While Birmingham Phoenix have won three out of their four matches, Manchester Originals, on the other hand, have won just the one out of their four matches. Birmingham Phoenix have pipped Welsh Fire, Trent Rockets, and Northern Superchargers, while they have suffered defeat only at the hands of Oval Invincibles. Manchester Originals have defeated Welsh Fire and gone down to Trent Rockets, Southern Brave, and Northern Superchargers.
Birmingham Phoenix: Sophie Molineux, Sterre Kalis, Emily Arlott, Gwen Davies, Sophie Devine, Georgia Elwiss, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Eve Jones, Ellyse Perry, Abtaha Maqsood, Issy Wong, Deepti Sharma, Davina Perrin
Manchester Originals: Deandra Dottin, Amy Satterthwaite, Ami Campbell, Phoebe Graham, Georgie Boyce, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Cordelia Griffith, Laura Jackson, Hannah Jones, Emma Lamb, Lizelle Lee, Ellie Threlkeld, Grace Potts, Lea Tahuhu, Mahika Gaur
Players to watch out for
Evelyn Jones: The left-handed opening batter of Birmingham Phoenix top scored with a run a ball 29 in her last outing against Oval Invincibles. She hit three boundaries in her innings and laid a solid foundation for the batters to follow. She held her ground when wickets were tumbling all around her.
Emily Arlott: The right arm speedster from Birmingham Phoenix was the one of the only two bowlers, who picked up a wicket in the last match against Oval Invincibles. She claimed 8/1 in 17 balls. She bowled a dozen dot balls and was the most economical bowler in the side. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 15 off 11.
Lizelle Lee: The right-handed opening batter of Manchester Originals had a good outing with the bat in her last fixture against Northern Superchargers. The South African batter muscled 40 runs off 27 balls, including seven boundaries and a six. In the process, she stitched a 57-run partnership with her opening partner Emma Lamb.
Kate Cross: The captain of Manchester Originals opened the bowling in her last appearance against Northern Superchargers. She bowled well with the new ball and displayed good control with her lines and lengths. She accounted for 26/1 in her full set of 20 balls and was one of the two successful bowlers for the team in that match.
This will be the third match of the tournament at this venue. The teams batting first and the teams batting second have won one match each. The average first innings score is 135 and the average second innings score is 133. The wicket looks good for batting. Expect a run feast with good batting conditions and lightning-quick outfield.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and warm. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 22 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover will be 82 percent with 14 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Amy Jones, Ellyse Perry, Lizelle Lee, Evelyn Jones, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Molineux, Emma Lamb, Sophie Devine, Emily Arlott, Hannah Emily Jones, Kate Cross
Date: August 28, 2022
Time: 8PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.