Preview – Match 27 : Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The 27th match of the Hundred will be played between Trent Rockets and Birmingham Phoenix on August 13 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. While the Rockets have won three matches, Phoenix have managed to pocket two wins. The two teams met last on August 1 and it was Rockets who emerged victorious as they beat the Phoenix by 11 runs. With just two games to be played by each of these sides, it will be important for them to pull up their socks and win the remaining games of the league stage.


Match 27 - Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix
Match 27 – Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix


Trent Rockets: 

Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Heather Graham, Teresa Graves, Lucy Higham, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Rachel Priest, Ella Claridge, Abbey Freeborn, Nancy Harman, Alicia Presland, Emily Windsor, Michaela Kirk, Georgia Davis

Birmingham Phoenix:

Shafali Verma, Evelyn Jones, Amy Ellen Jones (c & wk), Katie Mack, Erin Burns, Georgia Elwiss, Emily Arlott, Gwenan Davies, Isabelle Wong, Kirstie Gordon, Abtaha Maqsood, Thea Brookes, Marie Kelly, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin 

Players to watch out for

Natalie Sciver (Trent Rockets): 

The skipper of the Rockets and the number 1 T20I all-rounder in the world is leading from the front with contributions with both bat and ball. She is the second highest run-getter in the tournament (as of August 11, 2021) with 190 runs from five innings, including the best of 54. She has a strike rate of 145.03. With the ball, she has scalped three wickets.

Sammy Jo-Johnson (Trent Rockets):

The Australian right hand bat and right arm seamer is the most successful bowler in the competition with 12 wickets from five innings. She is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament (as of August 11, 2021). With the bat she has scored 71 runs, including the best of 29.

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Evelyn Jones (Birmingham Phoenix): 

The opening bat is the highest run-getter for the Phoenix with 156 runs from six matches, including the best of 52 not out. She has a healthy strike rate of 120. In the last match, she joined forces with Shafali Verma to give Phoenix a 10-wicket win while chasing 128 against Welsh Fire.

Kirstie Gordon (Birmingham Phoenix):

She has been the most effective bowler for the Phoenix, having scalped nine wickets in six games, including the best of 3-14. The slow left arm bowler has been disciplined and has shown the uncanny ability to pick up wickets when the ball is thrown to her.

Weather conditions

It is a 3.30pm (local) start at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The weather looks good throughout the course of the match as the sun is expected to shine nice and bright. There is no chance of rain as the weather forecasts show a low chance of precipitation. The average temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius, with a moderate breeze blowing from the west-southwest.


This will be the third match of the tournament at the venue. In the last two matches, the teams batting first won. The average score here has been 129, average 1st innings score has been 141 and average 2nd innings score has been 116. While the batters have enjoyed batting here, the bowlers have also had a good time as they have managed to pick 25 wickets in two matches, including 18 by pacers and 7 by spinners.

Fantasy playing XI

Rachel Priest, Amy Jones, Evelyn Jones, Shafali Verma, Katie Mack, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Natalie Scover, Heather Graham, Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn, Isabelle Wong

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Date: August 13, 2021

Time: 8pm IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Live streaming: Fan Code

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