Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers

Daily fantasy tips and predictions for Birmingham Phoenix vs Northern Superchargers in The Men’s Hundred match at Edgbaston

We’ve talked about Edgbaston, Birmingham, enough throughout the tournament, and our ultimate cricket guides contain a wealth of information about the venues and teams involved in this match (and in general, the tournament). So I’ll save you time and tell you this: whenever there’s a game at Edgbaston with two good batting lineups, back sixes. Unless the game is played on a used deck, you will almost always come out on top. 

Call: Total Match Sixes Over 14.5 (backed by Predictor Prasanna)

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This was supposed to be just a prediction corner, but after the reaction we got for missing the game yesterday, we’re not going to give you another article with just the predictions. So here are some fantasy tips:

  • Select Imran Tahir! He is in only 12% of teams, and even the Northern Superchargers’ two main middle order options, Harry Brook and David Willey, don’t have a great record against legspin.
  • If Kane Richardson remains out, Phoenix will most likely start Ben Dwarshuis in place of Timm van der Gugten, and we all know how bad Faf du Plessis has been against left-arm pace this year. One bowling style, no matter how good it is, is insufficient to confidently say “don’t pick a player,” but keep this in mind and don’t rely too heavily on him. If Dwarshuis doesn’t play, pick Du Plessis because he has a good record against everything else Phoenix has to offer.
  • Hammond has a poor record against both left-arm pace and legspin, so he’ll need a lot of luck to do anything meaningful today, with David Willey and Adil Rashid in the opposition.
  • The Cricketer has confirmed that Harry Brook is available for the game.
  • David Wiese will replace Wahab Riaz in the XI. The Pakistan pacer has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. 
  • Adam Hose is the leading run-scorer at the venue since 2017 and he could be promoted up the order to No.3 after his performance in the last game. To accommodate this batting position switch, Michael Pepper is likely to be pushed down the order.
  • Smeed, as previously stated, has a poor record against left-arm pace. So he’ll need some good fortune to survive David Willey today. Birmingham are doing a good job of protecting him from SLA, however, with Miles Hammond and Moeen Ali around him at No. 1 and No. 3 respectively.
  • Henry Brookes’s pace and bounce usually works well at the venue. There’s a reason he’s been the second leading wicket-taker here since 2017.

Top C/VC picks: Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, David Willey

Top Differentials: Imran Tahir (12%), David Wiese (9%), Harry Brook (24%), Adam Hose (5%)

Top C/VC differentials: Imran Tahir, David Wiese, Harry Brook 

Top BP picks: Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Imran Tahir, Benny Howell, Henry Brookes

Top NSC picks: David Willey, David Wiese, Adam Lyth, Harry Brook 

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