The Hundred Women's 2021: Match 18 BPH-W vs OVI-W Match Prediction - Who will win today's match?

The Hundred Women’s, 2021, Match 18, Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both teams will be coming into this game after back-to-back defeats.

Oval Invincibles Women
Oval Invincibles Women. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Preview

Birmingham Phoenix and Oval Invincibles are all set to lock horns in Match No.18 of the Women’s Hundred on Wednesday, August 4. The Invincibles started their campaign with a victory over Manchester Originals and then went on to defeat the London Spirit by a margin of 15 runs.

However, in their last two games, they failed to chase down targets despite their bowlers restricting the opponents to modest scores. The Phoenix, on the other hand, are on a two-match losing streak. But since the Invincibles are in the best of forms, the Phoenix will fancy their chances against them.

Match Details

Match – Birmingham Phoenix vs Oval Invincibles – 18th match

Venue – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Time – 08:00 PM IST, 02:30 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch in Birmingham is expected to be a fairly good one for batting. But batting first should be the way forward as a score above the 130-run mark may not be easy to track down. Another close game seems to be in store on Wednesday.

Avg first innings score: 137 (2 matches in the Hundred at Lord’s)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, N/R – 0

Playing combinations

Birmingham Phoenix

Predicted XI

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

Bench– Thea Brookes, Marie Kelly, Ria Fackrell, Phoebe Franklin

Oval Invincibles

Predicted XI

Georgia Adams, Alice Capsey, Sarah Bryce (wk), Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk (c), Mady Villiers, Natasha Farrant, Grace Gibbs, Joanne Gardner, Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory

Bench- Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Rhianna Southby, Megan Belt

Probable best batter of the match

Amy Jones— Birmingham Phoenix

Amy Jones is one of the two Phoenix batters to have breached the 100-run mark in the tournament. At the present point in time, she remains the leading run-scorer for her team in the Women’s Hundred. In four games, she has managed 107 runs at an average of 35.66 and a strike rate of 164.61. She also has the highest score of 42 in the event.

Probable best bowler of the match

Kirstie Gordon— Birmingham Phoenix

Kirstie Gordon has well for the Phoenix in the ongoing edition of the Hundred. In four matches, the left-arm spinner has picked up five wickets. Her economy rate of 1.14 suggests that she has been able to keep the opposition batters in check. Gordon is also the only bowler for the Phoenix to have bowled a maiden over in the Women’s Hundred.

Today’s match prediction: Birmingham Phoenix to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.