The Hundred Women’s, 2021, Match 31, Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both teams are in with a chance of making it to the next round.

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Preview

The Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix are set to lock horns in Match 31 of the Women’s Hundred on Tuesday at the Headingly, Leeds. The Superchargers are placed third in the table with seven points from as many games. But a loss would lead to their elimination from the tournament.

They are on a three-match losing streak and need to find their momentum. In their previous game, Manchester Originals beat them by eight wickets. The Phoenix, on the other hand, are placed sixth with six points from seven games. However, a victory will lift them up to third in the points table.

Match Details

Match – Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix – 31st match

Venue – Headingley, Leeds

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch in Leeds hasn’t been a great one for batting. The batters have mostly tended to strain as the average first innings score would suggest. Batting second should be the way forward as the track seems to ease out as the matches progress.

Avg first innings score: 121 (3 matches in the Hundred at Headingley)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, N/R – 0

Playing combinations

Northern Superchargers

Predicted XI

Jemimah Rodrigues, Lauren Winfield-Hill (c/wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Bess Heath, Laura Kimmince, Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Kalea Moore, Phoebe Graham, Elizabeth Russell, Katie Levick.

Bench– Laura Kimmince, Rachel Slater, Helen Fenby, Phoebe Graham, Ami Campbell, Hollie Armitage, Nicola Carey

Birmingham Phoenix

Predicted XI

Erin Burns, Shafali Verma, Emily Arlott, Katie Mack, Eve Jones, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones (c, wk), Gwenan Davies, Issy Wong, Abtaha Maqsood, Kirstie Gordon.

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

Probable best batter of the match

Jemimah Rodrigues— Northern Superchargers

Jemimah Rodrigues has arguably been the standout batter for the Superchargers in the Women’s Hundred. In six matches, the Indian cricketer has notched 248 runs at an average of 49.60 and a strike rate of 154.03 with three half-centuries. Although she has a lot a bit of form of late, she is expected to come good in the upcoming game.

Probable best bowler of the match

Kirstie Gordon — Birmingham Phoenix

Kirstie Gordon has been outstanding for the Phoenix with the ball in hand. The left-arm spinner has picked up 12 wickets from seven games. Her economy rate of 1.20 is also the best among her teammates. However, she hasn’t got much assistance from the others. She is also the only bowler from the Phoenix to have bowled a maiden.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second 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.