The Trent Rockets will be looking to move to the top of the points table, as they travel to Edgbaston to take on hosts Birmingham Phoenix in the ongoing The Hundred League.
BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX VS TRENT ROCKETS HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Both teams have faced each other in 4 matches so far. The Birmingham Phoenix has won 3 of them, while the Rockets have managed to win just once.
BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX VS TRENT ROCKETS LIVE-STREAMING AND BROADCAST
This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or the FanCode App. The Sony Ten Sports Network has television rights for this series.
Birmingham’s opening fixture was scheduled to be played against the Northern Superchargers but it was washed away due to rain. As a result, both teams shared the points.
Before the rain struck, Birmingham was struggling a bit as it lost half its team with just 84 runs on the board. Will Smeed, who was the team’s top-scorer last season, got a decent start in this game but failed to convert it into a big inning.
Birmingham has some good players in the middle order, including Jamie Smith, Chris Benjamin, and Ben Duckett m the latter was in good touch during the recent Ashes series and will hope to carry his form to the shortest format too. Shadab Khan and Benny Howell are two quality all-rounders on the team who are capable of providing a late boost.
Talking about the bowling, Tom Helm and Kane Richardson were the top two bowlers for the team last season and have been retained. They will lead the pace attack alongside Adam Milne. With Moeen Ali expected to join the squad soon, the team will have more teeth in its spin department.
The defending champions made a winning start to their campaign as they defeated the Southern Brave in their opening fixture. They are currently second on the points table and a win here will give them a shot at making it to the top.
The batting is the biggest strength for Trent Rockets. Alex Hales and Dawid Malan will open the innings for them and try to give a brisk start. The middle order too features plenty of hard-hitting batsmen including Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Sam Hain.
The latter was in scintillating form in the last match, scoring 63 runs in just 39 deliveries. All-rounders Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim, and Daniel Sams provide a lot of depth to the batting. Sams and Gregory were in good form with the ball during the opening fixture, picking up 3 wickets each to derail the opposition’s chase.
They will feature alongside Luke Wood and Sam Cook in the pace attack, while Matthew Carter is the specialist spinner on the team.
BIP VS TRR TOSS PREDICTION
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The batsmen usually are at an advantage at the Edgbaston Stadium. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 160. There is some amount of help for the quicker bowlers early on in the game but the surface settles down as the match progresses. The spinners will get some turn as the ball gets older.
There is a forecast for rain which can cause delays.
BIP VS TRR BETTING TIPS
While the Birmingham Phoenix have done well against Trent Rockets in the past, we feel that the latter are well-placed to win this match. The visitors have a very strong batting line-up that can tackle any challenge that might come their way.
Bet on the Trent Rockets to win.
Trent Rockets To Win the Match, 1.83