The Hundred is back, and the Women’s league will play alongside the Men’s this year in 2023. This will be the third edition of this unique version of cricket, as there are two innings consisting of 100 balls. The league starts on August 1st and the Final will take place on August 27th.
Northern Superchargers Women vs. Birmingham Phoenix Women will happen on August 3rd and be played at Headingley, Leeds. Be sure to look at all the betting sites to find one with the best deals.
NORTHERN SUPERCHARGERS WOMEN
The Northern Superchargers had a decent season in 2022 but will be aiming for a higher spot, as the team finished in 5th place (3-3) and missed the Finals.
The top two run-scorers from last season, Wolvaardt (286) and Healy (129), will not be returning for the team. However, Hollie Armitage has returned and will be a huge boost, as she scored the third-highest runs with 119. Furthermore, the Superchargers are bolstered with big-name overseas names such as Jemimah Rodrigues (India), Georgia Wareham (Australia), and Phoebe Litchfield (Australia).
The bowling has taken a bit of a stumble with Katie Levick (6/97 in 2022) switching teams to Birmingham, but the good news is that pace bowler Alice Davidson-Richards has returned and led the team last season in wickets taken with 7, although she’ll have to lower that ER of 9.42.
BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX WOMEN
Birmingham will also be aiming for an improved 2023 season, as they finished fourth last year (3-3) and ended things with a poor three-straight losses.
Top run-scorer Perry (134) has left the squad, but there are useful additions of Erin Burns (Australia) and Tess Flintoff (Australia). Sophie Devine (New Zealand) has returned to Birmingham to helping with the batting, as she scored 103 runs last season. Amy Jones (123 runs) had stayed in the side and will be a key part of the team this year.
Arlott remains in the team, which is important, as she was the squad’s top bowler in 2022 with 9/100. Elwiss (6/136) is gone, but the inclusion if Levick is a strong move and one that is necessary. Flintoff can also help with the bowling, as she’s a top allrounder.
NOSW VS BIPW TOSS PREDICTION
The captain winning the toss will likely bowl first, as the pitch often helps batters in the second innings. Spin is usually seen later and is useful when the pitch can begin to deteriorate.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Headingley is regarded as quite balanced that does offer great swing and bounce right from the beginning. Still, batters tend to love this pitch later on as things start to slow down. Opening batters in the first innings will have a tough time, but experienced players will show their worth.
NOSW VS BIPW BETTING TIPS
The Parimatch odds are practically identical for each team (although slightly better for Birmingham), and as it’s the first game for both teams this season, it’s a bit hard to judge. However, we’re going to go with Birmingham in this match, simply because they kept several vital players from last season and added some great new names.
The Supercharges lost Wolvaardt and Healy, but despite some great new inclusions to replace those important batters, we’re going to wait and see how the team looks. Therefore, Birmingham should be in a better spot to start the season.
Birmingham Phoenix Women To Win the Match, 2.00