The Hundred 2022, men's match preview: Birmingham Phoenix v Northern Superchargers

Team news, key match-ups, TV and streaming information, weather forecast, odds, form rundown, start times, venue, squad lists and more


What's the match?

Birmingham Phoenix host Northern Superchargers in the latest game of the men's 2022 Hundred competition.

When is it taking place?

The match is scheduled to commence at 7pm BST on Friday, August 19.

Where is the match being played?

Edgbaston will host this fixture.

Who's got the form?

Birmingham Phoenix are on a three-match winning streak after being defeated convincingly in their opener at Trent Bridge. It's been a positive return for Daniel Vettori's squad who will be hoping to go level on points with London Spirit and Trent Rockets at the top of the table.

In complete contrast, it's been a tough start to The Hundred for Northern Superchargers, winning just one of their four games thus far. Victory in their initial game (against Manchester Originals) preceded three consecutive losses, and this will be a crucial evening for Faf du Plessis' side.


Will Smeed scored a century for Birmingham Phoenix earlier in the tournament [Gareth Copley/Getty Images]

What's the team news?

Ben Dwarshuis will be hoping to make his maiden appearance for Phoenix after replacing Adam Milne, who will miss the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury. Vettori has no fresh injury concerns ahead of welcoming Northern Superchargers to Edgbaston.

Harry Brook will be available for the Superchargers after being released from England's Test squad for the fixture. James Foster will hope to squeeze out as much game time from their current leading wicket-taker, Dwayne Bravo, who is set to leave on August 22 ahead of the CPL T20.

What's the key match-up?

The collective of Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali and Will Smeed has been crucial in Birmingham Phoenix's success so far, with all three players scoring over 100 runs. Containing a top-order as prominent as Birmingham's is no easy task and when in-form each one of them can singlehandedly win a game of cricket.

With the white-ball slipping from the fingers Tom Helm leads the way for Phoenix with six scalps from just 62 deliveries. Kane Richardson, Henry Brookes and Benny Howell are all hot on his tail with five apiece.

Adam Lyth and du Plessis have made solid starts to their respective campaigns, but will need support form their fellow batters. Adil Rashid, who has four wickets to his name, will need to be in sizzling form if his side are to dismantle a strong Birmingham Phoenix batting cohort.

Can I get tickets?

There are limited tickets available for this match.

What's the weather forecast?

The weather is set fair for Friday's fixture at Edgbaston, with no rain expected and highs of 19 degrees Celsius.

What are the squads?

Birmingham Phoenix: Matthew Wade, Kane Richardson, Timm van der Gugten (replaced Olly Stone - injured), Brett D'Oliveira (replaced Tom Abell - injured), Moeen Ali, Chris Benjamin, Henry Brookes, Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone, Will Smeed, Chris Woakes, Graeme van Buuren, Imran Tahir, Tom Helm (replaced Matthew Fisher), Dan Mousley, Ben Dwarshuis (replaced Adam Milne)

Northern Superchargers: Dwayne Bravo, Wayne Parnell (replacing Dwayne Bravo from August 22), Wahab Riaz, Harry Brook, Jordan Clark (replaced Brydon Carse), Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Callum Parkinson, Matthew Potts, Adil Rashid, John Simpson, Ben Stokes (unavailable), David Willey, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, David Wiese, Ben Raine, Michael Pepper (replaced Luke Wright)

What are the possible starting XIs?

Birmingham Phoenix:  Miles Hammond, Will Smeed, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Wade, Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Timm van der Gugten, Henry Brookes, Imran Tahir

Northern Superchargers: Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Michael Pepper, David Willey, David Wiese, Adam Hose, Roelof van der Merwe, Dwayne Bravo, Wahab Riaz, Adil Rashid, Craig Miles


Dwayne Bravo [Ashley Allen/Getty Images]

What are the odds?

Birmingham Phoenix are available at 4/6 while Northern Superchargers are at 6/5.

Where can I watch the game?

Sky Sports has live coverage of the match on their dedicated cricket channel (Sky 404, Virgin 504).

Now TV offer daily access to Sky Sports for £11.99 or monthly access for £33.99.

On radio, Test Match Special will have ball-by-ball commentary on 5Live Sports Extra

The Cricketer will have live in-play updates, and post-match analysis and reaction.

Visit The Cricketer's Hundred Hub for the latest news, team guides, competition information, squad listings and analysis.

Where can I watch the competition elsewhere in the world?

North America - Willow tv

Caribbean - ESPN

Sub-Saharan Africa - SuperSport

MENA - beIN Sports

Australia - Fox

New Zealand - Spark

Indian Subcontinent - FanCode





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