NOS-W BPH-W Dream11 Prediction: Northern Superchargers Women & Birmingham Women are all set to lock horns in the fourth match of the Hundred Women 2023 to be played at the grounds of Headingley in Leeds on Thursday. Northern Superchargers were looking fragile in the previous season of the Hundred 2022 as they failed to qualify for the knockouts with three wins & three losses.
Heading into a new season the Superchargers Women will hope that they can display an all-round show & kickstart their campaign on a winning note. Facing them are Birmingham Phonenix who will try to turn around their fortunes in the Hundred 2023 & qualify for the knockout stage. Captain Ellyse Perry will hope that her teammates can contribute & guide their team to a glorious win in their opening clash of the tournmanet.
NOS-W BPH-W: TEAMS PREVIEW
Northern Superchargers Women Preview
The Northern Super chargers who had an inconsistent season last year with three wins & three losses will try to bounce back from that heartbreak & display a stable show in the new season ahead. Superchargers Women have made certain changes to their lineup by releasing their last year’s leading run-scorer of the season Laura Wolvaardt and roping in Manchester Originals skipper Kate Cross. In the batting order, the team will be dependent on the likes of Aylish Cranstone, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Hollie Armitage to deliver a mammoth of runs. The team will miss their leading run-scorer Alyssa Healy’s service who is out of the tournament due to an injury. She will be replaced by Phoebe Litchfield in the Playing XI. Jemimah Rodrigues will also return to the lineup as a replacement for Heather Graham. Notably the second-highest run-scorer of the Hundred 2021, Rodrigues will try to make her presence felt in the Hundred 2023.
In the bowling order, the team will be dependent on the likes of Alice Davidson Richards, Lucy Hingham, Georgia Wareham, and Linsey Smith to provide them with crucial breakthroughs. The addition of Kate Cross to the lineup will be a major positive for them. Alice Davidson will be their key bowler as last season she returned with seven wickets in six innings at an economy rate of 9.42.
Birmingham Phoenix Women Preview
Birmingham Phoenix had missed the qualification last year after ending the season in fourth place. They were tied with Trent Rockets at the fourth spot in the Points table but due to low Net Run-Rate, they failed to qualify for the knockouts. In the batting department, the team will be dependent on the services of Sophie Devine, Amy Jones, Evelyn Jones, and Erin Burns to step up & score runs. Birmingham suffered an early blow with their Captain Ellyse Perry being ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. In her absence, the onus will be on Sophie Devine to lead the team towards laurels of success in the opening clash of the tournament.
In the bowling department, the team will be dependent on the likes of Emily Arlott, Kate Levick, Issy Wong, Abtaha Maqsood, and Hannah Baker to scalp early wickets & get an early edge over their opponents. For Birmingham medium pacer Emily Arlott topped their bowling charts with nine wickets at an economy rate of 5.60
NOS-W BPH-W: Match Details
Match: Northern Superchargers Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women, Match 4, The Hundred Women’s 2023
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Date & Time: Thursday, August 3, 07:30 PM IST
Where to watch live: Sony Sports Network, SonlyLiv, and FanCode
Predicted Playing XIs:
Northern Superchargers Women
Hollie Armitage (Captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Alyssa Healy, Aylish Cranstone, Marie Kelly, Alice Davidson Richards, Bess Heath, Georgia Wareham, Lucy Hingham, Kate Cross, and Linsey Smith.
Birmingham Phoenix Women
Ellyse Perry (captain), Sophie Devine, Evelyn Jones, Erin Burns, Amy Jones (wk), Chloe Brewer/Abigail Freeborn, Hannah Baker, Abtaha Maqsood, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, and Kate Levick.
NOS-W vs BPH-W Dream11 Prediction Top Fantasy Picks:
Wicketkeepers: Amy Jones
Batters: Jemimah Rodrigues, Hollie Armitage, Phoebe Litchfield
All-rounders: Georgia Wareham, Sophie Devine, Alice Davidson Richards, Erin Burns
Bowlers: Kate Cross, Issy Wong, Abtaha Maqsood
NOS W vs BPH W Dream11 Prediction: Captain & Vice Captain Picks
Choice 1: Sophie Devine (c), Georgia Wareham (vc)
Choice 2: Jemimah Rodrigues (c), Issy Wong (vc)
Pitch and Weather conditions
The wicket here at Headingley supports batters with some kind of assistance for pacers. The weather here can be overcast with chances of rain spells during the evening. The venue has a history of teams batting first winning the fixtures as teams batting first won two matches here. Keeping in mind the history of the venue captain winning the toss should opt to bat first.
NOS-W BPH-W Winning Prediction
Both teams had a poor season last year ending with three wins & three losses. But looking at this year’s team composition & new additions to the lineup we Predict Northern Superchargers as favorites to win this clash.
Sportsermon Prediction: Northern Superchargers Women to win
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