The first week of The Hundred is coming to an end and on Saturday, Birmingham Phoenix will take on Trent Rockets at Edgbaston, Birmingham. This is going to be the second match for Trent Rockets and the first match for Birmingham Phoenix because their first match was suspended due to the interruption from the rains.
The 2021 runner-ups finished their last season at the 4th position in the point table but this year Birmingham Phoenix will be looking forward to rising from the ashes.
The 2022 Winners of the tournament, Trent Rockets will be looking forward to continuing the winning momentum with the same amount of positivity. The top bookmakers in India have The Hundred odds with them.
The first fixture of Birmingham Phoenix against Northern Superchargers was suspended due to bad weather and now the team will be looking forward to starting their campaign on a positive note. Batting first, Ben Duckett provided good momentum to the team by scoring 34 off 26 and he will be expected to continue the same.
Liam Livingstone is expected to make a comeback as he missed out on the previous fixture because of an injury. For wickets, the team management will be banking on Kane Richardson and Tom Helm.
Liam Livingstone is expected to replace Dan Mousley on Saturday.
Predicted Lineup: Will Smeed, Jacob Bethell, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Smith (wk), Moeen Ali (c)/Chris Benjamin, Shadab Khan, Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson
Trent Rockets will be confident enough after their win in the first match. They faced Southern Brave in their previous fixture and it was a good day for the bowlers. Batting first, Sam Hain handled the innings in the middle order after the failure of the opening lineup. Hains scored 63 off 39 at a strike rate of 161.54.
The magic was in their bowling as skipper Lewis Gregory and Daniel Sams picked up 3 wickets each with Imad Wasim claiming 2 wickets in the match. Bowlers maintained a good economic rate and didn't allow the opposition to reach the winning momentum.
Skipper Lewis Gregory will be using the same combination of players on Saturday.
Predicted Lineup: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Colin Munro, Sam Hain, Lewis Gregory (c), Imad Wasim, Daniel Sams, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, Sam Cook
We are in for an absolute thriller and batters from both sides have failed to build a solid inning. The bowlers played a crucial role for Trent Rockets in their previous match. However, Trent Rockets have a better depth in their batting as compared to the Phoenix and we predict a win for Trent Rockets on Saturday.