The new season of The Hundred is on the floors and Northern Superchargers will be playing their first match of the tournament against Birmingham Phoenix. Both teams will be motivated for a positive start to the new season and we expect an absolute thriller on Friday at Headingley, Leeds.
Northern Superchargers had a disappointing season last year as they finished in the 6th position with 4 wins and 4 losses.
Birmingham Pheonix was unlucky in the last season of the Hundred as they failed to qualify for the eliminator because of their low net run rate.
Northern Supercharges to win the match.
The betting tip is...
The first wicket will fall in the first over.
The Northern Superchargers have made some major changes in their squad. After releasing Faf du Plessis from the team, Wayne Parnell will be the new leading man. He carries a good experience in captaincy with Pretoria Capitals and Seattle Orcas in SA 20 League and Major League Cricket respectively.
Adam Lyth and Tom Banton are expected to open the game with Ben Stokes and Harry Brook in the middle order. Wayne Parnell, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, and Reece Topley will be the leading bowlers.
Tom Banton, Harry Brook, and Reece Topley are the key players for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Adam Lyth, Tom Banton, Adam Hose, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, David Wiese, Reece Topley, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Wayne Parnell (Captain), Adil Rashid.
Birmingham Phoenix has a similar squad as compared to last season. Ben Duckett and Shadab Khan are the two new additions to the team. Will Smead and Miles Hammond will be responsible to give the team a good start.
Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali will be responsible for the middle order and will act as crucial all-rounders for the team. Shadab Khan is also there and will be making a huge impact in the middle order. Tom Helm and Kane Richardson will be the leading bowlers.
Liam Livingstone, Will Smeed, and Shadab Khan will be expected to do a good job for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Liam Livingstone, Will Smeed, Shadab Khan, Moeen Ali (Captain), Ben Duckett, Miles Hammond, Ben Howell, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson, Henry Brooks, Chris Benjamin.
Both teams have played twice in the past and they both have won one match each. However, this year, Northern Superchargers have a balanced team with good depth in their batting.
We predict a win for Northern Superchargers on Friday in their first match.