Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Men's Hundred - Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit - Match 2
The Hundred Rules – OK?
- 100 balls per innings
- Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game
- Change of ends after 10 balls
- Bowlers to deliver either 5 or 10 consecutive balls
- 25-ball powerplay at the start of each innings
- 2 fielders are allowed outside the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay
What is a Par Team Score?
Men’s 150 - anything over that is a probable win
Women’s 130 - anything under that you lose
Bowlers – will be looking at under 2 runs per ball
Batters – will be looking at 150 – 200+ Strike Rate
Every ball is an event, so keep an eye on the Odds InPlay
The 2nd match of Men's Hundred will be played between Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit at Edgbaston.
Birmingham Phoenix will be led by Moeen Ali. Chris Woakes and Dom Sibley are England's centrally-contracted Test players in the team's squad.
Birmingham Phoenix's overseas players are Adam Milne (New Zealand), Imran Tahir (South Africa) and Finn Allen (New Zealand). While Milne's pace will cause some problems to the opposition batsmen, Allen has been in good touch in the T20 Blast.
The team has some talented domestic players in Pat Brown, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke, Liam Livingstone, Tom Abell and Daniel Bell-Drummond.
Eoin Morgan will lead London Spirit in their first couple of matches. Zak Crawley is England's only centrally-contracted Test player in the side.
Overseas players Josh Inglis (Australia), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) and Mohammad Amir (Pakistan) will strengthen London. If he fires, Nabi can be a crucial player for the side.
Dan Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Mason Crane and Joe Denly are the other key players in the side.
Before Mark Wood heads off for the India Test series, a couple of matches that he will feature in will give the team an opportunity to get a head start.
Birmingham Phoenix - Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley, Moeen Ali (captain), Pat Brown, Adam Hose, Tom Helm, Benny Howell, Chris Cooke, Liam Livingstone, Tom Abell, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond, Adam Milne, Imran Tahir, Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Dillon Pennington
London Spirit - Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (captain), Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Adam Rossington, Mason Crane, Joe Denly, Josh Inglis, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Mark Wood, Ravi Bopara, Chris Wood, Blake Cullen
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - London Spirit
Who will win? – London Spirit
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (London Spirit), Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (London Spirit), Imran Tahir (Birmingham Phoenix)
Most Sixes – Josh Inglis (London Spirit), Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix)
Player of the Match – Mark Wood
Team Scores Batting first – London Spirit 160+, Birmingham Phoenix 155+
Match Handicap London Spirit
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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