BPH vs LNS | Match Preview
The Hundred 2021 saw an amazing start to the tournament with the Women's opener at The Oval in London. Even in the first match in the Men's competition, it was a surreal atmosphere for cricket on a typical English evening. For the first time in the tournament, the action now moves out of London for Match 2 between Birmingham Phoenix (BPH) and London Spirit (LNS) of the Men's competition.
The Birmingham-based team led by Moeen Ali features some real exciting names who can set the tone in their maiden match in The Hundred 2021. On the other hand, Eoin Morgan will be leading London Spirit – a team loaded with some seasoned T20 stars. Most of the English domestic and international players will arrive in this competition on the back of some T20 cricket. And would aim to carry the same momentum even this shortened version of the game.
Here’s a detailed look at the BPH VS LNS Dream11 Match Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, and Top Picks:
|Match||Date & Time||Venue||Live Telecast Channel & Streaming|
|Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit||July 23, 11 PM IST||Edgbaston, Birmingham||FanCode Digital Streaming App|
What to Expect – Pitch Report & Weather Conditions?
Edgbaston cricket ground has always offered good batting conditions. Bowlers tend to rely on their variations with no nearly no assistance from the deck. A high-scoring match is always on the cards in Birmingham. Both the teams have several power strikers who would cherish their time on the 22-yards dished out for the BPH vs LNS encounter. The weather should be clear throughout the duration of 2.5 hours. Hence, a complete game without any rain interruptions will be served for the fans in Birmingham.
Birmingham Phoenix led by Moeen Ali has some big names on their side. Finn Allen will open for the “Men in red' in this tournament. Liam Livingstone and Dominic Sibley are also likely to play in top order. Moeen Ali will strengthen the middle order along with Daniel Bell-Drummond. Chris Woakes and Miles Hammond will be a crucial part of the playing XI along with Adam Milne.
The London-based team strikes a good balance of players in the probable playing XI. Josh Inglis and Zak Crawley are likely to open with Eoin Morgan and Dan Lawrence taking the onus in the middle-order. Mohammad Nabi will be a utility player for his team. He can finish strongly with the bat and can even deliver with the ball in the powerplay comprising 25 balls. The likes of Mark Wood and Mohammad Amir will share the bulk of bowling duties for London Spirit.
Probable Playing XI
Fin Allen, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Moeen Ali(c), Liam Livingstone, Benny Howell, Tom Abell, Chris Woakes, Adam Milne, Pat Brown, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir
Josh Inglis, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (C), Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mark Wood
Top Fantasy Picks for BPH vs LNS, The Hundred 2021
The experienced T20 all-rounder, Moeen Ali will be the key player for Birmingham Phoenix. Ali has been so good with his all-around performance in the limited-overs. The southpaw can bat in the middle-order and deliver a few hefty blows at an astounding strike rate. He‘s equally good with his slow off-spin to stem the flow of runs at any stage of the game. With his dual abilities, Moeen Ali will be one of the first picks in today's Dream11 Team Prediction for the BPH vs LNS match in The Hundred.
The attacking middle-order batsman, Liam Livingstone is in a menacing form in limited-overs cricket. He was the Player of the Series in the recently concluded T20I series against Pakistan. He will be fresh from a century in the T20Is and will aim to continue his rampaging form even for the Phoenix in The Hundred.
Livingstone can even roll his arm over for his mighty effective leg-spin. He's a definite pick in today's Dream11 Team for the match against London Spirit. He's also a candidate pick for the captain of the team.
The Afghan all-rounder is all set to make his appearance for another franchise. Mohammad Nabi has been ever-so consistent with his performances in limited-overs cricket. He will bat in the lower middle-order and most likely will do the job as a finisher. Nabi would also bowl key spells for London Spirit. As a result, he's a welcome pick for today's BPH vs LNS Dream11 Team Prediction.
The wicket-keeper batsman has impressed most with his match-winning performances in the T20 Blast. The Australian opener would love to repeat his batting heroics for London Spirit in this match. Inglis will play a key role in giving a strong start at the top of the order. The 26-years-old is the highest run-scorer in T20 Blast 2021 with 531 including two hundred. Inglis will be one of the first picks in today's Dream11 team for BPH vs LNS 2021.
Dream11 Team Prediction for BPH vs LNS (Men’s), The Hundred 2021, Match 2
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Inglis
Batsmen: Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dan Lawrence, Finn Allen
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Moeen Ali (VC), Liam Livingstone(C)
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Dream11 Match Prediction – Who will win the BPH vs LNS The Hundred Match?
Both the teams will feature for the first time in this format. It is expected to be a close contest. Looking at both the squads, considering the firepower for Birmingham Phoenix in the middle-order, the home team is expected to start as favorites. As a result, Phoenix should win today's BPH vs LNS match in The Hundred 2021.