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Cricket Free Tips | The Hundred 2022, Match 12: Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Details

Match: Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 12 | The Hundred Men’s Competition 2022

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2022

Time: 22:30 (GMT+5.5) / 23:00 (GMT+6)

Format: T20

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Preview

  • In the most recent match, Birmingham Phoenix easily trounced Southern Brave, the reigning champs.
  • The batsmen for Welsh Fire are out of form, as the team has scored 107 and 119 in its two games.
  • Will Smeed, a batsman with the Birmingham Phoenix, would be confident after scoring a hundred in the most recent game.


Welsh Fire and Birmingham Phoenix will square off in game 12 of the 2022 Men’s Hundred on Saturday night at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. So far in this year’s competition, the hosts have played two games and lost two of them. Birmingham Phoenix’s first game ended in a loss to Trent Rockets, however, they recently defeated Southern Brave. At 18:00 local time, the game begins.

Welsh Fire’s leadership and experience continue to be a touch lacking. They have some promising young batters, but if they want to compete in this kind of game, they must mature soon.

Birmingham Phoenix’s victory over Southern Brave earlier this week served as a warning to the rest of the competition. Will Smeed announced his arrival to the cricketing community at the same moment. Phoenix will enter this encounter with a lot of confidence.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Weather Report

The temperature will reach up to 32 degrees when the game starts. As the game goes on, expect more cloud cover, and the temperature won’t drop below the high 20s.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Toss Prediction

Prior to each game this season, every captain with the exception of Eoin Morgan made the decision to field first. In this match, we anticipate that both teams will want to bowl first.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Pitch Report

Since the surface frequently favors spin and pace bowlers, this is seldom the easiest location to bat. A par score of no more than 150 is anticipated.

Welsh Fire Team News & Probable Playing XIs

After completing his international duties, South African power hitter David Miller was selected for the Welsh Fire XI to face the Oval Invincibles in place of Noor Ahmad. Sam Hain was likewise replaced by George Scrimshaw. Despite being on England Lions duty this week, Ben Duckett is still expected to participate in this game.

Recent form – L L W L L 

Welsh Fire Probable Playing XI

Josh Cobb (c), Tom Banton (wk), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, David Miller, Ollie Pope, Ryan Higgins, David Payne, Adam Zampa, Jake Ball, and George Scrimshaw.

Birmingham Phoenix Team News & Probable Playing XIs

After losing to Trent Rockets to start the season, Moeen Ali will have been pleased to see his team upset Southern Brave. For the victory, Graeme van Beuren and Dan Mousley were replaced by Matthew Wade and Henry Brooks.

Recent form – W L L W W

Birmingham Phoenix Probable Playing XI

Moeen Ali (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Will Smeed, Chris Benjamin, Tom Helm, Benny Howell, Kane Richardson, Imran Tahir, and Henry Brookes.

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Head-to-Head Stats (Last 1 matches)

Team Won Lost
Welsh Fire 0 1
Birmingham Phoenix 1 0

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix – Match 12, Dream 11


  • Tom Banton


  • David Miller
  • Ben Duckett
  • Liam Livingstone (vc)
  • Will Smeed


  • Moeen Ali (c)
  • Ryan Higgins
  • Benny Howell


  • Kane Richardson
  • Adam Zampa
  • Tom Helm

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix – Match 12, Dream 11

Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Birmingham Phoenix

Top batsman

  • Welsh Fire – Ben Duckett
  • Birmingham Phoenix – Liam Livingstone

Top bowler

  • Welsh Fire – Ryan Higgins
  • Birmingham Phoenix – Henry Brookes

Most sixes

  • Welsh Fire – Ben Duckett
  • Birmingham Phoenix – Liam Livingstone

Player of the Match

  • Birmingham Phoenix – Liam Livingstone

Team Scores Batting First

  • Welsh Fire – 135+
  • Birmingham Phoenix – 150+

Birmingham Phoenix is the favorite to win this match.


As Ben Duckett showed for England Lions, there is plenty of batting talent in the Welsh Fire squad and at some point, they will produce a very strong batting performance. However, we do not think they will be able to cope with the form of Birmingham Phoenix. We are predicting another defeat for Welsh Fire and a second win of the campaign for Birmingham Phoenix.

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