With seven points to their name in four games, Oval Invincibles have been terrific in the ongoing Men’s Hundred. Will Jacks, Jordan Cox and Heinrich Klaasen are in terrific form with the bat, while Gus Atkinson has been a force to reckon with. Thus, ahead of their upcoming match against Birmingham Phoenix on August 13, the Sam Billings-led side will be confident of their chances and will aim to cement their spot at the top of the points table.
When it comes to Birmingham, the Moeen Ali-led side has not been able to perform as per expectations. Neither batting nor bowling have done the magic, and that’s concerning at the moment. They are currently at the bottom of the points table and need to improve massively in order to qualify for the playoffs.
Tournament: The Hundred 2023 Men’s
Match: Birmingham Phoenix vs Trent Rockets, Match 19
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: Sunday, August 13, 10:30 pm (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv, and FanCode
Edgbaston Pitch Report
The surface at Edgbaston helps the pacers. However, batters get an advantage after the initial phase, and thus, a high-scoring match is expected. Anything above 150 runs will be a good total on this wicket.
Probable Playing XIs:
Birmingham Phoenix (BPH):
Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Jamie Smith (wk), Dan Mousley, Shadab Khan, Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Kane Richardson
Oval Invincibles (TRT):
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Heinrich Klaasen, Sam Curran, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings (wk/c), Ross Whiteley, Sunil Narine, Gus Atkinson, Spencer Johnson, Nathan Sowter
BPH vs OVI Head-to-Head
Played – 2, Birmingham Phoenix – 2, Oval Invincibles – 0
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Jordan Cox – Oval Invincibles
22-year-old Jordan Cox is currently the second leading run-scorer of the ongoing Hundred. He has scored 163 runs in four matches so far and will be aiming to continue in the same fashion to help his team remain on the top of the points table.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Gus Atkinson – Oval Invincibles
Ace pacer Gus Atkinson has been a force to reckon with in the ongoing season. The 25-year-old has picked up nine wickets in four matches, and with that, he is currently the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.