Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women taking place? Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women will take place on Wednesday 4th August, 2021 at 15:30 (UK)

Where is Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women taking place? Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham

What is the expected weather for Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women? 21c with sunny intervals and light winds

Where can I get tickets for Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women? Click here for the latest ticket information for Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women

What TV channel is Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women on in the UK? Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Oval Invincibles Women live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX WOMEN

  • After conceding 145 runs against Trent Rockets, Birmingham Phoenix failed to get on top of the chase and ultimately fell short by 11 runs for the loss of nine wickets.
  • The Phoenix have now lost three of their four games in the competition, although they remain just two points away from the top three and still well in with a chance of finishing in the top three.
  • Whilst she is known for her fast bowling, Issy Wong impressed with the bat last time out after striking 27 from just 11 deliveries and she could be pushed up the order here and deployed as a pinch hitter.

OVAL INVINCIBLES WOMEN

  • Despite restricting Welsh Fire to just 112/6 after winning the toss and bowling first, Oval Invincibles hugely disappointed in their run chase, losing by 12 runs with just nine 4s and a single 6 in their innings.
  • With overseas player Marizanne Kapp unavailable, the Invincibles have proven far too dependent on her fellow South African Dane van Niekerk for middle order runs.
  • The likelihood is that Kapp will not feature again here and all-rounder Rhianna Southby could be in line to play after not being involved in the last match.

THE PREDICTION

Things have gone awfully wrong for Oval Invincibles since winning their opening two games of the tournament, having lost their next two heading into this clash with the Phoenix. Birmingham themselves are in poor form, with their top order batting despite proving strong on paper having not delivered the runs they are capable of to help propel their side to victory. However, having the likes of England’s Amy Jones within their ranks will always give them a chance and when taking into account how poor Oval Invincibles looked on Monday, it’s difficult to see Birmingham Phoenix not winning the one at home. However, be sure to wait for team news before making any moves as the Invincibles will be a far tougher proposition should overseas star Kapp be available to play.

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