August 09, 2021 8:17 AM
Alex Sarwar

Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women taking place? Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women will take place on Monday 9th August, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

Where is Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women taking place? Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham

What is the expected weather for Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women? 19-20c with a chance of light rain showers and a gentle breeze

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

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

Where can I stream Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Birmingham Phoenix Women vs Welsh Fire Women live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX WOMEN

  • Birmingham Phoenix succumbed to defeat at home to Oval Invincibles last time out, after failing to defend the 129 runs they accumulated within their 100 balls.
  • That loss leaves Amy Jones’ side bottom of the table with two points and needing to win each of their final three fixtures to stand any chance of finishing inside the top three.
  • Whilst the bowling has been inconsistent, ultimately it has been the batting that has let Birmingham down with key top order players simply not scoring enough big runs.

WELSH FIRE WOMEN

  • Welsh Fire saw their two-match winning run come to an end this past Saturday at the hands of Trent Rockets, who defeated Sophie Luff’s team by four wickets.
  • It was a poor batting display from the Fire, who were bowled out for just 102 leaving their bowlers with precious little to work with.
  • It would be no surprise if the visitors potentially look to change their side in a bid to bolster the batting here, especially on what is normally a flat Edgbaston pitch.

THE PREDICTION

For both teams this represents a vital encounter in the hunt for a top three finish. Victory for Welsh Fire would keep them well in the hunt, whilst for Birmingham Phoenix anything but a win would see their hopes of an eliminator spot come to an end. Ultimately, the hosts have been unable to produce enough meaningful scores with the bat over the course of the competition that would have seen them win more games. Their bowling has held up fairly well, however on what is normally a good pitch for batting at Edgbaston, they have their work cut out for them here. When taking into account the form of West Indian star Hayley Matthews with both bat and ball, it would be no surprise if she takes centre stage here and helps galvanise Welsh Fire to what would be a crucial two points.

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