Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women taking place? Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women will take place on Sunday 25th July, 2021 at 14:30 (UK)

Where is Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women taking place? Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women will take place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester

What is the expected weather for Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women? 22-23c and cloudy with light winds

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

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

Where can I stream Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Manchester Originals Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

MANCHESTER ORIGINALS WOMEN

  • Manchester Originals suffered a narrow defeat in the inaugural match of the Hundred, failing to defend a score of 135, which was accrued largely thanks to the batting of both South Africa’s Lizelle Lee and India’s Harmanpreet Kaur, two of their overseas stars.
  • An abject display in the field played a huge part in Manchester’s defeat with four catches being dropped by the Originals and if they have any hope of succeeding in this competition then that needs rectifying with immediate effect.
  • When considering how close their first match was, it is unlikely that the hosts will look to make any radical changes here as they continue to adjust to the new format.

BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX WOMEN

  • Birmingham Phoenix were behind the eight-ball for most of their opening contest with London Spirit and could never really pull things back after scoring a modest 128 runs batting first, which was chased down with four deliveries remaining
  • The Phoenix can however take pride from the potency of their bowling which saw them pick up wickets at regular intervals to keep themselves in the contest, as the likes of Emily Arlott and Australian overseas player Erin Burns both shone, picking up two scalps apiece.
  • England wicketkeeper batter and Birmingham Phoenix skipper Amy Jones made a good start to the competition, scoring 47 runs from 41 balls, however she will need more support from her teammates with the bat moving forward.

THE PREDICTION

Positives can be taken from the performances of both these two sides despite them each losing their first match and it will be interesting to see whether we see an improvement from both. The worry for Birmingham Phoenix is their obviously reliance on both captain Jones and Indian superstar Shafali Verma for runs and Manchester Originals will know that they stand an excellent chance of coming out on top here if they can dismiss those two batters early on. In England bowlers Sophie Eccleston and Kate Cross alongside their battery of local players such as Alex Hartley and Emma Lamb, the home side have to be confident of restricting Birmingham Phoenix to a modest total here. Therefore, providing they sharpen up their fielding and take their catches, Manchester Originals have all the tools necessary to secure their first win of the Hundred here.

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