Tammy Beaumont had a top score of 42 in last year’s campaign but has switched teams and is now captaining Welsh Fire Women. She is our pick for their highest run scorer in this opening game. With the ball, Nicola Carey should enjoy the pitch in Cardiff and we expect her to be Welsh Fire Women’s top wicket taker against Birmingham Phoenix Women.
Sophie Devine averaged 44.25 in the Commonwealth Games and will be one of the top batters in this tournament. She is our tip for Birmingham Phoenix Women’s highest run scorer against Welsh Fire Women. Deepti Sharma is a consistent wicket taker and the off-spinner is a strong choice for Phoenix’s top wicket taker in this match.
Birmingham Phoenix Women to score over 13.5 fours during the match is a bet which we recommend ahead of this clash.
WELW vs BRMW Win Probability
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Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix The Hundred Women Match Prediction & Betting Tips
WEF-W vs BPH-W Match Prediction & Betting Tips, The Hundred Women 2022
Welsh Fire Women and Birmingham Phoenix Women go head to head in Match 4 of the 2022 Women’s Hundred at Sophia Gardens on Saturday afternoon. Welsh Fire Women finished bottom of the table in the 2021 Women’s Hundred with Birmingham Phoenix Women reaching the Eliminator. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway at 14:30 local time.
Welsh Fire Women will be firmly looking forwards after a very poor 2021 competition. However, they are playing one of the best sides in the tournament and this will be a tough assignment.
Birmingham Phoenix Women were extremely good last year and have got a better team on paper for this campaign. We expect them to play an exciting brand of cricket and to be very hard to beat.
Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Cricket and BBC.
The conditions will not change much at all from the first innings to the second innings of the game and we expect both captains to want to chase a target.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Pitch Report
Although the surface is usually a little two-paced and offers assistance to the bowlers, there is also a very short straight boundary at Sophia Gardens. We expect a par score to be over 150.
Partly cloudy but very warm conditions from start to finish in this game. The temperature will be between 30 and 32 degrees during this match in Cardiff.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix, The Hundred Women 2022
Welsh Fire Women Team News & Playing 11
WEF-W Team News
With Tammy Beaumont leading the side, we expect standards and results to improve for Welsh Fire Women after a distinctly forgettable 2021 campaign. The management and fans will be impressed with their recruitment and if their key players can steer clear of injuries then they could surprise some teams.
WEF-W Key Players
Tammy Beaumont- the skipper and keeper-batter has moved from London Spirit Women to Welsh Fire Women for this campaign and is tasked with turning their on-field fortunes around.
Hayley Matthews- the West Indian all-rounder is one of the most powerful women;s cricketers on the circuit. She has four international white ball centuries to her name.
Nicola Carey- the Australian right arm medium pacer did not make an appearance during the 2022 Commonwealth Games but was in excellent form in the Ireland Tri-Nation Series before.
WEF-W Team Form
Welsh Fire Women ended the 2021 tournament with four successive defeats. However, they have a new captain and can approach this competition with a fresh outlook.
Welsh Fire Women Predicted Playing 11
Tammy Beaumont (c) (wk), Hayley Matthews, Rachael Haynes, Fran Wilson, Sarah Bryce, Nicola Hartley, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Hennesy, Alex Hartley, Katie George, Nicola Carey
Birmingham Phoenix Women Team News & Playing 11
BPH-W Team News
Any team with Sophie Devine and Ellyse Perry in it will be competitive irrespective of the format. Phoenix found a winning approach during the 2021 season and we expect that to be replicated this year with the additional world class players. There are no reported injuries in the camp ahead of this match.
BPH-W Key Players
Sophie Devine- the New Zealand captain impressed during the 2022 Commonwealth Games and is a powerful player with both bat and ball.
Ellyse Perry- although she is not quite operating at the same levels that we saw from 2017 - 2019, Perry remains one of the highest profile and best players in women’s cricket.
Deepti Sharma- the off-spinning Indian all-rounder will offer a slow option to the pace from Issy Wong and Sophie Molineux. Sharma is a more than capable batter as well.
BPH-W Team Form
Phoenix Women were beaten by eventual winners Oval Invincibles Women to end their strong run of results in the 2021 tournament.
Birmingham Phoenix Women Predicted Playing 11
Sophie Devine (c), Amy Jones (wk), Ellyse Perry, Evelyn Jones, Georgia Elwiss, Sterre Kalis, Ria Fackrell, Deepti Sharma, Issy Wong, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Molineux
WELW vs BRMW Team Form in Last Five Matches
BRMW : L W W W L
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Head to Head
Birmingham Phoenix Women were far too strong for Welsh Fire Women when they met at Edgbaston last year. They won by 10 wickets with 24 balls remaining.
WEF-W vs BPH-W Head to Head Stats in The Hundred
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Betting Odds
Birmingham Phoenix Women are narrow favourites with the bookies to return from South Wales with the win to start their 2022 campaign.
Who will win Welsh Fire vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Match?
Although Welsh Fire Women had a poor tournament in 2021, one look through their squad and you see plenty of big names and talented players. They should give Birmingham Phoenix Women a very good game in this fixture.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Betting Rate
Tammy Beaumont, Hayley Matthews and Rachael Haynes are our batting tips for Welsh Fire Women. 35 year old Haynes has experience batting throughout the innings and will be ideal for a fluid batting order.
We recommend Sophie Devine, Amy Jones and Ellyse Perry with the bat for Birmingham Phoenix Women. Jones batted at a strike rate of 155.75 in last year’s tournament.
Welsh Fire Women vs Birmingham Phoenix Women Prediction
We are expecting an interesting match in Cardiff to kick off the competition for these two sides. Both teams have recruited well in the off-season and the standard of cricket should be an upgrade on the good quality we saw last year. We are predicting a win for Birmingham Phoenix Women.
Birmingham Phoenix Women are favourites to beat Welsh Fire Women at the odds of 1.72