Match Preview : (By-Anuj)

Birmingham Vs Hampshire :

        Hello and Welcome to the preview & match prediction of the 2nd quarter final of the Vitality T20 blast 2022, which will be played between Birmingham Vs Hampshire in Edgbaston, Birmingham on 7th July.

        The two teams will meet each other on first time. Both team will look for win in this game and one step close to Trophy.

Birmingham :

        If we will look performance of Birmingham in current edition, then Birmingham finished at the top position of North Group with 18 points. They have played 14 matches on league stage; in which they won 9 matches and 5 lost. In their last match against Lancashire, they lost by 2 wickets in close contest.

Carlos Brathwaite and Birmingham Bears. Courtesy: Vitality Blast Twitter

        Adam Hose is the top scorer batsman from Birmingham side. He made 541 runs in 13 innings with the average of 60.11. With the ball, Jake Lintott is leading to Birmingham with the 22 wickets. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite has not been able to give his best for Warwickshire. If Birmingham wants to win then they will have performed together by every departments.

Hampshire :

        On the other side, Hampshire has finished on 4th position of the points table in current edition with 18 points. They have played 14 matches on league stage; in which they won 9 matches & 5 lost. In their last match against Sussex, they won by 5 wickets in high scoring clash.

James Vince (Source : Twitter)

         Skipper of Hampshire, James Vince is the top scorer batsman from Hampshire side as well as of T20 Blast. He made 622 runs in 13 innings with the average of 56.55. With the ball, Chris Wood is leading to Hampshire with the 19 wickets. In today’s match, For Hampshire is not easy task to be defeat to Birmingham is in home ground.

Probable XI :

Birmingham : Paul Stirling, Alex Davies (wk), Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Chris Benjamin, Dan Mousley, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jake Lintott, Danny Briggs, Olly Stone and Henry Brookes

Hampshire : Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, Toby Albert, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal and Mason Crane

Weather Report :

       According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will be around 19°C. The speed of the wind will be around 14 km/h and the sky will be clear.

Pitch Report :

       The pitch at the Edgbaston is generally provides a good contest between both bat and ball. The pacers get some movement from the new ball, but as the game progresses, batting becomes easy. The skipper winning the toss might prefer to bowl first and chase the target later on.

Broadcast Details:

Match Timings – 11:00 PM IST
Live Streaming – Fan Code apps

Match Prediction :

Birmingham to win

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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