Date: 13th August, 2021
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
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Trent Rockets and Birmingham Phoenix are set to face each other for the second time in the upcoming game of The Hundred on August 13, 2021. Birmingham Phoenix had a clear edge and won the game when the two teams last faced each other, earlier this month. The two teams have had a successful campaign so far, having won four out of six games that they have played. However, with Moeen Ali being called to the England's Test squad, Birmingham Phoenix are set to miss their captain for the remainder of the championship. As a result, Birmingham Phoenix might find it challenging to give a tough fight against Trent Rockets.
With Moeen Ali’s absence coming as a big blow to Birmingham Phoenix and Liam Livingstone filling in the captain’s shoes, the all-rounder could turn out to be the most valuable player for the franchise. Finn Allen and Will Smeed look like the best batting choices for the franchise and can make substantial contributions with the bat. In the bowling end, Adam Milne and Imran Tahir can be a couple of good choices that can turn out to be well in fantasy.
Coming to their opponents, Trent Rockets have one of the best top orders comprising of D’Arcy Short, Alex Hales and Dawid Malan, who are the best picks from the side. The latter is a dependable choice for fantasy captain too. Further, all-rounders Samit Patel and Lewis Gregory can fetch some good amount of points from both batting and bowling departments.
Probable Playing 11
Birmingham Phoenix: Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Tom Abell, Liam Livingstone (c), Chris Benjamin (wk), Benny Howell, Miles Hammond, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Patrick Brown, Imran Tahir
Trent Rockets: Lewis Gregory (c), D’Arcy Short, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Tom Moores (wk), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Rashid Khan, Matthew Carter, Timm van der Gugten, Sam Cook
Wicketkeepers: Chris Benjamin, Tom Moores
Batsmen: Finn Allen, Will Smeed, Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, D’Arcy Short
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Benny Howell, Samit Patel
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Adam Milne, Rashid Khan
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