Pitch Report for Birmingham vs Northern
1st innings average score: 160
2nd innings average score: 136
Nature: Decent batting wicket. Good bounce on offer.
Time: August 19, 11.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XI for Birmingham & Northern
Probable XI for Birmingham: Miles Hammond, Will Smeed, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Matthew Wade (wk), Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Timm van der Gugten, Imran Tahir
Playing XI for Northern: Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis (c), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Dwayne Bravo, John Simpson (wk), Adam Hose, David Wiese, Craig Miles, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Raine/Brydon Carse, Adil Rashid
Fantasy Cricket Team for Birmingham vs Northern
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Fantasy Power Picks for the Match
It was the Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali show against Trent at the Edgbaston last week that saw Birmingham win their third game on the bounce. While Livingstone smashed 51 off 32, Moeen blasted 52 off 28 and bagged the all-important wicket of Alex Hales. Together, they have hit 19 sixes in the tournament.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
Benny Howell’s three-wicket haul was vital in helping Birmingham restrict Trent to a score of 145. Before this match, he took a wicket each against Welsh and Southern.
Tom Helm has taken a wicket in every game thus far, owing to which he is the third-highest wicket-taker (6) for the tournament.
Amidst three single-digit scores in this edition, it is not to be forgotten that Will Smeed has also bludgeoned a 50-ball 101* against Southern a week ago. He has been opening the batting and his attacking instinct presents an opportunity for bonus fantasy points.
Henry Brookes could make a difference in fantasy leagues, especially after his five-wicket haul against the Southern at Edgbaston a week ago. Talk about a happy hunting venue.
Aside from being dismissed for two ducks in this edition, Adam Lyth has also registered as many fifties (79 and 51). He has also hit 9 sixes, thereby generating bonus fantasy points on the fantasy app.
After going wicketless for the first three games, Imran Tahir finally managed one in his previous outing against Trent. It is important to recognize that he often bowls wicket-taking deliveries and will eventually leave a mark.
Similarly, Adil Rashid also likes to entice the batters into playing a false stroke. He may leak runs on a bad day but has kept things relatively tight in this edition and has bagged a wicket in every game.
After three failures in a row, Faf du Plessis found his mojo back against London as he scored 56 off 35 balls (6 fours and 2 sixes). Although Northern lost, they will be relieved that their skipper is back amongst the runs.
Whether or not he delivers with the bat, the veteran Dwayne Bravo continues to impress fantasy players with the ball. He has bagged 5 wickets in 4 games, including the best figures of 2 for 29 against Oval.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
The top order for Birmingham has been doing the bulk of the damage. Their bowlers too have been consistently rewarding fantasy players. Accommodating them in your fantasy teams is likely to be beneficial.
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