Spotlight: James Vince, Preview, Key Players, Fantasy Tips and Dream 11
Southern Brave and Birmingham Phoenix will battle it out in the eighth match of The Hundred 2022 in Birmingham tomorrow at 11.00 PM IST.
Brave pipped Phoenix in the final last year
Southern Brave announced themselves in style, registering a thumping nine-wicket victory over Welsh Fire in the opening encounter. On the contrary, Birmingham got off to an undesirable start, losing to Trent Rockets convincingly in their first match.
Both teams are studded with some superstars of the shortest format. More importantly, they qualified for the grand finale in the inaugural edition last year, for which we sense a cracking contest awaiting us tomorrow.
Spotlight: James Vince
Hailed as a fine T20 batter in English domestic circuit, Vince topped the run-getters list in the Vitality Blast 2022 with 678 runs at a stupendous strike rate of 146.12.
Vince starred with the bat against Welsh Fire
He continued his amazing touch in the ongoing Hundred tournament, smashing a well-compiled 41-ball 71* against Welsh Fire in the first game. Added to that, Vince slammed a magnificent 38-ball 60 against the Phoenix in the league match last year. Considering these facts, we choose the Southern Brave skipper as the spotlight player for tomorrow's encounter.
Liam Livingstone, who was the top-scorer in The Hundred 2021, hammered his way through to a blistering 28-ball 47 against Trent Rockets in the last game.
Chris Jordan had a superb outing against Welsh Fire, scalping two wickets for just 16 runs.
Moeen Ali, Birmingham's captain, smashed a quick fire 21-ball 35 and picked one wicket in the last game.
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Live Streaming: FanCode App
Pitch Report: Edgbaston's surface has historically favoured the batters, as evident from the average scoring rate of 8.73 at the venue in T20Is. However, as it will be the first Hundred game in Birmingham this season, we can expect a fresh track being offered tomorrow. So, the toss-winner should ideally opt to chase in this game.
CREX 11 Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batters: Liam Livingstone, James Vince, Miles Hammond, Tim David, Will Smeed
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Tom Helm
Captain: James Vince
Vice Captain: Liam Livingstone