Northern Superchargers will square off with Birmingham Phoenix in the fourth match of The Hundred 2023 on August 3 at Headingley in Leeds. Northern Superchargers wrapped up fifth in the 2022 season points table. They won three of their six games. They have made various changes to the squad, including the departure of the season’s highest run-scorer, Laura Wolvaardt, and the addition of Manchester Originals captain Kate Cross.
Laura Wolvaardt and Alyssa Healy who were the top scorers for Northern Superchargers last year, won’t play for them this year. Meanwhile, Hollie Armitage scored 119 runs from 6 innings. She has a batting average of 19 over the last year. On the other hand, Alice Davidson-Richards is likely to be the best bowler for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred Women’s 2023. She has been their leading wicket-taker over the last year with 7 wickets from 6 innings and she has maintained a bowling average of 22 as well.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Ellyse Perry, Amy Jones could play a key role. She has been the best batter for Birmingham Phoenix over the last year after Perry with 123 runs from 6 innings at an average of 24. Veteran Sophie Devine has also made 103 runs from 6 innings. She has a batting average of 27 last year.
Emily Arlott is likely to be the best bowler for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred 2023. She has been their top wicket-taker last year with 9 wickets from 6 innings which came at an average of 11. However, Birmingham Phoenix were eliminated from qualification due to a low net run rate and tie-in points with Trent Rockets. They finished fourth on the table with three victories in six games.
Seeing this, a nail-biting thriller can be expected as well.
The Hundred 2023: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 4 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When and Where to Watch
Date & Time: August 3, 2023, Thursday, 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLIV and Fancode
The Hundred 2023: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 4 – Pitch Report, Weather Forecast
The Headingley Wicket is a classic English wicket that provides both pace and bounce early in the game. Fast bowlers with the ability to swing and harness seam action from the pitch will have a memorable time at this venue. However, as the game develops, the wicket transforms into an absolute pleasure to bat on.
Leeds is anticipated to see temperatures ranging from 13 to 21 degrees Celsius. On Thursday, there is a significant possibility of rain.
The Hundred 2023: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 4 – Probable Playing XIs
Northern Superchargers: Phoebe Litchfield, Hollie Armitage (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Georgia Boyce, Grace Ballinger, Alice Davidson-Richards, Lucy Higham, Bess Heath, Georgia Wareham, Kate Cross, Linsey Smith
Birmingham Phoenix: Emily Arlott, Sophie Devine, Evelyn Jones (c), Amy Jones (wk), Erin Burns, Hannah Baker, Sterre Kalis, Isabelle Wong, Davina Perrin, Abtaha Maqsood, Katie Levick
The Hundred 2023: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 4 – Squad
Northern Superchargers: Phoebe Litchfield, Hollie Armitage, Linsey Smith, Bess Heath, Kate Cross, Georgia Wareham, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Davidson-Richards, Marie Kelly, Aylish Cranstone, Leah Dobson, Georgie Boyce, Lucy Higham, Grace Ballinger, Grace Hall
Birmingham Phoenix: Amy Jones, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Sophie Devine, Hannah Baker, Katie Levick, Eve Jones, Abtaha Maqsood, Erin Burns, Chloe Brewer, Sterre Kalis, Davina Perrin, Abbey Freeborn, Charis Pavely, Tess Flintoff
The Hundred 2023: Northern Superchargers vs Birmingham Phoenix, Match 4 – Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Amy Jones
Batters: Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Emily Arlott
Allrounders: Sophie Devine, Erin Burns, Alice Davidson-Richards, Georgia Wareham
Bowlers: Abtaha Maqsood, Isabelle Wong, Kate Cross