Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Birmingham Phoenix @ 1.9 with Betway
The second of my Phoenix vs Brave predictions is for Birmingham Phoenix to be the match-winner. This is one of my Phoenix vs Brave betting tips because I think the Phoenix might have an edge in the bowling department.
The Southern Brave have won all of their last six completed matches. The likes of Quinton de Kock and James Vince are very dangerous in this format.
Birmingham Phoenix have won all of their most recent five games. Moeen Ali has been playing for England against India but he returns for the final to strengthen the Phoenix’s batting. Remember the Phoenix already have Liam Livingstone too.
These are the two best and most in-form teams in The Hundred. It’s hard to separate them but perhaps the final will come down to who bowls better.
The Brave have The Hundred’s best pace attack, including George Garton, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton and the outstanding Tymal Mills. But the Phoenix have better spinners in Moeen Ali and Imran Tahir.
In previous Hundred matches at Lord’s, spin has been more useful than pace. Spinners have bowled 305 balls and conceded runs at a rate of 1.09 runs per ball. Fast men have thrown down 295 balls but conceded at a rate of 1.42 runs per ball.
I believe Ali and Tahir give their team a slightly higher win probability so I am backing Birmingham Phoenix to win this match and become the first ever champions of The Hundred.
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