Cricket Betting and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Nottinghamshire Outlaws v Northamptonshire Steelbacks
The next north group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Nottinghamshire Outlaws and Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire suffered a 28-run defeat against Worcestershire in their first match. However, their second game against Yorkshire was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.
In their first game, Harry Gurney and Samit Patel were the most successful bowlers for Nottinghamshire and picked up two wickets each.
Unfortunately for them, there were no big knocks from their batsmen, apart from Alex Hales, who scored a half-century but more or less waged a lone battle. Hales would be the centre of attention yet again as he tries to prove a point after his name being unceremoniously struck off from the England World Cup squad.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks lost their first match against Durham as well, but the margin of defeat was quite less in this case. The Steelbacks' bowlers in fact, did a good job. Joshua Cobb and Matt Coles in particular succeeded in restricting Durham to less than 150. But, despite a couple of good knocks from wicketkeeper Adam Rossington and Rob Keogh, the team fell short by seven runs.
Given their consistent performances in the last season, Nottinghamshire will start as favourites against Northamptonshire.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Nottinghamshire Outlaws- Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Tom Moores, Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball, Harry Gurney
Northamptonshire Steelbacks- Charlie Thurston, Adam Rossington, Joshua Cobb, Alex Wakely, Rob Keogh, Dwaine Pretorius, Faheem Ashraf, Graeme White, Matt Coles, Tom Sole, Ben Sanderson
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire
Who will win? – Nottinghamshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adam Rossington (Northamptonshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Joshua Cobb (Northamptonshire)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Rob Keogh (Northamptonshire)
Man of the Match – Alex Hales
Team Scores Batting first – Nottinghamshire 170+, Northamptonshire 160+
Match Handicap Nottinghamshire
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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