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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021 - Central Sparks vs Southern Vipers - June 26

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The Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021 match between Central Sparks and Southern Vipers will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Live Scores and Stats - Central Sparks v Southern Vipers - CEC 2021

Central Sparks will be coached by Lloyd Tennant and led by Evelyn Jones. The team is part of Group A in the Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021.

Having captained Warwickshire to T20 glory in 2019 and being Sparks’ second highest run-scorer last season, Marie Kelly is a vital component to their success. She consistently makes substantial contributions, as well as possessing the firepower to clear the boundary and has proven to thrive in this format.

Liz Russell is another crucial player in the side. Russell is one of Sparks’ most reliable bowlers and is excellent at applying pressure at one end, ready for another bowler to strike. At the death, she is crucial, especially with Emily Arlott away with England, meaning her consistent bowling will come into the forefront more this season.

Southern Vipers will be coached by Charlotte Edwards and led by Georgia Adams. The team is part of Group A in the Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021.

Somehow, Charlotte Taylor continues to bamboozle the best players in England with her arm balls. She may no longer be a secret weapon, but she is certainly a key weapon, especially in the powerplay overs.

Underrated off-spinning all-rounder Charlie Dean is quiet off the field but certainly not quiet on it - she is the leading wicket taker in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint so far this season, and while her chances to bat have been limited, the T20 format should give her more of a chance to showcase her skills in that department too.

22-year-old Maia Bouchier will be crucial with the bat. She is fresh from making a half-century against Storm in the third round of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, and will be looking to translate that form into 20-over cricket. Her batting has real power and she is widely considered a future England opener.

Let's have a look at the squads:

Southern Vipers - Georgia Adams, Emily Windsor, Ella McCaughan, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Paige Scholfield, Ella Chandler, Alice Monaghan, Charlie Dean, Charlotte Taylor, Danni Wyatt, Ariana Dowse, Carla Rudd, Cassidy McCarthy, Lauren Bell, Tara Norris, Providence Cowdrill

Central Sparks - Eve Jones (c), Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Clare Boycott, Thea Brookes, Steph Butler, Gwen Davies, Poppy Davies, Georgia Davis, Ria Fackrell, Sarah Glenn, Chloe Hill, Milly Home, Amy Jones, Marie Kelly, Anisha Patel, Grace Potts, Liz Russell, Issy Wong

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Southern Vipers

Who will win? – Southern Vipers

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Marie Kelly (Central Sparks)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Charlotte Taylor (Southern Vipers), Issy Wong (Central Sparks)

Most Sixes – Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Marie Kelly (Central Sparks)

Player of the Match –  Maia Bouchier

Team Scores Batting first – Southern Vipers 160+, Central Sparks 150+

Match Handicap Southern Vipers

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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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