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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Birmingham Bears vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Vitality Blast 2020 - Edgbaston - Home of the Birmingham Bears
Vitality Blast 2020 - Edgbaston - Home of the Birmingham Bears

Last round's group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Birmingham Bears and Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Birmingham Bears vs Northamptonshire, Central Group

Birmingham Bears are placed at the 2nd spot in the Central group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 11 points from 9 matches after 5 wins and 3 losses.

Sam Hain has been the top run-scorer for Birmingham Bears with 283 runs from 8 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 70 and a strike rate of 141, with the best of 73*. Adam Hose has been the next best.

Olly Stone has been their leading bowler with 14 wickets from 8 matches. He has bowled at an average of 17 and an economy of 8.75, with the best of 3/45.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks are placed at the 4th spot in the Central group pile with 9 points after 9 matches. The team has won 4 and lost 4 games.

Richard Levi has scored 181 runs from 8 matches at an average of 22 and a strike rate of 134. He has the best of 50. Paul Stirling has added 194 runs from 8 matches.

Among the bowlers, Ben Sanderson and Graeme White have picked up 10 wickets at 21.20 each. White has been the more economical at 6.62, with the best of 3/28.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Birmingham Bears - Sam Hain, Dominic Sibley, Ian Bell, Adam Hose, Ed Pollock, Michael Burgess(wk), Will Rhodes(c), Tim Bresnan, Jeetan Patel, Liam Norwell, Henry Brookes, Alex Thomson, Dan Mousley, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Olly Stone

Northamptonshire Steelbacks - Joshua Cobb (c), Ricardo Vasconcelos (wk), Paul Stirling, Richard Levi, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Alex Wakely, Gareth Berg, Graeme White, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Tom Sole, Blessing Muzarabani, Adam Rossington, Brandon Glover


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire Steelbacks 

Who will win? – Northamptonshire Steelbacks 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northamptonshire Steelbacks), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben Sanderson (Northamptonshire Steelbacks), Olly Stone (Birmingham Bears)

Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northamptonshire Steelbacks), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)

Man of the Match –  Paul Stirling

Team Scores Batting first – Northamptonshire Steelbacks 180+, Birmingham Bears 160+

Match Handicap Northamptonshire Steelbacks

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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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