Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Glamorgan vs Birmingham Bears
The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Glamorgan and Birmingham Bears at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
When Glamorgan were restricted to 150/7 from their 20 overs in their last match of the Vitality Blast 2020, things did not look too bright for them. The powerplay brought only 40 runs for the team and they were crawling at 65 at the 10 over mark.
They slipped to 88 for 5 by the time the 13th over was completed despite skipper Chris Cooke's 35-ball 51. Callum Taylor's crucial 23 took them to 150.
Andrew Salter then starred with a four-wicket haul as Gloucestershire were kept down to 135. Gloucestershire were reeling at 40 for 5 in the 10th over with Salter having picked up four of the five wickets to fall. Van der Gugten was on-point at the death and didn't allow the opposition to recover.
The washed out game between Birmingham Bears and Somerset took the tally of the number of washed out games in the T20 Blast 2020 to eight, within the first two days of the competition. The rain was so severe that even the toss wasn't able to take place.
Birmingham Bears finished at the second-last spot in their Vitality Blast group last year. The team ended the group stage with 4 wins and 7 losses from 14 matches.
Sam Hain was the top scorer for Birmingham Bears in the last Blast season with 459 runs from 12 matches at an average of 41 and a strike rate of 118. He scored three half-centuries last year with the best of 85.
In 2019, Henry Brookes picked up 13 wickets for Birmingham Bears from 10 matches with best figures of 3/26. He bowled at an average of 24 and an economy of 8.75.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Glamorgan - Chris Cooke (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Billy Root, Callum Taylor, Graham Wagg, Kiran Carlson, Timm van der Gugten, Marchant de Lange, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan, Andrew Salter, Owen Morgan , Prem Sisodiya, Daniel Douthwaite
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Glamorgan
Who will win? – Glamorgan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chris Cooke (Glamorgan), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Andrew Salter (Glamorgan), Henry Brookes (Birmingham Bears)
Most Sixes – Chris Cooke (Glamorgan), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)
Man of the Match – Chris Cooke
Team Scores Batting first – Glamorgan 170+, Birmingham Bears 160+
Match Handicap Glamorgan
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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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