Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Gloucestershire vs Birmingham Bears
The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Gloucestershire and Birmingham Bears at The Bristol County Ground, Bristol.
Birmingham Bears are placed at the 3rd spot in the Central group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 9 points from 7 matches after 4 wins and 2 losses.
Sam Hain has been the top run-scorer for Birmingham Bears with 179 runs from 6 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 59 and a strike rate of 134, with the best of 73*. Adam Hose has also scored 124 runs.
Olly Stone has been their leading bowler with 10 wickets from 6 matches. He has bowled at an average of 18 and an economy of 9.20, with the best of 3/45.
They will be up against Gloucestershire who are placed at the top of the Central leaderboard with 11 points after 6 matches. The team has won 5 and lost one game.
Ian Cockbain has scored the most runs for the side with 221 runs from 6 matches at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 185. He has the best of 84*. Chris Dent is next with 216 runs from 6 matches.
Among the bowlers, Ryan Higgins has picked up 13 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 15 and an economy of 8.91, with the best of 4/34.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Gloucestershire - Jack Taylor (c), Chris Dent (wk), Tom Smith, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, George Scott, George Hankins, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Gloucestershire
Who will win? – Gloucestershire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ian Cockbain (Gloucestershire), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire), Olly Stone (Birmingham Bears)
Most Sixes – Graeme van Buuren (Gloucestershire), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)
Man of the Match – Ryan Higgins
Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 170+, Birmingham Bears 165+
Match Handicap Gloucestershire
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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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