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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan

Colin Ingram (Glamorgan)
Colin Ingram (Glamorgan)
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The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Gloucestershire and Glamorgan at The Bristol County Ground, Bristol.

Gloucestershire vs Glamorgan, Central Group

Gloucestershire's first match of the Vitality Blast 2020 against Northamptonshire in Bristol had to be abandoned due to rain. The team had finished at the 2nd spot in their Vitality Blast group last year. The team ended the group stage with 7 wins and 3 losses from 14 matches. They lost their quarter-final against Derbyshire.

Miles Hammond and Ian Cockbain were among the top scorers for Gloucestershire in the last Blast season with 322 and 277 runs at an average of 26 and 34 respectively.

David Payne picked up 16 wickets for Gloucestershire last year from 13 matches with best figures of 3/32. He bowled at an average of 21 and an economy of 7.38.

Glamorgan's opening round match of the Vitality Blast 2020 against Worcestershire in Cardiff was washed out. In 2019, the side ended at the bottom in their Vitality Blast group. The team ended the group stage with 1 win and 8 losses from 14 matches.

Among the Glamorgan batters, Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie (T20 avg: 26, SR:131), captain Chris Cooke (T20 avg: 23, SR:141) and Billy Root (T20 avg: 22, SR:110) are expected to be among the runs.

In 2019, Andrew Salter picked up 14 wickets for Glamorgan from 12 matches with best figures of 4/12. He bowled at an average of 19 and an economy of 7.91.

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 

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

 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Gloucestershire

Who will win? – Gloucestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Miles Hammond (Gloucestershire), Andrew Balbirnie (Glamorgan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – David Payne (Gloucestershire), Andrew Salter (Glamorgan)

Most Sixes – Miles Hammond (Gloucestershire), Andrew Balbirnie (Glamorgan)

Man of the Match –  Miles Hammond

Team Scores Batting first – Gloucestershire 170+, Glamorgan 155+

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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