Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks - Quarter Final 3
The Quarter Final 3 match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire Steelbacks at County Ground, Bristol.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks finished the league stage at the 2nd spot in the Central group pile with 11 points after 10 matches. The team won 5 and lost 4 games.
Paul Stirling has scored 232 runs from 9 matches at an average of 29 and a strike rate of 156. He has the best of 80*. Richard Levi has added 182 runs from 9 matches.
Among the bowlers, Ben Sanderson and Graeme White have picked up 12 and 10 wickets at 19 and 25 respectively. Sanderson has been the more economical at 8.25, with the best of 3/11.
They will be up against Gloucestershire who ended the group stage at the top of the Central leaderboard with 15 points after 10 matches. The team won 7 and lost 2 games.
Ian Cockbain has scored the most runs for the side with 369 runs from 9 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 174. He has the best of 89. Chris Dent is next with 314 runs from 9 matches.
Among the bowlers, Tom Smith has picked up 14 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 14 and an economy of 5.91, with the best of 5/16.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
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
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
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), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben Sanderson (Northamptonshire Steelbacks), Tom Smith (Gloucestershire)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northamptonshire Steelbacks), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Man of the Match – Paul Stirling
Team Scores Batting first – Northamptonshire Steelbacks 180+, Gloucestershire 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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