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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears

Somerset's Lewis Gregory
Somerset's Lewis Gregory
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The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Somerset CCC and Birmingham Bears at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

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Somerset CCC are placed at the 3rd spot in the Central group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 5 points from 4 matches after 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 washed out match.

Babar Azam played his first match for Somerset this season against Worcestershire and had an instant impact with a 35-ball 42 while opening the batting.

Tom Abell has been the top run-scorer for Somerset CCC with 100 runs from 3 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 50 and a strike rate of 161, with the best of 74*.

Josh Davey has been their leading bowler with 6 wickets from 2 matches. He has bowled at an average of 9 and an economy of 8.28, with the best of 4/41.

They will be up against Birmingham Bears who are placed at the second-last place in the pile with 3 points after 4 matches. The team has won 1 and lost 2 games while one has been rained off.

Openers Adam Hose and Ed Pollock were the top scorers for Birmingham Bears in their last match. The Bears will expect runs from Sam Hain and Will Rhodes, going forward.

Among the bowlers, Tim Bresnan has picked up 4 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 21 and an economy of 10.87, with the best of 3/33.

 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

Somerset - James Hildreth, Edward Byrom, Babar Azam, George Bartlett, Tom Lammonby, Steven Davies(wk), Tom Abell(c), Ben Green, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Josh Davey, Ollie Sale 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Somerset

Who will win? – Somerset

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Somerset), Sam Hain (Warwickshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Davey (Somerset), Tim Bresnan (Warwickshire)

Most Sixes – Tom Abell (Somerset), Tim Bresnan (Warwickshire)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 180+, Warwickshire 165+

Match Handicap Somerset

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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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