Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Surrey CCC vs Gloucestershire - Semi Final 1
The Semi Final 1 match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Surrey CCC and Gloucestershire at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The weather forecast in not great for the Finals Day, with rain expected throughout the day.
Qualifying for the Blast semi-finals for the first time since 2007, Gloucestershire will be after their first-ever Blast title.
The gamut of variations that Benny Howell possesses made it almost impossible for the Northants to even have a chance in the quarter final. He bagged 3-16 for Gloucestershire, assisted by Graeme van Burren (2-17).
The two made it a cakewalk for the Gloucestershire batsmen, who overhauled the target in just the 12th over.
Surrey CCC, having reached the Finals Day for the first time since 2014, should carry on with their momentum, weather permitting.
Jason Roy and Hashim Amla were always expected to fire for Surrey and they lived up to the expectations in the quarter final with a 114-run partnership. Amla(73 not out), who carried his bat, got good company in all-rounder Will Jacks who used the long handle to good effect.
Will Jacks' figures of 4-0-15-4 then took Surrey to an easy 56-run victory.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Surrey CCC - Jason Roy, Hashim Amla, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Ben Foakes (wk), Rory Burns, Jamie Overton, Liam Plunkett, Gareth Batty (c), Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley
Gloucestershire - Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Benny Howell, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne, Josh Shaw
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Surrey
Who will win? – Surrey
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Hashim Amla (Surrey), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Will Jacks (Surrey), Benny Howell (Gloucestershire)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (Surrey), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Man of the Match – Will Jacks
Team Scores Batting first – Surrey 190+, Gloucestershire 170+
Match Handicap Surrey
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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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