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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Worcestershire Rapids vs Birmingham Bears

Jeetan Patel - Birmingham Bears
Jeetan Patel - Birmingham Bears
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The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Worcestershire Rapids and Birmingham Bears at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester.

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Birmingham Bears are placed at the 3rd spot in the Central group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 7 points from 6 matches after 3 wins and 2 losses.

Sam Hain has been the top run-scorer for Birmingham Bears with 106 runs from 5 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 119, with the best of 55*. Will Rhodes has also scored 89 runs.

Tim Bresnan has been their leading bowler with 8 wickets from 5 matches. He has bowled at an average of 17 and an economy of 9.78, with the best of 3/26.

They will be up against Worcestershire Rapids who are placed at the bottom of the leaderboard with 3 points after 6 matches. The team has won 1 and lost 4 games.

Jake Libby has scored the most runs for the side with 192 runs from 5 matches at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 128. He has the best of 75*. Hamish Rutherford is next with 104 runs from 4 matches.

Among the bowlers, Dillon Pennington has picked up 5 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 26 and an economy of 9.28, with the best of 2/27.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 
 
Worcestershire - Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard (c), Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Daryl Mitchell, Brett DOliveira, Ross Whiteley, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Adam Finch, Jake Libby, Josh Tongue, Jack Haynes

Warwickshire - 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

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Birmingham Bears

Who will win? – Birmingham Bears

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jake Libby (Worcestershire), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dillon Pennington (Worcestershire), Tim Bresnan (Birmingham Bears)

Most Sixes – Jake Libby (Worcestershire), Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears)

Man of the Match –  Sam Hain

Team Scores Batting first – Worcestershire 160+, Birmingham Bears 180+

Match Handicap Birmingham Bears

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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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