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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2022 North Group - Birmingham Bears vs Northamptonshire - 26th May

Alex Davies has moved from Lightning to the Bears
Alex Davies has moved from Lightning to the Bears
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The Birmingham Bears vs Northamptonshire, North Group match of the Vitality Blast 2022 will be played on 26th May.

LIVE SCORES - North Group - Birmingham Bears vs Northamptonshire
 
Northamptonshire Steelbacks finished at the 9th spot in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North group points table with 4 wins and 8 losses from their 13 matches of the league.
 
Ricardo Vasconcelos was the top run-scorer for Northamptonshire Steelbacks with over 364 runs at a strike rate of 117. He struck 44 fours and 4 sixes. Rob Keogh also made 347 runs at a strike rate of 125.
 
Graeme White was the best bowler for Northamptonshire Steelbacks and picked up 15 wickets while bowling at an average of 23 and an economy rate of 8.12.

Birmingham Bears finished at the 4th spot in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North group points table with 7 wins and 6 losses from their 14 matches of the league.
 
Sam Hain was the top run-scorer for Birmingham Bears with 398 runs at a strike rate of 139. He struck 27 fours and 11 sixes. WHM Rhodes also made 258 runs at a strike rate of 134.
 
Carlos Brathwaite was the best bowler for Birmingham Bears and picked up 18 wickets while bowling at an average of 17 and an economy rate of 8.16.

Squads

Birmingham Bears - Will Rhodes, Henry Brookes, Michael Burgess, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Sam Hain, Matthew Lamb, Pieter Malan, Liam Norwell, Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Nathan McAndrew (Australia) Jacob Bethell, Manraj Johal, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Northamptonshire Steelbacks - Ben Curran, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Luke Procter, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Adam Rossington, Tom Taylor, Gareth Berg, Simon Kerrigan, Ben Sanderson, Charlie Thurston, Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand), Chris Lynn (Australia)

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay



Who will win the toss? - Birmingham Bears

Who will win? – Birmingham Bears

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Birmingham Bears), Chris Lynn (Northants Steelbacks)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Carlos Brathwaite (Birmingham Bears), Ben Sanderson (Northants Steelbacks)

Most Sixes – Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears), Chris Lynn (Northants Steelbacks)

Man of the Match –  Paul Stirling

Team Scores Batting first – Birmingham Bears 185+, lNorthants Steelbacks 175+

Match Handicap Birmingham Bears

Live Cricket Streaming Vitality Blast 2022 - bet365's live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket. (BeGambleAware 18+)  Live Cricket Streaming from bet365 requires a funded account or for customers to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Geo-restrictions apply.

*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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