Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids - June 11
The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North Group match between Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Worcestershire Rapids will be played at The County Ground, Northampton.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks will be coached by David Ripley and led by Josh Cobb this year. The team finished as Quarter-finalists in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.
Paul Stirling (232 @ 25.77) was the top run scorer for Northamptonshire Steelbacks in 2020 while Ben Sanderson (12 @ 22.25) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.
Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Wayne Parnell (South Africa) are their overseas players.
Richard Levi is the player to watch out for Northamptonshire Steelbacks. Without Paul Stirling at the top of the order, extra responsibility will fall on the broad, experienced shoulders of big-hitting Levi to lay strong foundations in the powerplay.
Worcestershire Rapids are placed at the 3rd spot in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North group points table with a tie from their first match of the league. The team has one point.
Jake Libby is the top run-scorer for Worcestershire Rapids with 52 runs at a strike rate of 123. He has struck 3 fours. Ross Whiteley has also made 42 runs at a strike rate of 120.
Moeen Ali has been the best bowler for Worcestershire Rapids and has picked up 2 wickets while bowling at an average of 7 and an economy rate of 3.75.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Northants Steelbacks - Joshua Cobb, Richard Levi, Adam Rossington (wk), Alex Wakely, Saif Zaib, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover, Ben Curran, Charlie Thurston, Emilio Gay, Gareth Berg, Luke Procter, Rob Keogh, Tom Taylor, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Curtley-Jack White, Graeme White, Simon Kerrigan, Wayne Parnell, Jack White, Saif Zaib
Worcestershire Rapids - Moeen Ali (c), Joe Leach, Daryl Mitchell, Jack Haynes, Joshua Dell, Mitchell Stanley, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Alex Milton (WK), Ben Cox, Gareth Roderick, Adam Finch, Alzarri Joseph, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Ed Barnard, Josh Tongue, Pat Brown, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Worcestershire
Who will win? – Worcestershire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joshua Cobb (Northants Steelbacks), Jake Libby (Worcestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben Sanderson (Northants Steelbacks), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Most Sixes – Joshua Cobb (Northants Steelbacks), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Man of the Match – Moeen Ali
Team Scores Batting first – Northants Steelbacks 170+, Worcestershire 180+
Match Handicap Worcestershire
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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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