Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Birmingham Bears v Derbyshire

Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Birmingham Bears v Derbyshire
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The next north group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

The first match of the Bears was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. However, they made hay in the second game against Leicestershire, winning it by seven wickets.

It was the Bears' bowlers who did the job for them, restricting Leicestershire for just 115, courtesy of the four-wicket hual from Fidel Edwards, who has been among the wickets in the County Championship as well. He was well assisted by skipper Jeetan Patel, who was economical, while also taking two wickets.

With the bat, each of Ed Pollock, Sam Hain and Ashton Agar made substantial contributions as the team won with more than five overs remaining.

Derbyshire have played their first and only match in the tournament till now against Yorkshire. Despite four wickets from Mark Watt and two each from Logan van Beek and Ravi Rampaul, Yorkshire succeed in making 164 runs, which were chased down by Derbyshire, mainly due to the knocks of skipper Billy Godleman and Leus du Plooy.

Both Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire had failed to qualify for the quarter-finals in the last season, with them ending at at the sixth and seventh spot of the north group points table respectively.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Birmingham Bears- Ed Pollock, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Ashton Agar, Alex Thomson, Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Fidel Edwards

Derbyshire- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Darren Stevens, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matthew Critchley, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek, Mark Watt, Ravi Rampaul

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Derbyshire

Who will win? – Birmingham Bears

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Ed Pollock (Birmingham Bears), Billy Godleman (Derbyshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fidel Edwards (Birmingham Bears), Mark Watt (Derbyshire)

Most Sixes –  Ed Pollock (Birmingham Bears), Billy Godleman (Derbyshire)


Man of the Match –  Fidel Edwards

Team Scores Batting first –  Birmingham Bears 150+, Derbyshire 135+


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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