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

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

Last year, the Bears ended at the sixth spot in the north group points table with six wins and seven losses from 14 matches. Birmingham Bears' first match of this year's competition was against Worcestershire which was abandoned due to rain.

With Colin de Grandhomme and Grant Elliott not being available this time around, the team would depend on spinners Jeetan Patel and Ashton Agar to do the job for them. Chris Woakes will certainly prove to be a big player for them in the matches to come but he has been rested at the moment and the team will have to make do with Henry Brooks and James Wainman.

Unfortunately, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Liam Norwell and Craig Miles are also not fit as yet. Ed Pollock will be one of the main men for the team with the bat while Olly Stone will be crucial for the team's pace attack.

In a batting order that had visible chinks even before the tournament had started, Leicestershire captain Colin Ackerman will have to play with a lot of responsibility, much like Ben Mike who will have to do the same in the bowling attack. Arron Lilley is a good pick for them whose all-round abilities will come in handy for the Foxes.

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

Birmingham Bears- Ed Pollock, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Alex Thomson, Michael Burgess, Will Rhodes, Alex Mellor (wk), Ashton Agar, Olly Stone, Jeetan Patel (c), James Wainman , Fidel Edwards

Leicestershire Foxes- Harry Swindells, Harry Dearden, Arron Lilley, Mark Cosgrove, Colin Ackermann (c), Lewis Hill (wk), Ben Mike, Neil Dexter, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Mohammad Abbas


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Leicestershire Foxes

Who will win? – Birmingham Bears

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Ed Pollock (Birmingham Bears), Colin Ackerman (Leicestershire Foxes)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fidel Edwards (Birmingham Bears), Ben Mike (Leicestershire Foxes)

Most Sixes –  Sam Hain (Birmingham Bears), Arron Lilley (Leicestershire Foxes)

Man of the Match –  Arron Lilley

Team Scores Batting first –  Birmingham Bears 140+, Leicestershire Foxes 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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