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

Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire Foxes)
Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire Foxes)
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The next north group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Leicestershire Foxes and Birmingham Bears at Grace Road in Leicester.

Birmingham Bears are placed at the fourth spot in the north group points table with two wins and two losses from six matches. They have tied one match while another of their games was abandoned and the team has six points with a net run rate of +0.001.

Leicestershire find themselves at the second last place in the leaderboard with two wins and four losses from seven matches. They have one rained-off match as a result of which the team has five points and net run rate of -1.762.

The Birmingham Bears are just coming off a tied match against Yorkshire. Batting first, the Bears posted a 177-run total on the board, courtesy of a half-century from opener Dominic Sibley.

Yorkshire started well and were cruising along but some inspired bowling from skipper Jeetan Patel did not allow them to win the match. Despite going for a lot of runs in his first three overs, the hero of the game for the Bears was Fidel Edwards who conceded 10 runs in the last over and ensured that Yorkshire did not get over the line.

Leicestershire registered a 33-run win in their last match against Worcestershire. With 30s years from Arron Lilley and Colin Ackermann, Leicestershire scored 152. Some tight bowling from Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths and Will Davis then restricted Worcestershire to 119.

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

Leicestershire Foxes- Mark Cosgrove, Harry Swindells, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann, Lewis Hill, Harry Dearden, Aadil Ali, Callum Parkinson, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths, Will Davis

Birmingham Bears- Dominic Sibley, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Alex Thomson, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel, James Wainman, Fidel Edwards

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Leicestershire Foxes

Who will win? – Birmingham Bears

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Dominic Sibley (Birmingham Bears), Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire Foxes)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeetan Patel (Birmingham Bears), Gavin Griffiths (Leicestershire Foxes)

Most Sixes –  Adam Hose (Birmingham Bears), Arron Lilley (Leicestershire Foxes)

Man of the Match –  Dominic Sibley

Team Scores Batting first –  Birmingham Bears 170+, Leicestershire Foxes 155+

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.