Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 Semi-final 1 - Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire
The first semi-final of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Nottinghamshire ended at the second place in the north group points table of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 after the group stage with six wins and four losses from 14 games. Four of their matches ended without a result and the team had 16 points to show for.
They will be up against Worcestershire who just sneaked into the quarter-finals with six wins and five losses from 14 games and a tally of 15 points. However, when it mattered, they were able to beat Sussex by eight wickets and hence book a place in the semi-finals.
Nottinghamshire, on the other hand, beat Middlesex imperiously by 10 wickets.
The last match between Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire was abandoned due to rain. In the remaining four of their last five matches, the record has been even with Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire sharing two wins each.
Alex Hales has scored the most runs for Nottinghamshire this season with 366 from 11 matches with four half-centuries but has not found support from other batsmen. Harry Gurney has been their top wicket-taker with 20 wickets from 11 matches.
As for Worcestershire, Riki Wessels has a tally just four shy of 400 runs at an average of 36, with three half-centuries. Moeen Ali has also starred in the only five matches that he has played with 312 runs including an unbeaten 121.
Pat Brown has picked up 14 wickets for the team from 12 matches while Wayne Parnell has 11 from 10 games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:Nottinghamshire- Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Tom Moores, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter, Harry Gurney, Joe Clarke, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
Worcestershire- Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali, Thomas Charles Fell, Ben Cox, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Joe Leach, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris, Patrick Brown, George Rhodes, Jack Haynes
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Nottinghamshire
Who will win? – Nottinghamshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Patrick Brown (Worcestershire)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Man of the Match – Alex Hales
Team Scores Batting first – Nottinghamshire 185+, Worcestershire 175+
Match Handicap Nottinghamshire
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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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