Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Vitality Blast South Group Friday July 27th

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Vitality Blast South Group Friday July 27th
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There are seven Vitality Blast matches to consider today and the biggest factor affecting any cricket betting tips and match predictions will be following the thunder storms predicted to be travelling throughout the UK. A shortened t20 match throws up many different anomalies, so keep an eye on the weather forecast

In this feature, we are going to have a look at the matches in the South Group. Click here for the Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Vitality Blast North Group matches.

Kent Spitfires are top of the South Group with three wins, one loss and a no-result, from their 5 matches to date.

Vitality Blast Matches South Group

Gloucestershire v Glamorgan South Group College Ground Cheltenham 2:30 PM

Surrey v Somerset South Group Kia Oval London 6:30 PM

Kent v Sussex South Group Spitfire Ground Canterbury 7:00 PM

 

 

Our Match Focus

Kent v Sussex South Group Spitfire Ground Canterbury 7:00 PM

Sussex Sharks – Team analysis

Tymal Mills is fit again and added to the squad picked by Sussex Coach Jason Gillespie.

The Sussex Sharks head coach said: “We’re excited to resume our T20 campaign after two really good wins in the Championship.

“We’re off to a solid start in the Vitality Blast but there’s a lot of hard work ahead, beginning with the match against Kent.

“They deserve a lot of respect, but we’ve had a really good team-meeting having done our research and if we play our best I’m sure we’ll be able to compete.

“It’s great to have Tymal back in the squad. We’ll have a look at the conditions when we get to Canterbury and pick our final eleven accordingly.”

In the corresponding fixture last year, Sharks won by 5 wickets.

 

Sussex Sharks squad - 10. Luke Wright (c), 22. Jofra Archer , 18. Will Beer, 21. Danny Briggs, 42. Tom Bruce , 5. Michael Burgess (wk)32. Laurie Evans, 8. Chris Jordan, 1. Rashid Khan, 7. Tymal Mills , 9. Delray Rawlins, 25. Ollie Robinson, 28. Phil Salt, 96. David Wiese.

 

Kent Spitfires – Team analysis

Kent Spitfires are top of the South Group with 3 wins, a loss and a no-result from their five matches so far.

Three of their matches have been tight affairs, with their wins against Surrey and Hampshire and their defeat to Gloucestershire all being decided by no more than six runs.

Their last match was against Surrey at Canterbury, where the weather denied them the opportunity to set a new world record for the highest successful chase in T20 cricket.

The Spitfires have two bowlers in the top ten wicket-takers in this year’s Blast, with Joe Denly and Carlos Braithwaite both having taken nine wickets.

Braithwaite has now been replaced by Marcus Stoinis as Kent’s overseas player. The Australian all-rounder is set to make his debut tomorrow evening.

Sam Billings is the leading run scorer with 151 runs from 4 outings.

Kent Spitfires squad - Daniel Bell-Drummond, Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Sam Billings(c)(wk), Alex Blake, Sean Dickson, Marcus Stoinis, Calum Haggett, Harry Podmore, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Sussex – Kent will have to bat well against a Sussex attack that features World Class T20 bowlers - Jofra Archer, Tymal Mills, Rashid Khan and Chris Jordan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Denly (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Joe Denly (Kent), Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Most Sixes – Sam Billings (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Team Scores Batting First – Kent 160+, Sussex 180+

 

 

Gloucestershire v Glamorgan South Group College Ground Cheltenham 2:30 PM

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Gloucestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Michael Klinger (Gloucestershire), Usman Khawaja (Glamorgan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire), Michael Hogan (Glamorgan)

Most Sixes – Ryan Higgins (Gloucestershire), Chris Cooke (Glamorgan)

Team Scores Batting First – Gloucestershire 180+, Glamorgan 160+

 

Surrey v Somerset South Group Kia Oval London 6:30 PM

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Surrey

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Surrey), Lewis Gregory (Somerset)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Morne Morkel (Surrey), Jamie Overton (Somerset)

Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (Surrey), Peter Trego (Somerset)

Team Scores Batting First – Surrey 200+, Somerset 160+

 

 

 

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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