Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Vitality Blast Thursday July 19th

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Vitality Blast Thursday July 19th
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Today there are two Vitality Blast fixtures on the fixture schedule today - Middlesex v Somerset and Northamptonshire v Derbyshire. 

Let’s have a look at the match details and squads before looking at the value betting tips and player performance predictions.

Match Details

 

Middlesex v Somerset South Group Lord's London 6:30 PM

 

Northamptonshire v Derbyshire North Group County Ground Northampton 6:30 PM

 

Our Match Focus today is Middlesex v Somerset.

 

Middlesex v Somerset South Group Lord's London 6:30 PM

 

A win for Middlesex would get their campaign back on track and Middlesex’s T20 Head Coach Daniel Vettori has named the following 13 man squad…

 

Middlesex Squad - Eoin Morgan (captain), Ashton Agar, Dwayne Bravo, Stephen Eskinazi, Steven Finn, James Fuller, James Harris, Tom Helm, Max Holden, George Scott, John Simpson (wicket-keeper), Nathan Sowter, Paul Stirling

 

Somerset Head Coach, Jason Kerr commented: “We were all disappointed by what happened at Bristol on Friday so we’ve been working hard this week to make sure that the guys are in a good space mentally.

 

“We’ve only played three games. We were superb in the opening game, poor in the second and a reduced overs game is always something of a lottery. It’s not all doom and gloom and it’s important that we don’t panic. We’ll keep backing the guys and making sure that they’re in confident spirits going in to the game.

 

“Lord’s is a great place to play. It’ll be under lights and there will be a big crowd so hopefully we can go out there and entertain. Ultimately it’s about working hard as a team and trying to get the right result.”

 

Somerset is still without Tim Groenewald (injured) and Jack Leach and Dom Bess are on England Lions duty so Paul van Meekeren has been called up.

 

Somerset Squad - Tom Abell, Corey Anderson, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Lewis Gregory (c), James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Max Waller.

 

Head2Head

 

Somerset and Middlesex have played each other in T20 on 12 occasions. Somerset has won 7 times, Middlesex have won 3 occasions.

 

Highest total by Somerset is 235-5 in 2011 and Middlesex 195-9 in the same match.

 

Highest individual score for Somerset is 89* by Kieron Pollard at Lord’s in 2010 and for Middlesex 98* by Joe Denly at the Oval in 2014.

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

 

Who will win? – Middlesex

 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Corey Anderson (Somerset)

 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Ashton Agar (Middlesex), Tom Abell (Somerset)

 

Most Sixes – Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Corey Anderson (Somerset)

 

Team Scores Batting First – Middlesex 200+, Somerset 180+

 

Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Derbyshire Falcons North Group County Ground Northampton 6:30 PM

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

 

Who will win? – Northamptonshire Steelbacks

 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Duckett (Steelbacks), Wayne Madsen (Falcons)

 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Nathan Buck(Steelbacks), Hardus Viljoen (Falcons)

 

Most Sixes– Ben Duckett (Steelbacks),Calum MaCleod (Falcons)

 

Team Scores Batting First – Steelbacks 200+, Falcons 170+

 

You can follow all the match action free at our Vitality Blast Match Centre as well.

 

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