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Cricket Match Predictions: Bob Willis Trophy 2020 - Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire - Round 1

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
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The Round 1 match, of the Bob Willis Trophy 2020, between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, which takes the place of the County Championship 2020, will be played  at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

 

Northamptonshire and Warwickshire had contrasting results in the last season. While Warwickshire finished at the second last place in the County Championship division 1 with three wins and six losses from 14 games and 131 points, Northamptonshire fared a lot better, albeit in division 2.

The team finished at the second place in the points table with five wins and two losses from 14 games. Although they were a fair way behind table toppers Lancashire in terms of points, the team saw a few impressive individual performances not least from middle-order batsman Adam Rossington who scored at an average of over 45, including 8 half-centuries.

Tom Sole, Luke Procter, Gareth Berg, Nathan Buck and Brandon Glover will form their bowling attack.

Warwickshire have some serious batting talent in Adam Hose and Sam Hain. With the ball as well, they will be delighted with the presence of Jeetan Patel, who not only takes wickets when the pitch turns but is also capable of knocking back a few poles on day 1 itself. He was the team's top wicket-taker last season with 64 wickets from 14 games.

 

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

 

Northamptonshire - Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Newton, Alex Wakely, Josh Cobb, Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington, Tom Sole, Luke Procter, Gareth Berg, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover

Warwickshire - Will Rhodes, Robert Yates, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess, Tim Ambrose, Alex Thomson, Craig Miles, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Warwickshire

Who will win? – Warwickshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Adam Rossington (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire), Brandon Glover (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Adam Rossington (Northamptonshire)

Man of the Match –  Sam Hain

Team Scores Batting first – Warwickshire 330+, Northamptonshire 300+

 Match Handicap Warwickshire

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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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