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

Vitality Blast North Group Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Friday July 27th
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There are four Vitality Blast Matches in the North Group today. Click here for the Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions for Vitality Blast South Group Friday July 27th.

Remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast as a shortened game will change the odds on those games dramatically. 

Vitality Blast Matches North Group

Match Focus

Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Worcestershire Rapids County Ground Northampton 6:30 PM

Worcestershire Rapids

The Rapids have had a superb season in white ball cricket so far, reaching the semi-finals of the Royal London One Day Cup before winning their first four Vitality Blast matches. Successive losses to Yorkshire Vikings and Durham Jets have taken some of the gloss from the Rapids’ Twenty20 campaign but they are nevertheless well in the mix for a quarter final spot, which would match their best performance in the competition’s history.

Players to watch - Ross Whiteley - The left hander last summer became the first ever Englishman to score six sixes in an over in ANY format of the game in a Blast match against Yorkshire’s left arm spinner Karl Carver at Headingley.

Brett D’Oliveira - In white ball cricket D’Oliveira is a key component of the Worcestershire attack. He has developed into one of the most economical bowlers in Blast cricket.

Martin Guptill - The New Zealand batsman can take any attack apart on his day and, with the likes of Travis Head, Callum Ferguson, Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley for company, the Rapids batting line-up represents their best chance of qualifying from the North Group.

Rapids Squad: Guptill, Clarke, Head, Mitchell, D'Oliveira (c), Cox (w), Whiteley, Barnard, Wood, Brown, Pennington, Rhodes, Carter

Northants Steelbacks

Steelbacks Squad - Richard Levi, Ben Duckett, Josh Cobb, Kyle Coetzer, Alex Wakely(c), Steven Crook, Luke Procter, Rory Kleinveldt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Brett Hutton, Ben Sanderson, Nathan Buck

Players to watchSteven Crook, Ben Sanderson, Richard Levi

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Worcestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Martin Guptill (Worcestershire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Nathan Buck (Northamptonshire)

Most Sixes – Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire), Richard Levi (Northamptonshire)

Team Scores Batting First –  Worcestershire 160+, Northamptonshire 150+

 

Leicestershire Foxes v Derbyshire Falcons Grace Road Leicester 6:30 PM

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Leicestershire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Raine (Leicestershire), Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Zak Chappell (Leicestershire), Matthew Critchley (Derbyshire)

Most Sixes – Ben Raine (Leicestershire), Calum Mcloud (Derbyshire)

Team Scores Batting First –  Leicestershire 180+, Derbyshire 180+

 

Nottinghamshire Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning Trent Bridge Nottingham 6:30 PM

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Lancashire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Davies (Lancashire),  Dan Christian (Nottinghamshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jordan Clark (Lancashire), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)

Most Sixes – Jordan Clark (Lancashire), Billy Root (Nottinghamshire)

Team Scores Batting First –  Lancashire 200+, Nottinghamshire 160+

 

Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears Emerald Headingley Leeds 6:30 PM

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Yorkshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Bears)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jeetan Patel (Bears)

Most Sixes – Kane Williamson (Yorkshire), Ed Pollock (Bears)

Team Scores Batting First –  Yorkshire 180+, Bears 160+

 

 

 You can follow all the Vitality Blast action at the Vitality Blast Match Centre

 

*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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