Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Gloucestershire
The next Central group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Northamptonshire Steelbacks and Gloucestershire at The County Ground, Northampton.
Gloucestershire are placed at the 2nd spot in the Central group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 7 points from 5 matches after 3 wins and 1 loss.
Chris Dent has been the top run-scorer for Gloucestershire with 150 runs from 4 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 168, with the best of 87. Ian Cockbain has also scored 131 runs at 43.
Tom Smith has been their leading bowler with 9 wickets from 4 matches. He has bowled at an average of 10 and an economy of 6.00, with the best of 5/16.
They will be up against Northamptonshire Steelbacks who are placed at the top of the leaderboard with 9 points after 5 matches. The team has won 4 games.
Paul Stirling has scored the most runs for the side with 131 runs from 4 matches at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 163. He has the best of 80*. Richard Levi is next with 107 runs from 4 matches.
Among the bowlers, Ben Sanderson has picked up 7 wickets. He has bowled at an average of 11 and an economy of 6.92, with the best of 3/11.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Gloucestershire - Jack Taylor (c), Chris Dent (wk), Tom Smith, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, George Scott, George Hankins, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth
Northamptonshire - Joshua Cobb (c), Ricardo Vasconcelos (wk), Paul Stirling, Richard Levi, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Alex Wakely, Gareth Berg, Graeme White, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Tom Sole, Blessing Muzarabani, Adam Rossington, Brandon Glover
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Northamptonshire
Who will win? – Northamptonshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Paul Stirling (Northamptonshire), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ben Sanderson (Northamptonshire), Tom Smith (Gloucestershire)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Northamptonshire), Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Man of the Match – Paul Stirling
Team Scores Batting first – Northamptonshire 180+, Gloucestershire 160+
Match Handicap Northamptonshire
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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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