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Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire, free match prediction 01 Oct 2020

01 Oct 2020 | 18:30 | County Ground, Bristol
114/3 in 11.5 9.63
113/10 in 19.4 5.75

Gloucestershire Vs Northamptonshire betting odds

GLOUCS

1.71

NORTH

2.10

Toss Winner - Northamptonshire won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Gloucestershire beat Northamptonshire by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Benny Howell

Gloucestershire chase history against Northamptonshire

  • Gloucestershire haven’t made it to the semifinals since 2007
  • Gloucestershire are unbeaten at Bristol this season
  • The game between the two sides at Bristol was washed out due to rain

Gloucestershire to win!

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Bristol
  • Toss: To Bat

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Nottinghamshire 10 7 1 0 2 16 1.315
Lancashire 9 5 2 0 1 12 -0.25
Leicestershire 10 4 3 0 2 11 -0.18
Yorkshire 10 3 5 0 2 8 0.29
Durham 9 3 5 0 1 7 0.421
Derbyshire 10 1 7 0 2 4 -1.583
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 1.315 10 7 1 0 2
12 -0.25 9 5 2 0 1
11 -0.18 10 4 3 0 2
8 0.29 10 3 5 0 2
7 0.421 9 3 5 0 1
4 -1.583 10 1 7 0 2
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Match Preview

There is a lot of interest in this particular quarterfinal, largely due to the off-field incidents that have shaped Gloucestershire heading into this tournament. They have had a strong season so far, but the unpredictable nature of this format and their opponent Northamptonshire means that we could be in for a cracking contest.

Gloucestershire has had some individual brilliance helping them tide together their campaign this season, and have largely been clinical in their performances so far. Northamptonshire has endured a mixed campaign thus far, and have had to depend on collective performances to pull them into the knockouts.

There is a clear contrast between the two teams in terms of the playing style, and while the hosts have tasted more success in the tournament so far, it would be incomplete if they aren’t able to get into the semifinals. The unbeaten record at Bristol would be a big boost for Gloucestershire and it means that the Northants will need to be at their absolute best to stand a chance.

Teams Preview

Gloucestershire Preview

With the COVID19 pandemic causing a lot of distress, there have been off-field issues for Gloucestershire to deal with. That they have managed to overcome the mental hurdle and perform the way they have speaks volumes of the team’s character. If they manage to make it to their first semifinal in 13 years, Jack Taylor’s men will have done the unthinkable.

Ian Cockbain has had a terrific time with the bat and he’s led the team’s fortunes at no.3, controlling the innings seamlessly with opener Chris Dent being the other notable performer for the team. The batting depth has allowed Gloucestershire to overperform with the bat even on decks that haven’t really assisted fluent strokeplay.

The bowlers have been equally efficient, led by Ryan Higgins and Tom Smith who have been the most successful bowlers for the team this season. The others have rallied around these big match-winners and ensured that Gloucs have never really let their foot off the pedal. At the business end of the tournament, they would hope that they don’t let the intensity dip.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

M Hammond, C Dent, I Cockbain, J Bracey(wk), R Higgins, G van Buuren, J Taylor(c), B Howell, T Smith, D Payne, J Shaw

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
I Cockbain 89 57 9 3 156.14
B Howell 21 13 2 1 161.54
G Buuren 15 13 0 1 115.38
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Smith 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
D Payne 4.0 0 38 1 9.5
J Shaw 2.0 0 13 1 6.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Smith 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
D Payne 4.0 0 38 1 9.5
J Shaw 2.0 0 13 1 6.5

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

Chris Dent, Benny Howell, David Payne, GLV Buuren, Jack Taylor, Josh Shaw, Miles Hammond, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey

Northamptonshire Preview

They haven’t had the kind of standout individual performances that their opponents have but have managed to stick together as a unit, consequently scraping through to make it to the quarterfinals. There are some dangerous players in there, especially at the top where Paul Stirling and Richard Levi can be ominous on their day. The rest of the batting isn’t threatening on paper but can be effective if the team gets off to a good start. In such a big game, it’s imperative for the Northants that one of their openers come to the party if not both.

The bowlers have had a relatively better season than the batsmen, and it won’t be wrong to say that they have played a bigger part in Northamptonshire’s fortunes in the tournament. Conditions at Bristol might not be overtly bowler-friendly but there could be enough to keep them interested. Against an in-form side like Gloucestershire, the Northants bowling will have to rise up to the occasion to ensure that the batters aren’t under extreme pressure.

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

R Levi, P Stirling, J Cobb(c), A Rossington(wk), L Procter, R Keogh, S Zaib, T Taylor, G White, N Buck, B Sanderson

Northamptonshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Taylor 50 27 7 2 185.19
P Stirling 38 23 6 1 165.22
R Keogh 37 24 4 1 154.17
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Sanderson 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
T Taylor 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
J Cobb 2.0 0 19 0 9.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Sanderson 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
T Taylor 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
J Cobb 2.0 0 19 0 9.5

Northamptonshire Actual Playing XI:

Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington, Richard Levi, Tom Taylor, Josh Cobb, Ben Sanderson, Paul Stirling, Luke Procter, Saif Zaib, Graeme White, Nathan Buck

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 17 0 mm. 3.18 k/h From: SSW 1%
03h 16 0 mm. 3.45 k/h From: SW 0%
06h 16 0 mm. 3.95 k/h From: SW 0%
09h 16 0 mm. 4.09 k/h From: SW 0%
12h 18 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: SW 0%
15h 22 0 mm. 4.56 k/h From: SW 0%
18h 24 0 mm. 4.68 k/h From: SW 0%
21h 21 0 mm. 4.47 k/h From: SSW 0%

Weather Conditions

The rain has been forecast across England this week and Bristol is no different. The pitches here have been decent to bat on although they have been a bit dry and slow. There could be a two-paced nature on the surface.

Venue Details

Bristol has been a limited-overs venue in international cricket, known for high-scoring games most of the time. In County cricket, it’s been a regular venue across formats.

Toss: To Bat

It’s imperative to bat first in a crunch game, more so on these used surfaces and that’s probably what the captain winning the toss will do. Although the rain forecast could force a dilemma.

Winning Prediction

Gloucestershire are the form side and on paper, the stronger team too. They look to be the overwhelming favourites to win this clash.

Gloucestershire to win!

Author: S.Shinghe