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Toss Winner - Derbyshire won the toss and chose to bowl first
Derbyshire beat Warwickshire by 5 wickets
Derbyshire Falcons’ last bet at keeping hopes alive
Birmingham Bears to win
Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The Birmingham Bears would be looking to improve their position on the points table as they take on the Derbyshire Falcons in the 62nd game of the Vitality T20 Blast 2021. The Bears would be playing at home and had lost to Durham Cricket in the last game owing to poor batting. As far as the Falcons are concerned they come here after a loss against the Leicestershire Foxes in their last game.
Derbyshire Falcons have so far struggled with their form in the tournament and have just two wins against six defeats. They will need to come up with a better show here to open up their chances of making it to the knockout stages. The Bears have always been a strong force at home and they would look to continue with their dominance here.
Will Rhodes’ side batted poorly down the order in the last game against Durham Cricket to lose it by 22 runs. The loss would have hurt the skipper as they looked set for a win. They have to put this defeat behind and look to move up on the points table with a win in this game.
Ed Pollock and Adam Hose have to convert their starts which they failed to do in the last game. In the middle order the side would also expect runs from Rhodes, Sam Hain and Dan Mousley. The presence of Carlos Brathwaite and Michael Burgess down the order is a huge boost for the side as they bring in good hitting abilities to the table.
On the bowling front the side would like to see early wickets from Mousley and Danny Briggs in this game. Brathwaite and Tim Bresnan have lot of experience and they would have to come up with a good show in this game. With Craig Miles, Rhodes and Jacob Bethell down the order batting looks good for the side.
Will Rhodes (c), Ed Pollock, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Mousley, Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Jacob Bethell , Danny Briggs, Craig Miles
Ed Pollock, Michael Burgess, Tim Bresnan, Liam Norwell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Matthew Lamb, Will Rhodes, Carlos Brathwaite
Billy Godleman’s side comes into this game after suffering a big loss against Leicestershire Foxes in the last game. Their batting line-up has struggled in most of the games so far and they would have to make a turnaround here. They had lost against the Bears earlier in the season and shall have to win this game to improve their position.
Luis Reece and Harry Came aren’t in the best of form opening the batting for the side and they would need to make runs in this game. In the middle order Godleman will have to lead the way and set up partnerships with Matthew Critchley and Leus du Plooy. Down the order the side would need big hits from Brooke Guest and Fynn Hudson-Prentice.
Logan van Beek and Conor McKerr were expensive in the last game and the side would need to see a better show from them with the new ball in this game. Alex Thompson and Hudson-Prentice did impress in the last game bowling tight spells and the same would be expected from them. George Scrimshaw would need to play the containing role as Bears have big hitters in their side.
Billy Godleman (c), Luis Reece, Harry Came, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Brooke Guest (wk), Alex Thomson, Logan van Beek, Conor McKerr, George Scrimshaw
Matthew JJ Critchley, Conor McKerr, George Scrimshaw, Harry Came, Fynn Hudson Prentice, Thomas Wood, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest, Luis Reece, A Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek
There are rains on the cards at Birmingham on June 24 and this would make batting conditions difficult. We expect to see pace and bounce on the surface and batsmen would have to play watchfully. Any score of 160 runs and above is expected to be a good total at this venue.
Edgbaston, Birmingham offers lot of assistance to the fast bowlers and we have seen small scores being made at this venue. Batsmen have to focus on building their innings here and play to the merit of the ball. Spinners find the conditions tough as there isn’t much on the surface for them.
Most teams have won games in this tournament chasing scores and the weather has had to play a role here. Knowing a victory target has given the sides lot of advantage and hence we believe the side that wins the toss in this game would invite the opposition to bat first in this game.
Derbyshire Falcons are at the 8th position on the points table at the moment and the side needs to get a move on from here. Their batsmen haven’t looked in the best form and they will need to come up with a spirited performance in this game. Birmingham Bears find themselves in a much more comfortable position at the moment and playing at home they would start favorites in this game.
Birmingham Bears to win
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