Warwickshire and Northamptonshire occupy the bottom two places in the North Group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019. Both the teams would view this as an opportunity to take two points.
The match between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in the North Group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham at 1:30 pm GMT on Sunday, August 25.
Warwickshire haven’t had a good tournament, and have acuumulated just three wins from the 11 matches. Captain Jeetan Patel and Fidel Edwards have a bit of international experience behind them, and Warwickshire will be hoping these men to lead from the front. Sam Hain has played a few good innings for Warwickshire and can be another one who can come good.
Northamptonshire in as bad a situation as their Sunday’s opponents, with only two wins so far. Richard Levi can hit the ball a long way , and can bring some points in fantasy leagues. They will also want the likes Faheem Ashraf and Dwayne Pretorious to come good, and pile up a few wins towards the end of the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI
Fidel Edwards, Jeetan Patel (c), Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Sam Hain, Dominic Sibley, Will Rhodes, Chris Green, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess (wk), Henry Brookes, Alex Thomson
Adam Rossington (wk), Joshua Cobb (c), Richard Levi, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Rob Keogh, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Procter, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson
Injury and Availability News:
There are no injury concerns for either of the teams as of now. But the consistency of the players would be a matter of concern for both the teams, and would want to pile up a few wins towards the end of the tournament.
Weather and pitch report
Edgbaston has provided a decent ground for both batsmen and bowlers. The hasn’t been much difference in the average first innings and second innings score on the ground. It should remain that way with the day expected to be fairly hot, and the pitch should remain the same.
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire have won two matches each in the last five matches between the two, with one ending as a draw.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: A Rossington
Batters: R Levi, R Keogh, S Hain, A Hose
All-rounders: D Pretorios, J Cobb, F Ashraf
Bowlers: F Edwards, J Patel, H Brookes
Captain & Vice-captain: S Hain & A Hose