Birmingham Bears will host Worcestershire Rapids in the North Division match of NatWest 2016. The latest Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire Rapids betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Both the sides have managed to start their campaign on a winning note, but it is Worcestershire Rapids who have proven to be far more intimidating. Having lost in the quarter final last season, they sent out a strong message to the rest that they mean business, by defeating Durham Jets by 38 runs. More than the side, it was the 21 year old Tom Kohler-Cadmore who daunted the opposing bowlers, scoring 127 in 54 balls, with 14 fours and eight sixes.
Their bowling could have been a lot better, had it not been for the half of bowling line-up, which went for economy of more than 9. Joe Leach was the only one who pulled the team through, as his 5 for 33 in four overs proved to be vital.
Bears on the other hand found themselves chasing the target of 179 runs, despite a decent bowling performances by the overseas seamer Jeetan Patel and Chris Wright. When they came down in the second innings to bat, it was the youngster Sam Hain, who knocked 92 runs in 54 deliveries, along with a small cameo from Luke Ronchi towards the end, which was responsible for the team’s win in the final over of the game.
While Rapids lack the experience from the much needed international caps, they have proven in the previous match that they are capable of going the distance. However, given that Bears have a slightly daunting batting attack, they need to improve their bowling this time around. The hosts are looking to clinch their second T20 title, and in this game, they will be the favorite ones.
Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire Rapids head-to-head
The head to head record between two teams is tied at 3-3.
Birmingham Bears v Worcestershire Rapids betting tips for the NatWest 2016 match one:
Bears to win with bet365: 1.73
The match begins at 7.00 pm local time (6 pm GMT) on Friday, May 27.