The Vitality T20 Blast 2019, which was earlier called the NatWest T20 Blast, will kick-start in July and Worcestershire will look to defend the title they won last season. Get the latest Vitality T20 Blast betting tips for 2019 in the piece below.
Worcestershire won the T20 Blast title by beating Sussex in the final in Birmingham on the Finals Day. Batting first Sussex were restricted to 157/6 despite a 44-ball 52 from Laurie Evans, thanks to a three-wicket haul by Moeen Ali.
Moeen then took Worcestershire out of trouble with the bat as well, scoring 41 off just 27 balls before Ben Cox’s unbeaten 46 guided their side to a win in the 19th over of the game.
Earlier, Worcestershire had defeated Lancashire in the first semi-final and Sussex overcame Somerset in the second to make it to the final. Incidentally, Evans also ended the competition with the most runs at 614, followed closely by Aaron Finch and Ian Bell while Pat Brown’s 31 wickets was the highest for any bowler.
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The Natwest T20 Blast is the resident T20 league in England and Wales, containing teams from both nations. This will be the fourth season of this wildly popular brainchild of the England Cricket Board.
The league consists of 18 teams divided into North and South Divisions of nine teams each. These teams play a total of 14 games, by playing six sides both home and away and playing the other two sides only one time each. The top four teams from each division then progress into the knockout rounds of the competition.
More T20 Blast betting tips will be updated above as the tournament progresses.
The 18 teams are the Birmingham Bears, the Derbyshire Falcons, the Durham Jets, the Essex Eagles, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, the Kent Spitfires, Lancashire Lightning, the Leicestershire Foxes, Middlesex, the Northamptonshire Steelbacks, the Nottinghamshire Outlaws, Somerset, Surrey, the Sussex Sharks, the Worcestershire Rapids and the Yorkshire Vikings.
The NatWest T20 Blast 2018 is scheduled to start on July 4 this year with a number of matches kicking off on the same day. A number of the county sides face each other on opening day with Gloucestershire up against Middlesex at Cheltenham, the Worcestershire Rapids facing Warwickshire at Worcester and Glamorgan going up against Hampshire in Cardiff.
It is scheduled to go on for a month and a half before the league rounds end on August 17. This will be followed by the quarter-finals that will be held on August 23, 24, 25 and 26 and the traditionally famous Finals Day on September 15. Edgbaston in Birmingham will host the Finals Day yet again.
The most successful team in the short history of the Natwest t20 Blast are the Leicestershire Foxes with three championships under their belts. They are followed by the Hampshire Royals and the Northamptonshire Steelbacks, both of whom have won two championships each.
The competition is ramped up even more with local and geographic rivalries among the counties prevailing even here while the historic England Wales rivalry still divides fans and players alike on both sides of the border. The Foxes may be leading the pack at this point but the league is highly competitive and there are teams hot on their heels. Those who are yet to win a single championship especially, will be looking to make it big this time around.
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