T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Warwickshire vs Gloucestershire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Warwickshire vs Gloucestershire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Captain James Taylor played a superb cameo of 16-ball 27 against Worcestershire. He can score many points with the bat if he plays a few more balls. It is advisable to pick him in the team.

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Match Details:

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Birmingham Bears and Gloucestershire at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:35 PM Local Time (11:05 PM IST). It will be streamed live on FanCode.

Preview:

After defeating Worcestershire by 22 runs in their last match, Gloucestershire will look to carry forward the winning momentum and record a win over the Bears. Warwickshire defeated Glamorgan in their second game. However, they suffered a 38-runs loss at the hands of Northamptonshire in their previous outing.

The Bears have a magnificent head-to-head record against Gloucestershire. In their last five meetings, Bears have overcome their rivals four times. Notably, one of the last five matches got abandoned, meaning that Gloucestershire has not defeated the Bears since 2009.

Weather Report

There is a high possibility of rain in Birmingham. The fans may get another washout or the overs might be reduced. The temperature is expected to be 14 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch is best suited for the pacers. Overall, the nature of the wicket is balanced, but the rainy conditions might make it difficult for the batsmen to hit boundaries.

Average first innings score: 158 (Last five completed matches considered)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated when available)

Probable Playing XIs:

Warwickshire: Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes (C), Michael Burgess(WK), Tim Bresnan, Olly Stone, Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Jacob Lintott

Bench: Liam Norwell, Ed Pollock, Dan Mousley

Gloucestershire: James Bracey (WK), Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, George Hankins, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, Jack Taylor (C), Graeme van Buuren, Matt Taylor, Tom Smith, David Payne

Bench: Ben Charlesworth, Miles Hammond,  George Scott

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Top Picks:

Chris Dent hit a brilliant half-ton against Worcestershire the other day. He scored 60 runs from 33 runs, an innings that included 8 fours and a six.

David Payne returned with figures of 3/32 in the last match. He dismissed Rutherford in the powerplay and then scalped two more wickets in the death.

Sam Hain has been the most successful batsman at this venue. In the seven T20s he has played in Birmingham, Hain has scored runs at an average of 43.1.

Jeetan Patel has scalped seven wickets in seven matches at Edgbaston. His economy rate has been 5.88, making him a top pick for this contest.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options  Chris Dent, Sam Hain

Vice-Captain Options – David Payne, Jeetan Patel

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – James Bracey

Batters – Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Chris Dent (C)

All-Rounders – Will Rhodes, Tim Bresnan, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins

Bowlers – Jeetan Patel (VC), David Payne, Jacob Lintott

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Michael Burgess

Batters – Sam Hain (C), Adam Hose, Chris Dent, Ian Bell, James Taylor

All-Rounders – Tim Bresnan, Ryan Higgins

Bowlers – Jeetan Patel, David Payne (VC), Tom Smith

Expert Advice:

Captain James Taylor played a superb cameo of 16-ball 27 against Worcestershire. He can score many points with the bat if he plays a few more balls. It is advisable to pick him in the team.

Probable Winners:

Birmingham Bears is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.