In the Central Group of the Vitality T20 Blast, two in-form teams clash as the table-topping Gloucestershire takes on Birmingham Bears.
Gloucestershire have won their last five matches in a row, with Ian Cockbain and Chris Dent also impressing in the wickets with the bat and Ryan Higgins. Their excellent form has seen them surge to the top of the Central Table, two points away from the Bears and Steelbacks from Northamptonshire.
However, Birmingham Bears had climbed to third with their resurgent form – winning all three matches they've played since Gloucestershire rolled them up for 100 when they met last. Sam Hain hit 73 * to continue his excellent form and beat Worcestershire Rapids, leading them to a six-wicket win chasing 179.
It will be a gloomy day with a light breeze. At about 21-23 degrees Celsius, the temperature will not be too high, and there is no risk of rain in the afternoon.
At this venue, the pitch here is supposed to be flat and a lot favoured for batting. It has a good pace and bounces inside. Here we might be seeing some high scoring matches. The seamers may also find the pitch some help in it.
Probable Playing XIs:
Will Rhodes (c), Michael Burgess (wk), Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Tim Bresnan, Henry Brookes, Jeetan Patel, Jake Lintott, Olly Stone
Jack Taylor (c), James Bracey (wk), Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Matt Taylor, David Payne, Tom Smith
Gloucestershire vs Warwickshire Dream 11:
Ryan Higgins (c), James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Tim Bresnan, Will Rhodes, Tom Smith, Olly Stone, Jake Lintott
Gloucestershire has won five in a row, and Birmingham Bears have three straight wins. Both are in good shape because when they last played, Gloucestershire won and they should win again with Ian Cockbain and Chris Dent in excellent batting condition. Let's support your favourite cricket team at baji.livenow!