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Vitality Blast Prediction & Betting Tips

Analysis of all the competing teams, tournament schedule, betting odds, tips and predictions - all you need to know for placing bets on the Vitality Blast 2019, starting from July 18 till September 21.

Vitality Blast

The T20 Blast 2019 - England's top-level twenty20 tournament - will be the 17th edition overall and the second under the new branding Vitality Blast. The 133 matches will be played across 23 different venues from July 18 till September 21. The knockout round will begin from September 4 with a two-week break scheduled between the fourth quarter-final and the first semi-final. The finals day comprising the semi-finals and the final will be held at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Tournament Format

 

The 2019 season of the Vitality Blast will follow the same format from last year with 18 first-class counties equally divided into two groups - North Group and South Group. During the group stage, each team will play six of the other eight teams in its own group twice - once at its own home ground and once at that of its opponent. The remaining two teams in the group will be played only once, thereby making it a total of 14 group games for every team in the tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top four teams from each group will qualify for the knockouts.

Read on for team previews, squads, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Vitality Blast 2019...

Vitality Blast 2019 Schedule

Date Match Details Time
Aug 01, Thu Middlesex vs Kent, South Group
Lord's, London
10:45 PM
05:15 PM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL
Aug 01, Thu Essex vs Hampshire, South Group
County Ground, Chelmsford
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 01, Thu Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire, South Group
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Yorkshire vs Worcestershire, North Group
Headingley, Leeds
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Somerset vs Surrey, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Gloucestershire vs Essex, South Group
County Ground, Bristol
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Durham vs Lancashire, North Group
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire, North Group
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Sussex vs Kent, South Group
County Ground, Hove
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire, North Group
County Ground, Northampton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 02, Fri Hampshire vs Glamorgan, South Group
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 03, Sat Lancashire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun Middlesex vs Somerset, South Group
Old Deer Park, Richmond
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun Gloucestershire vs Sussex, South Group
County Ground, Bristol
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun Yorkshire vs Warwickshire, North Group
Headingley, Leeds
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun Worcestershire vs Leicestershire, North Group
New Road, Worcester
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, Sun Kent vs Hampshire, South Group
Kent County Cricket Ground, Beckenham
7:30 PM
02:00 PM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 06, Tue Sussex vs Glamorgan, South Group
County Ground, Hove
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 07, Wed Gloucestershire vs Kent, South Group
County Ground, Bristol
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 07, Wed Northamptonshire vs Durham, North Group
County Ground, Northampton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 07, Wed Leicestershire vs Warwickshire, North Group
Grace Road, Leicester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 07, Wed Essex vs Somerset, South Group
County Ground, Chelmsford
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 08, Thu Middlesex vs Surrey, South Group
Lord's, London
10:45 PM
05:15 PM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Lancashire vs Yorkshire, North Group
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Glamorgan vs Essex, South Group
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Surrey vs Gloucestershire, South Group
Kennington Oval, London
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire, North Group
Grace Road, Leicester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Derbyshire vs Durham, North Group
County Ground, Derby
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Hampshire vs Somerset, South Group
County Ground, Southampton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Sussex vs Middlesex, South Group
County Ground, Hove
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, Fri Warwickshire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
Edgbaston, Birmingham
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 10, Sat Somerset vs Kent, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Durham vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire, North Group
New Road, Worcester
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Warwickshire vs Lancashire, North Group
Edgbaston, Birmingham
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Middlesex vs Gloucestershire, South Group
Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Glamorgan vs Surrey, South Group
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 11, Sun Yorkshire vs Derbyshire, North Group
Headingley, Leeds
7:30 PM
02:00 PM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 13, Tue Gloucestershire vs Hampshire, South Group
County Ground, Bristol
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 13, Tue Derbyshire vs Worcestershire, North Group
County Ground, Derby
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 14, Wed Northamptonshire vs Lancashire, North Group
County Ground, Northampton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 14, Wed Essex vs Middlesex, South Group
County Ground, Chelmsford
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 14, Wed Kent vs Glamorgan, South Group
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 15, Thu Durham vs Worcestershire, North Group
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 15, Thu Surrey vs Sussex, South Group
Kennington Oval, London
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 15, Thu Derbyshire vs Leicestershire, North Group
County Ground, Derby
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Somerset vs Gloucestershire, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Nottinghamshire vs Derbyshire, North Group
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Northamptonshire vs Leicestershire, North Group
County Ground, Northampton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Lancashire vs Warwickshire, North Group
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Yorkshire vs Durham, North Group
Headingley, Leeds
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Kent vs Sussex, South Group
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Hampshire vs Surrey, South Group
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 16, Fri Essex vs Glamorgan, South Group
County Ground, Chelmsford
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 22, Thu Middlesex vs Hampshire, South Group
Lord's, London
10:45 PM
05:15 PM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL
Aug 22, Thu Sussex vs Essex, South Group
County Ground, Hove
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Leicestershire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
Grace Road, Leicester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Gloucestershire vs Somerset, South Group
County Ground, Bristol
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Durham vs Yorkshire, North Group
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Kent vs Surrey, South Group
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Warwickshire vs Worcestershire, North Group
Edgbaston, Birmingham
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 23, Fri Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire, North Group
County Ground, Derby
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 24, Sat Middlesex vs Sussex, South Group
Uxbridge Cricket Club Ground, Uxbridge
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 24, Sat Somerset vs Glamorgan, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 25, Sun Leicestershire vs Derbyshire, North Group
Grace Road, Leicester
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 25, Sun Hampshire vs Essex, South Group
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 25, Sun Worcestershire vs Lancashire, North Group
New Road, Worcester
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 25, Sun Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, North Group
Edgbaston, Birmingham
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 25, Sun Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire, North Group
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
8:00 PM
02:30 PM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 26, Mon Glamorgan vs Sussex, South Group
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 26, Mon Lancashire vs Derbyshire, North Group
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 27, Tue Surrey vs Somerset, South Group
Kennington Oval, London
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 27, Tue Durham vs Warwickshire, North Group
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 28, Wed Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group
New Road, Worcester
8:30 PM
03:00 PM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 29, Thu Surrey vs Essex, South Group
Kennington Oval, London
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 29, Thu Yorkshire vs Northamptonshire, North Group
Headingley, Leeds
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 29, Thu Hampshire vs Middlesex, South Group
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 29, Thu Kent vs Gloucestershire, South Group
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
11:30 PM
06:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Glamorgan vs Hampshire, South Group
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Nottinghamshire vs Durham, North Group
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Lancashire vs Leicestershire, North Group
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Somerset vs Middlesex, South Group
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Sussex vs Gloucestershire, South Group
County Ground, Hove
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Warwickshire vs Yorkshire, North Group
Edgbaston, Birmingham
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Essex vs Kent, South Group
County Ground, Chelmsford
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Aug 30, Fri Northamptonshire vs Worcestershire, North Group
County Ground, Northampton
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 04, Wed TBC vs TBC, 1st Quarter-Final
TBC, TBC
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 11:00 PM LOCAL
Sep 05, Thu TBC vs TBC, 2nd Quarter-Final
TBC, TBC
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 11:00 PM LOCAL
Sep 06, Fri TBC vs TBC, 3rd Quarter-Final
TBC, TBC
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 11:00 PM LOCAL
Sep 07, Sat TBC vs TBC, 4th Quarter-Final
TBC, TBC
11:00 PM
05:30 PM GMT / 11:00 PM LOCAL
Sep 21, Sat TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-Final
Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL
Sep 21, Sat TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-Final
Edgbaston, Birmingham
7:00 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 02:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 21, Sat TBC vs TBC, Final
Edgbaston, Birmingham
11:15 PM
05:45 PM GMT / 06:45 PM LOCAL

 

 

North Group Teams

Birmingham Bears Team Preview

Birmingham Bears Team News

Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire) are winners of the 2014 season of the T20 Blast tournament; they beat Lancashire Lightning by four runs in the final at the Edgbaston. They came runners-up in 2017 but failed to get past the group stage last time, finishing sixth in the North Group standings with six wins and seven losses from their thirteen completed matches. Their last group game came against Worcestershire Rapids which they lost by 15 runs. Ian Bell was one of the tournament's leading run-scorers last year with 580 runs while Grant Elliot took the most wickets (19) for Birmingham Bears.

Birmingham Bears T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Jonathan Trott, Alex Mellor, Sam Hain, Ian Westwood, Aaron Thomason, Liam Banks, Matthew Lamb, Ed Pollock, Keith Barker, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Ateeq Javid, Chris Woakes, William Porterfield, Rikki Clarke, Andrew Umeed, Tim Ambrose, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeetan Patel, Josh Poysden, Ian Bell, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Chris Wright, Sunny Singh, George Panayi, Olly Stone, Grant Elliot

Birmingham Bears Betting Odds

Birmingham Bears are 17 with Betway, 15 with Bet365 and 14.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Derbyshire Falcons Team Preview

Derbyshire Falcons Team News

Derbyshire Falcons are one of the six teams that are yet to win a tournament in the game's shortest format. Their most successful T20 campaign came in the 2017 edition where they finished second in their group standings. Last year, however, the Falcons did not have a memorable tournament as they ended seventh on the leaderboard with five wins and seven defeats from their twelve completed fixtures. Their campaign got off to a really disappointing start as they lost their first four games on the bounce. Their last two group matches - against Leicestershire and Durham - were both washed out due to rain. Wayne Madsen scored the most runs (328) for Derbyshire last time and Alex Hughes finished as their best bowler with 17 wickets.

Derbyshire Falcons T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Luis Reece, Thomas Wood, Ben Slater, Shiv Thakor, Will Davis, Imran Tahir, Charlie Macdonell, Greg Cork, Daryn Smit, Alex Hughes, Billy Godleman, Rob Hemmings, Jeevan Mendis, Gary Wilson, Wayne Madsen, Hardus Viljoen, Tom Milnes, Tom Taylor, Tony Palladino, Ben Cotton, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Matt Henry

Derbyshire Falcons Betting Odds

Derbyshire Falcons are being offered at odds of 29 on Betway, 34 on Bet365 and 28.50 on Betrally to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Durham Jets Team Preview

Durham Jets Team News

2016 has been the most memorable season for the Durham Jets when they made it to the finals day of the tournament. They, however, could not win the title and finished runners-up as they lost to Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the final. The Jets had a pretty good tournament last time as well - they won nine and lost four out of their thirteen completed matches to finish second on the North Group points table. They advanced to the knockout round but a five-wicket loss to Sussex in the quarter-final at the Chester-le-Street ended their campaign. Tom Latham was the leading run-getter for Durham last year with 470 runs while Australian pacer Nathan Rimmington finished amongst the tournament's top five bowlers with 22 wickets.

Durham Jets T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Jack Burnham, Stephen Cook, James Weighell, Cameron Steel, Tom Latham, Paul Collingwood, Keaton Jennings, Adam Hickey, Ryan Pringle, Ben Stokes, Graham Clark, Stuart Poynter, Michael Richardson, Gavin Main, Graham Onions, Paul Coughlin, Chris Rushworth, Mark Wood, Barry McCarthy, Usman Arshad, Brydon Carse, Josh Coughlin

Durham Jets Betting Odds

Durham Jets are priced at 22.75 on Betrally and 26 on both Betway and Bet365 to win the T20 Blast 2019.

Lancashire Lightning Team Preview

Lancashire Lightning Team News

Lancashire Lightning won the tournament in the 2015 season, beating Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the final at Edgbaston. They have finished runners-up twice - they lost the 2005 final to Somerset and the 2014 final to Birmingham Bears. Lancashire won eight and lost five out of their thirteen completed matches last year to finish third in their group standings. They beat Kent by six wickets in the quarter-final before going down to Worcestershire by 20 runs in the semi-final. Alex Davies scored 534 runs in the tournament to finish among the leading run-getters and Matt Parkinson notched 25 wickets to finish as the tournament's second-highest wicket-taker.

Lancashire Lightning T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Rob Jones, Liam Livingstone, Haseeb Hameed, Karl Brown, Luke Procter, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jordan Clark, Steven Croft, Ryan McLaren, Danny Lamb, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Brooke Guest, Toby Lester, Stephen Parry, James Anderson, Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Saqib Mahmood, Kyle Jarvis, Matt Parkinson, Junaid Khan, Glenn Maxwell

Lancashire Lightning Betting Odds

Betrally has Lancashire Lightning at 11.75 to win the Vitality Blast 2019 while Betway and Bet365 have them priced at 11.

Leicestershire Foxes Team Preview

Leicestershire Foxes Team News

Having lifted the trophy back in 2004, 2006 and 2011, Leicestershire Foxes have been the most successful of all the teams in the English domestic twenty20 cricket tournaments. They defeated Surrey in the 2004 final and a couple of years later beat Nottinghamshire in the final at Trent Bridge. In 2011, they trumped Somerset by 18 runs in the final to win their third title. In the previous edition, however, the Foxes had a forgetful campaign where they ended eighth in the North Group standings with five wins and eight losses. South African batsman Colin Ackermann, with 343 runs, was Leicestershire's leading run-scorer last time while left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson was their best bowler with 15 wickets.

Leicestershire Foxes T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Harry Dearden, Paul Horton, Angus Robson, Ben Raine, Mark Cosgrove, Aadil Ali, Cameron Delport, Will Fazakerley, Colin Ackermann, Neil Dexter, Kevin O’Brien, Callum Parkinson, James Burke, Lewis Hill, Ned Eckersley, Luke Ronchi, Charlie Shreck, Gavin Griffiths, Tom Wells, Rob Sayer, Richard Jones, Mark Pettini, Zak Chappell, Clint McKay, Dieter Klein, James Sykes

Leicestershire Foxes Betting Odds

Leicestershire Foxes are 28.50 with Betrally and 34 with both Betway and Bet365 to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks Team Preview

Northamptonshire Steelbacks Team News

Northamptonshire Steelbacks won the tournament in the 2013 and 2016 seasons. The two-time champions came runners-up in 2015 when they lost to Lancashire Lightning by 13 runs in the final. They have failed to qualify for the knockout round in their previous two attempts - they came sixth in 2017 with six wins and five defeats and finished at the bottom last year with just two wins from fourteen matches. Northamptonshire played their last group game against Leicestershire in Leicester where they secured a four-wicket win. Josh Cobb, who scored 448 runs last time, was the most impressive of all their batsmen. The Steelbacks, however, had an ordinary tournament with the ball.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Max Holden, Ben Duckett, Alex Wakely, Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Nathan Buck, Saif Zaib, Rory Kleinveldt, Steven Crook, Seekkuge Prasanna, Adam Rossington, David Murphy, Rob Newton, Ben Sanderson, Richard Gleeson, Graeme White, Tom Sole, Azharullah, Josh Cobb, Tabraiz Shamsi

Northamptonshire Steelbacks Betting Odds

Northamptonshire Steelbacks are being offered at 22.75 on Betrally and 26 on both Betway and Bet365 to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Nottinghamshire Outlaws Team Preview

Nottinghamshire Outlaws Team News

Nottinghamshire Outlaws defeated Birmingham Bears in the final of the 2017 season to clinch their maiden T20 Blast title. The defending champions had finished toppers of their group with eight wins and four defeats before storming into the final. They also have plenty of happy memories from the 2006 season when they came runners-up. Last year, the Outlaws finished fourth on the points table with eight wins and six losses. They won their final three group games before losing to Somerset by 19 runs in the quarter-final at Taunton. Tom Moores and Dan Christian were the most consistent performers with the bat last time while Harry Gurney and Ish Sodhi impressed with the ball.

Nottinghamshire Outlaws T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Michael Lumb, Brendan Taylor, Alex Hales, Greg Smith, Billy Root, Steven Mullaney, Harry Gurney, Dan Christian, Matthew Carter, Jake Libby, Riki Wessels, Chris Read, Stuart Broad, Tom Moores, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Samit Patel, Brett Hutton, Jake Ball, Ben Kitt, James Pattinson, Ish Sodhi

Nottinghamshire Outlaws Betting Odds

Nottinghamshire Outlaws are 7.50 with Betway, 7 with Bet365 and 6.40 with Betrally to win the T20 Blast 2019.

Worcestershire Rapids Team Preview

Worcestershire Rapids Team News

Worcestershire Rapids went all the way last year to win their first ever T20 Blast title. After two consecutive disastrous seasons in 2016 and 2017 where they finished second from the bottom each time, the Rapids turned things around last year to finish at the pole position at the end of the group stage with nine wins and four losses. Worcestershire made an excellent start to their campaign, winning their first four matches on the trot. They beat Gloucestershire by five wickets in the quarter-final and Lancashire by 20 runs in the semi-final before outplaying Sussex by five wickets in the title clash. Joe Clarke and Callum Ferguson were the team's best batsmen in the previous edition with 396 and 390 runs respectively while Pat Brown topped the tournament's wickets charts with 31 wickets.

Worcestershire Rapids T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Joe Leach, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Ollie Westbury, Ben Twohig, Brett D’Oliveira, Ross Whiteley, Alex Hepburn, Alexei Kervezee, George Rhodes, Josh Tongue, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Moeen Ali, John Hastings, Mitchell Santner, Ben Cox, Joe Clarke, Jack Shantry, Tom Fell, Charlie Morris.

Worcestershire Rapids Betting Odds

Worcestershire Rapids find themselves at 17 with Betway, 15 with Bet365 and 14.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Yorkshire Vikings Team Preview

Yorkshire Vikings Team News

2012 was the most successful season for the Yorkshire Vikings when they ended up being runners-up, falling short by just 10 runs in the final against Hampshire at Cardiff. In a repeat of the 2017 season, they failed to finish in the top four last year and ended up fifth in the North Group standings with seven wins and as many losses. Yorkshire got off to a pretty good start with three wins in their first four matches but struggled to maintain consistency thereafter. Adam Lyth scored the most runs (401) for the Vikings last time and Steven Patterson was the pick of their bowlers with 12 wickets.

Yorkshire Vikings T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Joe Root, Tim Bresnan, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Jack Leaning, Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, Matthew Waite, Johnny Read, Azeem Rafiq, Matthew Fisher, Will Rhodes, David Willey, Gary Ballance, Andrew Hodd, Jonny Bairstow, Steven Patterson, Peter Handscomb, Ben Coad, Ryan Sidebottom, James Wainman, Shaun Marsh, Ryan Gibson, Josh Shaw, Liam Plunkett, Karl Carver, Jared Warner, Jack Brooks

Yorkshire Vikings Betting Odds

Yorkshire Vikings are 10.75 with Betrally and 13 with both Betway and Bet365 to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

South Group Teams

Essex Eagles Team Preview

Essex Eagles Team News

Essex Eagles, despite being one of the consistent teams in the competition, have never been able to make an appearance in the final. After a horrible campaign in 2017 where they came eighth, the Eagles managed to go just one better last year and finished the group stage at the seventh spot. They could only muster two wins in the tournament and were able to win only one of their first nine completed encounters. Varun Chopra is now the leading run-getter for Essex in the previous two editions; he scored 503 runs last time and hit six half-centuries. Adam Zampa, with 12 wickets, was the only bright spot in the team's bowling unit.

Essex Eagles T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Kishen Velani, Nick Browne, Callum Taylor, Simon Harmer, Daniel Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Tom Westley, Varun Chopra, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Ashar Zaidi, Neil Wagner, James Foster, Aron Nijjar, Paul Walter, Matt Dixon, Jamie Porter, Matt Quinn, Tamim Iqbal

Essex Eagles Betting Odds

Essex Eagles are 19 with Betway, 17 with Bet365 and 16.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Glamorgan Team Preview

Glamorgan Team News

Glamorgan made it to the quarter-finals in 2014 and 2016 but had failed to progress further on both the occasions. Their most successful campaign came in the 2017 season when they made their maiden appearance in the semi-finals after having topped the South Group standings with seven wins and three losses. Glamorgan, however, could not qualify for the knockout round last time as they finished sixth in their group standings with seven wins and six defeats. They ended up losing their last three group games - against Somerset, Sussex and Surrey. Colin Ingram (430 runs) scored the most runs for Glamorgan last year while Timm van der Gugten was their most successful bowler with 19 wickets.

Glamorgan T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Jeremy Lawlor, Jacques Rudolph, Aneurin Donald, Nick Selman, Jack Murphy, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Graham Wagg, Owen Morgan, Ruaidhri Smith, Kiran Carlson, Craig Meschede, Chris Cooke, Will Bragg, Andrew Salter, Kieran Bull, Michael Hogan, Will Owen, Timm van der Gugten, Lukas Carey, Marchant de Lange

Glamorgan Betting Odds

Glamorgan are 23 with Betway, 21 with Bet365 and 22.75 with Betrally to win the T20 Blast 2019.

Gloucestershire Team Preview

Gloucestershire Team News

Gloucestershire topped the South Group standings in the 2016 season to reach the quarter-finals. However, the 2007 runners-up had a horrible tournament the very next year as they finished at the bottom of their group. In the previous edition, Gloucestershire showed a lot of improvement and managed to make it past the group stage finishing fourth on the leaderboard after winning eight and losing four games. They lost their opening fixture against Somerset but bounced back to win their next five completed matches on the trot. Their T20 Blast campaign came to an end with a five-wicket loss to Worcestershire in the quarter-final. Michael Klinger was Gloucestershire's leading run-scorer last year with 431 runs and David Payne the leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets.

Gloucestershire T20 Blast 2019 Squad

William Tavaré, Michael Klinger, George Hankins, Chris Dent, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Cockbain, Jack Taylor, Brandon Gilmour, Graeme van Buuren, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Craig Miles, Benny Howell, Patrick Grieshaber, Gareth Roderick, James Bracey, Phil Mustard, David Payne, Tom Smith, Chris Liddle, Liam Norwell, Matthew Taylor, Andrew Tye, Miles Hammond

Gloucestershire Betting Odds

Gloucestershire are 21 with Betway, 26 with Bet365 and 22.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Hampshire Team Preview

Hampshire Team News

Hampshire won the tournament back in 2010 and 2012. The two-time champions have made it to the semi-finals three times in the last five seasons. After a disappointing 2016 season where they finished second from bottom in their group, Hampshire turned things around in 2017 to finish third in the standings with seven wins and six defeats. Last year, however, things did not go according to their plans and they again ended up eighth on the South Group points table with just two wins and nine losses. After losing six completed matches in a row, Hampshire defeated Gloucestershire by six wickets in their final group game. While Liam Dawson scored the most runs (289) for them last time, Chris Wood was the team's standout bowler with 19 wickets.

Hampshire T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Joe Weatherley, Jimmy Adams, George Bailey, Tom Alsop, Michael Carberry, James Vince, Ben Duggan, Rilee Rossouw, Sean Ervine, Will Smith, Gareth Berg, Liam Dawson, Asher Hart, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Jake Goodwin, Kyle Abbott, Josh McCoy, Fraser Hay, Calvin Dickinson, Lewis McManus, Mason Crane, Reece Topley, Brad Wheal, Fidel Edwards, Brad Taylor

Hampshire Betting Odds

Hampshire are 10 with Betway, 9 with Bet365 and 8.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Kent Spitfires Team Preview

Kent Spitfires Team News

Kent Spitfires won the tournament back in 2007 when they beat Gloucestershire in the final. They came runners-up the following year after facing defeat at the hands of Middlesex in the final. After a disappointing campaign in 2017, the Spitfires were among the most consistent teams in last year's T20 Blast and finished second in the standings with eight wins and a couple of defeats. They won their final three group-stage encounters but could not overcome Lancashire in the quarter-final, thus getting knocked out of the tournament. Joe Denly starred for Kent last time with both bat and ball, scoring 409 runs and picking 20 wickets.

Kent Spitfires T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Joe Weatherley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Alex Blake, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Darren Stevens, Adam Rouse, Calum Haggett, Adam Ball, Matt Hunn, Fabian Cowdrey, Matt Coles, Sam Northeast, Will Gidman, Ivan Thomas, Mitchell Claydon, Imran Qayyum, Sean Dickson, James Tredwell, Charlie Hartley, Hugh Bernard, Adam Riley, Jimmy Neesham, Yasir Shah

Kent Spitfires Betting Odds

Kent Spitfires are 19 with Betway, 15 with Bet365 and 14.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

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Middlesex Team News

2008 was the most successful season for Middlesex when they defeated Kent Spitfires in the final to claim their maiden title. After an impressive run in 2016 where they reached the quarter- finals, the former champions had a forgetful 2017 season where they came seventh in their group standings. In the previous season, their performance dipped further and they finished as the bottom-placed team at the end of the group stage. Middlesex managed to win just two and lost twelve matches including their last eight on the trot. Paul Stirling, who scored 498 runs, was the most impressive of their batsmen last year and James Fuller finished as their best bowler with 15 wickets.

Middlesex T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Paul Stirling, Max Holden, Tim Southee, Nick Compton, Sam Robson, Ryan Higgins, Nick Gubbins, James Franklin, Adam Voges, John Simpson, Brendon McCullum, George Scott, Eoin Morgan, Robbie White, Dawid Malan, Stephen Eskinazi, James Harris, Tom Helm, Steven Finn, Ollie Rayner, Harry Podmore, Martin Andersson, James Fuller, Tim Murtagh, Ravi Patel, Nathan Sowter

Middlesex Betting Odds

Middlesex are 13 with Betway, 15 with Bet365 and 14.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Somerset Team Preview

Somerset Team News

Somerset are the former champions having won the tournament back in 2005. They are also three-time runners-up having reached the finals in three consecutive seasons from 2009-2011. After a poor showing in 2016, Somerset came back strongly the following year to advance through to the knockouts after finishing fourth in the standings. The previous season was even better for them as they topped their group standings after winning ten and losing four matches. They beat Nottinghamshire by 19 runs in the quarter-final before facing a 35-run defeat at the hands of Sussex in the semi-final. Somerset's Corey Anderson was one of the tournament's best batsmen last time with 514 runs while Jamie Overton and Jerome Taylor finished among the top five bowlers with 24 and 22 wickets respectively.

Somerset T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Marcus Trescothick, Dominic Bess, Johann Myburgh, Tim Groenewald, Tom Abell, James Hildreth, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Jim Allenby, Peter Trego, Craig Overton, Lewis Gregory, Michael Leask, Josh Davey, Dean Elgar, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Davies, Steven Davies, Adam Hose, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Jack Leach, Tim Rouse, Paul van Meekeren, Ollie Sale, Fakhar Zaman

Somerset Betting Odds

Somerset are 12.75 with Betrally and 11 with both Betway and Bet365 to win the Vitality Blast 2019.

Surrey Team Preview

Surrey Team News

Surrey are the winners of the inaugural edition of the English Twenty20 Cup in 2003 and are also runners-up of the 2004 and 2013 seasons. After failing to qualify for the knockouts in 2016, the county put up an impressive show the very next year to reach the quarter-finals after finishing second in their group. They, however, could not repeat their success of 2017 last year as they came fifth in the South Group standings with seven wins and five defeats. Surrey won their last two group games - against Hampshire by seven wickets and against Glamorgan by 24 runs (DLS method). Aaron Finch, with 589 runs, finished second on the tournament's run charts last time while Rikki Clarke took the most wickets (16) for the team.

Surrey T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Aaron Finch, Kumar Sangakkara, Rory Burns, James Burke, Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Mark Stoneman, Scott Borthwick, Dominic Sibley, Gareth Batty, Arun Harinath, Zafar Ansari, Jade Dernbach, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Matt Dunn, Kevin Pietersen, Mark Footitt, Freddie van den Bergh, Stuart Meaker, Amar Virdi, Mathew Pillans, Tom Curran, Ravi Rampaul, Conor McKerr

Surrey Betting Odds

Surrey are 8.50 with Betway, 9 with Bet365 and 7.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Sussex Sharks Team Preview

Sussex Sharks Team News

After failing to make it past the group stage in 2016 and 2017, the champions of 2009 put up an impressive performance in the previous edition where they finished third on the South Group points table with seven wins and three losses. Sussex went into the knockout round having won their last three group games on the bounce. They met Durham in the quarter-final and defeated them by five wickets to advance to the semi-final where they registered a convincing 35-run victory over Somerset. Sussex, however, suffered a five-wicket loss to Worcestershire in the final to finish runner-up. Laurie Evans was the tournament's best batsman last season with 614 runs which included seven half-centuries while Jofra Archer was the team's most successful bowler with 22 wickets.

Sussex Sharks T20 Blast 2019 Squad

Ross Taylor, Chris Nash, Matt Machan, Philip Salt, Luke Wells, Laurie Evans, George Garton, Tom Haines, David Wiese, Tymal Mills, Stiaan van Zyl, Harry Finch, Luke Wright, Delray Rawlins, Jofra Archer, Ajmal Shahzad, Ben Brown, Abidine Sakande, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Chris Jordan, Ollie Robinson, Ed Joyce, Stu Whittingham, Steve Magoffin, Vernon Philander

Sussex Sharks Betting Odds

Sussex Sharks are 7.50 with Betway, 9 with Bet365 and 7.75 with Betrally to win the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.

Who Will Win Vitality Blast 2019?

Worcestershire will be starting off the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 season as the defending champions and will look to replicate their performance from last time to retain the trophy. They are one of the strongest contenders to win the tournament and should at least make it to the quarter-finals. Lancashire, Leicestershire and Birmingham Bears are the other teams from the North Group that we feel will finish in the top four.

Kent are the quarter-finalists of last year but the South Group county will find it difficult to go deep into the tournament in the absence of Sam Billings. Middlesex, who got the wooden spoon last season, along with Essex and Glamorgan also do not stand much chance of winning either.

Lancashire, the semi-finalists of the previous edition, appear to be a well-balanced outfit. Their batting looks strong with the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Liam Livingstone - two of the most dangerous batsmen in T20 cricket. Lancashire have made it to the finals day on three occasions, most recently in 2015 when they emerged as champions, and we feel they have a good chance of going all the way again.

Final Verdict

Back Lancashire Lightning to win the Vitality Blast 2019 at 11.75 with Betrally and 11 with both Betway and Bet365.

Who will win Vitality Blast 2019?

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