For everyone that enjoys the sound of leather against willow, this has been the summer of dreams. The latest round of this summer marathon kicks off on the heels of the ICC World Cup final. We take a look at the contenders with our 2019 t20 Blast betting predictions.
The Vitality of cricket is endless
The 2019 Vitality Blast or the t20 Blast is the professional Twenty20 Cricket League in England and Wales. The league consists of the 18 first-class county teams divided into two divisions of nine teams each: North and South. Worcestershire Rapids are the defending champions. Due to the cricket World Cup, the t20 Blast is starting slightly later than usually scheduled. Despite this, we can look forward to Finals Day taking place at Edgbaston on 21 September 2019. We look at the North and South League titles and also the 2019 t20 Blast Betting Predictions for the title.
Nottinghamshire hope for riches in the 2019 t20 Blast Betting Predictions
The opening game of the t20 Blast brings together the reigning champions and the strong favourites for this year. This enthralling clash between the Worcestershire Rapids and the Nottinghamshire Outlaws almost guarantees that things will start with a bang. Worcestershire Rapids, the champions, are back and Moeen Ali must be thinking of successive titles. However, the 2019 t20 Blast betting predictions do not favour them to complete the task. Online sportsbooks in the United Kingdom placing them only in the top ten teams to take the title.
While the Rapids took only 18.3 overs to win the 2018 title, there will no doubt be a stiffer competition this year. The online Unibet Sportsbook pegging them at 6/1 for the Northern Group title and 14/1 for the t20 title outright. Nottinghamshire are one of the form teams on the markets. Based in Robin Hood country, the Outlaws will certainly be hoping for a bit of robbing from the rich in the 2019 t20 Blast. Their 2018 tournament ended with a loss to Somerset in the quarter-finals. This time around they are strong favourites with the bookies.
No sticky wicket for the 2019 t20 Blast Betting Predictions
It seems as if we have forgotten the sixteen other teams to consider in the 2019 t20 Blast betting predictions. There are many strong names when it comes to cricketing heritage and pedigree. The Southern Group holding such heavyweights as Hampshire and Middlesex. The Northern Group is not without its own cricketing royalty. Think Yorkshire and Headingley and the timeless games played on that pitch. One can never rule out Lancashire who, with Dane Vilas as captain, will hope to take it one step further and reach the final this time.
Importantly, the historic county of Warwickshire is also represented. They have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. The t20 blast team is the Birmingham Bears. The change from a Warwickshire based name causing some consternation among fans in 2013. “We always knew that the move would upset traditionalists among the fans”. Councillor Ian Ward said of the joint decision between council and club.
The renaming was deemed necessary to differentiate between the t20 teams and the “one-dayers”. Most importantly, the Bears are present, representing and, hoping not to have a sticky wicket. Online sportsbook news in the United Kingdom tells us that really could go anywhere this year. In the 2019 t20 Blast betting predictions Hampshire are sitting pretty at 7/1 just behind the outlaws for the title. However, Lancashire are a little bit further back from the pack at 12/1 and the Bears are a reasonable 18/1.
It can get lonely out there at the crease
It seems hard to imagine a lonelier place than the cricketing crease. Two team-mates, 20 meters apart and 11 hungry opponents. One of whom is throwing a ball at up to 90 mph. Certainly more challenging if you are a lower-order batsman. The best way to get involved with all cricket betting matters is the latest review about Unibet Sportsbook. You can also find independent opinions about sportsbook but also the best online sportsbook bonuses in the United Kingdom.
All the fun of the knockout stage of 2019 t20 Blast begins on 4 September. The Grand Final is scheduled for 21 September 2019. All this wrapped around the Ashes! If there is a God, he clearly loves cricket. This summer anyway!
See you at the crease.