Vitality Blast T20 Predictions & Tips: Cricket Bet Of The Day

Dave Kuzio:
Hashim AMla - Surrey Vitality Blast T20

The Finals Day of the Vitality Blast T20 tournament takes place on Sunday's reserve day after Saturday was a washout with two semi-finals and the final at Edgbaston, and's Cricket experts have chosen their best bets from the Vitality Blast to see who will make the final. Take a look at these free cricket bets.

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Vitality Blast T20 Predictions & Tips: Surrey v Gloucestershire (Sunday 11:00 BST)

Surrey and Gloucestershire face off in the first semi-final at Edgbaston on Saturday with a place in the final up for grabs. I backed Surrey before the tournament started to win the competition, so I am feeling quite pleased at the moment. Surrey booked their place in Finals Day with a convincing win over Kent on Thursday. Kent put Surrey into bat, and they went on to post 169-2 with openers Jason Roy and Hashim Amla leading the way with 56 and 70 respectively. That target was reachable, but Kent fell way short as Will Jacks collected four wickets to reduce Kent to 113-7.  Gloucestershire also booked their Finals Day spot with a comfortable win over Northamptonshire. Northants decided to bat first and they were skittled out for 113 with Benny Howell and Ryan Higgins taking three wickets apiece, while David Payne and Graeme van Buuren claimed two wickets each. In reply, Gloucestershire reached their target with ease as Chris Dent top scored with 40 as they raced home with 8.1 overs left to spare. Having backed Surrey at the start of the competition, I feel it would be wrong to back against them now. I am backing them to win this one and reach the Final with Roy and Alma once again leading the way. Back Amla to once again score the most runs, while Daniel Moriarty has been in fine form with the ball, taking 15 wickets, so I am backing him to once again take the most victims.

Vitality Blast T20 Predictions & Tips: Nottinghamshire v Lancashire (Sunday 14:30 BST)

Nottinghamshire and Lancashire battle it out for the third time in this season’s Vitality Blast T20 tournament. Their first game in the North Group was abandoned due to the wonderful English weather, while Notts won the return fixture with a six-wicket success at Trent Bridge. Lancashire booked their place in at Finals Day with a comfortable victory over Sussex on Thursday. Lancashire were put into bat and they scrapped and fought to 140-8 with Steven Croft and Dane Villas hitting 41 and 40 respectively. Sussex fancied their chances of knocking that total off, but spinners Liam Livingstone and Matt Parkinson had other ideas. The two leg break bowlers collected seven wickets between them as they skittled Sussex out for 95. Nottinghamshire were dealt a massive scare as they were pushed all the way by Leicestershire. Notts won the toss and opted to bowl, they reduced Leicestershire to 139-7 off their 20 overs with Jake Ball and Daniel Christian taking two wickets apiece. In reply, Joe Clarke top scored for Nottinghamshire with from 22 deliveries as they made the same total as Imad Wasim hit two tuns off the final ball to tie the match. That meant Notts won on a countback due to scoring the most runs during their Powerplay. This should be an entertaining contest – providing the rain allows it to take place – I’m backing Lancashire to finally get their win over Notts this season with opener Alex Davies finding his early tournament form and top scoring for the Red Rose. Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball will be their main weapon with ball in hand, he has taken 16 wickets already and I am backing him to be their number one bowler on Saturday.