LEI vs WRW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 26, 2023
Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast, 2023.
Date: May 26, 2023.
Venue: Grace Road, Leicester, England.
In one of the North Group matches of the Vitality Blast 2023 competition, Leicestershire will take on Birmingham Bears later today. This game will be played at the venue of Grace Road in Leicester, England. In this article, we will look at match prediction, betting tips, and weather report for this game.
Leicestershire vs Birmingham Bears Head-To-Head
There have been 18 games played between these two teams so far in the T20 format that produced a result. Birmingham Bears have won 11 of these games while Leicestershire has succeeded in winning 7. This is the first time these two teams are meeting this season. Birmingham Bears has won 7 of these games while batting first compared to Leicestershire who have won 5 matches while batting first.
Leicestershire vs Birmingham Bears Live Streaming and Broadcast
This game between Birmingham Bears and Leicestershire will be available for UK viewers on Sky Sports on TV. They can also view the live streaming of this encounter on Sky Go. This game can be viewed in India on Sony Sports Network and the live streaming will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.
LEI vs WRW Team Previews
Leicestershire has already begun their campaign in the Vitality Blast 2023 with a game against Lancashire yesterday. They lost this match pretty badly as Lancashire had no trouble in going past Leicestershire by a thumping margin of 8 wickets and with 51 balls to spare. Batting first, the Leicestershire team managed to score 99 runs all out in their effort. The Lancashire team chased down the target in just 11.3 overs for the loss of 2 wickets only. The Leicestershire batting effort got off to a terrible start with many of their top-order batters not contributing much to the total.
The first real resistance to the Lancashire bowling came from Wiaan Mulder who scored 25 runs from 24 balls with a couple of fours. Only the wicket-keeper batsman Harry Swindells managed to get into double figures apart from Mulder. The bowlers that wreaked this havoc were Luke Wood and Saqib Mahmood. They picked up 3 wickets each while giving away 11 and 17 runs respectively. Colin de Grandhomme was also successful in picking up 2 wickets for 28 runs from his 4 overs.
The Leicestershire bowler Mulder was also successful in picking up an early wicket in the Lancashire inning when he dismissed Luke Wells for just 4 runs. But after that, the Lancashire wicket-keeper batsman Phil Salt had a good partnership with Steven Croft who scored 46 runs not out from 34 balls with 5 fours and one six. He together with Daryl Mitchell took the Lancashire team home without any nasty surprises. The Leicestershire bowling attack was listless and after picking the early wicket, Wiaan Mulder also went for a lot of runs.
Leicestershire Playing 11
Nick Welch, Sol Budinger, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann, Wiaan Mulder, Rishi Patel, Rehan Ahmed, Harry Swindells, Callum Parkinson, Naseem Shah, William Davis.
The Birmingham Bears outfit has started its campaign in the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 on a winning note. In this North Group game played in Birmingham on 20th May, the team took on the Yorkshire outfit. Batting first, Birmingham Bears managed to score 200 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. It was a huge target and the Yorkshire team although making a valiant attempt at the target, ended up 34 runs short of the target. The entire Yorkshire team was bowled out for 166 runs from 19.5 overs.
Although they ended up setting a good target, the Birmingham Bears did not get off to a good start. Their 3 wickets were down for 32 runs from 4.2 overs but the player of the match Sam Hain scored 83 runs from 45 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. This superb inning was instrumental in taking the Birmingham total to an imposing one. He was well-supported by Chris Benjamin during this effort. Benjamin scored 46 runs from 28 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. Matthew Revis was the only Yorkshire bowler that escaped punishment and picked up a couple of wickets in the process as well.
The Yorkshire batting line-up ran into troubled waters immediately. They were five wickets down for 34 runs in 6 overs. Only Dawid Malan made a useful contribution with 43 runs from 29 balls at the beginning of the inning. Dom Bess and Jafer Chohan were involved in a useful partnership lower down the order but it was all a desperate effort and a win never was in the realms of the Yorkshire outfit after the early loss of wickets. Henry Brookes was the pick of the bowlers for the Bears picking up 4 wickets for 32 runs from 3.5 overs.
Birmingham Bears Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Alex Davies, Sam Hain, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Mousley, Chris Benjamin, Chris Woakes, Henry Brookes, Craig Miles, Danny Briggs, Jake Lintott.
LEI vs WRW Toss Prediction
This wicket is likely to be a sporting one with assistance for batters and bowlers alike. You can bet on the skipper winning the toss to field first at this venue.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The temperatures during the game are likely to be close to 20 degrees. We are expecting a great day ahead for a game of cricket. There are no chances of getting showers during the game. There have been as many as 51 games played at this venue in the T20 domestic circuit. The team batting first has won 23 out of these games while the team batting second has won 27 matches. So, all-in-all chasing a target will have a greater opportunity of winning the game. The average first innings total in domestic matches at this venue is 165 runs.
LEI vs WRW Betting Tips
After their loss yesterday, the Leicestershire team will need to turn around their attention to this game quickly. The visitors for this game have been bolstered by the availability of Glenn Maxwell for this game after completing his stint in the IPL with RCB. Maxwell will likely enjoy the conditions and pepper the boundaries quite a bit. He is not the only batter that adds to the batting depth of Birmingham Bears. If you compare the two teams you will find that Birmingham Bears have a much better team man-to-man. We will bet with Birmingham Bears to win this encounter.
Bonus Cricket Bets
We all know what Glenn Maxwell is capable of. You can bet on him to score more than 25 runs in this contest.
Birmingham Bears to score more than 78 runs in the first 10 overs of their innings.
Birmingham Bears have some good batters near the top of the order. You can bet on them to score more than 78 runs from their first ten overs of the inning.
Leicestershire top order batsmen will look to get their inning off to a flyer in this game. You can bet on the team to get more than 6 runs in their first over of the inning.
We are eager to know what you think of our match predictions, if there is anything we can do better or if you want to let us know your own predictions for the match.