WRW vs NOR 5th Match - North Group Prediction

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207/3 in 16.0
NOR Cricket Logo
81/10 in 14.2
May 26, 202217:30
Edgbaston Stadium - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Bears won by 125 runs (D/L method)
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WRW vs NOR Match Prediction

Birmingham Bears To Win the Match, 1.67
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  • Birmingham Bears have a better-balanced side between the two, at least on paper
  • The Bears are playing at their home turf and that could be of considerable advantage, especially early in the tournament
  • The Bears had a decent run last year and should be the more confident side coming into the first match
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  • TournamentVitality T20 Blast 2022
  • DateMay 26, 2022
  • FormatT20
  • VenueEdgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Time17:30

WRW vs NOR Live Score

  • Toss: Birmingham Bears (Batting)

Birmingham Bears

Sam Hain 66 32 9 1 206.25
Paul Stirling 119 51 9 10 233.33
Jacob Bethell 5 8 1 0 62.50
Alex Davies 7 5 0 1 140.00
Carlos Brathwaite 1 1 0 0 100.00
Tom Taylor 3.0 0 30 1 10.00
Ben Sanderson 4.0 0 42 2 10.50
Freddie Heldreich 1.0 0 13 0 13.00
Saif Zaib 1.0 0 12 0 12.00
Matthew Kelly 3.0 0 44 0 14.67
Josh Cobb 2.0 0 18 0 9.00
James Sales 2.0 0 42 0 21.00


Rob Keogh 9 10 1 0 90.00
Tom Taylor 1 4 0 0 25.00
Ben Sanderson 2 3 0 0 66.67
Freddie Heldreich 4 10 0 0 40.00
Saif Zaib 16 13 3 0 123.08
Matthew Kelly 9 8 1 0 112.50
Josh Cobb 1 3 0 0 33.33
James Sales 11 9 0 1 122.22
Chris Lynn 16 11 3 0 145.45
Lewis McManus 8 9 0 0 88.89
Ben Curran 3 6 0 0 50.00
Danny Briggs 4.0 0 21 3 5.25
Craig Miles 2.2 0 7 1 3.00
Jacob Lintott 3.0 0 19 3 6.33
Henry Brookes 2.0 0 9 2 4.50
Carlos Brathwaite 3.0 0 25 1 8.33

WRW vs NOR Match & Dream 11 Prediction, Betting Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Analysis - May 26, 2022

WRW vs NOR Prediction - May 26, 2022

We are into the first day of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 and have already seen a couple of cracking contests unfold. If it were the signs of things to come going forward, we are certainly in for a treat. The tournament is going to get more and more intense going forward and each match is going to be important and all teams beginning their respective campaigns would know that.

On Thursday, 26th May 2022, we will have Birmingham Bears taking on Northamptonshire in what will be the first outing for both these sides. They had contrasting runs last year but going by the changes the two sides have sustained, it could all change this year. This first match is going to be important for both these sides and a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards here. The match will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.

WRW vs NOR Team Previews

Birmingham Bears

Being once touted as the Test-playing side in the T20 Blast, Birmingham Bears have done well in the recent editions of T20 Blast. They have often made the most of resources available at their hand and the same was the case last year around too as they finished fourth on the ladder and qualified for the knockout round.

From a total of 14 matches played, Warwickshire, popularly known as Birmingham Bears, won seven matches. They were defeated by Kent Spitfires in the quarter-final and will be looking to go at least a step ahead this time around.

With most of their star-performers still available, Birmingham Bears have a settled side. Sam Hain was the top-scorer for them last year and he, in particular, will hold the key for them, at least with the bat. They also have the likes of Paul Stirling, Will Rhodes, Oliver Hannon Dalby, Alex Davies, and Carlos Brathwaite available at their disposal.

On paper, the Bears seem to be having all their bases covered with experience available in both departments. They have an excellent amalgamation of all-rounders and specialists, consequently having an immaculately balanced side. If they are able to play to their on-paper potential in this upcoming match, getting past them could prove to be a very steep climb.

Birmingham Bears Playing 11

PR Stirling, Jacob Bethell, Alex Davies, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Christopher Benjamin, Carlos Brathwaite, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott, Craig Miles.


Unlike Birmingham Bears, Northamptonshire Steelbacks are coming off a forgetful season. Managing to win only 4 games out of 14, they never looked in the competition and finished at the bottom of the ladder. They have made a few changes to their squad this year and will be hoping that the changes bring about a turnaround in their fortunes as well.

The Steelbacks have roped in Chris Lynn and Jimmy Neesham, who both are well capable of making match-winning contributions. Having said that, Jimmy Neesham will be unavailable for them for this upcoming match and that could prove to be a big blow to their plans. As far as the domestic talent is concerned, the Steelbacks have pretty much the same squad that they fielded last year.

Just as was the case last year, a lot will depend on Ricardo Vasconcelos doing well with the bat. He top-scored for them last year, scoring 364 runs in total. He was ably assisted by Rob Keogh, who too could play a significant part in the Steelbacks' campaign this year. On the bowling front, however, they do look a little light with not much experience available.

All in all, Northamptonshire Steelbacks still have some voids in their team, as far as on-paper combination is concerned. The unavailability of Jimmy Neesham hasn't helped their cause either. They will need their experienced players to step up their games in both departments and unless that happens, Northamptonshire Steelbacks might find going a bit tough this time around as well.

Northamptonshire Playing 11

Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Josh Cobb, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus, Tom Taylor, James Sales, Matthew Kelly, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich.

WRW vs NOR Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming Vitality T20 Blast match between Birmingham Bears and Northamptonshire Steelbacks. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

WRW vs NOR Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Alex Davies
    • Ricardo Vasconcelos
  • Batsmen:
    • Paul Stirling
    • Chris Lynn (VC)
    • Sam Hain
    • Adam Hose
  • All-rounders:
    • Carlos Brathwaite (C)
    • Rob Keogh
  • Bowlers:
    • Ben Sanderson
    • Matthew Kelly
    • Oliver Hannon Dalby

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WRW vs NOR Betting Tips

With some talented batsmen available in both camps, we are in for a treat here in this match. The surface too is tailor-made for high-scoring matches and both sides should be confident of scoring their first win here. Considering the two sides on the basis of on-paper combinations, Birmingham Bears are certainly ahead. They are playing in their home conditions and that should add to their advantage. For those reasons and the ones stated above, we would be placing our bets on the Birmingham Bears win.

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