Match Result – Notts Outlaws won by 1 run (0 balls remaining)
Worcestershire Rapids 147/9 (20 overs)
Notts Outlaws 146/5 (20 overs)
Man of the match – Moeen Ali (Worcestershire Rapids)
Top Batsman – 52, Alex Hales (Notts Outlaws)
Top Bowler – 3/32, Matthew Carter (Notts Outlaws))
Total boundaries – 15
Total sixes – 10
After a full series of games, the T20 Blast comes close to its climax with a doubleheader semi-finals day at Edgbaston on the 21st of September. The first semi-final sees the Nottingham Outlaws take on the Worcestershire Rapids. The match is set to start at 2.30 pm GMT and will be followed by the next semi-final for a place in the grand final.
Current betting odds
The betting is tight for this game as you would expect for a semi-final –
- Worcestershire Rapids 1.9
- Nottingham Outlaws 2.1
There really isn’t much in that and there is no major value to be had backing both teams. For the winner of the match market with would be something, we would look at for live in-play betting when we can see how the game is going first.
There are over 20 different markets for this match that we can pick from for our betting tips so we are going to look at the stats and try and find some value picks.
Nottingham Outlaws Form
Their win in the quarters was one of the best betting displays we have seen in this year’s T20 Blast. Chasing down 165 in 17 overs without losing a wicket is a seriously impressive batting performance at this level. However, this has been their most emphatic win of the tournament with most others being close affairs. They have also missed 3 matches due to the British weather and if I were having a bet on the outright market I would be leaning towards the Rapids. This is something I may look at live to see if I can get better odds on the Rapids between now and the event.
With the 2 openers scoring all the runs in the last time I can see some value in –
Tip 1 – Nottinghamshire, the team with top batsman 1.75
This market is for which team will the top-scoring batsman be on. It is a market that we are very interested in when it comes to cricket betting as we can see some real value here. It is more about picking a player who is in form rather than a team so you can see which players are in good nick with the bat. If I had to pick a player for the top batsman it would be Alex Hayles who had an impressive S/R of 176 in the quarter-finals. He can be backed at 3.4 to be the top batsman with a couple of companies.
Worcestershire Rapids Form
The Rapids also had a rather comprehensive win in the Quarter Finals of the T20 Blast winning by 8 wickets. They also chased down the total in under 18 overs but did lose 2 wickets along the way. This game looks like it could be a real spectacle of 20/20 batting with the potential for some really big scores. Worsecetshires form in the group stages was a little less emphatic with a mix of results from heavy defeats to the last ball wins. It was not until the knockout stages that they really found some form, like most of the last 4 teams.
Tip 2 – Side bet – A 100 to be scored 7/1
Based on the batting performances of the two teams these odds really caught my eye for this game. 100’s are not that common in 20/20 cricket but we can see one in this game with some in-form batsman at the crease. This market is available with Betway India, along with numerous other markets as well as #Betyourway. We will be having a smaller stake on this option as it is more of an outsider bet due to the odds and the chances of it happening so bet wisely.
We’re really looking forward to the semi-final day doubleheader!