NOR vs WRW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 31, 2023

NOR vs WRW Match Prediction - May 31, 2023

In one of the North Group Day-night affair, Northamptonshire will take on Warwickshire tomorrow in Northampton. This Vitality Blast 2023 game will be played at the County Ground in Northampton and will start at 5.30 PM on Wednesday. Before the start of the match let's look at the pitch report, betting tips, and match prediction for this important clash.

Northamptonshire vs Birmingham Bears Head-To-Head

The Warwickshire Bears also known as Birmingham Bears have played against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on 38 occasions that produced a result. Out of these 38 games, Warwickshire won 21 matches while Northamptonshire recorded a victory in 17 matches. The average number of runs scored by Northamptonshire is 149.3 runs while the Warwickshire Bears have scored an average of 150.4 runs. Northamptonshire Steelbacks have a top score of 231 runs against Bears while the Warwickshire outfit scored the same number of runs as their top score against Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire vs Birmingham Bears Live Streaming and Broadcast

The English viewers can watch this match live on Sky Sports and this game is also available for live streaming on Sky Go. All Indian fans will get the opportunity to view this T20 Blast game on their Sony Sports Network. Indians can also view the game via live streaming on the website and app of SonyLiv.

NOR vs WRW Team Previews


In their last game against Derbyshire, David Willey returned to Northamptonshire and the team finally managed to get their campaign off with a win. It was a hard-fought victory against Derbyshire with 6-wickets and 2 overs to spare. David Willey was immediately in the thick of things. He not only bowled 4 tight overs he also picked up a catch on the boundary. In addition to this, he scored a battling knock of 31 runs while batting at number 3 position. This provided a perfect base for Northampts to craft a win.

The Derbyshire bowling attack had leaked more than 70 runs in their earlier games. But they restricted Northampton to 29 for 1 in this game. However, this was not to be sufficient. They have not registered 3 losses in a row. Northampton provided some leeway to Willey allowing him a chance to work with things. He was immediately in partnership with Chris Lynn resulting in 64 runs. The Northamptonshire have a dangerous batting line-up and the inclusion of the left-arm spinner Freddie Heldreich for the 1st time during the season added variety to their bowling attack.

Although Northampton lost the wicket of Ricardo Vasconcelos early in their innings, the stand between Willey and Lynn kept them in the match. Derbyshire showed a lot of spirit while defending a modest total. Reece managed to remove both these batters in 3 balls with Willey holing to deep square leg and Lynn dragging on. This was the time when an opportunity was provided to Derbyshire. However, Saif Zaib received a reprieve when he was 14. After that, the Northamptonshire batting made light work of the remaining target with Zaib finishing off the things in style.

Northamptonshire Playing 11

Chris Lynn, Ricardo Vasconcelos, David Willey, Saif Zaib, Josh Cobb, Lewis McManus, Tom Taylor, Andrew Tye, Graeme White, James Sales, Freddie Heldreich.

Birmingham Bears

The cricket team of Birmingham Bears succeeded in extending their 100% record to a 3rd match against Lancashire Lightning. It was a commanding 7-wicket win in front of a crowd of more than 11000 people at Edgbaston. After electing to bat first, Lancashire Lightning were bowled out for a score of 98 runs. They lost their last 7 wickets for 36 runs from 35 balls. The main perpetrator for this debacle was Danny Briggs who picked up 4 wickets for 15 runs. Dan Mousley picked up 3 wickets for 13 runs and Jake Lintott picked up 2 for 24. Just Steven Croft succeeded in scoring more than 20 runs for the visiting Lancashire team. 

The Lancashire team had to strike early as the Bears started their response but the Bears openers Alex Davies and Rob Yates did not allow a whiff and this pair took the score to 50 runs by the 7th over. In the end, the Bears reached the target for 3 wickets and with as many as 34 balls to spare. When Maxwell picked up an early wicket, the Bears realized that there will some assistance for the bowlers from this track, and spinners can take advantage.<br /> For Lancashire Phil Salt was ruled out with a back spasm. Josh Bohannan came into the 

Lightning team for opening their innings. However, he lost his wicket on the 4th ball of the innings. Luke Wells who was the star of the show in the win against Falcons at the same venue around 9 days earlier, lost his wicket early due to a super return catch by Mousley. Croft hammered 18 runs quickly from 4 balls from Henry Brookes and the innings seemed as if it was finally underway until the bowler caught him at square leg. Lancashire fell in a heap after this.

Birmingham Bears Playing 11

Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Glenn Maxwell, Sam Hain, Dan Mousley, Ed Barnard, Chris Benjamin, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott.

NOR vs WRW Toss Prediction

The County Ground in Northamptonshire is a batting paradise for T20 games. So, the skipper winning the toss will look to take to the field first and be aware of the target.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Although this ground is a batting paradise for T20 games people have witnessed some evidence of spinners benefitting from the track. During one of the county games played here a few years ago, Monty Panesar and Jason Brown picked up all 20 wickets. But for the T20 game, we are likely to get more assistance for batters. Many teams have scored more than 170 runs on this track. As many as 47 T20 games have been played at the venue. The team batting first has won 27 and the team batting second has won 20.

We are likely to get temperatures in the region of 13 to 15 degrees during the match. You can expect some cloud cover during the game but there are no chances of rain coming down during the game. There is less than a 5% chance of players perspiring during the game.  

NOR vs WRW Betting Tips

The Warwickshire team has had much better fortunes during the competition we have observed so far. Whether they can make it 4 in a row remains to be seen though. The Northamptonshire outfit on the other hand had mixed fortunes so far. After having to endure losses in the first couple of matches, they went on to record a win in their last match. But all-in-all, the Bears are favorites to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    David Willey to score more than 21 runs in the match.



The inclusion of David Willey has brought life back to the Northamptonshire team. You can expect him to score more than 21 runs in the game as he was also among runs in the previous game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Glenn Maxwell to score more than 25 runs in the game.



Glenn Maxwell was in good nick in the last game when he contributed some useful runs for his team. You can bet on him to score more runs in this game.

  1. Rajabets


    Northamptonshire to score more than 6 runs in the first over of their inning.



Northamptonshire top order batting seemed to have found their feet finally in the last game. You can bet on them to score more than 6 runs in the first over.

Today Match Prediction

Birmingham Bears To Win the Match, 1.63

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Who will win NOR vs WRW

Northamptonshire 68.13% (62)
Birmingham Bears 31.87% (29)
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