Here are our cricket predictions for the day, with a focus on two matches: Ireland vs Afghanistan T20I and Northern Superchargers vs Trent Rockets The 100 Men
Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I: Ireland to hit more than 12.5 fours
Belfast is a huge venue, so your chances of being on the right side of 4s are much higher than 6s. While Ireland did not win any of their last seven Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa, New Zealand, or India, one thing cannot be denied is how well their batting unit performed. They reached the 170-run mark three times in six innings.
More runs can only mean one thing: more chances to get boundaries.
Ireland vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I: Ireland +5.5 and +18.5 runs handicap
It has been nearly two months since Afghanistan last played as a team, and this will be an away game against a team that has been thoroughly tested by some of the world’s best players in the last month. And during that time, Ireland came close to winning a number of games but were unable to cross the finish line.
Today, the very least you can expect from them is that they will be competitive in the game. And this is where handicap allows you to get in on Ireland.
Northern Superchargers vs Trent Rockets, The 100 Men, Game No.7: Trent Rockets to win
The loss of Harry Brook is a crushing blow for Northern Superchargers. Since 2017, the 23-year-old has 866 runs at the venue with an average of 58 and a strike rate of 162. Without him, the Superchargers’ Nos. 3-5 are Michael Pepper, John Simpson, and Adam Hose – all of whom are either too young or too inexperienced to work. Additionally, if they trade David Wiese for Wahab Riaz, they will lose batting depth as well, with either Dwayne Bravo or Roelef van der Merwe batting at No.7.
The opposition, on the other hand, is one of the tournament’s most complete teams, with batting depth, aggression at the top, a good LHB-RHB mix in the top 4, a complete spin trio, and left-arm angle. As a result, the Rockets are overwhelming favourites to win this game.
Northern Superchargers vs Trent Rockets, The 100 Men, Game No.7: Over 11.5 sixes in the match (if Trent Rockets bat first)
If you go in with ‘overs’ when Northern Superchargers bat first, there is a lot of risk involved with this game. Because it is a batting unit that is heavily reliant on one of the openers going all guns blazing. However, if Trent Rockets bat first, they have the potential to set one of the highest totals of the tournament today, which usually results in more sixes at a venue like Leeds.
Read on for more information on the venue and the game: Indibet Ultimate Cricket Guide: Northern Superchargers vs Trent Rockets – Predictions, Fantasy, Preview and Stats
Prediction Success Rate – 82% (Calls Made – 21, Right Calls – 14, Wrong Calls – 3, Calls Void – 4)