Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks – Quarter-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 T20 Blast
When is Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks on and what time does it start? Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks will take place on Thursday 7th July, 2022 – 18:30 (UK)
Where is Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks taking place? Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England
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What channel is Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks
Where can I stream Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks in the UK? If televised on Sky Sports, Birmingham Bears vs Hampshire Hawks can be streamed live on Sky Go. If not televised on Sky, this match can be streamed live on the official websites and YouTube channels of each competing team
It would be no surprise if this turned out to be the closest of the four quarter-final fixtures as in-form Hampshire Hawks travel to North Group winners Birmingham Bears. James Vince’s side were written off by many at this stage last season, but they proceeded to stun heavily fancied Notts Outlaws and win a thriller at Trent Bridge. They face a similar challenge here against the Bears who combine power hitting with shrewd bowling, particularly through the likes of spin-bowler Jake Lintott and paceman Olly Stone. Hampshire though, know that if either skipper Vince or overseas star Ben McDermott fire, then getting runs won’t be a problem whether they be setting or chasing a target and their incredible recent run of nine wins from their last ten Blast fixtures emphasis just how good a team they are.
Whilst Birmingham Bears lost just five games across the group stage, three of those defeats came at home with just four victories at Edgbaston in comparison. They also come into this quarter-final on the back of a loss at the hands of Lancashire Lightning, which could have a negative effect on them from a momentum perspective. Most importantly, Hampshire Hawks under the brilliant leadership of Vince boast an experienced spine who know exactly how to perform under pressure and ultimately win these knockout matches. With that in mind, backing the visitors to triumph may well prove the smart play.