Northamptonshire will face Warwickshire in their opening encounters of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Thursday, May 26, at Edgbaston, Birmingham from 11 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The teams are a part of the North Group in the Vitality T20 Blast - the English domestic T20 tournament involving county teams from England and Wales. 

There are 18 teams participating in the Vitality T20 Blast and are divided into two groups - the North Group and the South Group - each consisting of nine teams. Each team plays their group member twice to finish among the top-four teams, who get a ticket to the quarter-finals.

Last season, Warwickshire finished third with 15 points from 14 games, winning seven and one game ending with no result. Northamptonshire did not have as good a finish, ending last in the North Group with just 10 points from 14 games, coming from four wins and two games ending in no results.

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

Dafabet: Warwickshire: 1.70, Northamptonshire: 2.22

Bet365: Warwickshire: 1.72, Northamptonshire: 2.10

Parimatch: Warwickshire: 1.67, Northamptonshire: 2.16

4RaBet: Warwickshire: 1.69, Northamptonshire: 2.18

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire head-to-head

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire have encountered each other in 36 games before, with the overall head-to-head showing a somewhat balanced history. Warwickshire have 19 wins, only two more than Northamptonshire. 

Last season, however, Warwickshire won both the games against Northamptonshire. While the first face off resulted in a 55-run win at County Ground, Northampton for Warwickshire, the second got them a 14-run win at Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire probable playing XI

Warwickshire: Nathan McAndrew, Chris Benjamin, Alex Davies, Dominic Sibley, Robert Yates, Sam Hain, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Will Rhodes (c), Michael Burgess (w)

Northamptonshire: Matthew Kelly, Ricardo Vasconcelos(c), Will Young, Emilio Gay, Luke Procter, Tom Taylor, Simon Kerrigan, Ben Sanderson, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus (w)

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire top picks

Warwickshire: Sam Hain top-scored for Warwickshire with 398 runs in 13 games at an average of 39.8. He will be crucial for the team to get their first two points of the season.

Northamptonshire: Ricardo Vasconcelos is capable of giving the team solid starts. Last year, he scored 39 (33) and 36 (27) against Warwickshire in the two games the teams played. 

Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 12°C

Precipitation: 20%

Humidity: 81%

Wind: 20km/h