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Derbyshire vs Worcestershire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, Derby, England

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7.65

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Toss Winner - Worcestershire won the toss and chose to bat first

Worcestershire beat Derbyshire by 14 runs

Inconsistent Derbyshire face Worcestershire at Derby

  • The previous game between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire ended in a tie.
  • Luis Reece and Matt McKiernan delivered crucial contributions for Derbyshire.
  • Worcestershire lost their previous game against Lancashire

Expect Worcestershire to beat Derbyshire by a comfortable margin.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: County Ground, Derby, England | Toss: To Bowl

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1
3
0
15
0.866
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3
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13
-0.355
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11
2.78
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Derbyshire and Worcestershire will lock horns in the 93rd game of T20 Blast competition at County Ground in Derby.

The county side is lying in the bottom half of the league table with nine points to their name. Derbyshire will be looking to break their losing streak in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Worcestershire batting failed to deliver as they suffered 34-run defeat against Lancashire in a game played at Manchester. With this result, Worcestershire have dropped to bottom half of the table with 10 points to their name.

Derbyshire Preview

A win against Derbyshire will see move to sixth position in the North Group table of the competition.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Leus Du Plooy, Matthew Critchley and Luis Reece to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Middle-order batsman Leus du Plooy is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 346 runs at an average of 43.25. The 26-year old will be keen to continue his excellent form for Derbyshire in this home fixture.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of George Scrimshaw, Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Logan van Beek to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Medium-pacer George Scrimshaw has been standout bowler for Derbyshire this season. In 8 matches played, Scrimshaw has claimed 14 wickets at an economy rate of 7.14.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:

Luis Reece, Harry Came, Thomas Wood, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley (captain), Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Brooke Guest (wk), Matt McKiernan, Logan van Beek, Conor McKerr, George Scrimshaw

Derbyshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
L Reece
51
30
7
2
170
M JJ Critchley
27
27
1
0
100
B Guest
20
15
0
1
133.33
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M McKiernan
2.0
0
9
3
4.5
L van Beek
3.0
0
36
2
12
C McKerr
4.0
0
26
1
6.5

Derbyshire Actual Playing XI:

JW Dernbach, Matthew JJ Critchley, George Scrimshaw, Harry Came, Fynn Hudson Prentice, Thomas Wood, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest, Luis Reece, A Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek

Worcestershire Preview

The county side will need to put in an improved batting performance after failingt to chase down a modest score of 160 runs against Lancashire in a game played at Old Trafford.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira and Daryl Mitchell to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous match, Brett D’Oliveira failed to replicate his heroics with the bat and perished for a low score.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Ben Dwarshuis, Dillon Pennington and Ish Sodhi to make crucial breakthroughs.

Left-arm pacer, Ben Dwarshuis has been standout bowler for Worcestershire in the previous game played against Lancashire. He claimed two wickets and conceded 30 runs in his four overs.

New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi also produced a tidy performance for Worcestershire and claimed 1 for  24 in his four overs.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Cox (captain & wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Ben Dwarshuis, Ish Sodhi, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris

Worcestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Cox
36
30
2
1
120
R Wessels
27
25
3
0
108
B Dwarshuis
15
13
2
0
115.38
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Dwarshuis
4.0
0
30
2
7.5
D Pennington
4.0
0
41
2
10.25
C Morris
4.0
0
36
1
9

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Jake Libby, Ish Sodhi, Ben Cox, Dillon Pennington, Ben Dwarshuis, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Morris, Brett D Oliveira, Ross Whiteley

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
1.95 k/h
From: E
0%
03h
14
0 mm.
0.57 k/h
From: E
33%
06h
14
0 mm.
1.54 k/h
From: ENE
67%
09h
17
0 mm.
2.19 k/h
From: SE
99%
12h
19
0.20 mm.
1.83 k/h
From: SSW
99%
15h
21
0.53 mm.
1.95 k/h
From: SSW
95%
18h
20
2.02 mm.
1.65 k/h
From: SSW
92%
21h
15
1.91 mm.
1.59 k/h
From: SW
61%

Weather Conditions

With sunny intervals predicted for Saturday’s game, the wicket prepared will provide an interesting battle with bat and ball.

Venue Details

Derbyshire will take heart from the fact that they have a formidable record against Worcestershire in the T20 Blast matches played at County Ground in Derby. In their previous meeting between the teams at the venue, Derbyshire have come out on top on three occasions.

Toss: To Bowl

That side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 170 runs.

Based on recent performances, Worcestershire will be favorites to win their game against Derbyshire. With likes of Ben Dwarshuis, Brett D’Oliveira and Ben Cox delivering excellent performances this season, Worcestershire will be looking to bring their A-game to the table against Derbyshire.

Expect Worcestershire to beat Derbyshire by a comfortable margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.