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Essex vs Worcestershire, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

29 July 2021 | 18:30 | County Ground, Chelmsford
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  • Both Essex and Gloucestershire have 4 points from 2 matches so far.
  • Worcestershire has a 3-2 win-loss record in last 5 encounters but Essex has won the last 2 matches.   
  • Worcestershire chased down 323 runs in their first match which is the highest so far this season.

Essex will win the match.

  • Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup
  • Format: ONE-DAY
  • Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
  • Toss: To Bowl

ess vs wor Match Prediction & Analysis

Royal London One-Day Cup is moving into the middle phase where teams will look to find their best combination of playing XI which gives them the balance and depth. Essex and Gloucestershire are having a superb tournament so far with no losses. Both teams will look to continue their winning streak and a win in this match will give them a place at the top of the table temporarily. They have a well settled unit that performs well in both batting and bowling departments in unison. We can expect cracking match between two of the top teams in the league.

Teams Preview

Essex Preview

Essex chased down the target of 213 runs in cruise control with 11 overs and 9 wickets remaining. Sir Alaister cook (92 runs) and Tom Westley (87 runs) put on a batting masterclass with unbeaten 159-run partnership. William Buttleman (23 runs) shared a 54-run partnership with cook for the first wicket.

Michael Snater and James Porter picked up 3 wickets inside the first 10 overs to put the opposition on the back foot. The duo of Simon harmer and Ten Doeschate picked up 2 wickets each while Paul Walter and Westley chipped in with a wicket each.  They bowled out the opposition for 212 runs with contributions from all bowlers.

Top players to bet on:

Tom Westley – Westley continued his supreme form with the bat with 87 runs in this match (67 runs last game).  He also chipped in with a wicket in this match to give all-round performance.

Simon Harmer – Harmer has bowling figures of 3/42 & 2/29 in the 2 matches and bowled his quota of 10 overs in both matches. He controls the middle phase of the match with his spin bowling effectively.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Westley (c), William Buttleman, Sir Alastair Cook, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, James Porter

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire scored 228 run in their 40.3 overs before rain brought abrupt end to their batting.  Jack Haynes scored the decisive 59 runs at the top with middle order duo of Jack Libby (33 runs) and G Roderick (23 runs) playing the support act. Joshua Dell (32 runs), Joe Leach (18 runs) and Josh baker (21 runs) scored vital runs to stretch their total.

Their bowlers were asked to defend 94 runs in 11 overs as per DLS equation. Joe Leach lad the way with 3-0-15-2 while Josh baker and Adam Finch chipped in with a wicket each. They gave away just 82 runs in their 11 overs and won the match by 11 runs.

Top players to bet on:

Joe Leach – Leach lead his team from front for the second time in row with crucial 18 runs and 2 wickets. He also led his team to victory with a match winning knock in first game.    

Jack Haynes – Jack Haynes has back-to-back fifties with scores of 77 & 59 in the two matches so far. His knock proved to be th difference in the rain affected game last night.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jack Haynes, Brett DOliveira, Thomas Charles Fell, Jake Libby, Gareth Roderick (wk), Ed Barnard, Joshua Dell, Joe Leach (c), Josh Baker, Charlie Morris, Adam Finch

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 13 0 mm. 6.74 k/h From: WSW 3%
03h 13 0 mm. 6.52 k/h From: WSW 2%
06h 13 0 mm. 6.03 k/h From: WSW 12%
09h 17 0 mm. 7.35 k/h From: WSW 6%
12h 20 0 mm. 7.55 k/h From: WSW 12%
15h 21 0 mm. 7.52 k/h From: W 49%
18h 19 0 mm. 4.87 k/h From: WSW 74%
21h 15 0 mm. 3.48 k/h From: SW 94%

Weather Conditions

Chelmsford has bright and sunny weather with no rain predicted on the match day. We expect a full match with no interruptions.    

Venue Details

Chelmsford looks a bit tacky and sticky wicket with uneven bounce. Batsmen are struggling to time the ball once it loses the shine. We expect scores around 240-250 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option as the pitch eased out last match considerably in the second innings.  And batsmen can plan their innings depending upon the target in front.  

ESS vs WOR Winning Prediction

Both teams have form and momentum on their side with no losses so far. Essex batting line-up looks stronger with every player till No. 8 making a contribution so far. Worcestershire too has a strong middle order but slightly lesser depth when compared to Essex. Essex bowled out the opposition in both matches while Worcestershire went for 322 runs in their only full innings so far. We expect Essex to win this match with home conditions adding to their advantage.

Essex will win the match.

Author: Dhinesh Kumar