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

County Ground, Bristol

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Host Gloucestershire keen to bounce back against Worcestershire in Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Gloucestershire suffered defeat in their previous game against Lancashire.
  • In their previous game, Worcestershire registered a close win over Kent.
  • Jack Haynes, Thomas Charles Fell and Joe Leach put in excellent performances for Worcestershire in the previous game played against Gloucestershire.

Expect Worcestershire to beat Gloucestershire by a comfortable margin.

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

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Host Gloucestershire will be looking to make a strong comeback when they face Worcestershire in the 18th match of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup at County Ground in Bristol on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire clearly failed to adjust to the conditions in the previous game. The county side were bundled for 171 runs in 48 overs. Captain Jack Taylor will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Worcestershire registered three-wicket win over Kent, courtesy splendid ton from George Munsey. With this result, Worcestershire registered their first win of Royal London One-Day Cup.

Gloucestershire Preview

In the previous game, the top-order failed miserably and were reeling at 89 for 7 after 28.2 overs. George Hankins, Tom Lace and Jack Taylor perished for low scores against Kent.

Tail-ender Matt Taylor fought hard and notched up a crucial half-century with the help of three fours and three sixes. He was well supported by George Scott, who chipped in with 43 runs off 84 balls with the help of four boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Matt Taylor, Daniel Worrall and Josh Shaw to provide timely breakthroughs.

Medium-pacer Josh Shaw was the standout bowler on display for Gloucestershire and claimed 4 for 36 in 10 overs.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Ben Charlesworth, George Hankins, Tom Lace, Graeme van Buuren, Jack Taylor (c), George Scott, Ben Wells (wk), Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw

Worcestershire Preview

The side managed to pull off a famous win over Kent, courtesy half-centuries from Thomas Charles Fell, Jack Haynes and Joe Leach.

Jack Haynes got the side off to a great start and stitched crucial partnerships with Joshua Dell and Thomas Charles Fell. He scored 77 runs off 89 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Besides Haynes, Thomas Charles Fell, who chipped in with a crucial half-century with the help of six fours and two sixes.

Joe Leach and Ed Barnard put on a match-winning partnership of 139 runs to help Worcestershire complete the chase in the final over of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Joe Leach, Charlie Morris and Adam Finch to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

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

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Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
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2.24 k/h
From: WSW
1%
03h
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2.3 k/h
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5%
06h
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2.02 k/h
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5%
09h
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2.06 k/h
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12h
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2.15 k/h
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1%
15h
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2.07 k/h
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7%
18h
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3.54 k/h
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8%
21h
30
0 mm.
4.37 k/h
From: SSW
32%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the county ground in Bristol is one of batsmen friendly pitches going around in the UK. The weather forecast for Tuesday is not looking good as the game will see continuous light rains during the course of the match.

Venue Details

Gloucestershire lost their opening fixture to Lancashire played at Bristol. This will be their second home fixture against Worcestershire.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to have a bowl first. The bowlers will be keen to utilize the pitch conditions at Bristol.

Based on current form, Worcestershire will fancy their chances of beating Gloucestershire. With likes of Jack Haynes, Thomas Charles Fell and captain Joe Leach delivering excellent batting performances, Worcestershire have a superior batting unit in comparison to Gloucestershire, who rely one or two individual to deliver the goods.

Expect Worcestershire to beat Gloucestershire by a comfortable margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.