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

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England

159/6 in 20.0

7.95

125/10 in 18.3

6.76
SCORECARD

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

Lancashire beat Worcestershire by 34 runs

Hosts Lancashire look for resurgence against in-form Worcestershire

  • Lancashire have 8 points from 9 matches with 3 wins, a tied game, an abandoned game, and 4 losses so far.
  • Worcestershire have moved to fourth place with 10 points from 9 matches.
  • Lancashire has won two and tied one in the 3 games played at this venue.

Worcestershire will win this match.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England | Toss: To Bat

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Name
YOR
NOT
WRW
DUR
WOR
NOR
LAN
DER
LEI
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
10
6
3
0
1
13
-0.355
9
5
1
3
0
13
0.844
10
5
4
0
1
11
2.78
10
5
4
0
1
11
0.218
9
4
3
1
0
10
-0.998
11
4
6
0
0
9
-0.777
9
3
4
1
1
8
-0.181
10
3
6
1
0
7
-0.342
10
3
7
0
0
6
-0.096

Lancashire had a brilliant start to the season with 3 wins in their first 4 matches but their fortunes took a tide as they failed to win in their next 5 matches with a tied game, an abandoned game and 3 losses. They need to get their act right before they are pushed to the bottom of the points table. Worcestershire are having a rollercoaster ride with string of wins followed by losses and then by a couple of wins in their last 2 matches. They will look to win this match and get their third consecutive win to surge up the point’s table.

Lancashire Preview

Alex Davies looked to set the tempo of the chase with his 15-ball 39 runs which had 5 massive sixes. But quick wickets derailed the momentum from 58/1 to 102/6. Steven Croft (41 runs) and Luke Wood (33 runs) lead their team`s fightback by they fell agonizingly close by 7 runs short.  

Saqib Mahmood, Steven Croft, and Tom Hartley bowled well in tandem and picked up 4 wickets between them in the match. Danny Lamb and Mathew Parkinson went for runs at over 10 RPO and their bowling unit allowed the opposition to make 173 runs in their 20 overs quota.

Top players to bet on:

Finn Allen – Finn Allen has a couple of quiet outings after a brilliant start to the season. He has scored 215 runs at a strike arte of 138 with 2 fifties so far. We expect him to make a big score in this match.

Tom Hartley – Hartley was the pick of the bowlers last night with figures of 4-0-25-1. He has taken 6 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.8 RPO so far. His economical spell in middle overs have been a big positive for his team.

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas (c & wk), Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson

Lancashire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Croft
41
30
5
0
136.67
A Davies
39
15
1
5
260
L Wood
33
25
3
0
132
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Mahmood
4.0
0
35
2
8.75
T Hartley
4.0
0
25
1
6.25
S Croft
2.0
0
7
1
3.5

Lancashire Actual Playing XI:

Matt Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Luke Wells, Tom Hartley, Finn Allen, Saqib Mahmood, Alex Davies, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas, Keaton Jennings

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire openers Riki Wessels (46 runs) and Brett D Oliveria (69 runs) out batted the opposition in the chase with their 103–run partnership. Despite 3 quick wickets they strolled past the target in the last over comfortably. Their middle order is strengthened by addition of Darly Mitchell.  

New ball bowlers Ben Dwarsius and Dillon Pennington bowled superbly and claimed 2 wickets each and had combined bowling figures of 8-0-43-4. Kiwi duo of daryl Mitchell and Ish Sodhi chipped in with a wicket each. Charlie Morris had an off-day going for 54 runs in his 4 overs.

Top players to bet on:

Brett D Oliveria – Brett has been their batting mainstay with 247 runs in 9 matches at a strike rate of nearly 130. We expect him to make an excellent start in this match too.  

Daryl Mitchell – Daryl Mitchell is an excellent all-rounder who can bat and ball well. He has hit some quick runs in the lower order with his ability to hit massive sixes.  He will be effective with the ball in middle overs and can be a game changer for his team.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Brett DOliveira, Jake Libby, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Cox (c & 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 D Oliveira
69
53
8
0
130.19
R Wessels
46
34
1
3
135.29
J Libby
11
10
0
0
110
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Dwarshuis
4.0
0
23
2
5.75
D Pennington
4.0
0
20
2
5
C Morris
4.0
0
54
1
13.5

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
14
0 mm.
1.47 k/h
From: ENE
40%
03h
14
0 mm.
1.46 k/h
From: ENE
60%
06h
14
0 mm.
1.11 k/h
From: ENE
80%
09h
18
0 mm.
1.36 k/h
From: NE
100%
12h
21
0 mm.
2.32 k/h
From: N
88%
15h
22
0 mm.
3.08 k/h
From: N
59%
18h
21
0 mm.
2.4 k/h
From: N
80%
21h
16
0 mm.
1.85 k/h
From: ENE
100%

Weather Conditions

Manchester will have bright and sunny weather on the match day with little to no chances of rain. We expect the rain to stay away from this match.

Venue Details

Manchester has a good balance between the bat and ball with something in the pitch for the bowlers. The 3 matches played at this venue has scores in the range of 160-170 runs.

Toss: To Bat

Teams winning the toss have opted to bat first in all three matches played here and has a 1-1 in-loss record so far. We expect the captains to bat first in this match too if they win the toss.

Lancashire batting unit has struggled in the past 2 matches but they have an excellent line-up of players who can score big.   They also have their home conditions to their advantage where they have posted scores in excess of 170 in all 3 matches. Worcestershire`s top order has been in form with 3 players scoring 200+ runs so far. They have strengthened their middle order with all-rounders to provide depth and balance. We expect Worcestershire to win & breach Lancashire`s home record in this match.

Worcestershire will win this match.

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