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

County Ground, Northampton, England

153/9 in 20.0

7.65

185/7 in 20.0

9.25 Star
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Northamptonshire won the toss and chose to bowl first

Worcestershire beat Northamptonshire by 32 runs

Northamptonshire and Worcestershire lock horns in T20 Blast competition.

  • Graeme White and Ben Sandersen were standout performers for Northamptonshire in the previous edition of T20 Blast.
  • Jake Libby, Ross Whiteley and Moeen Ali delivered excellent performances for Worcestershire in the game played against Nottinghamshire.
  • Worcestershire's previous match against Nottinghamshire ended in a tie.

Expect Worcestershire to open their account in the T20 Blast competition with a comfortable win over Northamptonshire.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: County Ground, Northampton, England | Toss: To Bat

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Northamptonshire and Worcestershire will lock horns in the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North Group match will be played at County Ground in Northampton on Friday.

Last year, Northamptonshire showed decent form in the round-robin stages of the competition. The side suffered defeat at the hands of Gloucestershire in the Quarterfinal three game played at County Ground in Bristol.

On the other hand, Worcestershire endured their worst campaign last season. The side failed to make it to the knockout stages of the competition. The team management will be hoping for change in fortunes in this year’s competition.

Northamptonshire Preview

Captain Josh Cobb will be hoping that the side can start their season on a positive note.

Last year, Ireland opener Paul Stirling was the leading run-scorer for Northamptonshire in the competition. With Stirling playing for Ireland in the series against Netherlands, Northamptonshire have signed South African pacer Wayne Parnell and Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for this year’s competition.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Richard Levi, Mohammad Nabi and Josh Cobb to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Graeme White, Ben Sanderson and Nathan Buck to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Last year, Graeme White and Ben Sanderson claimed 12 wickets apiece.

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Cobb (captain), Richard Levi, Mohammad Nabi, Adam Rossington (wk), Saif Zaib, Rob Keogh, Luke Procter, Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson.

Northamptonshire Actual Playing XI:

Saif Zaib, Josh Cobb, Ben Sanderson, Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Graeme White, Brandon Glover, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Wayne Parnell, Tom Taylor, Adam Rossington

Worcestershire Preview

The previous game between Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire played at Worcester ended in a tie. With this result, Worcestershire failed to grab any points in the competition

In the previous fixture, Jake Libby and Ross Whiteley made notable scores to help Worcestershire post 152 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Jake Libby was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 52 runs off 43 balls with the help of three boundaries. He put on a 78-run partnership with Ross Whiteley to help Worcestershire stage a fightback against Nottinghamshire.

Besides Libby, Ross Whiteley played well and scored 42 runs off 35 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

The likes of Moeen Ali, Riki Wessels and wicket-keeper Ben Cox perished for low scores. Captain Moeen Ali will be keen to get back amongst the runs against Northamptonshire.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Moeen Ali, Ben Dwarshuis and Charlie Morris to make crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous game, Moeen Ali was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 2 for 15 in his four overs.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Moeen Ali (captain), Jake Libby, Ben Cox (wk), Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Ben Dwarshuis, Ish Sodhi, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Jake Libby, Ish Sodhi, Ben Cox, Ben Dwarshuis, Ed Barnard, Moeen Ali, Charlie Morris, Brett D Oliveira, Ross Whiteley, Josh Tongue

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
23
0 mm.
2.26 k/h
From: SE
45%
03h
20
0 mm.
1.52 k/h
From: ENE
33%
06h
16
0 mm.
2.36 k/h
From: NE
38%
09h
12
0 mm.
2.25 k/h
From: ENE
100%
12h
13
0.16 mm.
2.78 k/h
From: ENE
100%
15h
16
0 mm.
3.29 k/h
From: E
100%
18h
16
0 mm.
2.11 k/h
From: E
100%
21h
16
0 mm.
2.06 k/h
From: E
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide assistance to the quick bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Friday’s match is going to clear skies during the evening.

Venue Details

County Ground in Northampton will host the Vitality T20 Blast North Group game between Northamptonshire and Worcestershire

Both teams have competed in 34 matches in the history of T20 Blas competition where Worcestershire have an upper hand with 16 wins compared to Northampton’s 14 victories. Four matches have been resulted in no result.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bat first on this surface. Average first innings score is 180 runs, while average second innings is around 140 runs.

After analyzing both the squads, Worcestershire will be favorites to win their game against Northamptonshire. With likes of Jake Libby and Ross Whiteley delivering excellent performances with the bat and Moeen Ali delivering a bowling masterclass, Worcestershire will be keen to stamp their authority on this game.

Expect Worcestershire to open their account in the T20 Blast competition with a comfortable win over Northamptonshire.

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Author: Shoaib Z.