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

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, England

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8.45

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7.60
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Toss Winner - Warwickshire won the toss and chose to bat first

Warwickshire aim to keep their playoff hopes alive against in-form Worcestershire

  • Worcestershire registered a comfortable win over Warwickshire in a game played at Worcester.
  • Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox and Ish Sodhi were standout performers for Worcestershire.
  • Captain Will Rhodes and Ed Pollock put in credible performances for Warwickshire in a losing cause.

Expect Worcestershire to beat Warwickshire at Birmingham.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, England | Toss: To Bat

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Host Warwickshire will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Worcestershire in the 112th match of T20 Blast at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Worcestershire registered a comprehensive 49-run win over Warwickshire.

For Warwickshire, the equation is simple that they will need to their remaining two fixtures to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs. With back-to-back defeats in the competition, Warwickshire are currently lying sixth in the North Group with 11 points to their name.

On the other hand, Worcestershire have registered consecutive victories in the tournament. With two wins in row, Worcestershire have moved to third place in the league table. A win against Warwickshire will seal their place in the next round of the competition.

Warwickshire Preview

In the previous fixture, Captain Will Rhodes bowled well to restrict Worcestershire to 174 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Medium-pacer Will Rhodes was the pick of the bowlers and claimed 4 for 34 in his four overs. Besides Rhodes, Craig Miles and Ryan Sidebottom claimed one wicket apiece.

In the batting department, opener Ed Pollock was the lone warrior with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 53 runs off 35 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. Besides Rhodes, Will Rhodes, Sam Hain and Craig Miles were able to produce double digit scores.

For this must-win game, the side will be relying on Ed Pollock, Sam Hain and Will Rhodes to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Craig Miles, Jacob Lintott and Ryan Sidebottom to make crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

Warwickshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ed Pollock, Adam Hose, Jacob Bethell , Robert Yates, Will Rhodes (c), Sam Hain, Matthew Lamb, Michael Burgess (wk), Craig Miles, Jacob Lintott, Ryan Sidebottom

Warwickshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
E Pollock
53
35
4
3
151.43
S Hain
15
15
1
0
100
W Rhodes
11
12
1
0
91.67
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Rhodes
4.0
0
34
4
8.5
C Miles
3.0
0
27
1
9
R Sidebottom
4.0
0
37
1
9.25

Warwickshire Actual Playing XI:

Ed Pollock, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Robert Yates, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Jake Lintott, Will Rhodes, Carlos Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers

Worcestershire Preview

Captain Ben Cox will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this fixture. In the previous fixture, Ben Cox, Brett D’Oliveira and Riki Wessels produced crucial scores to help Worcestershire post a modest total on the board.

Brett D’Oliveira played well and scored 45 runs off 25 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes, whereas wicket-keeper Ben Cox chipped in with 43 runs off 28 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

Besides D’Oliveira and Cox, opener Riki Wessels showed fluency at the crease and scored 35 runs off 25 balls with the help of five fours.

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

For Worcestershire, Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi was the standout bowler on display and claimed four wickets in his four overs. Part-time spinner Brett D’Oliveira bowled well and picked up three crucial wickets.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, 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
45
25
5
2
180
B Cox
43
28
2
2
153.57
R Wessels
35
25
5
0
140
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
I Sodhi
4.0
0
24
4
6
B D Oliveira
4.0
0
15
3
3.75
C Morris
2.0
0
8
2
4

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

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

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
30
0 mm.
1.5 k/h
From: ESE
40%
03h
29
0 mm.
1.18 k/h
From: SSE
33%
06h
26
0.21 mm.
1.12 k/h
From: SW
34%
09h
22
0 mm.
0.93 k/h
From: S
10%
12h
23
0.36 mm.
0.94 k/h
From: SSW
10%
15h
29
0 mm.
1.47 k/h
From: SW
9%
18h
32
2.76 mm.
1.68 k/h
From: WSW
15%
21h
30
0.10 mm.
1.69 k/h
From: SSW
85%

Weather Conditions

With perfect weather expected for Friday’s game, the wicket at Birmingham is going to be excellent for batting. There might some assistance for the bowlers with new-ball.

Venue Details

Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham is host the 112th match of T20 Blast between Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a competitive total on the board. The previous was won by side batting first.

Based on results this season, Worcestershire will be expected to win this contest. With likes of Ben Cox, Ish Sodhi and Brett D’ Oliveira in tremendous, Worcestershire will fancy their chances of beating Warwickshire in this game.

 

Expect Worcestershire to beat Warwickshire at Birmingham.

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