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

New Road, Worcester, UK

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Host Worcestershire aim to end their poor season on winning note

  • The match between Worcestershire vs Lancashire was abandoned due to heavy rains.
  • Durham registered a close win over Essex via DLS method.
  • Opener Alex Lees was the standout performer for Durham in the previous match.

Expect Durham to beat Worcestershire by a close margin at Worcester.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: T20 | Venue: New Road, Worcester, UK | Toss: To Bat

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Host Worcestershire will be looking to end their disappointing campaign on a positive note when they face Durham in the 60th match of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup competition at New Road Stadium in Worcester on Tuesday.

Worcestershire have managed to register three wins out of seven matches played in the competition. Captain Jack Leach will be hoping that the side can deliver their best cricket in this final round-robin game of the tournament.

On the other hand, Durham have played excellent cricket so far in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup competition. With nine points to their name, Durham will be looking to finish the top of the table in the Group A of the competition.

Worcestershire Preview

The county side will be looking to select their strongest combination and earn a consolation win in their final preliminary game in the tournament.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the in-form opening pair of Brett D’Oliveira and Jack Haynes to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 342 runs in six outings this season, Jack Haynes is currently Worcestershire’s leading run-getter in the tournament.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Ed Barnard, Joe Leach and Josh Baker to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this final round-robin game.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Leach (captain), Jack Haynes, Brett D’Oliveira, , Gareth Roderick (wk), Ed Barnard, Jacques Banton, Thomas Charles Fell, Jake Libby, Josh Baker, Charlie Morris, Adam Finch

Durham Preview

In their previous game against Essex, the county side just enough to chase down 232 runs in 44.1 overs, courtesy splendid century from Alex Lees.

In the previous game, openers Graham Clark and Alex Lees got the side off to fantastic start and put on a decent 55-run opening partnership.

For Durham, Alex Lees notched up second century of the competition. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 126 not out off 132 balls with the help of thirteen boundaries. He was well supported by likes of Scott Borthwick and Graham Clarke, who chipped in with scores of 21 and 24 runs respectively.

Sean Dickson produced a crucial cameo of 23 runs off 33 balls with the help of three fours.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on likes of pace trio of Chris Rushworth, Paul van Meekeren and Jack Campbell to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Durham Predicted Playing XI:

Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Scott Borthwick (c), Cameron Bancroft (wk), Ned Eckersley, Sean Dickson, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Jack Campbell , Paul van Meekeren, Chris Rushworth

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
21
0.24 mm.
2.48 k/h
From: E
90%
03h
20
0 mm.
1.51 k/h
From: NE
86%
06h
19
0 mm.
1.38 k/h
From: NNE
79%
09h
18
0 mm.
0.99 k/h
From: NNE
97%
12h
20
0 mm.
0.66 k/h
From: NNE
95%
15h
24
0 mm.
0.43 k/h
From: SE
93%
18h
29
0 mm.
1.87 k/h
From: SSW
67%
21h
25
0.57 mm.
1.92 k/h
From: S
77%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast for Tuesday expected to be bright and sunny, the wicket prepared at New Road is going to be good for batting. The quick bowlers will get some movement with the new-ball.

Venue Details

New Road in Worcester is going to host the 60th match of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup competition between Worcestershire and Durham.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the crucial toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 270 runs in the first innings. The last game played at Worcester has been won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Durham will be looking to win their game against Worcestershire. With back-to-back victories in the competition, Durham will be looking to continue their winning momentum in this contest.

Expect Durham to beat Worcestershire by a close margin at Worcester.

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Author: Shoaib Z.