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

25 June 2021 | 22:00 | New Road One, Worcester, England
181/2 in 19.3 9.28 winner
178/8 in 20.0 8.90

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

winner Worcestershire beat Durham by 8 wickets

Worcestershire, Durham aim to stay afloat in Vitality T20 Blast competition.

  • Durham suffered comprehensive defeat at the hands of Northamptonshire in a game played on Tuesday,
  • Worcestershire lost their previous game to Yorkshire in a game played at Leeds
  • Dillon Pennington, Riki Wessels and Ben Cox put in credible performances for Worcestershire in a losing cause.

Expect Durham to comfortably brush aside Worcestershire on Friday.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: New Road One, Worcester, England
  • Toss: To Bat

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Yorkshire 7 5 1 0 1 11 1.833
Nottinghamshire 7 4 1 2 0 10 1.092
Warwickshire 8 4 3 0 1 9 0.503
Durham 7 4 2 0 1 9 0.359
Lancashire 7 3 2 1 1 8 -0.06
Derbyshire 9 3 6 0 0 6 -0.382
Worcestershire 7 2 3 1 0 6 -1.229
Leicestershire 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.194
Northamptonshire 7 1 5 0 0 3 -1.116
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
11 1.833 7 5 1 0 1
10 1.092 7 4 1 2 0
9 0.503 8 4 3 0 1
9 0.359 7 4 2 0 1
8 -0.06 7 3 2 1 1
6 -0.382 9 3 6 0 0
6 -1.229 7 2 3 1 0
4 -0.194 7 2 5 0 0
3 -1.116 7 1 5 0 0
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wor vs dur Match Prediction & Analysis

Worcestershire and Durham will lock horns in the North Group game of Vitality T20 Blast competition at New Road in Worcester on Friday.

In their previous match, Worcestershire suffered a narrow defeat against Yorkshire despite valiant innings from Ben Cox. With this result, Worcestershire are lying in the bottom half of the table with six points to their name after seven matches played till now.

On the other hand, Durham were completely outclassed by Northamptonshire in a game played at Chester-le-Street played on Tuesday. With nine points after seven matches played, Durham still have a realistic chance of making to the playoffs of the T20 Blast competition.

Teams Preview

Worcestershire Preview

Despite their narrow defeat, the county side is more than likely to stick with the side that featured in the previous game against Yorkshire.

In the previous encounter, Worcestershire lost the toss against Yorkshire. Medium pacer Dillon Pennington was the pick of the bowlers for the side and claimed 4 for 24 in his four overs. Charlie Morris had a poor outing for Worcestershire with the ball in hand and conceded 53 runs from his four overs.

Chasing 192 runs for victory, Worcestershire were reduced to 50 for 3 after seven overs. Riki Wessels and captain Ben Cox came together and put on a 68-run partnership to rebuild the innings.

For Worcestershire, opener Riki Wessels was the standout performer with the bat and performed exceedingly well with the top-score of 77 off 45 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. He was well supported by wicket-keeper Ben Cox, who chipped in with fluent 61 not out off 37 balls.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, Thomas Charles Fell, Jake Libby, 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 SR
R Wessels 77 45 8 2 171.11
B Cox 61 37 8 1 164.86
R Whiteley 21 14 3 0 150
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Pennington 4.0 2 24 4 6
E Barnard 3.0 0 28 1 9.33
J Libby 1.0 0 8 0 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Pennington 4.0 2 24 4 6
E Barnard 3.0 0 28 1 9.33
J Libby 1.0 0 8 0 8

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

Durham Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and deliver a strong show against Worcestershire.  Captain Cameron Bancroft will have to lead from the front with the bat and put in a notable score against Worcestershire

In the batting department, the onus will be on likes of Cameron Bancroft, Sean Dickson and David Bedingham to deliver the bulk of the runs. While Bedingham perished for a duck, Cameron Bancroft failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 27 runs off 21 balls.

Sean Dickson was the star of the show with the bat in the previous match against Northamptonshire. He played well and notched up a crucial half-century off 37 balls with the help of four boundaries and two sixes. Besides Dickson, Graham Clarke and Brydon Carse produced scores of 26 and 20 respectively.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Matty Potts, Ben Raine and Brydon Carse to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Durham Predicted Playing XI:

David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Ben Stokes, Cameron Bancroft (c), Ned Eckersley (wk), Sean Dickson, Brydon Carse, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Borthwick, Matty Potts

Durham Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Dickson 51 37 4 2 137.84
C Bancroft 27 21 2 0 128.57
G Clark 26 16 3 0 162.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Trevaskis 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
M Pots 2.5 0 30 0 10.59
B Stokes 3.0 0 30 0 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Trevaskis 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
M Pots 2.5 0 30 0 10.59
B Stokes 3.0 0 30 0 10

Durham Actual Playing XI:

Brydon Carse, Scott Borthwick, Ben Stokes, Cameron Bancroft, Ned Eckersley, Matty Pots, Ben Raine, Graham Clark, Liam Trevaskis, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 3.03 k/h From: SSE 1%
03h 16 0 mm. 0.95 k/h From: S 1%
06h 15 0 mm. 0.84 k/h From: E 19%
09h 12 0 mm. 1.07 k/h From: NE 83%
12h 12 0.13 mm. 1.87 k/h From: NNE 91%
15h 14 0.20 mm. 1.51 k/h From: ENE 100%
18h 18 0 mm. 1.59 k/h From: ENE 100%
21h 23 0 mm. 1.74 k/h From: SW 88%

Weather Conditions

With weather predicted for Friday’s game as light clouds, the wicket is excellent for batting. The bowlers will need to execute their plans well to get rewards on this surface.

Venue Details

New Road in Worcester is going to host North Group game of Vitality T20 Blast between Worcestershire and Durham.

Worcestershire will take heart from the fact that they have won their last three matches against Durham in the Vitality T20 Blast competition.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first on this surface. Average first innings at the venus is around 160 runs.

WOR vs DUR Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Durham will be favorites to win their game against Worcestershire. With likes of David Bedingham and Cameron Bancroft showing decent form this season, Durham will be keen to make a strong statement with the bat in this fixture.

Expect Durham to comfortably brush aside Worcestershire on Friday.

Author: Shoaib Z.