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

New Road, Worcester, United Kingdom

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Host Worcestershire face stern Test against in-form Essex

  • In a rain-curtailed game, Essex registered an 88-run win over Yorkshire.
  • Tom Westley, Shane Snater and Grant Roelofsen put in excellent performances for Essex.
  • Worcestershire registered a comfortable win over Northamptonshire in a game played at Northampton.

Expect Essex to beat Worcestershire by a comfortable margin at Worcester.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: LIST A COMPETITION | Venue: New Road, Worcester, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Worcestershire will be looking to play for pride when they take on Essex in the Group B of 202 Royal London One-Day Cup played at New Road, Worcester on Friday.

With one victory out of six matches played so far this season, Worcestershire have failed to make an impact. Captain Jake Libby will be hoping that the side can put on a decent show in this home fixture.

Essex comfortably brushed aside Yorkshire by a comfortable margin, courtesy excellent contributions from Grant Roelofsen, Shane Snater and Tom Westley. The county side will be looking to continue their winning momentum against Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Preview

After registering their first win of the competition, Worcestershire will be keen to stick with the same XI that featured against Northamptonshire.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Jake Libby, Azhar Ali, Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard and Taylor Cornall to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, opener Azhar Ali was the standout performer with the bat and notched up a splendid ton with the help of seventeen fours and one six. He was well supported by Taylor Cornall, who chipped in with 61 runs off 83 balls with the help of eight boundaries.’

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Jack White, Ben Sanderson, James Sales and Brandon Glover to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Jack White and Brandon Glover bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jake Libby (c), Ed Barnard, Azhar Ali, Taylor Cornall, Gareth Roderick, Ben Cox (wk), Henry Cullen, Joe Leach, Dillon Pennington, Adam Finch, Ben Gibbon

Essex Preview

With three wins and two losses, Essex is currently lying at third position in the Group B table of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Tom Westley, Grant Roelofsen, and Feroze Khushi to deliver the bulk of the runs and help Essex post a competitive score on the board.

In the previous match, wicket-keeper Grant Roelofsen showcased excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 90 runs off 97 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes. He was well supported by skipper Tom Westley, who chipped in with 52 runs off 65 balls with the help of five boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Raymond Toole, Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, and Jamal Richards to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the rain-affected game, Shane Snater was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 3 for 29 in five overs.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Westley (c), Josh Rymell, Feroze Khushi, Grant Roelofsen (wk), Robin Das, Nick Browne, Luc Benkenstein, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Jamal Richards, Raymond Toole

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
19
0 mm.
4.3 k/h
From: NW
96%
03h
20
0 mm.
2.17 k/h
From: WSW
100%
06h
19
0 mm.
2.68 k/h
From: W
96%
09h
17
0 mm.
2.76 k/h
From: W
57%
12h
20
0 mm.
3.26 k/h
From: W
20%
15h
27
0 mm.
3.86 k/h
From: WNW
2%
18h
29
0 mm.
3.01 k/h
From: W
14%
21h
29
0 mm.
2.77 k/h
From: WNW
76%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting with some assistance for fast bowlers. The weather forecast for Friday’s game will be sunny with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

New Road in Worcester is going to host the Group B game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup between Worcestershire and Essex.

Worcestershire have lost their previous two matches played at New Road in Worcester.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 290 runs. The previous game played at Worcester was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Essex will be slight favorites to win their game against Worcestershire. With likes of Tom Westley, Grant Roelofsen and Feroze Khushi in excellent touch this season, Essex will be keen to bring their A-game to the table with the bat against Worcestershire.

Worcestershire will need to raise their overall game with bat and ball to upstage Essex in this home fixture.

 

Expect Essex to beat Worcestershire by a comfortable margin at Worcester.

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Author: Shoaib Z.