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

New Road One, Worcester, England

133/2 in 17.2

7.67 Team Logo

132/4 in 20.0

6.60
SCORECARD

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

Worcestershire beat Lancashire by 8 wickets

Lancashire look to extend their dominance in T20 Blast competition.

  • Lancashire registered a win over Leicestershire in the previous game.
  • Finn Allen, Jos Buttler and Matthew Parkinson were standout performers for Lancashire.
  • Worcestershire managed to overcome Northamptonshire in a game played at County Ground.

Expect Lancashire to beat Worcestershire and retain top spot in the North Group.

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

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WOR
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NOT
DUR
WRW
LEI
NOR
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Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
0.584
2
1
0
1
0
3
0.8
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.746
2
1
1
0
0
2
0.387
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1
0
1
0
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1
0
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-0.746
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2
0
0
0
-0.975
1
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1
0
0
0
-1.6

Lancashire will be looking to maintain their winning streak when they take on Worcestershire at New Road in Worcester on Sunday.

In their previous match, Lancashire registered a 16-run win over Leicestershire, courtesy splendid performances from Finn Allen and Matthew Parkinson. With this result, Lancashire are currently lying top of the table in the North Group in Vitality T20 Blast.

On the other hand, Worcestershire managed to eke out a morale-boosting win over Northamptonshire. With this result, Worcestershire are placed third in the North Group with two points after two matches played.

Worcestershire Preview

Captain Moeen Ali will be pleased with his side’s strong comeback in the previous game. The side will not make any changes to the final XI for this contest.

In the batting department, the onus will be Brett D’Oliveira, Moeen Ali and Jake Libby to make notable scores in this contest.

In the previous game, Brett D’Oliveira and Moeen Ali came together and put on a 94-run partnership to steady for Worcestershire.

For Worcestershire, Moeen Ali led from the front with the bat and smashed a splendid half-century with the help of three fours and six fours. He was well supported by D’Oliveira, who chipped in with 43 runs off 34 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

Besides Moeen Ali and D’Oliveira, the likes of Ross Whiteley and Ben Cox also chipped in with crucial cameos to help Worcestershire post a competitive 185 runs in their 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Charlie Morris, Moeen Ali and Ish Sodhi to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

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

Worcestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Ali
52
30
3
4
173.33
B D Oliveira
43
34
2
3
126.47
B Cox
26
10
4
1
260
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Morris
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
M Ali
4.0
0
21
2
5.25
J Tongue
2.0
0
12
1
6

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

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

Lancashire Preview

The county side will be keen to extend their lead at the top of point table in North Group. In the previous encounter, Lancashire won the toss and opted to bat first.

Lancashire managed to post a competitive score of 172 runs for the loss of eight wickets; courtesy spectacular 73 not out from Finn Allen.

For this game, the side will be depending on the opening pair of Finn Allen and Liam Livingstone to get them off to a flying start.

Besides Finn Allen match-winning innings, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler and Steven Croft chipped in with crucial 20s to help Lancashire post 172 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Danny Lamb and Matthew Parkinson to deliver crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs of the innings.

 

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Liam Livingstone, Finn Allen, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler (wk), Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Danny Lamb, Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkinson, Tom Bailey.

Lancashire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
F Allen
73
51
7
1
143.14
L Livingstone
25
12
3
1
208.33
J Buttler
22
16
3
0
137.5
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Parkinson
4.0
0
30
2
7.5
D Lamb
4.0
0
34
1
8.5
T Hartley
4.0
0
18
1
4.5

Lancashire Actual Playing XI:

Matt Parkinson, Steven Croft, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Finn Allen, Tom Bailey, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Danny Lamb, Liam Livingstone

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
19
0 mm.
2.86 k/h
From: S
87%
03h
17
0 mm.
2.87 k/h
From: SSW
85%
06h
15
0 mm.
3.03 k/h
From: WSW
68%
09h
12
0 mm.
2.36 k/h
From: WSW
60%
12h
18
0 mm.
2.83 k/h
From: WSW
58%
15h
24
0 mm.
3.12 k/h
From: WSW
48%
18h
27
0 mm.
3.32 k/h
From: WSW
40%
21h
24
0 mm.
4.41 k/h
From: SSW
83%

Weather Conditions

The wicket at Worcester Road will provide a tight contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Sunday’s game is going to sunny intervals with light winds.

Venue Details

Worcester Stadium is going to host the T20 Blast North Group game between Worcestershire and Lancashire.

Lancashire will take heart from the fact that they have excellent head to head against Worcestershire.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 150 runs.

Based on current form, Lancashire will be outright favorites to win their game against Worcestershire. With the top-order duo of Liam Livingstone and Finn Allen delivering match-winning performances, Lancashire will be looking to deliver their A-game with the bat.

On the other hand, Worcestershire does have the variety in their bowling attack to cause problems to Lancashire.

Expect Lancashire to beat Worcestershire and retain top spot in the North Group.

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