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Worcestershire vs Leicestershire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

New Road One, Worcester, England

136/10 in 19.0

7.16

162/6 in 20.0

8.10
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Worcestershire won the toss and chose to bowl first

Leicestershire beat Worcestershire by 26 runs

After registering the first win of the season in the 5th match, will Worcestershire continue their winning streak against Leicestershire?

  • Colin Munro is the highest run-scorer for Worcestershire this season and has scored 186 runs in the last 4 matches at an average of 46.50.
  • Last season’s top wicket-taker; Naveen-ul-Haq has taken 7 wickets this season so far. He has given runs at an economy of 8.05 while playing for Leicestershire.
  • In the last five matches between these two teams, Leicestershire have a 4-1 advantage over Worcestershire.

We predict that Leicestershire will defeat Worcestershire.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: New Road One, Worcester, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
LAN
WRW
YOR
NOR
NOT
DER
DUR
LEI
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
5
4
0
1
0
9
1.195
5
3
2
0
0
6
1.839
5
2
2
1
0
5
0.107
5
2
2
0
0
5
-0.732
4
1
2
0
0
5
-0.907
5
3
2
0
0
4
0.295
5
2
3
0
0
4
0.247
5
2
3
0
0
4
-1.3
5
1
4
0
0
2
-0.722

Worcestershire will face Leicestershire in their next fixture of the Vitality Blasts 2022 on 5th May at County Ground in Worcester. Worcestershire have managed to register their first win of the season in the last match against Birmingham Bears whereas, Leicestershire have also defeated Birmingham Bears in the last game.

After playing 5 matches so far in the season, Worcestershire have managed to win just a single game and with 2 points, they are at the bottom of the table in the north group. On the other hand, Leicestershire have registered 2 victories in the 5 matches, and with 4 points, they are in 6th place in the same group.

Both the teams are struggling this season but could manage to defeat the team which has places in the top 2 of the group. They will try to win the game to continue winning momentum when they face each other on Sunday at Worcester.

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire have finally opened their points account of this year's Vitality Blasts after losing the first straight games of the season. Now they will face Leicestershire in their next game at their home ground. They would like to continue that momentum ahead in the league on Sunday.

While playing the last game against Birmingham Bears, they were asked to bat first and the team’s batting unit took advantage of the situation to set up a huge target. Opener; Brett D'Oliveira played a brilliant knock of 71 runs from 31 balls. Colin Munro who discord 41 runs from 21 balls and Jack Haynes who played a quick knock of 53 runs from 24 balls, both have handled the middle order well to set up a target of 217 runs.

Dillon Pennington has managed to strike early with the balls and took 3 wickets for 30 runs in his spell of 3 overs. Josh Baker has supported him in the middle overs and picked up 2 key wickets for 26 runs in his 3 overs. With the help of these economical wicket-taking spells, Worcestershire have registered the first win of the season by 15 runs.

They will now try to focus on their next game where they would like to continue the good form of the team’s batting unit. It will be a huge task for them to face Leicestershire’s pace attack in Sunday’s game.

Key players
Brett D'Oliveira, Colin Munro,  Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington.
 

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Brett D'Oliveira, Ed Pollock, Moeen Ali (c), Colin Munro, Jack Haynes, Ben Cox (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ed Barnard, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, Pat Brown.

Worcestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B D Oliveira
71
38
6
3
186.84
J Haynes
53
24
4
4
220.83
C Munro
41
21
3
2
195.24
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Pennington
3.0
0
30
3
10
J Baker
3.0
0
26
2
8.67
D Bravo
4.0
0
34
1
8.5

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

Dwayne Bravo, Ed Pollock, Patrick Brown, Ben Cox, Dillon Pennington, Jack Haynes, Colin Munro, Josh Baker, Ed Barnard, Moeen Ali, Brett D Oliveira

Leicestershire Preview

After losing the first two games of the season, Leicestershire have managed to defeat top teams like Yorkshire and Birmingham Bears in their next 3 matches. Now they will try to move ahead in the points table by winning the match against Worcestershire on Sunday.

Leicestershire have failed to display their batting strength in the first two matches but made a strong comeback in the 3rd match against Yorkshire. Captain Colin Ackermann (scored 56 runs from 33 balls) and Rishi Patel (scored 57 runs from 37 balls), have handled the team’s batting in the middle overs and have set up a target of 188 runs for opponents.

Ben Mike and Naveen-ul-Haq, both have taken 7 wickets combined to seal the game and register the first win of the season for their team. In the last game against Birmingham Bears, Ben Mike delivered one of the finest all-round performances to seal the 2nd victory for his team. He played a crucial knock of 34 runs from 17 balls and took 3 wickets for 30 runs while defending 153 runs.

Though they have a good bowling attack, their batting unit is yet to deliver fine performance this season, They will try to execute their plans well in their next game against Worcestershire and would like to continue winning momentum in the league.

Key players
Hamish Rutherford, Arron Lilley,  Roman Walker, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Scott Steel, Hamish Rutherford, Arron Lilley (wk), Colin Ackermann (c), Lewis Hill, Ben Mike, Rishi Patel, Rehan Ahmed, Callum Parkinson, Roman Walker, Naveen-ul-Haq.

Leicestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Steel
72
51
2
5
141.18
B Mike
34
17
3
2
200
R Ahmed
19
12
3
0
158.33
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Mike
4.0
0
30
3
7.5
R Ahmed
4.0
0
36
3
9
C Parkinson
4.0
0
24
1
6

Leicestershire Actual Playing XI:

Naveen-ul-Haq, Callum Parkinson, Lewis Hill, Colin Ackermann, Hamish Rutherford, Scott Steel, Ben Mike, Arron Lilley, Rishi Patel, Will Davis, Rehan Ahmed

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
17
0 mm.
4.7 k/h
From: WNW
5%
03h
15
0 mm.
2.99 k/h
From: W
2%
06h
13
0 mm.
2.65 k/h
From: WNW
2%
09h
10
0 mm.
2.25 k/h
From: WNW
3%
12h
14
0 mm.
2.76 k/h
From: NW
28%
15h
19
0 mm.
3.72 k/h
From: NW
100%
18h
22
0 mm.
3.71 k/h
From: WNW
94%
21h
22
0 mm.
3.21 k/h
From: W
79%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be partly cloudy on match day, with a 10-20% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 17°C - 8°C range.

Venue Details

The County Ground in Worcester will host this match. This ground is considered a home ground of the Worcestershire side and has conducted a few domestic games of the same tournament previously. This stadium can accommodate a total of 4,500 people. 

Toss: To Bowl

This ground has conducted 3 ODIs so far and offered an advantage to batters in a few previous matches. The team who has opted to bowl first here has delivered better than the batting team. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first and chase. The chasing team won all 3 ODIs that were played here.

With a good depth in the batting as well as with attacking fast bowling, Leicestershire will try to put pressure on Worcestershire. Worcestershire haven’t done any extraordinary performance this season so far except for their last match against Birmingham Bears as they failed consistently to perform in the first 4 games of the season. That might help Leicestershire to register a comfortable win against the hosts.
 

We predict that Leicestershire will defeat Worcestershire.

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