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

09 June 2021 | 22:00 | New Road One, Worcester, England
152/6 in 20.0 7.60
152/8 in 20.0 7.60

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

winner Match drawn

Nottingham outlaws start their title defense against Worcestershire Rapids

  • Nottinghamshire won the T20 Blast title in 2017 & 2020 seasons.
  • Worcestershire won their title in the 2018 season and ended up runners-up in the 2019 season.
  • Worcestershire lost all 4 matches they played in the 2020 season at Worcester.

NOTT OUTLAWS will win the match.

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


Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Lancashire 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.369
Worcestershire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leicestershire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yorkshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warwickshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northamptonshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Durham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derbyshire 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.369
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 0.369 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.369 1 0 1 0 0

wor vs notts Match Prediction & Analysis

Nottinghamshire will start their campaign against Worcester in the second game of the tournament. Nottinghamshire were the champions in the 2020 season, and they will look to retain the trophy in this season. Worcestershire have a bad season last year after they ended last in the Central group.  But both teams have attained title victories in the last 3-4 years and will look to make a positive start to the 2021 campaign. They did not face off last year but this year they are placed in the North Group this year.

Teams Preview

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire Rapids will be led by the Joe Leach this season. Ben Cox, Jack Haynes, and Brett D’Oliveria will their core batting line-up in this season. English all-rounder Moeen Ali`s presence will boost their team, but they will miss the services of Daryl Mitchell due to his national commitments.

They have a strong pace attack with local bowlers Ed Barnard, Charlie Morris, Pat brown, and Adam Finch. West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph will add the X-factor to the pace unit. Brett D’Oliver and Moeen Ali will take care of the spin bowling department for the team.

Top players to bet on:

Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali had an excellent IPL season where he shined with both bat and ball. He will look to continue his good form into the T20 blast too. He played the impactful knocks which put the opposition teams in the backfoot at the top order in the T20 matches recently.  

Pat Brown: Brown had a forgetful season last year with 8 wickets at an economy rate of 11 RPO. But he is an experienced bowler who can make a comeback strongly and we expect him to perform well this season.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Leach (C), Moeen Ali, Alex Milton (WK), Ben Cox, Jack Haynes, Riki Wessels, Brett D'Oliveira, Adam Finch, Alzarri Joseph/Charlie Morris, Ed Barnard, Pat Brown

Worcestershire Actual Playing XI:

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

Nottinghamshire Preview

Nottinghamshire were led by the duo of Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett in the last season scoring 300+ runs with the bat. They have one of the strongest batting line-ups with the experienced players like Alex Hales, Dan Christian, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, and Tom Moores. Haseeb Hameed and Stuart Broad will join the squad after their national commitments.

Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, and Dane Patterson will be expected to slot in as the pace bowlers in the starting XI with Dan Christian and Steven Mullaney expected to roll their arms with military medium pace. Samit Patel and Mathew Carter will share the spin bowling responsibilities of the team in the match.

Top players to bet on:

Alex Hales: Alex Hales was at his brutal best in the big bash smashing the bowlers at the top. He will look to make impressive performances in the T20 blast to push his case for selection in the National team. 

Jake Ball: Ball was phenomenal last year picking up 19 wickets in just 9 matches sat an economy rate of 7.5 RPO. He will be expected to take the role of leading the pace attack in this season.

Nottinghamshire Predicted Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian, Steven Mullaney (C), Samit Patel, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, Matthew Carter, Dane Patterson

Nottinghamshire Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Steven Mullaney, Peter Trego, Matthew Carter, Calvin Harrison, Joe Clarke, Dane Paterson, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Luke Fletcher

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 23 21.90 mm. 3.67 k/h From: SW 90%
03h 22 7.93 mm. 1.47 k/h From: SSW 93%
06h 21 0.12 mm. 2.07 k/h From: WSW 97%
09h 19 0.21 mm. 1.75 k/h From: WSW 100%
12h 22 0 mm. 2.06 k/h From: WNW 100%
15h 28 0 mm. 2.13 k/h From: NNW 97%
18h 30 0 mm. 2.29 k/h From: NNW 94%
21h 27 0.24 mm. 2.69 k/h From: NNW 100%

Weather Conditions

Worcester has a bright and sunny weather on the match day with no rain expected as per the forecast. The conditions are expected to be perfect and beautiful for the game.

Venue Details

New Road at Worcester is expected to be an absolute road with the bat dominating the ball. Batsmen will find run scoring easy with the true bounce and pace on offer on this track. We expect runs around 170-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option with belter of track and pleasant weather conditions expected. No target will be safe at this venue.

WOR vs NOTTS Winning Prediction

Nottingham easily outshines the Worcester team in the batting department with the presence of star players like Alex hales, Dan Christian, and Samit patel who has experience playing T20 cricket all over the world. Worcester batting will be happy with the likes of Moeen Ali back into their XI. Nottingham bowlers performed well last season and will look to make a repeat in this season too. We expect Nottingham to win this match despite Worcestershire`s home ground owing to their poor record here.

NOTT OUTLAWS will win the match.

Author: Dhinesh Kumar