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Worcestershire vs Warwickshire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction 09 July 2021

New Road One, Worcester, England

174/6 in 20.0

8.70 Star

125/10 in 18.0

6.94
SCORECARD

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

Worcestershire beat Warwickshire by 49 runs

Can Birmingham Bears pull off a victory in this do-or-die contest against Worcestershire?

  • In the past five head-to-head encounters, Birmingham Bears have won three matches and Worcestershire have won just one match with one match being abandoned.
  • Worcestershire is placed third on the North Group points table, while Birmingham Bears holds the fifth position on the same table.
  • Brett D’Oliveira and Ross Whiteley have kept the hopes of the quarter-final alive for Worcestershire in this tournament. With the all-around performance of the Birmingham Bears, they have managed to stay alive in the tournament.

We predict that Birmingham Bears will defeat Worcestershire.

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

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NOT
YOR
WOR
WRW
DUR
LAN
NOR
LEI
DER
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
11
7
1
3
0
17
1.313
11
7
3
0
1
15
0.179
11
5
4
1
0
12
-0.887
11
5
5
0
1
11
0.099
11
5
5
0
1
11
-0.272
11
4
5
1
1
10
-0.228
11
4
6
0
0
9
-0.777
12
4
8
0
0
8
-0.029
11
3
7
1
0
7
-0.375

Worcestershire will face Birmingham Bears in the North Group match of Vitality Blast 2021 on 9th July 2021. This match will be hosted at County Ground, New Road, Worcester. Worcestershire has a home advantage in this contest. Both the teams have been performing well in the latter part of the Vitality Blast 2021. From here on, every contest will be a do-or-die match for both teams.

In the past five head-to-head matches between these teams, Birmingham Bears have won three, the Worcestershire have won one and one match was abandoned. Birmingham Bears are the dominant side against the Worcestershire, It will be interesting to see what plans does Worcester devise to tackle this challenge.

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire presently holds the third position in the North Group points table. Out of the eleven matches that they have played so far, they have won five, lost four, one draw and one match ended with no result. Worcestershire has a good chance at qualifying for the quarter-final, due to the excellent form of the team’s key players. Worcestershire have been performing well collectively as a team in their past few matches, they would surely want to carry forward this winning momentum for the matches left in the tournament.

Riki Wessels and Brett D’Oliveira open the innings for Worcestershire. Brett D’Oliveira has been in outstanding batting form and has consistently scored runs for Worcestershire this season. Jake Libby, Ben Cox, and Ross Whiteley form the batting middle order for this team. Jake Libby and Ross Whiteley are the key batsmen in this batting unit. They have the responsibility to anchor the innings for this team. Though Ed Barnard has the ability to score runs, a lack of dependable finisher in this batting unit might be a cause of concern. Ish Sodhi is the most experienced bowler in Worcester’s bowling unit. Ben Dwarshuis, Dillon Pennington, and Charlie Morris form an excellent bowling trio for this team. They have been successful in claiming wickets regularly so far in the tournament. Bowling alternatives in the form of Daryl Mitchell and Ed Barnard adds to the strength of this bowling unit.

Key Players: Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Ish Sodhi, Charlie Morris.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Bex Cox (c), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Dwarshuis, Ish Sodhi, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris.

Worcestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B D Oliveira
43
33
6
0
130.3
R Whiteley
37
21
4
2
176.19
B Cox
30
27
3
0
111.11
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
C Morris
3.0
0
21
3
7
B Dwarshuis
4.0
0
34
1
8.5
I Sodhi
4.0
0
28
1
7

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

Warwickshire Preview

Birmingham Bears currently holds the fifth position on the North Group points table. Out of the eleven matches this team has played until now, Bears have won five, lost five and one match ended with no results. It has been a roller coaster ride for the Bears this season. They finally have a chance at qualifying for the quarter-final match.

Ed Pollock and Adam Hose form the opening pair for Birmingham Bears. The openers have failed repetitively in giving this team a head start in the initial stages of the innings. Will Rhodes, Sam Hain, Matthew Lamb, and Robert Yates form the batting middle order in this batting unit. Will Rhodes and Sam Hain are the key batsmen for the Bears. With the recent batting form of Robert Yates, the middle order for this team looks quite impressive. Carlos Brathwaite has the responsibility to finish the innings for the Birmingham Bears.

The primary bowlers in this unit are Danny Briggs and Tim Bresnan. Tim Bresnan's bowling experience makes him an invaluable member of this team. Craig Miles and Jake Lintott are another pair of bowlers to watch out for in this bowling unit. Will Rhode and Carlos Braithwaite contribute to the bowling attack's strength. 

Key Players: Adam Hose, Will Rhode, Sam Hain, Carlos Brathwaite, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs.

Warwickshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ed Pollock, Adam Hose, Will Rhodes(c), Sam Hain, Matthew Lamb, Robert Yates,  Carlos Brathwaite,  Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Craig Miles, Jake Lintott.

Warwickshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Yates
24
23
2
0
104.35
C Miles
10
15
1
0
66.67
M Burgess
6
8
0
0
75
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Lintott
4.0
0
28
3
7
W Rhodes
4.0
0
40
3
10
T Bresnan
4.0
0
34
2
8.5

Warwickshire Actual Playing XI:

Ed Pollock, Ryan Sidebottom, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Robert Yates, Jacob Bethell, Craig Miles, Jake Lintott, Matthew Lamb, Will Rhodes

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
16
5.16 mm.
2.77 k/h
From: E
90%
03h
16
2.65 mm.
0.77 k/h
From: SE
93%
06h
17
0.62 mm.
1.86 k/h
From: S
97%
09h
18
0.97 mm.
3.29 k/h
From: SSW
100%
12h
18
7.99 mm.
2.63 k/h
From: NE
100%
15h
18
36.17 mm.
6.35 k/h
From: NNE
100%
18h
19
12.56 mm.
5.11 k/h
From: NNW
100%
21h
25
0 mm.
2.8 k/h
From: WNW
71%

Weather Conditions

The weather for this match will be partly sunny with slight chances of rain. The overall weather might be disappointing for the viewers as there are chances of frequent showers. The temperature will vary between 20°C to 14°C.

Venue Details

The venue for this match is County Ground, New Road, Worcester. This venue is the home ground for Worcestershire. This venue has been favoring bowlers in this tournament.

Toss: To Bowl

Toss will be crucial in deciding the result for this match. The venue provides an advantage to the bowlers. Whichever team wins the toss will choose to bowl first and observe the pitch behaviour before batting in the second innings.

Looking at the past records, Birmingham Bears have been dominant against Worcestershire. Even though Worcestershire has a home advantage in this match, their batting unit seems to be inadequate for the task. Birmingham Bears have a better chance at winning this match against Worcestershire.
 

We predict that Birmingham Bears will defeat Worcestershire.

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