Worcestershire vs Warwickshire, free match prediction

28 Apr 2019 | 15:30 | New Road, Worcester
New Road, Worcester
New Road, Worcester
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Warwickshire won by 34 runs

Worcestershire will be looking to continue their winning momentum!

  • Worcestershire beat Northamptonshire by 20 runs in a game played on Friday.
  • Warwickshire is currently lying at the bottom of the league table in the North Group.
  • Warwickshire suffered defeat at the hands of Durham in a game played in Birmingham.

Our Prediction is Worcestershire to win!

  • Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup
  • Format: One-Day Cup
  • Venue: New Road, Worcester
  • Toss: To Bowl
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Match Preview

Host Worcestershire will be looking to carry the momentum forward when they will face Warwickshire in the North Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Worcester on Sunday.

In their last match, Worcestershire registered a comfortable 20-run win even after scoring just 254 runs while batting first. Captain Brett D’Oliveira will be hoping that side can continue their good form in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Warwickshire suffered a comprehensive defeat against Durham and will be looking to put a much better show this time around with bat and ball. Jeetan Patel and co. will need to produce something special in order to break their winless streak in the competition.

Teams Preview

Worcestershire Preview

Going into this game, Worcestershire has 6 points to their name in 4 matches and will be looking to continue their winning streak in this home fixture.

In this match, the team management will be once again depending on the likes of opener Hamish Rutherford, who is so far Worcestershire’ leading run-scorer this year with 275 runs in 4 matches at an average of 68.75 with two centuries to his name. In the previous game, Rutherford delivered splendid innings to help Worcestershire post a decent score on the board. He scored 126 runs off 135 balls with the help of twelve fours and three sixes.

His opening partner Riki Wessels has struggled to find form with the bat in this year’s competition. He currently has scored 102 runs in 4 innings at an average of 25.50. Wessels will be eyeing a big score in this game after perishing for a low score against Northamptonshire.

Daryl Mitchell, Ben Cox, and Ross Whiteley have chipped in with crucial scores for the side in this year’s competition. The middle-order needs to be consistent and deliver runs for Worcestershire in this game.

In the bowling department, the dependency will be on the likes of Charlie Morris and Wayne Parnell to make early inroads with the bat. Morris is currently leading the bowling charts for Worcestershire so far this season with 6 wickets in 4 outings at an average of 28.83. 

Wayne Parnell, Ed Barnard, and Daryl Mitchell picked up crucial wickets for the side in the previous game played against Northamptonshire.

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Brett D’Oliviera (c), Daryl Mitchell, Josh Tongue, Charlie Morris, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Thomas Charles Fell, Ben Cox, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Hamish Rutherford

Warwickshire Preview

The team management will certainly be looking to make changes to their playing XI in order to break their winless streak in the competition.

The top order did put in a better effort with the bat in the previous game played against Durham.

The opening pair of Ed Pollock and Dominic Sibley have struggled to get going so far in this year’s competition. Warwickshire will be hoping that the likes of Pollock and Sibley can find form with the bat in this home fixture.

Sam Hain and Tim Ambrose played well and scored crucial half-centuries in the previous game. Ambrose played well and scored 62 off 89 balls with the help of two boundaries. He was well supported by Hain, who chipped in with 50 off 73 balls. The duo will be looking to continue their good form in this game.

Wicket-keeper batsman Liam Banks and all-rounder Alex Thomson have contributed well to the team’s cause in this year’s competition.

All-rounder Chris Woakes also produced crucial innings for Warwickshire in the previous game. He scored a crucial half-century to help Warwickshire post 244 for 8 in 50 overs.

In the bowling department, the likes of Chris Woakes, Jeetan Patel and Oliver Hannon-Dalby will need to provide crucial breakthroughs for the side in this game. The side certainly struggled to pick up wickets in their previous game played against Durham.

Warwickshire Predicted Playing XI:

Sam Hain, Dominic Sibley, Will Rhodes, Tim Ambrose, Ed Pollock, Alex Thomson, Chris Woakes, Liam Banks (wk), Jeetan Patel (captain), Oliver Hannon-Dalby George Panayi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will certainly provide assistance to the quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to be cautious against the new-ball in the initial Powerplay overs. The weather for the game on Sunday is going to be cloudy skies.

Venue

Worcestershire notched up a comfortable win against Durham in the game played at this venue. The side will be keen to maintain their winning streak in their home fixture. Worcestershire has an excellent head-to-head record against Warwickshire in the competition.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest total. The quick bowlers will dominate the proceedings in this contest due to overcast conditions predicted for the game.

Winning Prediction

Worcestershire will be looking to continue their winning momentum in their home fixture. The side has played excellent cricket so far this season. The likes of Hamish Rutherford, Ross Whiteley, and Charlie Morris have shown excellent form for the side in this year’s competition.

On the other hand, the main issue for Warwickshire has been lack of runs from the batting lineup. 

Expect Worcestershire to beat Warwickshire in this game.

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Author: Shoaib Z.