T20 Blast 2022: WOR vs NOR Match Prediction– Who will win the match between Worcestershire and Northamptonshire? Northamptonshire would be eager to extend their winning streak.
On June 18, Worcestershire will face Northamptonshire in the Vitality Blast 2022 North Group match at the County Ground, New Road, Worcester. So far, both teams have delivered contrasting performances. While one team has been consistent throughout the season, the other’s campaign has never taken off and will be hoping to make amends in the future.
Worcestershire have been the most inconsistent team in the competition, finishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win and eight losses from nine games. They have only two points and an unimpressive NRR of -1.584. In their previous match, they were defeated by Leicestershire by eight wickets.
Northamptonshire, on the other hand, are comfortably placed second in the standings with six victories and two defeats from nine matches so far and 13 points at a solid net run rate of +0.522. In fact, Northampton had suffered a humiliating 73-run defeat to Worcester in their previous meeting last week.
Venue: County Ground, New Road, Worcester
Date & Time: June 18, 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: EKBET Sports Live Streaming
The New Round surface is an excellent batting surface, and any batter who gets set at the crease can expect a run-fest. At the same time, a high-scoring total can be posted at this location, despite the bowlers receiving little assistance. It is an ideal batting surface, and the bowlers may struggle in the second innings due to the smaller boundaries. As a result, the captain who wins the toss will prefer to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs WOR vs NOR
Brett D’Oliveira, Ed Pollock, Kashif Ali, Colin Munro (c), Jack Haynes, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Alex Russell, Freddie Heldreich
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match: Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn was unstoppable in Northamptonshire’s rematch with Worcestershire. With his incredible strokeplay and power-hitting abilities, he literally stunned the Worcester bowlers and went on to score a thunderous century. The Australian T20 batting sensation went on to score an unbeaten 113 off 57 deliveries as Northamptonshire posted a massive 220/3.
Probable best bowler of the match: Joshua Cobb
Northampton captain Joshua Cobb would have to make another impact with the ball in hand. In fact, Josh Cobb was the pick of the bowlers for his side against Worcestershire, dismissing half of their team. He finished with 5/25 from 3.4 overs at an excellent economy rate of 6.81.
Today’s Match Prediction: Northamptonshire to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis, and instinct. Consider the points raised and make your own decision when making your prediction.