T20 Blast 2024: Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Match Preview

The T20 Blast 2024 North Group action will continue to unfold on June 16 on Sunday. Worcestershire Rapids will host Northamptonshire at the New Road Stadium in Worcester. Both the teams currently have 4 and 6 points respectively to their name and the winning team will take that extra step towards the top of the table.

Worcestershire Preview

Worcestershire Rapids is facing a mixed start to the season. They began the season with a defeat vs Yorkshire but won the next two matches. They then lost the further three matches, including their most recent match vs Nottinghamshire by 1 run via DLS method. They currently have 4 points to their name.

Last 5 Matches: W, W, L, L, L

Predicted XI: Brett D’Oliveira (c), Matthew Waite, Josh Cobb, Adam Hose, Ethan Brookes, Tom Taylor, Nathan Smith, Ed Pollock, Gareth Roderick (wk), Hayden Walsh, Adam Finch

Northamptonshire Preview

Northamptonshire meanwhile have 6 points to their name going into the match. They have won 3 matches from the 5 matches they have played this season till now. They have beaten the likes of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire in their home match. They come into the match on a back of a 24 runs defeat vs Derbyshire in the return leg.

Last 5 Matches: W, W, L, W, L

Predicted XI: Ricardo Vasconcelos, Matthew Breetzke, David Willey (c), Ravi Bopara, Saif Zaib, Sikandar Raza, Lewis McManus (wk), George Bartlett, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich, Raphael Weatherall

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Pitch Report

The match between the Worcestershire Rapids and Nottinghamshire will be held at the New Road Stadium in Worcester. The pitch here offers balanced assistance to batsmen, bowlers, and fielders. The average first innings score is 168 runs, and the second innings average is 160 runs, suggesting that the toss may not be a crucial factor. The outcome of the game will likely be determined by a strong performance in either bowling or batting.

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Weather Report

On matchday, it will mostly be partly cloudy throughout the day on Sunday June 16. The highest temperature here will be 19°C and the lowest temperature will be 9°C. Light wind speed will blow at 16 KMPH and the chances of precipitation is 10%.

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Live Streaming Details

  • TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)
    Digital: Sony LIv, Worcestershire YouTube channel

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Head-to-Head

In the last 10 matches played between the two sides, it has been a fairly competitive competition. Northamptonshire have won 5 times while Worcestershire have won 4 times.

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Key Players

Adam Hose played an outstanding inning in their last match vs Nottinghamshire and almost got his team the win. He scored 43 runs in 35 balls that took total runs tally to 150 for the season in 6 matches.

Nathan Smith bowled brilliantly in the tournament so far, taking 6 wickets in 6 matches. He will form the bowling partnership with Adam Finch, who also has 6 wickets in as many matches.

Matthew Breetzke was in phenomenal touch in the last match for Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire. Opening the batting, he scored 94 runs. He has now scored 191 runs in 5 matches this season.

Ravi Bopara, the England all-rounder has been in massive form in the T20 Blast 2024. He has taken scored 154 runs and taken 7 wickets in 5 matches.

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Match Winner Prediction

There is no doubt that when these two teams take field at the New Road Stadium, it will be fascinating contest. However, Northamptonshire is favourite to win the match with 1.75 odds. Worcestershire is not far as they have 2.10 odds chances of winning the match.

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