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Match 106 of the T20 Blast 2022 will witness Warwickshire Bears taking on Worcestershire Rapids on June 24 (Friday) at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Warwickshire have seven wins in 11 league matches and are positioned second in the points table. In their last outing, Bears conceded 211 on the board, with Craig Miles and Jake Lintott picking two wickets each. Then, they had a bad start with the loss of early wickets. However, the quickfire knocks of Alex Davies (63*) and Chris Benjamin (42*) helped the team to chase down the target and win by six wickets.
The experienced batter Paul Stirling will not be available for the rest of the games due to his Ireland duties. In place of him, Jacob Bethell can make his way into the XI. Warwickshire need to secure another victory in the remaining few games to find a place in the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, Worcestershire are already out of the race of the knock-outs and will look to finish the tournament on a high. In their last outing, Rapids posted 150 on the board, with Kashif Ali (46*) and Gareth Roderick (31*) as the key contributors. Then the bowling unit could not respond well, and the opposition chased down the score easily.
With only a few matches left, Worcs would want the contribution from their proven performers, Colin Munro and Dwayne Bravo. No changes are expected in their lineup for this game.
Match: Warwickshire vs Worcestershire, Match 106
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date & Time: June 24 at 11:35 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode and YouTube
Pitch Report: It is expected to be a surface which will assist the batters as well as the bowlers. A total of 140 will be the par score on this venue, and the team chasing down the score has won most of the games at Birmingham. The fast bowlers are likely to be more effective at taking wickets.
In a total of 34 T20 encounters, Warwickshire have held an edge on 18 occasions. Both teams locked horns earlier in this edition, and the Bears won the game by 15 runs.
Warwickshire: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Chris Benjamin, Jacob Bethell, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Alex Davies (wk), Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Jake Lintott, Dan Mousley, Craig Miles, Will Rhodes, Olly Stone, Rob Yates
Worcestershire: Ed Pollock, Brett D'Oliveira, Colin Munro(c), Ed Barnard, Kashif Ali, Gareth Roderick(w), Jake Libby, Dwayne Bravo, Charlie Morris, Mitchell Terry Stanley, Patrick Brown, Jack Haynes, Josh Baker, Ben Cox, Matthew Waite
Probable Playing XI
Warwickshire: Jacob Bethell, Robert Yates, Alex Davies (wk), Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Chris Benjamin, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jake Lintott, Danny Briggs, Olly Stone, Craig Miles
Worcestershire: Ed Pollock, Brett D'Oliveira, Colin Munro(c), Ed Barnard, Kashif Ali, Gareth Roderick(w), Jake Libby, Dwayne Bravo, Charlie Morris, Mitchell Terry Stanley, Patrick Brown
CREX XI Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: Gareth Roderick, Alex Davies, Chris Benjamin
Batters: Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Colin Munro
All-Rounders: Ed Varnard, Brett D’Oliveira
Bowlers: Jake Lintott, Danny Briggs, Patrick Brown
Captain: Sam Hain
Vice-Captain: Chris Benjamin