Worcestershire will be taking on the visiting Nottinghamshire on Sunday, July 3. The T20 Blast match will be played at the New Road in Worcester, and the action will commence from 7:00 PM IST onwards. The upcoming game also marks the final group match for both sides this season.
Hosts Worcestershire will be looking to improve their standings on the North Group points table. With just 2 wins out of 13 group games, they have already been kicked out of this year’s T20 Blast season. However, a win in their last match might help them escape the wooden-spooners tag, as they are just behind Durham on the points table.
Meanwhile, Steven Mullaney’s Nottinghamshire still have an outside chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals stage of the T20 Blast 2022 season. By adding two more points with a win in their last group match this year, they will be looking to seal a top-four spot in the nine-team group. However, they will also hope that teams like Yorkshire and Leicestershire lose their last group games.
Match: Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire
Venue: New Road, Worcester
Date & Time: July 3 at 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode and ECB website.
The conditions at Worcester’s New Road have been conducive to batters. In the six matches played at the venue this year, the hosts marked the highest score of 217-5 in the first match here this season.
Additionally, teams batting first have won four out of the six fixtures while the chasers have won once. One of the matches was called off due to rain. Considering the recent results, the captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first.
The two teams have faced each other 17 times in the English T20 competition. Nottinghamshire holds an edge over their Northern rivals, winning 11 while losing just six.
Worcestershire: Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Colin Munro, Moeen Ali (c), Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard, Gareth Roderick (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown, Mitchell Stanley, Ed Pollock, Adam Finch, Ben Cox, Matthew Waite, Charlie Morris, Jack Haynes, Josh Baker, Jacques Banton, Taylor Cornall.
Nottinghamshire: Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Soloman Budinger, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Steven Mullaney (c), Lyndon James, Samit Patel, Calvin Harrison, Jake Ball, Fateh Singh, Matt Montegomery, Joey Evison.
Probable Playing XI
Worcestershire: Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Colin Munro, Moeen Ali (c), Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard, Gareth Roderick (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown, Mitchell Stanley
Nottinghamshire: Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Soloman Budinger, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Steven Mullaney (c), Lyndon James, Samit Patel, Calvin Harrison, Jake Ball, Joey Evison.
CREX XI Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: Gareth Roderick
Batters: Joe Clarke (c), Ben Duckett, Alex Hales, Colin Munro
All-Rounders: Brett D’Oliveira (vc), Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers: Jake Ball, Patrick Brown, Calvin Harrision
Captain: Joe Clarke
Vice-Captain: Brett D’Oliveira