Worcestershire Rapids will lock horns with Leicestershire Foxes in Match 48 of T20 Blast 2022 at Worcester, on Sunday (June 5).
Worcestershire languishes at the bottom of the North Group points table with only a single win in five league matches. Brett D'Oliveira (71) and Jack Haynes (53*) were the key contributors to the team posting 217 on the board in the last outing. Then, Dillon Pennington led the bowling attack by picking three wickets, and the team won the game by 15 runs.
The loan-term period of Yorkshire pacer Matthew Waite has ended with Worcestershire. The likes of Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo will look to come up with improved performances. They have announced an unchanged squad for this game.
On the other hand, Leicestershire is at the penultimate position in the table with two wins in 5 matches. In their last league match, the batting unit averaged 153, with Scott Steel (72) as the biggest contributor. Ben Mike and Rehan Ahmed scalped three wickets to secure a thrilling victory by five runs for the Foxes.
Experienced players like Hamish Rutherford and Colin Ackermann will be on the lookout to provide notable contributions. After a confidence-boosting victory, no changes are expected in the team's XI for this game.
Match: Worcestershire vs Leicestershire, Match 48
Venue: New Road, Worcester
Date & Time: June 5 at 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode and YouTune
Pitch Report: New Road is a belter of a surface and is expected to assist the batters, and the bowlers will have to be proficient with their lines and lengths. The par score on this venue is 180, and the teams batting first have won the game on four out of the last five occasions.
Worcestershire Won: 5
Leicestershire Won: 6
Both teams went head-to-head on two occasions last year and claimed one victory each.
Worcestershire: Ed Pollock, Brett D'Oliveira, Moeen Ali (c), Colin Munro, Jack Haynes, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown, Jake Libby, Matthew Waite, Charlie Morris, Gareth Roderick
Leicestershire: Hamish Rutherford, Scott Steel, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (c), Rishi Patel, Ben Mike, Lewis Hill (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq, Will Davis, Roman Walker, Louis Kimber, Gavin Griffiths
Probable Playing XI
Worcestershire: Ed Pollock, Brett D'Oliveira, Moeen Ali (c), Colin Munro, Jack Haynes, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
Leicestershire: Hamish Rutherford, Scott Steel, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (c), Rishi Patel, Ben Mike, Lewis Hill (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Callum Parkinson, Naveen-ul-Haq, Will Davis
CREX XI Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: Ben Cox
Batters: Colin Munro, Jack Haynes, Colin Ackermann,
All-Rounders: Brett D'Oliveira, Rehan Ahmed, Scott Steel, Ben Mike
Bowlers: Naveen-ul-Haq, Callum Parkinson, Patrick Brown
Captain: Brett D'Oliveira
Vice-Captain: Colin Munro