NOR Vs WOR Dream11 Team: Both Northamptonshire and Worcestershire tasted defeats in their previous outings and would want to get back to winning ways as they face each other on Tuesday night.
The last time these two teams had faced each other earlier in the Vitality Blast 2020, Nortamptonshire had handed Worcestershire an absolute thumping and had won the game by 9 wickets.
It’s a Central Group game and will start at 11:00 PM IST. The weather forecast for the night is positive which means it should turn out to be a full game without any interruptions due to bad weather.
Northamptonshire had made a wonderful start to their campaign as they had won 4 out of their first 5 game and were topping the Central Group points table at one stage, but a couple of consecutive defeats in the last two games have meant that they have slipped down to no. 2 in the table.
Worcestershire has lost the most number of games in the Central Group and is currently positioned at the bottom of the points table with just 3 points in 7 games.
The match will be played at County Ground, Northampton. The average first innings score at this venue in T20 cricket is 180 which suggests it’s a high scoring ground, but the average second innings score is only 138 which suggests that the pitch at this venue gets difficult for batting in the second innings.
NOR Vs WOR Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
Northamptonshire might have suffered back to back defeats, but they are still a better side on paper as compared to Worcestershire. Their batting line-up, in particular, is one of the strongest in the tournament.
As far as Worcestershire is concerned, they are certainly not a team which should have been won just one out of 7 games in the competition so far. They have not lived up to their potential yet and today, they have got probably the toughest challenge at their hand in the form of Northamptonshire.
Based on quality and form, Northamptonshire are the favorites to win this game.
NOR playing 11 (expected): Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Joshua Cobb (C), Adam Rossington (WK), Alex Wakely, Tom Sole, Gareth Berg, Luke Procter, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson
WOR playing 11 (expected): Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jake Libby, Brett DOliveira, Ben Cox (WK), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (C), Daryl Mitchell, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown, Charlie Morris
Richard Levi: Richard Levi has threatened a big score right since the start of the tournament, but he has not been able to bat as long in any of his innings as he would have liked to. His highest score in the tournament is only 35, but he has really timed the ball crisply in most of the games. A big innings for him might be around the corner.
Jake Libby: Jake Libby has scored most runs for Worcestershire in the Vitality Blast 2020. He is also among the top 10 highest run-scorers in the tournament as he has got 255 runs to his name in 6 games at an average of 51.00. Libby has also struck the ball at a pretty healthy rate. His strike rate per 100 balls in the Blast this season is 134.92.
Paul Stirling: This is Paul Stirling’s debut season at Northamptonshire and he has formed a really destructive opening combination with Richard Levi. Stirling has scored 164 runs in 6 games, but more than his tally of runs, what’s vital is his strike rate which is over 160. If he bats for a considerable length of time, Stirling can change the game upside down.
Daryl Mitchell: Daryl Mitchell is someone who brings international experience to the Worcestershire squad. While he is a finisher down the order, he also chips in with the ball in almost all the games for Worcestershire and he can be a really good choice as Dream11 vice-captain.