Worcestershire play Lancashire in the North Group match of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Friday, July 1, at County Ground, Worcester from 10 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Worcestershire are at the bottom of the North Group points table with three points. The hosts faced a 144-run defeat in their last T20 Blast game against Warwickshire. Their only win in this competition also came against Warwickshire as a 38-ball 71 from Brett D'Oliveira and 24-ball 53 from Jack Haynes sealed a 15-run win.
Lancashire have lost three of the last five T20 Blast matches after a good start to the 2022 campaign. Despite Steven Croft and Tim David’s knocks in the run-chase, Lancashire fell short by five runs in their last match in this tournament against Derbyshire. The visitors are currently second in the North Group points table with 16 points.
There are 18 teams participating in the T20 Blast, divided into two groups - the North Group and the South Group - each consisting of nine teams. Each team plays their group member twice with the top four teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds
Melbet odds: Worcestershire: 3.12, Lancashire: 1.38
Parimatch odds: Worcestershire: 2.85, Lancashire: 1.39
Betwinner odds: Worcestershire: 3.13, Lancashire: 1.38
10CRIC odds: Worcestershire: 3.01, Lancashire: 1.38
1xBet odds: Worcestershire: 3.12, Lancashire: 1.38
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire head-to-head
Lancashire have the upper hand on Worcestershire in the head-to-head battles, winning 12 of the 16 encounters in the T20 Blast. The visitors have also won four of the last five T20 Blast encounters between these two sides.
Tim David’s blitz secured Lancashire’s 12-run win against Worcestershire last month in this tournament.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire probable playing XI
Worcestershire: Ed Pollock, Brett D'Oliveira, Colin Munro, Moeen Ali (captain), Kashif Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Gareth Roderick (wicket-keeper), Ed Barnard, Adam Finch, Pat Brown, Mitchell Stanley.
Lancashire: Phil Salt (wicket-keeper), Luke Wells, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (captain), Tim David, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Tom Bailey.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire top picks
Worcestershire: Pat Brown is the highest wicket-taker for Worcestershire in T20 Blast 2022 with 12 wickets at a strike-rate of 16.80. The 23-year-old took a three-fer in the last head-to-head against Lancashire.
Lancashire: Tim David is the top pick in this match. The Singaporean batter has scored 364 runs in this tournament at an average of 36.40 and a strike rate of 182.91. The 26-year-old scored a 25-ball 60 in the last head-to-head against Worcestershire.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction
Lancashire are the clear favourites in this encounter considering their dominant head-to-head record against Worcestershire.
Worcestershire have won just once in T20 Blast this season and are unlikely to change that in this match.
Worcestershire vs Lancashire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 19°C
Wind: 11 km/h