Worcestershire face Northamptonshire in the North Group match of Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Friday, June 18, at New Road, Worcester from 7 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Both Northamptonshire and Worcestershire have had a contrasting season so far in this year’s T20 Blast. While Northants have won five out of their eight games, placing them second in the North Group, Worcestershire have managed just a solitary win from eight outings and are languishing at the bottom of the standings.  

With the race for knockouts heating up, Northamptonshire will look to consolidate their position at the top while Worcestershire will look to string a few wins under their belt and end the season on a high. 

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 Northamptonshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

Dafabet odds: Worcestershire: 2.06, Northamptonshire: 1.80 

Betwinner odds: Worcestershire: 1.82, Northamptonshire: 1.99

Bet365 odds: Worcestershire: 1.80, Northamptonshire: 2.00

10CRIC odds: Worcestershire: 2.03, Northamptonshire: 1.77

1xBet odds: Worcestershire: 1.82, Northamptonshire: 1.99

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire head-to-head

Northamptonshire lead the head-to-head record, winning 114 of the 212 T20 matches played between the two sides. 

On the other hand, Worcestershire have won 94 while three matches have ended in no result. The two sides have also played out one tied match. 

Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire probable playing XI

Worcestershire: Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Moeen Ali (captain), Colin Munro, Jack Haynes, Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox (wicket-keeper), Dwayne Bravo, Charlie Morris, Patrick Brown

Northamptonshire: Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (captain), Saif Zaib, Rob Keogh, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wicket-keeper), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich

Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire top picks

Worcestershire: Brett D’Oliveira will be the best pick from Worcestershire. The all-rounder has amassed 264 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 152 in the T20 Blast so far. D’Oliveira is coming off a hundred against Durham in a first-class game and will look to carry his form into the T20 Blast.

Northamptonshire: Chris Lynn will be a no-brainer for this fixture. The Australian is currently the leading run-getter in the tournament with 379 runs across six innings at a strike rate of 166. The 32-year-old scored a hundred in the reverse fixture against Worcester and will look to continue his dream run this season. 

Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 prediction 

Northamptonshire's form in T20 Blast this season makes them the favourites to win this fixture. The Joshua Cobb-led side had also won the reverse fixture against Worcestershire by 73 runs earlier in the tournament.   

Meanwhile, Worcestershire have had a forgettable season with one win from eight games. They are struggling with form and are unlikely to triumph over the formidable Northants setup. 

Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 14°C

Precipitation: 74%

Humidity: 77%

Wind: 16 km/h