LAN vs WOR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 07, 2023
The Lancashire outfit is not doing too well at the moment having lost 4 matches in a row. They were off to a flyer in the competition winning their first three games of the tournament. Everybody was touting them as potential champions but now they have reached the other end of it. Due to this string of losses, they are currently in 5th position in the points tally. They have won 3 and lost 4 out of the 7 matches they have played. The Worcestershire team on the other hand has done a far better job and they are in good form this year in Vitality T20 Blast. They are currently positioned at the top of the table for North Group and have dropped just a single game so far in the competition. However, they dropped their last match in the league stages of the competition. So, they will be keen to get back to winning ways in this match.
Lancashire vs Worcestershire Head-To-Head
The Lancashire Lightning and Worcestershire Royals have played 17 matches that provided a clear result. Lancashire Lightning has won 12 of these encounters while Worcestershire Royals managed to win 5. The average number of runs scored by Worcestershire against Lancashire is 156.1 while the Lancashire Lightning team has scored 166.7 runs on average against Worcestershire. This is the first time these two teams are meeting in the competition this year. The top score recorded by Lancashire is 229 runs while Worcestershire has a top score of 198 runs against Lancashire.
Lancashire vs Worcestershire Live Streaming and Broadcast
The fixture can be viewed on TV on Sky Sports for the English cricket fans. This encounter can also be viewed via live streaming on the Sky Go app and site. The Indian audiences can view the match through live streaming on the SonyLiv app and website. This game can also be watched in India on Sony Sports Network.
LAN vs WOR Team Previews
In their last encounter against Notts, the Lancashire outfit had to endure a loss by a margin of 5 wickets with 7 balls still to go. After winning the toss the Lancashire team chose to bat first at Nottingham. They got off to a reasonable start with both Phil Salt and Jos Butler looking like getting runs on the track. But they lost their wickets and could not go on and create a big score. It was the skipper Liam Livingstone and Daryl Mitchell who made decent contributions in the middle order to take the Lancashire total to a reasonable one.
Liam Livingstone scored 34 runs from 30 balls with 2 fours while Mitchell hit a quick 31 from 20 balls with 2 sixes and 3 fours. Matthew Carter picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs from his 4 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jack Brooks picked up two wickets apiece as the Notts did a fine restriction job over Lancashire. None of the Lancashire batsmen could reach a fifty. The Notts' batting order saw a solid contribution from Joe Clarke right at the top of the order. He smashed 42 from 24 balls with 2 sixes and 6 fours.
Almost all the batsmen from Nottinghamshire contributed to the team score as they inched close to the target. Tom Moores who is the wicketkeeper-batsman for Notts scored a useful not-out 26 from 18 balls with 5 fours to carry the Notts across the line with balls to spare. Liam Livingstone and Jack Blatherwick were the two bowlers from Lancashire that looked like troubling the batters. They both picked up 2 wickets apiece giving away 24 and 21 runs from their 4 overs. Tom Hartley picked up the one remaining wicket that was dislodged.
Lancashire Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Philip Salt, Steven Croft, Luke Wells, Rob Jones, Daryl Mitchell, Liam Livingstone, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Hartley, Luke Wood, Jack Blatherwick.
The Worcestershire team is in terrific form this year in the Vitality T20 Blast competition. Even though they ended up losing the last game by a margin of 11 runs, they had put a fighting total of 178 runs on the board. There were useful contributions from Ben Cox and the skipper Brett D'Oliveira that made it possible to reach this decent total. But as it turned out, this total was nowhere close to being sufficient in the overall picture of the game. The Worcestershire bowling attack could not trigger a collapse or keep things quiet either.
Just 4 wickets fell during the opposition's inning. Adam Finch bowled a terrific spell picking up 1 wicket while conceding just 22 runs from 4 overs. Worcestershire will have to look into their bowling attack as it needs more discipline to keep the team on winning ways. The key players for this game are Ben Cox, Brett D'Oliveira, and Adam Finch. In this last match played at Worcester, the Worcestershire team put together 178 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
However, Northamptonshire chased down the score in 19.4 overs for the loss of 4 wickets.<br /> Although Worcestershire lost an early wicket while setting a target against Northamptonshire, there was a brief partnership between Brett D'Oliveira and Jack Haynes that steadied the ship somewhat. The skipper D'Oliveira scored 38 runs from 28 balls with 5 fours. Mitchell Santner also made a decent contribution to the total by scoring 33 runs from 21 balls with 4 fours and 1 six. Ben Cox who is the wicketkeeper batsman scored 46 runs from 29 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. This unbeaten inning allowed Northants to reach a decent score.
Worcestershire Playing 11
Brett D Oliveira, Michael Bracewell, Jack Haynes, Adam Hose, Kashif Ali, Ed Pollock, Ben Cox, Mitchell Santner, Adam Finch, Pat Brown, Dillon Pennington.
LAN vs WOR Toss Prediction
The side that wins the toss is likely to bat first in this match and try and raise an unbeatable total. The speedsters might get some assistance from the track in the first few overs. They will have to negotiate some swing in those conditions. But after that, it will ease into a good batting surface.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
This game between Worcestershire and Lancashire will be played at Stanley Park in the Blackpool area of England. The surface on offer at the Stanley Park venue is a well-balanced one. During their last 4 meetings, an average first-inning total at the ground has been 132 runs. Generally speaking, batting first on the track will be a good idea for both captains. The sides batting first have won all the games played at this venue. The temperatures during the game will be close to 17 degrees and there are no chances of getting any showers during the match. The relative humidity will be close to 58% and there might be moderate winds during the game.
LAN vs WOR Betting Tips
It is the fate of T20 cricket that any team can win a match on their day. Both these outfits are going into this match after having lost their last games. But Worcestershire is in better form overall. They are playing a brand of cricket that will make it tough to bet against them at the moment. We will bet with Worcestershire to win the game and consolidate their position at the top of the points table.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Although the Lancashire team lost their last few games, they have top-quality top-order batting. You can expect them to get off to a good start by scoring 86 runs near the top of the order.
Jos Buttler is a top batter for England and he is due for a big score. You can expect him to score more than 27 runs in the match.
Lancashire has some solid players near the top of their order. You can expect them to score more than 6 runs in their first over.