About the Match
Lancashire and Worcestershire will meet for the next NatWest T20 league match on 18th June at Old Trafford, Manchester; Lancashire enjoys the 4th spot in the north group with 6 points while Worcestershire also has 6 points but are two places below their counterparts. Both teams won three games each so far and will fight hard to continue with their winning momentum. The match will surely be very interesting as both sides will try to dominate the other and move ahead towards triumph on Thursday.
Worcestershire beat Durham by just 3 runs in the last match after posting a target of 159; Tom-Kohler-Cadmore posted an unbeaten 53 off just 34 balls while Daryl Mitchell top-scored with 56 from 49. On the bowling front, Pakistani star Saeed Ajmal scalped 3-16 while Daryl Mitchell contributed with an all-round effort by claiming 2-23 to restrict Durham to 156. In their previous match, Worcestershire suffered defeat against Nottinghamshire by 11 runs; the visitors piled up 169 after losing 5 wickets in the measured 20 overs and the hosts were sent back to the pavilion for 158 with four deliveries still remaining although Moeen Ali and Ross Whitely scored 36 runs each. The team has a charismatic batting line-up comprising of Ali, Mitchell, Kohler-Cadmore and Whitely who are capable of scoring runs at will. On the bowling front, Saeed Ajmal has been the main wicket taker with while Mitchell, Shantry and Joe Leach can create problems for the opposition. Overall, the team has the strength and necessary fire-power to win the upcoming match.
Lancashire managed their 3rd win against Derbyshire by a big margin of 67 runs in the last match; Steven Croft hit a spectacular career best unbeaten 94 off 51 balls to underpin 201, sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of 151 off 80 balls with James Faulkner, who finished with 47 off 30. The Lancashire bowlers then bowled Derbyshire out for 134 to register a comprehensive win. Stephen Parry finished with 4-16 from his three overs while Tom Bailey picked up 2 wickets. This win came after last week’s victory over Yorkshire by 4 wickets, which was inspired by Jos Buttler, who scored a superb unbeaten off 35 while Ashwell Prince scored 32 off 29 balls to help the team reach the competitive total of 186 with ease. James Faulkner scalped 3-27 and has been vital to the bowling attack; Steven Croft and Faulkner have proved their all-round abilities along with Jos Buttler, Ashwell Prince, Liam Livingstone and Karl Brown, who are contributing well and are in great form. Bowlers Stephen Parry, George Edwards, Tom Bailey and Aaron Lilley have been supporting well with their wicket taking abilities; Lancashire with a wealth of talent in their ranks are confident to beat any team and win more matches.
Both teams are in good form and will be to eager to push their campaign forward with a win here; Lancashire has registered two successive wins which will give them the psychological advantage and confidence to beat Worcestershire on Thursday