Lancashire vs Worcestershire: August 8, Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 Prediction
August 8, 2021 12:00 pm
It will be Lancashire vs Worcestershire, on August 8, in match 56 of the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021 at Manchester. After five matches, Lancashire are in 2nd place on the points table, while Worcestershire are one rung below them in third position. We preview the game and make our match prediction.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met in Manchester on April 17, 2019. Batting first, Worcestershire got off to a brilliant start with a partnership of 106 runs for the first wicket. A 182-run stand for the third wicket between Rutherford and Mitchell took the score to 292 for three in the 37th over. Building on that foundation, Worcestershire managed to reach a score of 367 before they were bowled out in the last over. Rutherford made 108 from 95 balls to become the top scorer while Mitchell made 101 from 81 balls. For Lancashire, Matt Parkinson took five for 51, while Glenn Maxwell and Saqib Mehmood took two wickets each.
When they replied, Lancashire lost the early wicket of Haseeb Hameed in the fourth over but staged a mini recovery with a stand of 75 runs for the second wicket between Jennings and Guest. A lack of partnerships consequent to a regular fall of wickets saw Lancashire bowled out for 242 in the 41st over. Barring Jennings who made 54 from 60 balls, no other batsman made a substantial contribution though several got off to good starts. For Worcestershire, Josh Tongue and Daryl Mitchell took two wickets each, while Chris Morris, Brett D’Oliveira, and Ross Whiteley took one each.
Lancashire have beaten Hampshire, Gloucestershire, and Sussex, and lost to Middlesex. Their match against Kent was rained out.
Worcestershire have beaten Essex, Gloucestershire, and Kent, and lost to Hampshire and Middlesex.
Lancashire: Jennings, Bohannan, Wells, Jones, Croft, Balderson, Lavelle, Lamb, Bailey, Hurt, Morley.
Worcestershire: Haynes, D’Oliveira, Fell, Libby, Roderick, Barnard, Dell, Leach, Baker, Morris, Finch
Worcestershire have won four and lost one of their last five matches against Lancashire.
In our match 56 prediction, we forecast a win for Lancashire over Worcestershire in the match on August 8.
Lancashire vs Worcestershire Betting Odds
Betting odds make Lancashire favourites to beat Worcestershire on August 8.
While Worcestershire have an h2h advantage in the last five matches between the sides, Lancashire are in better form this season, as reflected in their superior position on the points table.