Nottinghamshire vs Worcestershire: June 22, Vitality Blast 2021 Prediction
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Here are two teams that have fared pretty well in this tournament but are stuck in a mid-table tussle. Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire have both lost just one game each. But both teams have had multiple ties and washouts.
Nottinghamshire are currently fourth on the North Group points table with eight points. They didn’t have a great start to this season. They tied a game against Worcestershire that they should have won convincingly and then they lost to Warwickshire. Since then, the Steven Mullaney-led side have been excellent. They won three games in a row before they tied their last encounter against Lancashire. Both departments have fired decently for Nottinghamshire and they will be hoping to continue the good work and climb the points table as well.
On the other hand, Worcestershire made a remarkable comeback in their opening game against Nottinghamshire to force a tie. They then won a couple of games on the bounce before Yorkshire handed them a massive drubbing which also turned out to be their first loss of the season. Their last game against Northamptonshire was abandoned due to rain. Overall, they have two wins, one loss, one tie and one no-result and are on the sixth spot on the points table in North Group. Worcestershire’s bowling has been good while the batting has been slightly inconsistent.
Moreover, Worcestershire will be without their talisman Moeen Ali who has joined the England squad ahead of their white-ball fixtures against Sri Lanka. Hence, that puts Worcestershire slightly behind and Nottinghamshire might just start this game as favourites. The overall head-to-head record is also in favour of Nottinghamshire who have a lead of 9-7.
The Trent Bridge in Nottingham will be the venue for this game.
Nottinghamshire vs Worcestershire Betting
Worcestershire’s recent record against Nottinghamshire might be good but the latter might be slight favourites heading into this contest. Thus, they have the winning odds of 1.882 while Worcestershire have the winning odds of 1.974.
Nottinghamshire have had a slight upper hand against Worcestershire in the history of the Vitality T20 Blast. The two teams have played 18 games against each other. Nottinghamshire have won nine games while Worcestershire have won seven and two games were washed out. However, out of those seven, three of Worcestershire’s wins came in the last three games (2019 and 2021).
|Year||Total Number of games||Nottinghamshire||Worcestershire||Tie / No-Result|
|2014||2||0||1||0 / 1|
|2019||3||0||2||0 / 1|
|TOTAL||18||9||7||0 / 2|