Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality T20 Blast 2021 - Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws - June 9
The Vitality T20 Blast 2021 North Group match between Worcestershire Rapids and Notts Outlaws will be played at New Road.
Notts Outlaws will be coached by Peter Moores and led by Dan Christian this year (however, he will miss the Group stages following a call up by Australia). The team lifted the Vitality T20 Blast 2020 trophy.
Joe Clarke (371 @ 37.10) was the top run scorer for Notts Outlaws in 2020 while Jake Ball (19 @ 13.63) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.
Dane Paterson (South Africa - whole tournament)
Alex Hales is the player to watch out for Notts Outlaws. Hales had a sub-par Blast in 2020 yet bounced back as top scorer in the Big Bash and with 8,066 runs is the highest scoring Englishman in T20 history.
Worcestershire Rapids will be coached by Alex Gidman and led by Moeen Ali (stand-in captain when unavailable to be confirmed) this year. The team finished Bottom (Central Group) in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020.
Hamish Rutherford (352 @ 39.11) was the top run scorer for Worcestershire Rapids in 2020 while Ed Barnard (10 @ 26.00) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Vitality T20 Blast.
Ben Dwarshuis (Australia – whole tournament), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal – whole tournament) are their overseas players.
Ben Dwarshuis is the player to watch out for Worcestershire Rapids. Leading wicket-taker for winners Sydney Sixers in the latest edition of the Big Bash and will add much needed variety to Rapids attack as a left-armer.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Notts Outlaws - Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian (C), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, Zak Chappell, Tom Barber, Toby Pettman, Stuart Broad, Matthew Carter, Liam Patterson-White, Harry Gurney, Dane Patterson, Brett Hutton, Haseeb Hameed, Sol Budinger, Ben Compton, Ben Slater, Dane Schadendorf, Peter Trego, Lyndon James, Joey Evison
Worcestershire Rapids - Daryl Mitchell, Jack Haynes, Joshua Dell, Mitchell Stanley, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Tom Fell, Brett D'Oliveira, Joe Leach, Moeen Ali (C), Alex Milton (wk), Ben Cox, Gareth Roderick, Adam Finch, Ben Dwarshuis, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington, Ed Barnard, Josh Tongue, Pat Brown, Ben Dwarshuis
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Notts Outlaws
Who will win? – Notts Outlaws
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Notts Outlaws), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jake Ball (Notts Outlaws), Ben Dwarshuis (Worcestershire)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Notts Outlaws), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Man of the Match – Alex Hales
Team Scores Batting first – Notts Outlaws 180+, Worcestershire 165+
Match Handicap Notts Outlaws
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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