On Friday (4th September) afternoon, Gloucestershire will play against Worcestershire Rapids at Bristol County Ground (Bristol) in the T20 Blast 2020 (Central Group).
Both teams have already played four matches in this tournament. While their respective opening matches were washed out in rain, both of them have managed to win two matches and lost the other one match in this tournament.
On 31st August, they met in this tournament for the first time where Rapids suffered a 22-run defeat.
T20 Blast 2020: Gloucestershire vs Worcestershire Rapids – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 (Central Group), Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Rapids will face each other at Bristol County Ground (Bristol) on Friday (4th September) afternoon. This match will start at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Gloucestershire vs Worcestershire Rapids – Pitch Report
Bristol County Ground (Bristol) will host this match. According to the recent T20 records, 160+ targets are not easy to chase in this venue. In this season, while the first match of this venue was abandoned in rain, the visitors successfully defended the 150 runs total.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 156.60
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 3; 2nd Batting team won – 2.
T20 Blast 2020: Gloucestershire vs Worcestershire Rapids – Full Squad
Gloucestershire: Jack Taylor (C), Chris Dent, Tom Smith, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, George Scott, George Hankins, James Bracey (wk), Ben Charlesworth
Worcestershire Rapids: Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (C), Daryl Mitchell, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris, Adam Finch, Pat Brown and Ben Twohig
T20 Blast 2020: Gloucestershire vs Worcestershire Rapids – Predicted Playing XI
Gloucestershire: Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor (C), James Bracey (wk), George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Josh Shaw, Tom Smith and David Payne
Worcestershire Rapids: Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (C), Daryl Mitchell, Dillon Pennington and Charlie Morris
T20 Blast 2020: Gloucestershire vs Worcestershire Rapids – Fantasy Tips
In the last game, Ian Cockbain scored 84 not out off just 35 balls with the help of 6 fours and 7 sixes. The right-handed batsman has scored 113 runs in this tournament. Opener Chris Dent and middle-order batsman Graeme van Buuren are the other batsmen of this team who have scored one half-century each in this tournament.
Left-arm spinner Tom Smith has picked up 9 wickets while Ryan Higgins has got 5 wickets and David Payne has taken 4 wickets.
Yesterday Jake Libby scored 75 not out off 46 balls (7 fours and 2 sixes) when they were trying to chase down the mammoth T20 target of 230 runs against Somerset. He has scored 111 runs in this tournament.
In that same high-scoring match against Somerset, Daryl Mitchell brilliantly opened up himself with all-round performances. After managing the bowling figures of 4-0-35-3, he also scored 45 runs off 22 balls in that game.
On the other hand, the young right-arm pacer Dillon Pennington has claimed 5 wickets in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Tom Smith, Ryan Higgins, Ian Coackbain
Vice-captain – Daryl Mitchell, Jake Libby
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Ben Cox
Batsmen – Ian Cockbain, Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels
All-Rounder(s) – Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins (C), Jake Libby, Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers – Tom Smith (VC), David Payne, Dillon Pennington