In the Central Group of the T20 Blast 2020, the hosts Worcestershire Rapids will face Gloucestershire at County Ground (New Road, Worcester) on Monday (31st August) afternoon.
Both the teams have earned one point each after playing two matches. While their respective tournament openers were washed out in rain, they lost their second respective matches of this tournament.
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire – Match Details
Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire match will be played on Monday (31st August) afternoon at County Ground (New Road, Worcester). This match has been scheduled to start at 13:00 local time (17:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire – Pitch Report
County Ground (New Road, Worcester) will host this match. In T20 cricket, this venue generally allows the big scoring matches, but sometimes it also brings up the low-scoring thriller.
In the first T20 match of this season at this venue, Northamptonshire Steelbacks comfortably chased the 125 runs target against Rapids (29th August 2020).
- Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 166.20
- Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 3.
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire – Full Squad
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, Josh Tongue
Gloucestershire: Jack Taylor (C), Chris Dent (wk), Tom Smith, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Josh Shaw, George Scott, George Hankins, James Bracey, Ben Charlesworth
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire – Predicted Playing XI
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
Gloucestershire: Miles Hammond, Chris Dent (wk), Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey, Jack Taylor (C), George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Josh Shaw, Tom Smith and David Payne
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire Rapids vs Gloucestershire – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
While Rapids suffered a defeat in this season, only Jack Haynes’ batting was the positive point for the side as he scored 41 runs off 27 balls (5 fours and only six).
Experienced opener Riki Wessels, team’s most run-scorer in the T20 Blast 2019 (461 runs), is a consistent performer.
Among the available bowlers, captain Ed Barnard is the consistent performer. Also, Daryl Mitchell has the ability to play crucial all-rounder roles for his team.
Miles Hammond and Ian Cockbain are the big names in their batting line-up. While Gloucestershire suffered a defeat in their second match of this tournament, Graeme van Buuren impressed with his all-round performances (1/20 & 53) along with Ryan Higgins’ bowling (3/21) and George Scott’s batting performances (33).
The left-arm pacer David Payne is vital cog in their bowling line-up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins
Vice-captain – Jack Haynes, Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – James Bracey
Batsmen – Miles Hammond, Riki Wessels, Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes
All-Rounder(s) – Graeme van Buuren (C), Ryan Higgins (vc), Daryl Mitchell
Bowlers – David Payne, Ed Barnard, Dillon Pennington