2021 Vitality t20 Blast – Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids taking place? Friday 11th June, 2021 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids taking place? The County Ground, Northampton

What is the expected weather for Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids? Expected conditions and temperature here

Where can I get tickets for Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids on? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing this match

Where can I stream Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Worcestershire Rapids? If televised on Sky Sports, this match can be streamed live on Sky Go. If not televised on Sky, this match can be streamed live on the official websites and YouTube channels of each competing team, as well as the England Cricket app

THE LOWDOWN

Northamptonshire Steelbacks’ approach to Twenty20 cricket has been dubbed akin to ‘moneyball’ given their attempts to maximise relatively cheap or undiscovered talent. They reached the knockout stages of last year’s competition but were battered by Gloucestershire in the quarter-finals. They are up against a Worcestershire Rapids side that managed to win just two of their ten group stage matches last season and began this year’s campaign with a remarkable tie against the Notts Outlaws. An unbeaten half-century by Jake Libby lifted the Rapids to over 150 before a wonderful bowling performance restricted the Outlaws to level scores.

THE PREDICTION

Neither side will be completely sure of their plans throughout this competition just yet but the visitors are a step closer following that remarkable finish to the match on Wednesday. They will also be extremely pleased so in a positive mindset and it is unlikely that Moeen Ali will miss out with the bat in consecutive matches so, with that said, Worcestershire Rapids would be the favoured side in this one.

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