Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws taking place? Wednesday 28th August, 16:00 (UK)

Where is Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws taking place? Blackfinch New Road, Worcester

What is the expected weather for Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws? 16c but with a high chance of rain expected during the day, this game could be in doubt

What television channel is Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws on? Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Worcestershire Rapids vs Notts Outlaws? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Worcestershire Rapids W5, Essex W9, No result 1
Last meeting: Worcestershire Rapids beat Notts Outlaws by 28 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

WORCESTERSHIRE RAPIDS

  • Worcestershire Rapids were defeated by top of the table Lancashire Lightning in their last game but with other results falling nicely for them, the Rapids should feature in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast.
  • The Rapids had to chase a big total as Lightning posted 218/5 and despite a sensational effort from Ross Whiteley who scored a brilliant 89* from just 40 balls having come in at seven, Worcestershire fell short of their target.
  • The 25-run loss shows that they may have enough to mix it come the quarter-finals but that improvements are also needed and one man who will be vital to their chances is Daryl Mitchell who has an economy rate of just 5.48 in this tournament so far.

NOTTS OUTLAWS

  • Notts Outlaws did just about enough to get over the line against Yorkshire Vikings and that narrow victory saw the Outlaws secure their spot in the knockout stages of the competition for a fourth consecutive season.
  • Notts scored slowly and were thankful to some big hitting lower down the order to help them to 148/7 but the bowlers did a great job to defend that total as Yorkshire fell three runs short.
  • Jake Ball was left out of the Outlaws’ team against Yorkshire and he looks set to miss out once again whilst Pakistan international Imad Wasim will come straight back into the side after sitting out the last two matches.

THE PREDICTION

Worcestershire Rapids should join Notts Outlaws in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast but still need a win to officially seal their place. Although Notts have already qualified, they will not switch off here as they attempt to seal a spot in the top two and with it, a home quarter-final. They have also won their last three games that have seen a result which highlights the task that the Rapids face. The Outlaws also have a great deal of squad depth with everyone needing to play well in order to retain their place in the team and that can be enough of a driving force for them to make it four in a row here.

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