Worcestershire are favorites to win
Durham will take on Worcestershire Rapids in the 2022 Vitality Blast. The game will be played at Riverside, Chester-le-Street starting at 18:30 local time on Wednesday June 1st.
Durham have played three games so far in the 2022 T20 Blast with all three fixtures taking place away from home. They began with a 54 run victory over Leicestershire Foxes but then lost to Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 31 runs and Birmingham Bears by 5 wickets. There was also a shoulder injury to captain Ashton Turner in the defeat to the Steelbacks and he is expected to miss this game as part of his continued rehabilitation. 29 year-old Paul Coughlin has stood out with the ball and is also their second highest run scorer so far.
Worcestershire Rapids have lost all three of their matches so far in this campaign but should be boosted by the availability of IPL stars, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo, for the trip to Durham. New Zealand hard hitting batter Colin Munro missed the opening game of the competition but has since posted successive half-centuries and looks set to score plenty of runs. Right arm fast medium bowler Pat Brown, who has been capped four times before by England, took 3-35 against Lancashire Lightning on Sunday afternoon
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
The match will be played at Riverside, Chester-le-Street. There has only ever been one T20 Blast score of over 200 at this venue and we expect a soft pitch with a par score no higher than 170.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Durham vs Worcestershire, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Graham Clark, Michael Jones, Oliver Robinson (wk), David Bedingham, Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis (c), Scott Borthwick, George Drissell
Ed Pollock, Brett DOliveira, Jack Haynes, Colin Munro, Jake Libby, Ben Cox (c & wk), Ed Barnard, Matthew Waite, Josh Baker, Charlie Morris, Patrick Brown
With players of the calibre of Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo back in the side, we expect to see Worcestershire Rapids put in a far stronger team performance than what they have produced so far. It should be a close match but we are backing the Rapids to get their first victory of the season.
Worcestershire are favorites to beat Durham