Date & Time: Friday, September 04, 18:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England
It has been a tough few days for Worcestershire, who faced defeats in all three games, apart from a rain-washout game. They were so close to winning in all those games but unfortunately, somehow they ended on the wrong side of things. Tonight, they will look to come out strongly by taking motivation from the previous game, where they almost chased 229 target.
As always, bowling has been their issue. Despite Pennington performing well in almost every single game, the others in the lineup aren’t up to the mark to make things fall in place. However, they have no concerns with their batting lineup.
On the other hand, Gloucestershire are placed second in the points table with two wins and one loss in three games and shared one point in a no result game. They have no concerns whatsoever with all the players joining party on a consistent basis. All in all, it would be interesting to see whether Worcestershire can stop the winning streak of Gloucestershire or not.
Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (c), Daryl Mitchell, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington, Adam Finch/Tongue
Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor (c), James Bracey (wk), George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor
Like the previous game at this venue, it is once again expected to be supportive for both batsmen and the bowlers. Spinners enjoyed a great success at this venue in the last few games while batsmen need to be very careful with their shot-making. It looks like a decent thriller is coming up for the fans.
Higgins has always been a star performer for Gloucestershire and he has started delivering goods in this tournament as well. His ability to perform well in all sections of the game makes him a must-have player for this contest. Besides that, he has got PPM of 54 in this tour.
The fast bowler is in exceptional form for his side and delivering match-winning performances on a regular basis. He is the leading wicket-taker of this tournament so far with 9 wickets to his name.
He is yet another fast bowler, who is making the ball talk in this tournament. In every single game, he is on the list of wicket-takers for Worcestershire. He has got PPM of 49 in this tour so far. It certainly makes him a must-have choice.
He was brilliant in the last game with bat and ball. Firstly, he picked three wickets and later thrashed Somerset bowlers to all corners of the park. Mitchell will enter this contest with a lot of self confidence after putting such a massive show. Thus, we chose him as our big bet for this game.
Unfortunately, we had to leave this hard-hitting batsman for this contest. Despite scoring runs quickly, Rutherford is missing consistency with him, which is why we opted for other opener in place of him.