T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Warwickshire vs Worcestershire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Warwickshire vs Worcestershire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

It is advisable to pick in-form Jake Lintott in your Dream11 fantasy team.

Sam Hain
Sam Hain. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for ECB)

Match Details

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Warwickshire and Worcestershire at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST).

Preview

After recording a close win over Northamptonshire in their previous game, Worcestershire will lock horns with Warwickshire in the Central Group. The two counties had met in Worcester last Sunday, where the visitors emerged victorious by six wickets. Worcestershire will be keen to avenge that loss in Edgbaston on Friday.

Worcestershire has won only two of its last five matches, and the margin of victories has been slender. Warwickshire is at the third position on the Central Group standings. They have three wins in the last four matches and a victory on their home ground on Friday will help them attain the second position on the points table.


Weather Report

The skies are expected to be clear during the match time. There are no chances of rainfall, and the temperature will loom around 12 °C. 

Pitch Report

The first two games of the season at Edgbaston were affected by rain, but the last three matches have been played as per the schedule. The pitch has assisted the batsmen. However, the last match was a low-scoring thriller. 

Average 1st innings score: 177 (Last 3 T20 matches of this season considered)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won –  1, Lost – 2


Injury & Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Warwickshire:

Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes (c), Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Henry Brookes, Olly Stone, Jake Lintott, Jeetan Patel.

Bench: Dan Mousley, Liam Norwell, Robert Yates.

Worcestershire:

Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (c), Patrick Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington.

Bench: Thomas Charles Fell, Adam Finch, Mitchell Stanley.


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Top Picks

Hamish Rutherford played an excellent knock of 62 runs against Northamptonshire in the last match. The opening batsman smacked six fours and three sixes in his 37-ball innings. 

Although Warwickshire suffered a big defeat at the hands of Gloucestershire in their previous outing, Sam Hain impressed in the second innings with a 34-ball 43. He can perform well on the batsman-friendly track at Edgbaston.

Jake Libby has been the leading run-getter for Worcestershire in this competition. The top-order batsman has aggregated 271 runs in seven matches, with his batting average being 45.16.

Olly Stone has been the most successful bowler for Warwickshire in T20 Blast 2020. He has dismissed 12 batsmen in seven matches. Although he has been a bit expensive, he can be backed to give you good returns if you include him in your Dream11 fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Hamish Rutherford, Sam Hain

Vice-Captain Options – Jake Libby, Olly Stone

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batters – Adam Hose, Sam Hain (c), Hamish Rutherford, Jack Haynes

All-RoundersJake Libby (vc), Tim Bresnan, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Jake Lintott, Olly Stone, Ed Barnard

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Michael Burgess

Batters – Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Hamish Rutherford (c)

All-Rounders – Jake Libby, Tim Bresnan, Daryl Mitchell, Brett D’Oliveira

Bowlers – Jake Lintott, Olly Stone (vc), Ed Barnard


Expert Advice

Jake Lintott has been the most effective bowler for Warwickshire in T20 Blast. He has picked up seven wickets in seven matches while giving away runs at an economy rate of 5.50. His best figures of 3/11 show that he can make a huge impact with the ball if he finds his line and length. It is advisable to pick him in your Dream11 fantasy team.

Probable Winners

Warwickshire is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.