The T20 Blast is entering a critical phase, with teams looking to gain valuable points before the league stages conclude. Warwickshire and Durham are in the North Group, where the top four teams are separated by only NRR margins. Warwickshire are currently top of the points table and will look to win this match and keep their winning streak going. Durham are currently in the bottom half of the points table and require some momentum to challenge for a top-four finish in the league phase.
The North Group Match between Durham vs Warwickshire will take place on June 20th, 2023 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.
Match Details to Note
Match: Durham vs Warwickshire, North GroupMatch, T20 Blast 2023
Date: June 20, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Durham openers Alex Rees (78 runs) and Michael Jones (50 runs) put on a 125-run partnership in the previous game, but they were unable to chase a DLS revised score of 158 runs in their 17 overs. Oliver Robinson and Ashton Turner are in good form, but they were unable to complete the match in the middle order last night.
Durham bowlers were led by Wayne Parnell’s 3/41 in the previous game but gave up 195 runs in 20 overs. Nathan Sowter, Ben Raine, and Liam Trevaskis each took a wicket in the match. Bas de Leede and Liam Trevaskis contributed crucial wickets in the match but were unable to effectively strangle the run flow.
Alex Lees, Cameron Bancroft, Scott Borthwick, Jack Burnham, Ben Raine, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, David Bedingham (South Africa), Ollie Robinson, Nathan Sowter, Brandon Glover, Bas de Leede, Matthew Kuhnemann (Australia), Tristan Stubbs (South Africa – Vitality Blast)
Possible Playing XI:
Alex Lees (c), Michael Jones, Oliver Robinson (wk), Ashton Turner, Bas de Leede, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Luke Doneathy, Wayne Parnell, Nathan Sowter, Liam Trevaskis
Warwickshire posted a massive total of 196/5 in the final game, with no player scoring fifty. With an unbeaten 51-run partnership off just 19 balls, Dan Mousely (49* runs) and Bethel (32* runs) played attacking cameos to help their batting unit. With their crucial cameos, their top order trio of Robert Yates (27 runs), Alex Davies (28 runs), and Benjamin (34 runs) laid the groundwork for the late charge.
Their bowlers held the opposition to 175/6, allowing them to win by 21 runs. Glenn Maxwell’s 3-0-22-2 spell yielded two crucial wickets. Last game, their middle-overs trio of Hasan Ali (1/44), Jake Lintott (1/33), and Henry Brookes (1/18) each took a wicket and gave runs at nearly 8 RPO. With Dan Mousely, Daniel Briggs, and Ed Barnard in their playing XI, they have good depth in their bowling attack.
Will Rhodes, Henry Brookes, Michael Burgess, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Sam Hain, Liam Norwell, Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Jacob Bethell, Manraj Johal, Moeen Ali, Ed Barnard, Chris Rushworth, Hassan Ali (Pakistan – until the end of July), Glenn Maxwell (Australia – Vitality Blast)
Possible Playing XI:
Robert Yates, Alex Davies (c & wk), Jacob Bethell , Glenn Maxwell, Dan Mousley, Chris Benjamin, Ed Barnard, Hasan Ali, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott
Durham vs Warwickshire Batsmen Worth Watching
Both Durham openers made half-centuries, but they would have preferred to have done so at a faster rate in their previous match. Alex Lees, who was in the England Test squad at this time last year, hit 11 boundaries in his 78-ball batting innings.
Warwickshire posted 196-5 despite the absence of the in-form Sam Hain, with Dan Mousley (49 not out), Chris Benjamin (34), Jacob Bethell (32 not out), Alex Davies (28) and Rob Yates (27) all contributing. The Bears have a deep batting order.
Durham vs Warwickshire Bowlers Worth Watching
Durham’s bowling attack was led by South African bowling all-rounder Wayne Parnell in their defeat to Lancashire Lightning. He took 3-41, with one wicket each from Ben Raine, Nathan Sowter, and Liam Trevaskis. Durham’s bowling attack is diverse and effective.
Warwickshire used seven bowlers in their last game, with five of them picking up at least one wicket. Glenn Maxwell of Australia took 2-22, with only Dan Mousley and Danny Briggs going wicketless. Warwickshire’s bowling attack has a lot of variety.
Durham vs Warwickshire Toss Prediction
Chasing teams have never lost a match at Chester-le-street, with four wins and one tie so far this season, and we expect both captains to bowl first if they win the toss.
Durham vs Warwickshire Pitch Report
Chester-le-street is a well-known venue on the English circuit and the home ground of the Durham team. They have only won two of their five games played here this season and will be looking to win this crucial match.
Teams scored 160+ runs in the matches played here, but the bowlers never stopped the opposing batters in the chase. We anticipate a score of 170-180 runs in this match as well.
Durham vs Warwickshire Prediction
In the matches so far, both teams have been led by their top order, but Warwickshire have a stronger batting unit with consistent contributions from the middle order. Warwickshire’s bowlers have complimented each other and bowled well as a unit, whereas Durham’s bowling unit lacks consistency. We expect Warwickshire to win this game and maintain their lead at the top of the table. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Warwickshire is the favourite to beat Durham at the odds of 1.65.
Durham vs Warwickshire Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Chris Benjamin is a talented batter who we believe will be Warwickshire’s leading run scorer on Tuesday.