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Nottingham vs Worcestershire County Championship Day 4 Preview

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-05-23 17:09:29

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Nottingham are on fire in the LV County Championship match against Worcester at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, the United Kingdom. Rain played spoilsport on days 1, 2 and 3 to prevent either team from winning. Albeit a draw is the most likely result of this match, Notts' batsmen had a heyday on Day 3, thanks to a scintillating 177 by Ben Duckett and swashbuckling fifties from Lyndon James and Steven Mullaney. The home side declared at 400/5. Thereafter, Worcester stuttered to 53/6 and the top and middle-order fell like dominoes, largely thanks to a fiery fast bowling spell from Luke Fletcher who bagged another fifer. 


The Match Preview

Venue: Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham, the United Kingdom
Date: 20th to 23rd May 2021
Time: 3:30 P.M. IST onwards

The Pitch Report

The Trent Bridge pitch shall offer lots of seam and swing movement for pacers throughout the match duration. It is early summer in the United Kingdom, and the Dukes ball often seams and swings prodigiously throughout the day. Expect plenty of grass cover on the pitch to aid pacers. Spinners might come to the party later in the game, provided that the weather remains sunny and warm which might dry the pitch out. Expect slow-paced and little turn if the weather remains warm and sunny. Batsmen need to play close to their body and avoid driving on the up to score heavily on this sort of pitch. 

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Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be quite cloudy and cool in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. There is a 41 percent chance of rain. Temperatures will soar as high as 29 Degrees and dip as low as 13 Degree Celsius. The relative humidity is predicted to be 37 percent. Also, winds will blow from the North-West direction to the South-East at a maximum speed of 15 kilometres per hour. 

Match XIs

Worcestershire's Playing XI: Joe Leach (c), Daryl Mitchell, Jake Libby, Tom Fell, Jack Haynes, Brett D’Oliveira, Riki Wessels, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Barnard, Dillon Pennington, Josh Tongue

Nottinghamshire's Playing XI: Ben Slater, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Lyndon James, Steven Mullaney (c), Tom Moores (wk), Liam Patterson-White, Stuart Broad, Luke Fletcher, Dane Paterson