Durham vs Worcestershire match prediction 31 May 2022

Match date · 31 May 2022 · 23:30 IST
  • Worcestershire have won their last four matches against Durham.
  • David Bedingham was Durham's second-highest run-scorer in Vitality Blast 2021.
  • Colin Munro scored a fifty for Worcestershire in his last game against Lancashire.
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DUR vs WOR Match 30 North Group Predictions & Betting Tips

The 20th edition of the T20 Blast is underway from May 25, and it's time for match number 30 between Durham and Worcestershire (DUR vs WOR). The match will be played at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street and will commence from 11:30 PM PM IST on Wednesday, June 1. Durham have lost two out of their three games so far, while Worcestershire have flunked to beat their opponent in each of their three games till now.

In the last season, Worcestershire crashed out after finishing fifth in the North Group. They won six out of their 14 matches. Durham won five out of their 14 league stage matches and finished seventh in the group. In the Vitality Blast 2022, Durham and Worcestershire are in a spot of bother all over again. Durham are placed seventh in the 9-team North Group points table. They have managed to register a single win after playing three matches. Worcestershire, on the other hand, are struggling at the bottom spot after losing their first three matches of the Vitality Blast 2022.

DUR vs WOR Team Bet:

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Worcestershire to win

The match-up between Durham and Worcestershire will be an interesting one and the reason for it is simple. Worcestershire have lost each of their last five matches, while Durham have managed only one win in their last five games. A defeat against Worcestershire, will be a hat-trick of defeats for them. Both teams are going through a horrid in the Vitality Blast 2022 and one of them will look for a change in fortunes on Wednesday. Worcestershire look like the more likely side to bring an end to their losing run. Their recent run looks more troublesome than Durham's but we will tell why you should think on placing your bet on Worcestershire. Worcestershire have lost only one out of their last five matches against Durham. In fact, they will be eyeing a fifth consecutive win against the side at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Overall, the two teams have played a total of 17 matches against each other. Worcestershire have won on nine occasions, while Durham have emerged victorious five times. Worcestershire lead the head-to-head tally 4-2 at the Riverside Ground. Worcestershire's batting unit consisting the likes of Brett D'Oliveira (358 runs in 13 matches last season), Jake Libby (315 runs in 13 matches last season) and captain Ben Cox ( 275 at 30.55 in 13 matches last season) look way more settled than their opposition. Durham are relying heavily on David Bedingham - their second highest run-scorer in the 2021 season. He has scored 1, 31 and 13 runs in the series this year. Sean Dickson, who top-scored for the team last year, hasn't yet featured in any of Durham's games till now. Also, Worcestershire, unlike Durham, have shown tremendous fighting spirit in their last two games. Chasing 183 against Lancashire, they ended at 171/8 in 20 overs. Defending 165 against Nottinghamshire, they took the match to the final over. Worcestershire narrowly won the match with only two balls remaining. By now, a desperate-to-win Worcestershire must properly have done their homework to thwart any challenge from Durham. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.80 and place your bet on Worcestershire from the DUR vs WOR head-to-head encounter.

DUR vs WOR Player Bets:

David Bedingham and Colin Munro are my top two player betting tips for the DUR vs WOR match 30. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.

David Bedingham to score over 20.5 runs

David Bedingham was Durham's second-highest run-scorer in the 2021 season. In a forgettable season for Durham where they finished seventh in the North Group, Bedingham scored 298 runs in 13 matches at an average of 22.92. In a short career of 50 T20 matches, the 28-year-old has scored 949 runs at an average of 21.08. He has scored six fifties in the format so far. A lot is expected from David Bedingham this season, however he is yet to fire with the bat. The first three innings from him in Vitality blast 2021 has seen him score 1, 31 and 13. Ahead of the tournament he has scored a couple of spectacular hundreds. He missed out on a double hundred by nine runs against Leicestershire. The right-hand batsman has played only one match against Worcestershire, scoring 44 from it. David Bedingham has played 13 matches at the Riverside Ground at the Chester-le-Street and scored 196 runs at 19.60. On Wednesday, he will look to improve his record at the ground, deliver on the expectation of his team and hand them their second win of the season. Pari Match is offering the odds of 1.87 for David Bedingham to score over 20.5 runs. Waste no time and scoop to the official website of Pari Match and place your bets on David Bedingham from the DUR vs WOR head-to-head encounter.

Colin Munro to score over 22.5 runs

Colin Munro smashed 53 runs off just 36 balls in his last match against Lancashire on Sunday. The New Zealand international, who last represented his country in January 2020, has played 65 T20Is and 1724 runs at an average of 31.34. Overall, in as many as 329 T20 games, the 35-year-old has scored 8349 runs at an average of 31.03. In his first two innings in the Vitality Blast 2022, the southpaw has scored 66 and 53 runs respectively. Munro also featured in three PSL 2021-22 matches and scored 165 runs at an average of 82.50. Prior to that he was part of the BBL 2021-22. Playing for the season champions Perth Scorchers, Munro smashed 390 runs in 13 matches at an average of 43.33. In his T20 Blast career, Colin Munro has scored 791 runs at an average of 24.72 in 34 matches. The Durban-born has scored only 24 runs from four matches against Durham but his current form can see him go berserk against them this time around. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the best for Colin Munro to score over 22.5 runs at the odds of 1.87 from the WOR vs DUR head-to-head encounter.

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My Picks:

Worcestershire to win @ 1.80 (Pari Match)

David Bedingham to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

Colin Munro to score over 22.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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