WOR vs WRW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 16, 2023

WOR vs WRW Match Prediction - Jun 16, 2023

After a short break, the T20 Blast is back with a vengeance, as we’re getting closer to determining the finalists for the coveted champion’s trophy. Worcestershire (4-3) started out great but has been slipping lately with three straight losses, as they now sit in fourth place on the North Group table.

Meanwhile, Birmingham (5-3) has had an up-and-down season but at least stopped a three-game skid with a recent victory, and is now second on the NG table.

The biggest update after the short pause is that Birmingham will lose spinner Moeen Ali (5/78 for the season) due to his inclusion into the England side for the upcoming Ashes. The other bad news is for Worcestershire, as allrounder Michael Bracewell is injured for the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles. Bracewell wasn’t performing like a superhero by any means (91 runs & 7/232), but it’s one less trustworthy player in the squad.

Worcestershire vs. Birmingham Bears will take place at the County Ground, Worcester, on June 16th. Make sure you visit all the most popular betting apps for cricket betting.

WOR vs WRW Team Previews


Worcestershire will really need to dig deep in this game, as dropping two games to lower teams like Lancashire and Northamptonshire are inexcusable. Adam Hose will be batting against his former side, so it’s going to be an interesting matchup there. Hose has totalled 225 runs and averaging 37.50, but just picked up 56 in his last three matches. A high score of 61 also isn’t spectacular, but Hose also blossomed late last season, so we still trust him to deliver the goods.

Kashif Ali (175) and Haynes (169) are batting well enough, but you’d still like to see a better effort from D'Oliveira with the bat. Perhaps it’s not easy as an allrounder, but Worcestershire will need more than 163 runs in seven appearances at the crease.

Worcestershire must be tighter with the bowling attack, as they’re giving up roughly 195 runs to their opponents in their last three matches, which have all been losses. Brown is a big part of that, as he may have taken 14 wickets, but also allowed 257 runs and has a shocking ER of 11.42. D'Oliveira, who has been just fine with the bat, is bowling rather well in the T20 Blast with a total of 11/150 for the season.

Worcestershire Playing 11

Brett D Oliveira, Ed Pollock, Jack Haynes, Adam Hose, Kashif Ali, Ben Cox, Mitchell Santner, Usama Mir, Matthew Waite, Pat Brown, Dillon Pennington.

Birmingham Bears

Birmingham will be kicking themselves that they lost two very crucial matches to Derbyshire, as these are games that the Bears should have won. The recent victory over Northamptonshire is a step in the right direction, but Ali’s 3/16 bowling performance is certainly going to be missed.

Birmingham’s success is largely thanks to Sam Hain, who is just absolutely in the zone right now and is the second-highest league scorer with 417 (strike rate of 168.14). It must be irksome that his best effort this season of 97* did come in a loss to Nottinghamshire, but he’s very reliable with the bat, win or lose.

Davies (203) and Yates (137) are doing well enough to back up Hain, but Mousley’s 133 in eight matches is well below what he’s capable of producing. If Hain has a bad game, then we’re never quite sure who is the one to step up.

It must be said that Birmingham does have a solid bowling lineup that is proving that not one bowler must save the team. Briggs, Mousley, and Miles each have 10 wickets, and Brookes isn’t far behind with seven. Despite the loss of Ali, he bowled in only the innings and took 5/78, so he should be replaceable with Briggs’ spin.

Birmingham Bears Playing 11

Robert Yates, Alex Davies, Jacob Bethell, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Mousley, Chris Benjamin, Ed Barnard, Hasan Ali, Danny Briggs, Henry Brookes, Jake Lintott.

WOR vs WRW Toss Prediction

Captains may still choose to bat second, as this seems to be the better option based on history. The team batting second has won 32/55 times, and big scores of around 230 have happened in the past.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The County Ground is typically one for batters, as it’s usually not swinging or bouncing much for the bowlers. The boundaries are a bit smaller here and it’s not unusual to see a tonne of sixes and fours. 

WOR vs WRW Betting Tips

The 10Cric odds have been quite generous to Worcestershire, but there’s no doubt Birmingham will be favoured in this match. We still think there’s a case to be made for Worcestershire to win this home game, especially as they’ve taken two out of the last five games against Birmingham. It’s true that Birmingham demolished Worcestershire in the last game by 144 runs, that was back in 2022 and this is the first matchup since then.

If Hose can reach at least 70 with the bat and there’s good help from the likes of Kashif Ali and D'Oliveira, then Worcestershire has a solid chance. Birmingham has proved lately that they’re not playing the best cricket of their lives and can be beaten by anyone.

Bet on Worcestershire to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. MostBet


    Worcestershire to win the toss and win the match



It's hard not to take these odds, as they are very generous. Even a small bet could gain you a great return, and with Worcestershire playing at home and Hose batting very well, it's a good chance.

  1. Satbet


    Sam Hain To Score 50: Yes



The guy is a man on a mission right now, and he's batting incredibly well. This is a good bet to make, because in three of his last four matches, he's scored over 50 runs.

  1. Betway


    Total Sixes in the Match - 12.5: Over



The return isn't as great as you'd like it to be, but it's a safe bet, as this ground is known for hitting a lot of boundaries. Worcestershire alone hit 6 sixes in their last match, so 12.5 isn't a hard target to reach.

Today Match Prediction

Worcestershire To Win the Match, 2.64

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Who will win WOR vs WRW

Worcestershire 69.89% (65)
Birmingham Bears 30.11% (28)
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