NORTHAMPTONSHIRE VS DURHAM (NOR vs DUR)  Match Prediction, Vitality Blast

At the County Cricket Ground in Northampton on the fourth day of the English Vitality T20 Blast league, Northamptonshire will take on Durham. Beginning on May 26, this North Group match will be played. IN this article we will discuss about key elements defining the outcome of the match of NOR VS DUR

NOR VS DUR Match Details:


Date: 26/05/2023

Time: 23.00 PM IST

Venue:  County Ground in Northampton

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

Northamptonshire Looks to Bounce Back Against Durham

After a disappointing start to their season with a 15-run loss to Worcestershire, Northamptonshire will be determined to stage a comeback in their upcoming match. Despite the defeat, the Northamptonshire bowlers showed promise, taking nine wickets in the previous game at the same venue. David Willey, in particular, displayed improved control and skill, likely benefiting from his recent stint in the IPL.

On the other hand, Durham will be playing their first match against Northamptonshire and will be eager to begin their campaign with a victory. In their previous game against Worcestershire, the top three batsmen for Northamptonshire got off to good starts, but Ricardo Vasconcelos, Chris Lynn, and David Willey failed to convert their innings into big scores. To secure a win in the upcoming match, Northamptonshire will rely on one of their batsmen to make a substantial contribution.

Northamptonshire has historically held the upper hand over Durham, winning 11 out of their 19 previous T20 matches. However, Durham’s absence from the playoffs in last year’s NatWest T20 Blast serves as a motivation for them to perform better this season. In the previous game against Worcestershire, Tom Taylor and Andrew Tye showcased commendable performances for Northamptonshire, adding to the team’s overall efforts.

With both teams aiming for redemption and a strong start to their campaign, the clash between Northamptonshire and Durham pr

Durham Relies on Key Batters and Bowlers for Success

Durham’s batting department will heavily depend on players such as Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Oliver Robinson, captain Ashton Turner, and Michael Jones to score most of the runs. The team will be led by former England international Alex Lees, who is known for his positive approach and will also open the batting. With the likes of Scott Borthwick, David Bedingham, Turner, and Bas de Leede in the lineup, Durham possesses capable batsmen for this format. However, Durham will miss the services of Matthew Potts and Mark Wood, who are with the England squad during this period.

In the bowling department, Durham will rely on the talents of Ben Raine, Scott Borthwick, Liam Trevaskis, Paul Coughlin, and Brydon Carse to take crucial wickets. Carse, in particular, is expected to be one of the main bowling threats for Durham throughout the season, with support from de Leede and Brandon Glover. Last season, Michael Jones displayed promising form for Durham, accumulating 319 runs at an impressive strike rate of 140.52.

With a strong batting lineup and a reliable group of bowlers, Durham will look to these key players to deliver timely breakthroughs and contribute significantly to the team’s success in the upcoming matches.

Toss & Pitch Report

Both teams will try to win the toss, choose to bat first, and put up a respectable score. At Northampton, the first inning usually ends with 135 to 140 runs.The County Ground in Northampton will serve as the site of this Vitality T20 Blast match. We anticipate scores of 185 or more on this wicket because of its good pace and bounce, but we also anticipate some help for the quick bowlers.


The game’s temperature will probably be about 20 degrees.  There is no chance to take a shower while the game is in progress.

Temperature 18°C Real Feel Shade™ 17°
Wind       E 17km/h Cloud cover 11%
Wind Gusts 24km/h Humidity    58%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  9°C Time   23.00 PM INST

NOR vs DUR Head-to-Head  statistics :

Overall Played: 19

Won by NOR: 11

Won by DUR:8

No Result: 0




Chris Lynn, Ricardo Vasconcelos, David Willey (c), Josh Cobb, Saif Zaib, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Rob Keogh, James Sales, Graeme White, Andrew Tye

DURHAM Predicted Playing XI:

Graham Clark, Michael Jones, Oliver Robinson (wk), Ashton Turner (c), David Bedingham, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Borthwick

NOR vs DUR Prediction: Northamptonshire Expected to Win Comfortably Against Durham

In their upcoming game, Northamptonshire will be considered slight favorites to win, especially playing in their home conditions. With strong players like Rob Vasconcelos, Chris Lynn, Andrew Tye, and David Willey in their lineup, Northamptonshire will be eager to bring their best performance to the match.

Expect Northamptonshire to secure a comfortable victory over Durham at Northampton. Northamptonshire, hosting the game, aims to continue their winning streak. Last season, they won six matches and lost an equal number, finishing seventh in the North Group standings with a net run rate of -0.040. In their previous match, Tom Taylor showcased good form with an unbeaten knock of 44 runs off 26 balls, supported by David Willey, Ricardo Vasconcelos, and Chris Lynn, who contributed scores of 36, 32, and 28 runs respectively. However, the team fell short by 15 runs for the win. On the other hand, Durham finished eighth in the North Group with three wins and ten losses, lagging behind Northamptonshire by seven points and ending with a net run rate of -0.642. In their last five encounters, Northamptonshire has dominated, winning all matches against Durham. For a potential betting tip, consider the odds of 1.675 offered by 1XBET for Northamptonshire to win the game.


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