(Match Preview, Playing XI, H2H Record, Ground Stats, Weather Report, Pitch Report and Match Prediction)

Match Preview: (By Vishnu)

     The 48th match of the Vitality T20 blast 2022 will be played between Durham and Northamptonshire in Riverside Ground, Chester-le-street on 5th June.     
     Durham has not started well this season. The team has played 5 matches and has won 2 however they have lost 3 as well. In their last outing, they lost against Yorkshire by 6 wickets. The batting has been good for the team but the bowling unit needs to perform better. If the team wants to return to the winning track, it will be the bowling unit that will have to take responsibility.     
     Northamptonshire are has started recently this season. They have played 5 matches and have won 2, lost 2 while 1 match was tied. In their last outing, they lost against Lancashire in a close encounter by 2 wickets. The strength of the team has been the batting (but in random matches). The team will want to give batting performances on the regular basis with bowling efficiency.

Durham Squad: Graham Clark, Michael Jones, David Bedingham, Oliver Robinson (wk), Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, George Drissell, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis (c), Andrew Tye, Scott Borthwick, Ashton Turner, Oliver Gibson, Jonathan Bushnell, and Stanley McAlindon

Northamptonshire Squad: Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Alex Russell, Freddie Heldreich, Chris Lynn, James Sales, Brandon Glover, Matthew Kelly, and Nathan Buck

H2H Record:

Total Matches: 21
Durham Won: 8
Northamptonshire Won: 10
No Result: 3

H2H Record at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-street:

Total Matches: 9
Durham Won: 6
Northamptonshire Won: 3

Weather report:

     According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 13°C and humidity will be 74%. The speed of the wind will be around 19 km/h and there are chances of rain.

Pitch Report:

     The pitch at The Riverside Ground is a balanced pitch having something both for the bowling and the batting unit. In the first few overs, the ball moves here and the fast bowlers will look to make the most of it. The average first innings score has been 161 and the winning percentage of the team batting first is around 50. The captain winning the toss can choose to have a bat first.

Match Prediction:

Match: Durham will win

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