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Michael van Gerwen to face ‘Jackpot’ Adrian Lewis in a first-round blockbuster on the World Matchplay, whereas Peter Wright takes on Madars Razma the summer time’s favorite occasion might be held from July 16-24 in Blackpool, as 32 gamers compete for the Phil Taylor Trophy

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Michael van Gerwen will tackle Adrian Lewis within the opening spherical of the World Matchplay in Blackpool – reside on Sky Sports activities

Michael van Gerwen has been handed a blockbuster first-round conflict with Adrian Lewis on the World Matchplay in Blackpool, whereas defending champion Peter Wright will face Madars Razma.

Van Gerwen famously sealed his first Premier League title since 2019 in June as he equalled Phil Taylor’s haul of six crowns.

And now the Dutchman may have his sights set on successful his third Matchplay at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens and his first since 2016 when he opens his marketing campaign in opposition to 2013 finalist, Lewis.

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Watch each nine-darter that has been hit on the World Matchplay

Watch each nine-darter that has been hit on the World Matchplay

The previous two-time World Champion has proven indicators of his former glories in latest months with the 37-year-old successful his first rating title for over three years when he took victory in Players Championship 20 in Barnsley on Sunday.

The sector contains the highest 16 from the PDC Order of Advantage and 16 qualifiers from the ProTour Order of Advantage, whereas prize cash for the event has risen to £800,000 – a rise of £100,000 from the 2021 version.

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This contains an enormous £200,000 to the winner, as reigning champion Peter Wright – additionally the World Champion and world No 1 – bids to defend his title.

‘Snakebite’ opens his marketing campaign in opposition to Latvian Madars Razma, whereas world No 2 Gerwyn Value takes on Martin Schindler of Germany.

Gary Anderson, the 2018 champion, has a tough opening fixture in opposition to two-time semi-finalist, Daryl Gurney.

The Draw

(1) Peter Wright vs Madars Razma

(2) Gerwyn Value vs Martin Schindler

(3) Michael Smith vs Andrew Gilding

(4) Michael van Gerwen vs Adrian Lewis

(5) James Wade vs Martin Lukeman

(6) Gary Anderson vs Daryl Gurney

(7) Jose De Sousa vs Gabriel Clemens

(8) Jonny Clayton vs Rowby-John Rodriguez

(9) Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Callan Rydz

(10) Rob Cross vs Chris Dobey

(11) Danny Noppert vs Brendan Dolan

(12) Luke Humphries vs Nathan Aspinall

(13) Joe Cullen vs Damon Heta

(14) Dirk van Duijvenbode vs Ryan Searle

(15) Dave Chisnall vs Kim Huybrechts

(16) Krzysztof Ratajski vs Stephen Bunting

Try day by day Darts information on, our app for cell units and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts. We’re again for the World Matchplay on the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday, July 16 – reside on Sky Sports activities Motion.