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Derbyshire’s hunt for first win in the 4th game
Glamorgan to win
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: County Ground, Derby, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Derbyshire are staring down the barrel as they take on Glamorgan in the 30th game of the Royal London One-Day Cup, 2021. The side comes into this game after a loss against Warwickshire and are yet to win a game in the tournament. Glamorgan went down by 1 run against Somerset in their previous game, their first loss of the season.
Derbyshire has lost all the three games so far as their batsmen and bowlers have failed to play complimentary roles in the tournament. They have a poor record against Glamorgan and have lost the last four games between the two sides. The hosts shall have to up their game here to register the first victory of the season.
It was third consecutive loss for the side in the season and they are down on confidence heading into the most crucial stage of the tournament. The side has failed to play as a team so far which is resulting in their losses. They come here after an 8-wicket win against Warwickshire. Billy Godleman is expected to return leading the side and shall aim to change its fortunes here.
They would need a good start in the game from Godleman and Harry Came who have scored runs. The middle order has played poorly, and runs would be expected in this game from Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Thomas Wood and Brooke Guest. Down the order Alex Hughes and Nils Priestley need to do the big hitting for the side to win this game.
Their bowling attack has fared poorly so far in the tournament and the side would need good spells from Ravi Rampaul and Ben Aitchison with the new ball. They must get early wickets to put the side in motion. Thomas Wood and Prentice have done reasonably well and the same would be expected from them in middle overs. Matt McKiernan and Connor Marshall need to play the supporting act against a strong batting line-up.
Billy Godleman (c), Harry Came, Thomas Wood, Brooke Guest (wk), Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Alex Hughes, Matt McKiernan, Connor Marshall, Nils Priestley, Ben Aitchison, Ravi Rampaul
Ben Green’s side suffered its first loss of the season in the last game against Somerset after two consecutive wins. It was a heat break for the side as ended up losing the game by 1 run. The side would have to put behind this disappointment and go into this game with a positive frame of mind.
Openers Hamish Rutherford and Nicholas Selman haven’t been consistent, and the side would like to see a better show from them in this game. Their middle order has good players in Steven Reingold, Carlson and Billy Root. With Tom Cullen and Joe Cooke down the order, the side does have good strength in the batting department.
Lukas Carey and Michael Hogan are in good form with the ball, and they would look to grab early wickets against a shaky top order that Derbyshire have. Joe Cooke and Andy Gorvin bowled tight spells in the last game and same would be expected from them here. In Callum Taylor and Reingold, the side has good backup bowlers.
Kiran Carlson (c), Hamish Rutherford, Nicholas Selman, Steven Reingold, Billy Root, Callum Taylor, Tom Cullen (wk), Joe Cooke, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan, Andy Gorvin
There are predictions for cloudy skies and rains at Derby on July 30. There is seam movement on the surface and batting would be a big challenge. Fast bowlers are expected to get good returns from this surface and batsmen must be cautious with their shot selection. A score of 280 runs would be a good total under these conditions.
County Ground., Derby has always been a happy hunting ground for the fast bowlers as there is seam and swing on offer. Batsmen who play to the merit of the ball and occupy the crease have scored runs on this track. It isn’t the best wicket for the spinners as there isn’t much on offer for them.
The wicket was tough for batting as we had seen in the last game played here. Setting up a big total would be a massive challenge for either of the sides. Hence, we believe the side that wins the toss here would choose to bowl first.
Derbyshire have struggled so far in the tournament. Their batsmen have done well but the bowling attack has looked pretty ordinary. The side would have to come up a spirited show in this game to earn their first points for the season. Glamorgan on the other hand look in great form and their bowlers have done incredibly well. This would make them favourites to win this game.
Glamorgan to win
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