Our Prediction is Nottinghamshire to win!
Host Derbyshire will be keen to do well when they take on Nottinghamshire in the North Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Derby on Sunday.
The home side registered a comfortable win over Northamptonshire, courtesy splendid performances from Billy Godleman, Matthew Critchley and Alex Hughes. The side will be confident of doing well against Nottinghamshire in their home fixture.
On the other hand, Nottinghamshire managed to come out on top against Lancashire in a run-fest played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Steven Mullaney and co. will need to improve their bowling in order to maintain their good form in this year’s competition.
The county side put in a clinical performance with bat and ball to beat Northamptonshire in their opening game of the competition played on Friday. Captain Billy Godleman will be hoping that side can maintain consistency with bat and ball in the next couple of matches.
The star performer for Derbyshire in the previous game was Captain Billy Godleman, who played a decent innings of 87 runs off 124 balls with the help of six fours and a six to help the side post 268 for 6 in 50 overs. He also produced crucial partnerships with Leus De Plooy and Matthew Critchley to see Derbyshire post a decent score on the board. Wayne Madsen failed to capitalize on a promising start and perished after scoring 23 runs off 22 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Luis Reece and Alex Hughes perished for low scores in the game played against Northamptonshire. The duo will need to produce scores for the side in the next game. Billy Godleman was well supported by Leus De Plooy and Matthew Critchley, who scored 30 off 53 and 64 off 51 balls respectively.
In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Ravi Rampaul and Logan Van Beek picked up wickets with the new-ball. The duo picked up five wickets between them in the game played against Northamptonshire. Medium pacer Alex Hughes also bowled well and finished with three wickets to his name.
Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Tom Lace, Luis Reece, Alex Hughes, Leus du Plooy, Harvey Hosein, Matthew Critchley, Mark Watt, Ravi Rampaul, Logan van Beek.
Captain Steven Mullaney will be pleased with his side’s performance in the opening game of the competition. The side will need to improve their bowling as Nottinghamshire conceded more than 400 runs in their opening game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the opening pair of Ben Slater and Joe Clarke to do the bulk of the scoring. The opening pair played exceedingly well in the previous game and put on a 197 run partnership to see Nottinghamshire amass 417 runs in their 50 overs.
The star performer for Nottinghamshire in the previous game was opening batsman Joe Clarke, who produced a splendid 139 runs off 99 balls with the help of seventeen fours and five sixes. He was well supported by Ben Slater, who scored 74 off 82 balls with the help of eight boundaries.
Ben Duckett also chipped in with good score for the side against Lancashire. Wicket-keeper Tom Moores produced a blistering performance to score 74 off 39 balls with the help three fours and eight sixes. Luke Fletcher also played well and scored heavily at the back end of the innings. He scored unbeaten 46 runs off 17 balls with the help of five sixes to see Nottinghamshire post a mammoth total on the board.
In the bowling department, the likes of James Pattinson and Jake Ball will need to produce breakthroughs with the new-ball. Luke Fletcher, Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney will need to put in much-improved performance with the ball. James Pattinson was the standout bowler for the side in the previous game played against Lancashire. He picked up five wickets and conceded 61 runs from his ten overs.
Steven Mullaney (c), Jake Libby, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Ben Slater, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Zak Chappell, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, James Pattinson.
The wicket prepared for the game will be good one for batting. The quick bowlers will get assistance off the pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is going to be bright and sunny.
County Ground in Derby will host all the home fixtures for Derbyshire in this year’s tournament. Derbyshire managed to register a comfortable win over Northamptonshire in their opening game played at home. Nottinghamshire have an excellent head-to-heard record against Derbyshire in the competition.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put runs on the board. Derbyshire will have slight advantage as they will be playing in their home conditions. The wicket might not provide assistance to the spinners.
Nottinghamshire will be looking to make improvements in their bowling lineup. The side has quality players like Ben Slate, Joe Clarke and Tom Moores, who will be looking to produce big runs on the board in this game. Expect Nottinghamshire to overcome Derbyshire in this contest.
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