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Derbyshire vs Surrey, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, Derby

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Host Derbyshire face uphill task against in-form Surrey

  • Derbyshire suffered comprehensive beaten by Yorkshire in a rain-affected game.
  • Surrey registered a comfortable win over Warwickshire in a game played at The Oval.
  • Tim David and Cameron Steel were standout performers for Surrey in the previous match.

Expect Surrey to beat Derbyshire in a tight contest at Derby.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: County Ground, Derby | Toss: To Bat

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Host Derbyshire and Surrey will lock horns in the 72nd game of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup competition to be played at County Ground in Derby.

In their previous match, Derbyshire suffered an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Yorkshire. With this being a dead rubber, the home side will be looking to deliver a decent show in their final game of the competition.

On the other hand, Surrey registered a much-needed win over Warwickshire, courtesy blistering ton from Tim David. With a win against Derby, Surrey will certainly seal in the knockout stages of the tournament.

Derbyshire Preview

The county side has failed to make an impact with bat and ball in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup competition.

With 261 runs with the bat and 6 wickets with the bat, al-rounder Fynn Hudson-Prentice has been star of the show for Derbyshire this season. He will be looking to make a decent contribution with the bat and ball in this final preliminary game of the competition.

Besides Hudson-Prentice, Thomas Wood, Brooke Guest and Harry Cane will need to make notable scores in this contest.

In a ten-over game, Fynn Hudson-Prentice showed excellent form with the bat and smashed a quick-fire 38 not out off 17 balls with the help of one four and four sixes. Due to Hudson-Prentice innings, Derbyshire scored 108 runs for the loss of six wickets.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Ravi, Rampaul, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Thomas Wood and Alex Thomson to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous game, Ravi Rampaul bowled well and claimed 1 for 15 in his two overs.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:

Alex Hughes (captain), Brooke Guest (wk), Harry Cane, Thomas Wood, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Mitchell Wagstaff, Matt McKiernan, Alex Thomson, Nils Priestley, Ravi Rampaul, George Scrimshaw

Surrey Preview

Ben Geddes replaced Hashim Amla in the playing XI for the previous game played against Warwickshire.

Wicket-keeper Jamie Smith was named interim captain of the side for the game against Warwickshire.

In the previous game, Conor McKerr and Cameron Steel bowled well and claimed four wickets apiece to restrict Warwickshire to 268 for 9 in allotted 50 overs.

For Surrey, Tim David delivered a scorching ton with the bat and scored 140 runs off 70 balls with the help of nine fours and eleven sixes.

Besides Tim David, Jamie Smith scored unbeaten 45 runs off 58 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes, whereas Ryan Patel chipped in with 36 runs off 47 balls.

Surrey Predicted Playing XI:

Jamie Smith (captain and wk), Ben Geddes, Mark Stoneman, Rikki Clarke, Nico Reifer, Tim David, Conor McKerr, Nick Kimber, Daniel Moriarty, Cameron Steel, Matt Dunn

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Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will for the final-round robin game will be decent for batting. The bowlers will need to execute their lengths well to get wickets on this surface. The weather forecast for Thursday is going to be clear skies with no chance of rain.

Venue Details

County Ground in Derby is going to host the final preliminary game of Royal London One-Day Cup game between Derbyshire and Surrey.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a modest score in excess of 260 runs. The previous match played at Derby was won by side batting first.

Based on recent performances, Surrey will be favorites to win their game against Derbyshire. With Tim David delivering a splendid ton followed by excellent bowling performance from Cameron Steel, Surrey will do more of the same in this must-win game.

Expect Surrey to beat Derbyshire in a tight contest at Derby.


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