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Essex vs Yorkshire, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, Chelmsford, England

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Essex take on Yorkshire in the first knockout game

  • Essex has won 3 out of the 4 matches played at this venue this season.
  • Yorkshire won three matches on a trot to enter the knockouts barring rain affected game.
  • 320+ scores are breached twice in four matches at this venue.

Essex will win the match and qualify for the semi-finals.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Royal London ODI tournament has come to the business end with the knockout stages. The table toppers Durham and Glamorgan qualified directly for the semi-finals while the next two placed teams will face off in the quarter-finals. Essex will face off against Yorkshire in the first quarter finals. Essex have been excellent throughout the season and sealed their spot in quarter finals comfortably. Yorkshire on the other hand defeated a strong Glamorgam team by 4 runs to enter the knockouts. Both teams came into the final stages after impressive performances in their last 2-3 matches and are looking in prime form currently. We expect one of thrilling matches between two quality teams of the league.

Essex Preview

Essex tied the game in a grand fashion after their skipper blasted 3 sixes of the last 4 balls. Earlier Sir Alaister Cook smashed a brilliant century to lead the team's batting efforts. Ryan Ten Doeschate played a vital cameo of 45 runs in the late order. They put on a brave fight after being in 227/8 to almost chase down the total. 

Essex bowlers bowled with good control and team work to restrict the opposition to 250 runs. Ryan Ten Doeschate and Aron Nijjar picked up 2 wickets each in the match while Simon Harmer and Ben Allison chipped with a wicket each. Their bowling unit has been their biggest strength this season with impressive performances as a pack. 

Top players to bet on:

Alastair Cook: Cook has been a prolific player for more than decade and his hunger for runs have been unending so far. He has scored 371 runs at an average of 60 in this season so far. 

Simon Harmer: Harmer was brilliant in the last game with both bat and ball with figures of 10-1-32-1 and then smashed vital 23 runs off 8 balls in the final two overs to tie the match. 

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Rymell, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (c), Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Ben Allison

Yorkshire Preview

Yorkshire top order failed to get big scores and kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were struggling at 132/7 in the 34-over mark. James Tattersall (53 runs) and Mathew Waite (44 runs) then built a massive 86-run partnership to take their team to a good total of 230 runs before being bowled out. They will expect their top order to make big contributions with the bat in this match. 

Their bowlers maintained a disciplined line and lengths despite not getting wickets for the first half of the innings. But they were soon rewarded as the opposition slumped from 121/0 to 226/8 to lose the match by 4 runs. Ben Coad and Mathew Waite combined together to strangle the batsmen with bowling figures 18-38-61-2. George Hill took 3 wickets while Mathew Revis chopped in with 2 crucial wickets. 

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Mathew Waite: Waite was amazing with the bat and ball last night as hit 44 runs off 42 balls and then claiming bowling figues of 8-1-31-1 to cap off a win for his team by closest of margins. 

George Hill: Hill was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 10-1-45-3 and he looked good for 25 runs in the match ny unlucky to be dismissed, which turned out to be a good turnaround for his team. 

Yorkshire Predicted Playing XI:

Will Fraine, Matthew Revis, William Luxton, Gary Ballance (c), George Hill, Jonathan Tattersall, Harry Duke (wk), Dominic Bess, Matthew Waite, Ben Coad, Josh Sullivan

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Weather Conditions

Chelmsford weather looks bright and sunny with just 10% chances of rain as per the forecasters. We expect rain to make no appearance in this game and we can enjoy a full match with no interuptions.

Venue Details

Chelmsford is a placid batting track where batters are expected to have an upper hand in the contest. Bowlers need to be on their mark with exceution on this pitch. We expect the average scores in this match to be around 270-290 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Teams opted to bowl first in most of the matches played ehre with high scores being a trend at this venue. We expect both captains top bowl first if they win the toss.

Essex has been consistently playing good cricket and they have really enjoyed playing at this venue this season. They have an excellent batting and bowling attack with their captain fighting from the front like the last game. Yorkshire have peaked at the right time winning most oif their matches recently. Bowlers look slightly inexperienced in both teams while Essex has a better experienced players in batting unit when compared to Yorkshire. We expect Essex to win this contest based on their consistency, home conditions, and better experienced players in the playing XI.

Essex will win the match and qualify for the semi-finals.


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