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Who will emerge victorious in this contest of two heavyweights?
We predict that Yorkshire will defeat Glamorgan.
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE DAY | Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff | Toss: To BowlBet Now
Glamorgan and Yorkshire will play against each other in the group 1 match of the Royal London One-Day Cup on 12th August 2021. The venue for this match is Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The venue is home for Glamorgan. Both the teams have been playing superb cricket in the tournament so far. This will be an interesting match as the two in-form teams are expected to have a close contest.
In the past 5 head-to-head matches between these teams, Glamorgan have won three and Yorkshire have won two matches. Looking at the past records, Glamorgan holds an edge in this match. The home advantage along with the past records makes Glamorgan favourites in this match against Yorkshire.
Glamorgan has emerged to be one of the strongest contenders for the title win. They are currently at the top of the Group 1 points table. They have played 7 matches so far, out of which they have won four, lost one and two matches ended with no result. Hamish Rutherford and Nick Selmon are the opening batsmen for Glamorgan. Both the batsmen have scored well, especially nick Selmon. In the previous match against Leicestershire, Selmon scored 140 runs off 144 balls. Steven Reingold, Kiran Carlson, and Billy Root provide batting support in the middle order. Billy Root has been consistently scoring runs at a decent strike rate for Glamorgan. Tom Cullen is expected to finish the innings.
Michael Hogan and Joe Cooke are the lead bowlers for Glamorgan. Michael Hogan is the lead wicket-taker, he has claimed 12 wickets in 7 matches with a bowling economy of 3 runs. Joe Cooke has been disciplined with the bowling line and lengths and has put the opponent batsmen under pressure. James Weighell, Lucas Carey, and Andrew Salter are other bowling alternatives in this bowling unit.
Key Players: Nick Selmon, Steven Reingold, Billy Root, Tom Cullen, Michael Hogan, Joe Cooke.
Hamish Rutherford, Nick Selmon, Steven Reingold, Kiran Carlson (C), Billy Root, Tom Cullen, Michael Hogan, Joe Cooke, James Weighell, Lucas Carey, Andrew Salter.
Yorkshire is the most balanced side in the tournament. They have presented excellent cricket and have executed their strategies perfectly this season. They have played 7 matches, out of which they have won three, lost two and two matches ended with no result. They currently hold a fourth place on the points table. Yorkshire will have to improve on their Net Run Rate as moving ahead in the tournament, can be a deciding factor for them.
Will Fraine and Matthew Revis open the innings for Yorkshire. Will Fraine is in tremendous batting form. In this previous match against Derbyshire, he scored 69 runs off 32 balls at a strike rate of 215.62. The middle-order consists of batsmen such as William Luxton, Gary Ballance, and George Hill. William Luxton and Gary Ballance haven’t been able to score consistently and lack their batting form. George Hill is the highest run-scorer for Yorkshire this season. He has scored 195 runs in 5 matches with a batting average of 48.75. Harry Duke has been successful in finishing off the innings at a higher strike rate in the death overs.
Matthew Waite is the leading wicket-taker in this bowling unit. He has claimed 10 wickets in 7 matches with a bowling economy of 6.58. Josh Sullivan has impressed everyone with his bowling skills, especially his performance against Derbyshire where he claimed 4 wickets for just 11 runs in 2 overs. Matthew Pillans and Ben Coad are another pair of bowlers to watch out for. George Hill and Matthew Revis provide all-rounder bowling alternatives.
Key Players: Will Fraine, Matthew Revis, George Hill, Matthew Waite, Josh Sullivan.
Will Fraine, Matthew Revis, William Luxton, Gary Ballance (C), George Hill, Jonathan Tattersall, Harry Duke, Matthew Waite, Josh Sullivan, Matthew Pillans, Ben Coad.
The weather for this match will be clear and a perfect day for cricket. The temperature will vary between 20°C to 15°C.
The venue for this match is Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The venue is home to Glamorgan County Cricket. The pitch here favors bowlers, expect this to be a low-scoring match.
Toss plays an important role in this match. Whichever team wins the toss, will choose to bowl first.
In the past performances between these two teams, Glamorgan has a better record. Glamorgan will also have home advantage in this match. It is important to know that the last time these two teams faced each other was in 2013, both the teams have gone through many changes since then. It will be intriguing to see what strategies do the two captains come up with to tackle this challenge.
We predict that Yorkshire will defeat Glamorgan.
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