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Gloucestershire vs Leicestershire, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

Country Ground, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Gloucestershire, Leicestershire lock horns in a high-octane clash at Bristol

  • Gloucestershire managed to eke out a close win over Durham at Bristol.
  • Chris Dent, Marcus Harris and Zafar Gohar put in splendid performances for Gloucestershire.
  • Leicestershire have won four matches out of five played this season.

Expect Gloucestershire to register a narrow win over Leicestershire.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: LIST A COMPETITION | Venue: Country Ground, Bristol, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Gloucestershire will be looking to continue their decent form when they face Leicestershire in the Group A game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup played at County Ground, Bristol on Wednesday.

Gloucestershire managed to edge out Durham in a high-scoring game. With this result, Gloucestershire have moved to second position in the Group A table of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup.

On the other hand, Leicestershire registered a 131-run win over Warwickshire, courtesy notable contributions from Louis Kimber, Wiann Mulder, Chris Wright and Harry Swindells. With this result, Leicestershire moved to second position in the league table.

Gloucestershire Preview

The home side will not make any changes to their playing XI for this fixture. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Chris Dent, Marcus Harris, James Bracey, Oliver Price, Jack Taylor and Ben Wells to provide the bulk of the runs and help Gloucestershire post a mammoth score on the board.

With 252 runs in five innings, Captain Jack Taylor is currently leading-run-scorer for Gloucestershire. Besides Taylor, wicket-keeper James Bracey has accumulated 248 runs in five outings at a strike rate of 112.21.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Tom Smith, Zafar Gohar, Paul van Meekeren and Jack Taylor to provide crucial breakthroughs.

With 9 wickets in five innings, pacer Paul Meekeren is leading wicket-taker for Gloucestershire so far this season.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jack Taylor (c), Chris Dent, Marcus Harris, James Bracey (wk), Oliver Price, Tom Price, Zafar Gohar, Ben Wells, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, Paul van Meekeren

Leicestershire Preview

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Wiann Mulder, Louis Kimber and Nick Welch to deliver the bulk of the runs.

With 305 runs in five innings, all-rounder Wiann Mulder is currently leading run-scorer for Leicestershire this season. He will be looking to continue his excellent form for Leicestershire in this fixture.

Besides Mulder, Louis Kimber has accumulated 280 runs in five innings with one century and two half-centuries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Beuran Hendricks, Wiann Mulder, Tom Scriven and Chris Wright to provide timely breakthroughs.

Leicestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Lewis Hill (c), Wiaan Mulder, Arron Lilley, Nick Welch, Rishi Patel, Louis Kimber, Harry Swindells (wk), Tom Scriven, Roman Walker, Chris Wright, Beuran Hendricks

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
18
0 mm.
3.21 k/h
From: NE
100%
03h
19
1.10 mm.
3.4 k/h
From: E
100%
06h
18
8.73 mm.
3.4 k/h
From: N
100%
09h
17
7.24 mm.
5.56 k/h
From: NNW
100%
12h
15
7.09 mm.
5.23 k/h
From: NNW
100%
15h
16
2.39 mm.
6.16 k/h
From: NNW
100%
18h
15
1.33 mm.
5.59 k/h
From: NNW
100%
21h
15
1.11 mm.
5.35 k/h
From: NW
100%

Weather Conditions

With rain expected for the first half of the game, the wicket might have something for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will have to see off the Powerplay overs to score runs on this pitch.

Venue Details

County Ground, Bristol is going to host the Group A game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup competition between Gloucestershire and Leicestershire.

In 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup, Gloucestershire managed to eke out a close win over Leicestershire in a game played at Grace Road in Leicester.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 250 runs. The previous two matches played at Bristol have been won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Gloucestershire will be favorites to win their game against Leicestershire. With likes of Jack Taylor, James Bracey and Marcus Harris, the home side will be keen to deliver a clinical batting performance.

On the other hand, Leicestershire have the players in their ranks to upstage Gloucestershire in this fixture.

Expect Gloucestershire to register a narrow win over Leicestershire.

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