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Yorkshire’ battle to bounce back in the tournament
Leicestershire to win
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Grace Road, Leicester, England | Toss: To BatBet Now
Leicestershire has started the Royal London One-Day Cup, 2021on a perfect note as they won their first game against Derbyshire convincingly. The side would now take on Yorkshire in the 12th game. Yorkshire had a terrible outing against Surrey where they went down by a huge margin with most of their players looking completely out of form.
Yorkshire have had a good record against Leicestershire in the past and have won the last five games played between the two sides. But the side is without the services of its key players who are playing The Hundred. It will be interesting to see if Yorkshire is able to bounce back in this game or Leicestershire register their second consecutive win at home for the season.
Lewis Hill would be happy with the performance of his side in the last game. After they had done poorly with the ball their batsmen came to the party and helped the side to a 6-wicket win against Derbyshire. Hill would be aware of his side’s poor record against Yorkshire and shall aim to get over the five consecutive losses they have suffered against them in the past.
Nick Welch and Rishi Patel did well in the last game and the side would be expecting a similar show from them here. Marcus Harris played a very important knock at No. 3, and he will aim to build partnerships in this game along with Lewis Hill and George Rhodes. The presence of Aaron Lilley, Ben Mike and Louis Kimber down the order is a force multiplier for the side.
The side had a mixed day with the ball in the last game and shall expect strong show in the early overs from George Rhodes and Dieter Klein. Lilley was good with his 10 over spell and the side would be hoping for a good show in the middle overs from Ed Barnes, Chris Wight and Ben Mike in this game.
Lewis Hill (c & wk), Rishi Patel, George Rhodes, Marcus Harris, Arron Lilley, Louis Kimber, Nick Welch, Ben Mike, Edward Barnes, Dieter Klein, Chris Wright
It was a poor start to the tournament for Dominic Bess’ side as they suffered a big loss in the last game. The side managed to put up only 165 runs on the board batting first and went down by 5 wickets in the end. They have had a good record against Leicestershire in the past and shall look to continue with it in this game.
Openers Will Fraine and Harry Duke didn’t contribute much in the last game and they will have to come up with a positive show here. In the middle order Garry Balance, George Hill and Jonathan Tattersall need to build partnerships which the side failed to do in the last game. In Matthew Revis and Dom Bess, the side has good hitters of the ball and shall need a positive show from them.
Ben Coad and Matthew Waite did well in the last game with the new ball though they didn’t have much to defend in the game. Dominic Bess will have to lead this attack from the front and do well alongside Matthew Pillans and Matthew Revis. Their batsmen don’t look in best form and hence the bowling attack would have additional responsibilities on its shoulders.
Dominic Bess (c), Will Fraine, Harry Duke (wk), Gary Ballance, George Hill, Jonathan Tattersall, Matthew Revis, Matthew Waite, Mathew Pillans, Ben Coad, Jack Shutt
There are predictions for cloudy skies and rains at Leicester on July 25. There would be some early movement for the bowlers, but the track is expected to be a flat one where lots of runs are expected to be scored. The side that bats first in the game would have to score 300 runs under the weather conditions to win here.
Grace Road, Leicester is a small venue and has been a favorite ground for the batsmen. Big scores have been made here in the past as batsmen can play through the line. However, the track also offers good assistance to the fast bowlers. It isn’t the best venue for the spinners as the small size of the ground makes it difficult for them to contain batsmen.
The wicket looked good to bat on in the last game that was played here. The ball came on to the bat nicely allowing batsmen to play their strokes freely on this surface. The side that wins the toss in this game should have little hesitation in batting first on this wicket.
Yorkshire have made a false start to the series. They would be under extreme pressure going into this contest. Their batting line-up looks shaky, and the side would have to make a quick turnaround in this game to register a win. Leicestershire on the other hand comes here with a big win and playing at home they have good knowledge of the conditions. This will make them favourites to win the next game.
Leicestershire to win
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