Nottinghamshire to win this game
Our Prediction is for Nottinghamshire to win this game!
Nottinghamshire begin their campaign in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2019 where they would take on Lancashire at their home ground Trent Bridge, Nottingham. They did well last season before losing out in the quarter-finals. Lancashire on the other hand lost out by a huge margin of 125 runs in their first game against Worcestershire and looked little rusty in their bowling as well as their batting.
In the last four games played between the two sides Nottinghamshire have emerged winners on three occasions and have always dominated Lancashire. It is a new season and it would be interesting to see if Lancashire is able to bounce back from their last defeat in the next game.
Steven Mullayney would want his side to start the season well on a winning note. They have had a good record against the Lancashire over the years and would be looking to keep up with the record. They have a strong team and would like to get off to the perfect start in the next game.
The opening combination of Ben Duckett and Alex Hales looks extremely strong for the side especially the latter who has been in good form in the last few months. Steven Mullayney, Ben Slater, Daniel Christian and Joe Clarke have the ability to take on any attack and they would be fancying their chances against the Lancashire bowling attack.
Jake Ball and Stuart Board form a great opening bowling pair for the side and they would be looking to pick early wickets in the game. Samit Patel and Matthew Carter bring the much needed spin dimension to the bowling and would be looking to extract good bargain out of the dry wicket.
Tom Moores, Ben Duckett, Alex Hales, Samit Patel, Daniel Christian, Joe Clarke, Stuart Broad, Jake Ball, Matthew Carter, Steven Mullayney (c), Ben Slater
Dane Vilas would be upset with the performance of his side in the game against Worcestershire. After being asked to bowl they were unable to contain their opponents and didn’t put up a good fight while batting either. The skipper would want his men to put this setback behind and win the next game.
Keaton Jennings played well in the last game for his fifty but was unable to convert the start. Brooke David Guest, Glenn Maxwell, Rob Jones and Dane Vilas all got starts but they were unable to convert them into big scores. They would have to fire as a unit in the next game to win it.
Saqib Mahmood and Matthew Parkinson were the only bowlers who did well in the last game but the rest of the bowlers had a bad day. The team would need the likes of James Anderson, Steven Croft and Glenn Maxwell to bowl tighter spells in the next game.
Keaton Jennings, Haseeb Hameed, Glenn Maxwell, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, Josh Bohannon, Brooke David Guest (wk), Matthew Parkinson, James Anderson, Saqib Mahmood
It is expected to be sunny in Nottingham on the 19th of April and the pitch is expected to be fine for batting. Over the last few years massive scores have been put up at this venue and it is likely to be the same in the next game. The team batting first would have to eye a total in excess of 300 runs to win this game.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham has changed its character from being a bowler’s paradise to being a track for big scores in the last few years. Hard hitting batsmen have done well here as it is easy to hit through the line. The spinners have been doing well on this ground over the last few years.
The trend for some time now has been to win toss and bat first on this ground and set up a huge total. The pitch doesn’t offer much bargain to the fast bowlers early on and tends to assist the spinners as the game progresses. The side winning the toss would definitely elect to bat first on this ground.
Nottinghamshire who had done well in the last season would be taking their first step in the season. A new season always has surprises for any side. Lancashire who began their campaign against Worcestershire has to come out of the heavy defeat they have suffered in the game. While it is a new season and new game Nottinghamshire would definitely start ahead of the Lancashire and would be favorites to win this game.
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