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Northamptonshire vs Somerset, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

County Ground,Northampton

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  • Somerset are second in points table with 8points from 5 matches and are the only undefeated team so far.
  • Northamptonshire are sixth in points table with 4 points from 5 matches with a lone win till now.
  • Northamptonshire`s only win in this season came at this same venue.

SOMERSET will win this match

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

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Royal London One-Day Cup is missing the spotlight with India-England Tests and The Hundred taking most of the limelight. But that does not take away anything from the quality of cricket played with a lot of young players showcasing their talents to catch the eye of selectors. Somerset have been undefeated so far and have been hugely helped by the rain after they were in a position of bother in their last game. Northamptonshire suffered a massive loss and will need to re-group and put some spirited performances to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Northamptonshire Preview

Northamptonshire were bowled out for just 144 runs in the last game chasing 279 runs in 46 overs.  Tom Taylor played a lone battle scoring 57 runs off 65 balls and Charles Thurston was unlucky to be retired hurt for 21 runs hen a partnership looked blooming from 56/5 but they collapsed from 124/6 to 144/9 in quick time.

Pace duo of Jack White (7-1-43-1) and Ben Sanderson (7-1-38-2) gave a good start dismissing the openers inside 3.1 overs. But the other bowlers failed to have dominate the opposition as they kept giving runs easily at nearly 6 RPO. Rob Keogh (2 wickets) and Wayne Parnell (1 wicket) chipped in with crucial wickets in the middle overs.

Top players to bet on:

Tom Taylor – Taylor has been their leading run scorer with 122 runs in just 3 innings with 2 fifties so far. He also has 5 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.25 RPO in this season.

Ben Sanderson – Sanderson has been their leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets and he has been very economic giving runs at just 5 RPO. We expect him to continue his good form with the ball in this match too.

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ricardo Vasconcelos (c & wk), Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Charlie Thurston, Tom Taylor, Wayne Parnell, Simon Kerrigan, Jack White, Ben Sanderson

Somerset Preview

Somerset were bowled out for just 220 runs in 48.3 overs last game. Lewis Goldsworthy played a gem of an innings scoring 96 runs with no other batter crossing 20 runs at the other end. Earlier Steve Davies scored an attacking 32-ball 45 runs in the power play.

Their bowlers were taken for 66/0 in 8 overs before rain intervened to end the match. Josh Davey (6 wickets), Sony Baker (6 wickets), and Kasey Aldridge (5 wickets) are their chief wicket-takers with 17 wickets between them. Ben Green might make comeback in this match if he is declared fit to play.

Top players to bet on:

Lewis Goldsworthy – Goldsworthy played a brilliant innings scoring almost 50% of team`s runs in last match. He has 215 runs at a strike arte of 80 with 2 fifties so far. He also contributed with quiet overs in middle overs at an economy rate of 4.56 RPO.

Sony Baker – Baker has 6 wickets at an economy rate of 5.6 RPO. He has been their strike bowler with their captain trusting him to bowl in the crucial phases of the game.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Steven Davies (wk), Sam Young, James Rew, James Hildreth, Lewis Goldsworthy, Edward Byrom, Josh Davey (c), Kasey Aldridge, George Drissell/Ben Green, Marchant de Lange, Sonny Baker

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0.93 k/h
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0.55 k/h
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1.2 k/h
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0.86 k/h
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1.03 k/h
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1.12 k/h
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2.78 k/h
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Weather Conditions

Northampton has cloudy and overcast conditions weather with rain predicted on the match day. Rain interruptions reduced more than 40 overs in the last game played here.

Venue Details

Northampton is a batting friendly pitch with batters enjoying the true pace and bounce available. Bowlers have to be on their top of the mark to restrict the batters. We expect scores to be around 280-300 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Teams opt to bowl in both the matches played here this season and we expect the teams to bowl first in this match too with rain threat around.

Somerset will go into this match as the favorites and they will put behind the last match as a bad day at office. Their top-3 has been short of runs and it is kind of worry for the team while bowlers have made up for it as a unit so far. Northamptonshire will need to find the right balance and put on a good showing with the bat and ball in this match to give a tough fight. We expect Somerset top win this match and continue their unbeaten streak in the season.

SOMERSET will win this match


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar