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Leicestershire’s challenge to get bowling back on track
Nottinghamshire to win
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club Ground, Market Warsop, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The 34th game of the Royal London One-Day Cup, 2021 between Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire would be an important contest for both the sides as they are currently sitting in the bottom half of the points table. Nottinghamshire’s last game against Somerset was washed away by rain while Leicestershire went down against Warwickshire in their previous game.
In the past few seasons Nottinghamshire have dominated against Leicestershire and this is something the hosts would like to take inspiration from. They have a batting line-up in good form which would add to their confidence. Leicestershire would need to improve their bowling to win this game.
Peter Trego’s side saw its last game being washed away by rains against Somerset. Their batsmen have done well so far in the tournament and the side would take confidence from that. Trego shall want his bowlers to come up with improved efforts in this game as they haven’t looked at their best so far.
Ben Slater and Soloman Budinger are in good form at the top and the side would like to see a good start from them here. In the middle order Haseeb Hameed, Peter Trego and Matthew Montgomery add solidity to this lineup, and they would need to build partnerships. The side would also like to see good scores from Lydon James and Liam Patterson-White.
Their bowlers would have to bowl tight lines in this game and a good start would be expected with the new ball from Luke Fletcher and Brett Hutton. Lyndon James is a smart bowler, and the side would like to see him use his variations well. In Dane Paterson, Patterson-White and Trego they have good variety in their attack.
Peter Trego (c), Ben Slater, Soloman Budinger, Matthew Montgomery, Lyndon James, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Patterson-White, Dane Schadendorf (wk), Brett Hutton, Luke Fletcher, Dane Paterson
Lewis Hill’s side had started the tournament with a win, but they come here with two consecutive losses. They went down against Warwickshire by 7 runs in the last game. A batting collapse in the middle order denied them of a win in the game. Hill would want his players to put that behind and win this game.
Rishi Patel scored a hundred in the last game and along with Harry Swindells shall hope to give the side a good start in this game. Hill, Marcus Harris and George Rhodes failed in the last game, and they need to do well here. Deep down the side would expect big hits in this game from the likes of Arron Lilley and Louis Kimber in this game.
Their bowlers have conceded more than 300 runs in the last two games and have to make improvements. Dieter Klein and Chris Wright were expensive with the new ball and need to offer the side early wickets. Ed Barnes, Lilley, Rehan Ahmed and Rhodes will have to maintain tight lines in this game for the side to win.
Lewis Hill (c), Rishi Patel, George Rhodes, Marcus Harris, Arron Lilley, Louis Kimber, Harry Swindells (wk), Edward Barnes, Dieter Klein, Chris Wright, Rehan Ahmed
There are predictions for rains at Market Warsop on August 01 and batting conditions are expected to be challenging on this surface. Batsmen shall have to be watchful and need to play to the merit of the ball. The side that bats first in this game would be happy with a score in excess of 300 runs.
Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club Ground, Market Warsop is a small ground, and this allows batsmen to play their strokes. Fast bowlers extract good bounce and pace from this surface and have done well here in the past. There isn’t much help for the spinners on this surface and they have struggled.
The wicket would be fresh and there is expected to be some movement for the fast bowlers. With the weather conditions not expected to be at its best it would be a struggle for the batsmen on this surface. The side winning the toss here is expected to opt for bowling first.
Leicestershire have lost the last two games and on both occasions the bowling attack has let the side down. Their batsmen look in good form, but the bowlers shall have to gain their form in this tough game. Nottinghamshire on the other hand have a very strong batting line-up and a bowling attack that has good variety. It is expected to be a close game, but Nottinghamshire shall start favourites here.
Nottinghamshire to win
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