Nottinghamshire look to extend their lead on the table!
Our Prediction is Nottinghamshire to win!
Host Nottinghamshire will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table when they lock horns with Yorkshire in the North Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Nottingham on Sunday.
2017 Champions have got off to a flying start in the competition with four consecutive wins on the trot. Captain Steven Mullaney will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning streak in this game as well.
On the other hand, Yorkshire will rue the fact they should have won their previous game against Derbyshire. Captain Steven Patterson and co. will need to bring their A-game to the table in order to upstage Nottinghamshire in this contest.
Nottinghamshire has played excellent cricket in this year’s competition and managed to win four games on the bounce. The side has certainly emerged as a serious contender to lift the coveted trophy this season.
The batting has been Nottinghamshire’s strength so far in this year’s tournament as they have consistently posted mammoth scores on the board. The team will be depending on the likes of Ben Slater, Joe Clarke, and Ben Duckett to deliver runs with the bat. Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett played well in the previous game and chipped in with half-centuries to help Nottinghamshire to get off to an excellent start against Leicestershire.
The big positive for Nottinghamshire was Ben Duckett finding a form with the bat in the previous game. He scored 86 runs off 61 balls with the help of twelve fours and a six.
Jake Libby and wicket-keeper Tom Moores also chipped in with splendid half-centuries to help Nottinghamshire post 433 for 7 in 50 overs.
Captain Steven Mullaney, who apart from leading his team brilliantly on the field, has contributed significantly to the team’s cause by scoring 208 runs in 4 matches at an average of 69.33
In the bowling department, the team will be relying on pace bowler Luke Fletcher, who so has claimed 12 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 17.91
Pacer James Pattinson and off-spinner Matthew Carter have done a decent job with the ball for the side in this year’s tournament.
Steven Mullaney (c), Jake Libby, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Ben Slater/Chris Nash, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Matthew Carter, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball, James Pattinson
The side will be keen to make amends for the mistakes made in the previous game played against Derbyshire. Yorkshire has managed to secure four points from four matches in this year’s competition.
In the batting department, the home side will be heavily depending on Gay Balance, who so far has scored 232 runs in 4 matches at an average of 77.33, and Harry Brook, who scored 189 runs at an average of 63.00. Brook played well and scored unbeaten 59 off 40 balls with the help of seven fours and a six.
The big positive from the previous game was the opening pair of Adam Lyth and Tom-Kohler Cadmore scoring runs for the side. The duo put on a 157-run partnership to help Yorkshire get off to an excellent start. In the previous game, Lyth looked positive from the outset and scored 78 off 60 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Kohler-Cadmore, who chipped in with 79 off 92 balls with the help of eight boundaries.
All-rounder David Willey also contributed well to the team’s cause in the previous game and scored a quick-fire 72 off 49 balls before rain interrupted the play.
In the bowling department, the dependence is clearly on pacer Matthew Pillans, who is Yorkshire’s leading wicket-taker with 8 scalps to his name. The bowling attack clearly struggled to put in decent overs in wet conditions. The likes of Tim Bresnan, Steven Patterson, and David Willey will be keen to make a strong comeback in this game.
It will be interesting to see whether the side will persist with pace bowler Duanne Olivier, who conceded a lot of runs in his first game of the competition.
The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The bowlers will need to work hard on such a placid surface. The weather forecast for the game on Sunday is going to see clouds with a moderate breeze.
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham is going to host all the home fixtures for Nottinghamshire in this year’s competition. The side comfortably brushed aside Leicestershire in their previous game at Trent Bridge.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put a mammoth score on the board. The pitch at Trent Bridge will have nothing for the bowlers. Expect another high-scoring game at this venue.
Nottinghamshire is coming off a fabulous win over Leicestershire and looks in imperious form. With their top order consisting of Ben Slater, Joe Clarke, Captain Steven Mullaney, and Ben Duckett, they have arguably the best top-order of the competition.
Expect Nottinghamshire to continue their dominance at Trent Bridge.
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