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Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction 06 August 2021

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Warwickshire, Northamptonshire lock horns in Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Warwickshire lost their previous game against Yorkshire.
  • Northamptonshire registered a comprehensive win over Derbyshire in a rain-curtailed game.
  • Jack White, Ricardo Vasconcelos and Emilio Gay put in excellent performances for Northamptonshire in the previous game.

Expect Warwickshire to beat Northamptonshire by a comfortable margin at Edgbaston.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Warwickshire will be keen to get back to winning ways when they face Northamptonshire in the 49th match of 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup competition to be played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Warwickshire suffered 39-run defeat against Yorkshire in a game played at York.  Despite the defeat, Captain Will Rhodes will take a lot of positives from the previous game. The county side is currently lying in the bottom half of the league table with four points to their name.

On the other hand, Northamptonshire registered a clinical victory over Derbyshire in a game played at County Ground in Northampton.  With this result, Northamptonshire registered their first win of Royal London One-Day Cup competition.

Warwickshire Preview

The county side will stick with the same playing XI that featured in the game against Yorkshire.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Will Rhodes, Ed Pollock, Robert Yates and Michael Burgess to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous encounter, Jacob Bethell and Dan Mousley delivered valiant half-centuries for Warwickshire.

Captain Will Rhodes showed decent form with the bat in the previous game and scored 37 runs off 58 balls with the help of four boundaries. Besides Rhodes, Michael Burgess chipped in with 33 runs off 50 balls with the help of four fours.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jacob Bethell, George Garrett, Manraj Johal and Will Rhodes to deliver crucial breakthroughs in this home fixture.

Warwickshire Predicted Playing XI:

Will Rhodes (captain), Michael Burgess (wk), Dan Mousley, Matthew Lamb, Ed Pollock, Robert Yates, Jacob Bethell , Ethan Brookes, Karl Carver, George Garrett, Manraj Johal

Northamptonshire Preview

After a morale-boosting win over Derbyshire, Northamptonshire will be keen to show discipline and consistency with bat and ball.

In the previous match, Northamptonshire won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision proved to be a correct one as new-ball pair of Jack White and Ben Sanderson did most of the damage for Northamptonshire.

Jack White (4 for 20) and Ben Sanderson (3 for 29) bowled well and restricted Derbyshire to just 177 runs in 28 overs.

Chasing 178 runs, captain Robert Vasconcelos and Emilio Gay got the side off to an excellent start, courtesy 106-run opening wicket partnership.

For Northamptonshire, Emilio Gay was standout player with the bat against Derbyshire. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 84 not out off 73 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. He was well supported by Ricardo Vasconcelos, who chipped in with fluent half-century off 66 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ricardo Vasconcelos (captain & wk), Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Tom Taylor, Wayne Parnell, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Jack White, Freddie Heldreich

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2.79 k/h
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Weather Conditions

With rain expected to play a role in the outcome of the game, it is going to be interesting battle with bat and ball. With light rains expected in the half-game, the bowlers will have to make adjustments.

Venue Details

In the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup competition, Northamptonshire registered a mammoth 194-run win over Warwickshire in a game played at Northampton.

Warwickshire will take heart from the fact that they have won their previous game against Leicestershire played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposing team to less than 250 runs.

Based on current form, Warwickshire will be favorites to win their game against Northamptonshire as they are playing in their home conditions.

With likes of Ed Pollock, Robert Yates, Michael Burgess and Will Rhodes in decent form with bat and ball, Warwickshire will be keen to deliver pitch-perfect performance in this home fixture.

Expect Warwickshire to beat Northamptonshire by a comfortable margin at Edgbaston.


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Author: Shoaib Z.