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Robert Yates is the leading run-getter for Warwickshire this season.
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Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ODI | Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham | Toss: To BowlBet Now
There’s plenty of clutter in the middle of Group A in the Royal London One-Day Cup 2022 with many teams on similar points. The Warwickshire vs Nottinghamshire game this Wednesday could clear some of that clutter. Warwickshire is currently 6th on the table with 5 points and a net run rate of -0.307. Nottinghamshire has done better – they are 4th on the table with 6 points and a net run rate of +0.916. Nottinghamshire has a chance to enter the top 2 if they win this game.
Warwickshire may be low on the points table but they haven’t done too bad, having won 2, tied 1, and lost one. However, their 138-run loss against Leicestershire in their last game would have certainly dented their confidence. After conceding 338 runs, Warwickshire were bowled out for just 207.
The team will be counting on Robert Yates to come good again. The batter had top-scored for the team with a sparking 114 off 111 balls in the match against Sussex. He’s now the leading run-getter for Warwickshire this season with 280 runs in 4 matches at an average of 70. Captain Will Rhodes has also got into some form but needs to be consistent. Michael Burgess has looked in great touch too and has collected 210 runs with 2 fifties and an average of 70.
On the bowling front, right-arm fast bowler Oliver Hannon-Dalby has led the attack with 7 wickets at an economy of 6.28. Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya, however, has been their show-stealer this season. The Indian all-rounder has taken 9 wickets at 5.62.
Hamza Shaikh, Robert Yates, Will Rhodes (c), Michael Burgess (wk), Krunal Pandya, Matthew Lamb, Ethan Brookes, Kai Smith, Liam Norwell, George Garrett, Oliver Hannon-Dalby
After suffering two back-to-back losses, Nottinghamshire got back to winning ways in their previous game against Durham. After bowling Durham out for 226 on a sluggish Grantham wicket, the Notts chased the target with 2 wickets and 2 overs to spare. Patterson-White’s spell of 5-45 off 10 overs was the highlight of the match for Nottinghamshire. The left-arm spinner now has 8 wickets in just 3 matches at an economy of 4.17. Right-arm fast new ball bowler Zak Chappell is their leading wicket-taker this season with 11 scalps at 6.16. Another bowler who has left his mark is right-arm fast bowler Brett Hutton with 9 wickets at an economy of 4.26.
Nottinghamshire’s bowling has largely revolved around opener Soloman Budinger who has amassed 221 runs so far at an average of 55.25 with 2 fifties. Fellow opener Ben Slater (193 runs at 48.25) is their second-highest run-getter. Matthew Montgomery showed great resilience in the last match with his knock of 54 off 84 balls on a slow pitch.
Soloman Budinger, Ben Slater, Matthew Montgomery, Haseeb Hameed (c), Lyndon James, Dane Schadendorf (wk), Liam Patterson-White, Brett Hutton, Zak Chappell, James Philip Henry Hayes, Fateh Singh
Birmingham is a good batting surface that tends to stay true throughout the game. This will be the first match of the season played here, so we can expect the pitch to be hard and fresh. Batters should have a good time and seamers will find help too.
A couple of showers are expected in Birmingham on the day of the match but we should get a full game.
The average score batting first in Birmingham in 235. However, the highest total scored here is a colossal 408-9 by England. Totals of 300-plus have been achieved 8 times here in 56 ODIs. This should be another high-scoring game with both teams scoring above the 300-run mark.
Teams batting second have won 31 of the 56 ODIs played at Birmingham. The team winning the toss in this match should look to chase.
Nottinghamshire has won 4 of the last 5 games they have played against Warwickshire. They have looked good this season and will be high on confidence after their last win. Warwickshire, meanwhile, will be hurting after that crushing loss. Both teams have a balanced squad, but the Notts might dominate this game as their bowling looks to be in better form.
Back Nottinghamshire to win this match.
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