Our Prediction is Yorkshire to win the match!
Host Warwickshire will be looking to start their campaign on a positive note when they face Yorkshire in the North Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup in Birmingham on Friday.
2016 Champions will be looking to turn things around in this year’s competition. The side failed to qualify for the playoffs of the competition last year. Captain Jeetan Patel will be hoping that the side can start their season with a good result against Yorkshire.
On the other hand, Yorkshire comfortably brushed aside Leicestershire in their opening fixture. Captain Steven Patterson will be hoping that side can continue their good form in the next couple of matches.
The side will be confident of doing well against Yorkshire in their opening fixture. Jeetan Patel and co. will be looking to field their full-strength side for this game. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Sam Hain, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott to do the bulk of the scoring.
Last year, Sam Hain played exceedingly for the side in the competition and finished with 426 runs to his name. The 23-year old was the leading-run scorer in the last year’s tournament. He will be looking to do well for Warwickshire in this year’s competition. The experienced players like Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell will certainly provide stability to the batting lineup. The duo will need to consistently score runs for the side in this year’s competition. Last season, Bell scored 226 runs in 5 innings at an average of 56.50, while Trott showed good form and scored 271 runs in 8 matches.
The youngsters like Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley and Will Rhodes will be keen to make impression for the side in this year’s competition.Tim Ambrose will be designated wicket-keeper for Warwickshire for this home fixture.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Olly Stone, Keith Barker and Henry Brookes to produce breakthroughs with the new-ball. Off-spinner Jeetan Patel will be first-choice spinner for this game.
Jeetan Patel (c), Ed Pollock, Sam Hain, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Dominic Sibley, Tim Ambrose, Will Rhodes, Keith Barker/Aaron Thompson, Olly Stone, Henry Brookes.
The side got off to a perfect start to their campaign with a massive 213-run win over Leicestershire in a game played at Headingley Cricket Ground. Yorkshire will need to maintain their consistency with the bat in order to challenge a strong side like Warwickshire in their backyard.
The team management will be hoping that opening pair of Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore can score runs for the side in this game. The duo perished for low scores in the previous game played against Leicestershire. David Willey also failed to put up a notable score for Yorkshire in their opening fixture. Garry Ballance and Harry Brook bailed the side out of trouble and put on a 211-run partnership to rebuild the innings.
Ballance scored 156 runs off 133 balls with the help of fifteen fours and six sixes. He was well supported by Harry Brook, who scored 103 runs off 105 balls with the help of fourteen boundaries. Yorkshire will be hoping that the duo can continue their good form in the next couple of games.Wicket-keeper batsman Jonathan Tattersall also produced a fiery innings to help Yorkshire post a mammoth score on the board. He scored 58 off 29 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes to see Yorkshire post 379 for 7 in their 50 overs.
Left-arm pacer David Willey made early inroads with the new-ball and picked up wickets of Heary Deardon and Arron Lilley. He is certainly the premium pace option for the side in this year’s competition. Fast bowler Matthew Pillans ran through the lower order of Leicestershire to finish with five wickets to his name. Steven Patterson and Josh Poysden also picked up crucial wickets for the side.
Steven Patterson, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Gary Balance, Jonathan Tattersall, Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid, Matthew Pillans, Josh Poysden.
The wicket prepared for the game will assistance to quick bowlers in the initial Powerplay overs. Spinners might also get some assistance off the pitch. The weather forecast for the game on Friday is going to be clear skies.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham is going to host all the home fixtures for Warwickshire in this year’s tournament. In the last five meeting between the two teams, Warwickshire have come out on top all the occasions.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and make early use of the conditions. It tends to get easier to bat in the second half of the game. Traditionally, Edgbaston tends to offer some assistance to the slow bowlers.
Yorkshire delivered a clinical performance with the bat and ball to notch up a comprehensive win in their previous game. The likes of Gary Ballance, Harry Brook and David Willey delivered the goods for the side with the bat and ball. Expect Yorkshire to beat Warwickshire in this contest.
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