Derbyshire look to beat Yorkshire at their home
Our prediction is Derbyshire will win the match!
Derbyshire has won two out their three completed matches and is in excellent form and momentum. They won their last match against Leicestershire in a last-ball thriller in a rain truncated contest. Billy Godleman`s century lead the chase of 266 runs in 39 overs and he was well supported by fifties from Wayne Madsen and Leus de Plooy.
Their batting looks in good stead with many batsmen contributing to the team`s total. Their bowlers are bowling with the good economy rate but are struggling to pick up wickets at regular intervals. Alex Hughes has been their most successful bowler with 6 scalps at an economy rate of 6.3 RPO. Logan Van Beek and Luis Reece have provided good support with the ball. Other bowlers to need to step up in the bowling department.
Yorkshire lost their first match agonizingly close by 1 run against Lancashire chasing 312 runs. And in the match before that, the scores levelled, and the match ended up as a tie. Gary Balance and Tom Kohlore made good contributions of 97 & 72 respectively in chase of 312 runs.
Jonathan Tattersall was dismissed run-out at 49 runs of the pen-ultimate ball putting valiant fight till the end. Mathew Pillans ha taken 8 wickets so far and is doing his best to take wickets in the middle overs. David Willey, Duannae Olivier, and Tim Bresnan form an impressive bowling unit with their experience on paper. Adil Rashid is their frontline spinner and will look to rip his leggies to opposition batsmen.
Jonathan Tattersall – Tattersall has scores of 58, 79 and 49 respectively in the three matches played so far. He looks in good touch and e can expect fireworks from his bat consistently this season.
David Willey – Willey bowled with good pace and swung the ball both ways last match and ended with match figures of 10-1-51-2 in a high scoring contest. But Willey is yet to make a mark with the bat this season.
Stats from the recent matches:
Gary Ballance – 232 runs, Avg. – 77.33, HS-156, 100s-1, 50s-1
Mathew Pillans – 8 wickets, Bowl Avg. – 15.8, Economy – 6.1 RPO, BB – 5/29
Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid, Adam Lyth (c), David Willey, Gary Ballance, Josh Poysden, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Duanne Olivier, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mathew Pillans, Harry Brook
Leus De Plooy – De Plooy played brilliant innings of 73* off just 52 balls to guide his team to victory in a last-ball thriller. His ability to score quickly was the main reason for their team`s victory.
Wayne Madsen – Madsen bowled a good spell of 4-0-18-1 in the powerplay and then came back to score a superb 60 runs with bat. He is an all-rounder who can bat and bowl equally and when in form is an excellent addition to the team.
Stats from the recent matches:
Billy Godleman – 309 runs, Avg. – 103, HS-116, 50s-1, 100s-2
Alex Hughes – 6 wickets, Bowl Avg. – 24.6, Economy – 6.3 RPO, BB – 4/44
Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Matthew Critchley, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Tom Lace, Harvey Hosein (wk), Mark Watt, Samuel Conners, Alfie Gleadall
Yorkshire is a good batting surface and batsmen will find it easier to score runs once they are set. Three out of four innings have seen scores above 300 this season. Scores above 320 runs will be par here. Leeds is expected to have scattered rain on match day and match may be shortened due to rains too.
Both the teams have won batting first here this season and teams will look to go in with the same strategy this match also. But if rain clouds loom, teams will look to bowl first in overcast conditions.
Derbyshire is on a high after winning a high scoring thriller last match and these kinds of win boost the team`s morale whereas Yorkshire failed to close out the chase in two back and back matches and will be low on confidence in crucial moments. So, we expect Derbyshire to win this contest.
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