Durham look to secure playoff place against Yorkshire
Our Prediction is Durham to win!
Host Yorkshire will be looking to end the campaign on a good note when they take on Durham in the North Group game of Royal London One-Day Cup at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on Monday.
In their previous game, Yorkshire suffered a demoralizing 150-run defeat against Worcestershire. Yorkshire will be determined to make sure that they end their season on a good note in this game.
On the other hand, Durham has done exceedingly well as a unit in this year’s competition and have managed to secure fours win out of seven games played till now. The side did suffer a big setback as their previous game against Nottinghamshire was abandoned due to heavy rains.
Steven Patterson-led unit has been a sheer disappointment in this year’s competition. The side has struggled to produce results and has only managed to collect six points from seven matches played in the competition.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on their top-order trio of Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook to deliver runs with the bat. In the previous game, Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore got the side off to a good start and added 46 runs for the opening wicket. Lyth scored 22 off 29 balls with the help of three boundaries. He gave his wicket away at a critical juncture to see Yorkshire lose the plot in the chase. Lyth will be looking to make a strong statement with the bat in this final game of the season.
Harry Brook, Gary Ballance, and wicket-keeper Jonathan Tattersall have chipped in with crucial scores for the side in this year’s competition. The batting trio will need to produce runs with the bat in this game. The likes of Brook and Ballance registered low scores in the previous game played against Worcestershire.
Lower-order batsman Tim Bresnan has contributed with crucial scores for Yorkshire in this year’s competition. He has scored 117 runs in 5 matches at an average of 29.25.
In the bowling department, Skipper Steven Patterson was the standout bowler with four wickets to his name. The new-ball pair of Tim Bresnan and Duanne Olivier also did a decent job for the side in the previous game. Matthew Pillans conceded a lot of runs in the previous game and will be looking to make a strong comeback in this game.
Steven Patterson (c), Adam Lyth, Harry Brook, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Gary Ballance, Jack Leaning, Jonathan Tattersall, Josh Poysden, Tim Bresnan, Duanne Olivier, Matthew Pillans
The side will need to win this game at all costs in order to keep playoff hopes alive in the competition.
Cameron Bancroft and co. have not been at their best in the last couple of matches played in the competition. The side will need to make amends for their mistakes and produce their best cricket in this game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Cameron Bancroft, Alex Lees and Michael Richardson to do the bulk of the scoring. Bancroft will need to produce something special with the bat in this game. Wicket-keeper batsman scored 22 off 30 balls in the previous game played against Lancashire. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 359 runs in 7 matches at an average of 89.75 with two centuries to his name.
Besides Bancroft, Alex Lees has shown excellent form in the last couple of matches played in the competition. He has scored one century and three half-centuries in the last four games played for Durham. He has so far scored 310 runs in 7 matches at an average of 77.50.
The opening pair of Graham Clarke and Scott Steel have been in poor form for Durham at the top of the innings. The duo has not that much with the bat so far this season and collectively averaging 20.66 with the bat.
In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Matt Salisbury and Matty Potts will need to pick up wickets in this game. The duo bowled well in the previous game and picked up three wickets between them. Ben Raine and Liam Trevaskis have chipped in with crucial wickets for the side so far this season.
Cameron Bancroft (captain &wk), Michael Richardson, Alex Rees, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Matt Salisbury, Jack Burnham, Brydon Carse, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Steel, Matty Potts
The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The quick bowlers might get assistance from the pitch in this game. The weather forecast for the game on Monday will be light rain showers with a gentle breeze.
Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds will host all the home fixtures for Yorkshire in this year’s tournament. The side has played well in their home conditions and will be looking to end their campaign with a victory.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a lowest possible score. Batting second might be a way to go at this venue. The quick bowlers will dominate the proceedings in this game.
Based on current form, Durham has been played splendid cricket so in this year’s competition. The side has quality players like Cameron Bancroft, Alex Lees, and Matty Potts, who have shown excellent form for Durham so far this season.
Expect Durham to notch up a comprehensive win over Yorkshire!
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