Our Prediction is Yorkshire is to win!
Host Yorkshire will be eager to continue momentum forward when they will face Lancashire in the North Group game of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Headingley Cricket Ground on Sunday.
In their previous, Yorkshire pulled off a tie against Warwickshire, courtesy scintillating performances from Jonathan Tattersall and Tim Bresnan. Captain Steven Patterson will be hoping that the side can continue the winning momentum against Lancashire.
On the other hand, Lancashire suffered a narrow 11-run defeat at the hands of Nottinghamshire in a game played on Friday. Despite losing the game, Skipper Dane Vilas will be hoping that the side can put in a clinical performance with bat and ball in the next game.
The side produced a splendid performance to see their previous game against Warwickshire end in a tie. The side certainly produced a good result due to splendid batting performances from wicket-keeper Jonathan Tattersall and all-rounder Tim Bresnan.With this result, Yorkshire are currently placed in the top half of league table in the North Group.
In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of experienced middle-order batsman Gary Ballance (160 runs at an average of 80.00), wicket-keeper batsman Jonathan Tattersall (137 runs at an average of 68.50) and Harry Brook (106 runs at an average of 53.00) to deliver runs with the bat.
The side will be concerned over the form of the opening pair of Adam Lyth and Tom-Kohler Cadmore, who once again registered low scores. The focus will be on the opening pair after their repetitive failures with the bat in the two games played in the competition.
All-rounder David Willey chipped in with decent performance with the bat. He scored 40 off 57 balls to help Yorkshire rebuild their innings. He came to the crease with Yorkshire in all sorts of trouble at 33 for 4 after 10.2 overs. Willey added 56 runs with Jonathan Tattersall to help Yorkshire make a comeback in the contest.
The likes of Harry Brook and Garry Balance failed to produce a score in the game played against Warwickshire. The side will be hoping that they can deliver notable scores against Lancashire on Sunday.
Wicket-keeper Jonathan Tattersall produced a special innings under the circumstances. He put on a 138-run partnership with Tim Bresnan to see Yorkshire fight hard till the end. Tattersall scored 79 off 81 balls with the help of seven boundaries. He was well supported by all-rounder Tim Bresnan, who delivered a superb innings of 89 off 88 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
In the bowling department, the likes of Tim Bresnan, Matthew Pillans and David Willey will need to produce breakthroughs with the new-ball. Bresnan also had a good outing with the ball and picked up two wickets in the previous game played against Warwickshire.
Steven Patterson (c), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Gary Balance, Jonathan Tattersall, Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid, Matthew Pillans, Josh Poysden.
On the other hand, Lancashire will be desperate for a better show as they are currently placed at the bottom of the league table, but a win could lift them to fifth position.
In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of Captain Dane Vilas and Steven Croft to produce the goods for the team, as they’ve scored 195 and 142 runs respectively at averages of 97.50 and 142.00.
Dane Vilas led from the front with the bat and produced a blazing 166 runs off 100 balls with the help of thirteen fours and eight sixes. He put on a 142-run partnership with Steven Croft to keep Lancashire in the hunt to win the game. Steven Croft also produced a special innings for the side in the previous game. He scored 110 off 82 balls with the help of eleven fours and four sixes.
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell failed to produce a big score in this game as well. The middle-order batsman scored 21 off 17 balls with the help of two fours and a six. The side will be hoping that Maxwell can find form with the bat and produce something special in the next game. Josh Bohannon also chipped in with crucial score for the side. He proved to be ideal partner for Dane Vilas at the other end to see Lancashire take the game down to the last over of the innings.
In the bowling department, Leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson has been the leading wicket-taker for Lancashire so far this season. He has picked up six wickets in two matches at an average of 22.33. The likes of Graham Onions, Saqib Mahmood and Glenn Maxwell conceded a lot of runs in the previous game played against Nottinghamshire.
Keaton Jennings, Brooke David Guest, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas (c), Haseeb Hameed, Saqib Mahmood, Steven Croft, Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Matt Parkinson, James Anderson
Traditionally, the pitch at Headingley Cricket Ground does provide assistance to quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to be a little cautious in the early part of their innings. The weather forecast for the game on Sunday is going to bright sunshine.
Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds will host all the home fixtures for Yorkshire in this year’s competition. The side put in a comprehensive in the opening game of the competition against Leicestershire. In their last five meetings against Lancashire, Yorkshire have come out on top on four occasions.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and put a mammoth total on the board. Traditionally, quick bowlers get favorable assistance from the pitch. It might not give much assistance to spinners.
Yorkshire will certainly fancy their chances against Lancashire in their own home conditions. The side has a much superior bowling attack in comparison to Lancashire and will be outright favorites to win this game by a comfortable margin.
Expect Yorkshire to maintain their winning streak at home.
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