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Worcestershire’s search for first win in the season
Worcestershire to win
Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough, England | Toss: To BatBet Now
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Yorkshire would take on Worcestershire in the 16h game of the Royal London One-Day Cup, 2022 at their home ground North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough. Both sides come here with losses. Yorkshire batted poorly to go down against Lancashire in their last game. Worcestershire also had a poor day losing to Hampshire and both sides would be eager to win.
Worcestershire has enjoyed a good record against Yorkshire in the past and has won the last four games the two teams have played. They are down on form, but the team would look to draw inspiration from those wins. Yorkshire is missing key players who are playing in The Hundred and this has weakened their bowling attack. We are likely to see a close contest in this game.
Jonathan Tattersall would like to put last game’s disappointment behind where they lost to Lancashire by 7 wickets. It was a poor show from the team with the bat as they were bowled out for mere 224 runs. Tattersall is leading a team of experienced players and he would like them to play their natural game and move up on the points table.
Harry Duke and Will Fraine shall have to set up a strong opening wicket stand in this game. They had both scored hundreds in the first game. The side has a strong middle order, and they would need partnerships between Will Luxton, George Hill, and Tattersall. Matthew Revis, Matthew Waite, and Tom Loten add to the side’s batting depth
Their bowling attack lacks depth, and the side would need a good show with the new ball from Ben Coad and Matthew Waite. Dominic Bess is an experienced bowler, and he will have to lead the attack from the front. The likes of Tom Loten and Harris Sullivan shall need to offer good support and keep a check on the scoring rate.
Jonathan Tattersall (c), Will Fraine, Harry Duke (wk), William Luxton, George Hill, Matthew Revis, Matthew Waite, Dominic Bess, Tom Loten, Ben Coad, Harris Sullivan
Jake Libby’s side would be under pressure. They come here with back-to-back losses and need to win this to earn their first points for the season. Their batting fell like a pack of cards in the last game against Hampshire which they lost by 44 runs. With their backs against the wall, Libby would like his players to deliver a good performance here and stay in the reckoning for a berth in the quarterfinals.
Ed Pollock and Azhar Ali have failed in both games, and they must put runs on the board opening the batting for the side. Libby has also struggled, and he will need to steer this innings in the middle order with Gareth Roderick and Kashif Ali who is in good form. Down the order, Ed Barnard, Taylor Cornall, and Joe Leach have scored runs and they must contribute quick runs.
Their bowling attack did well against Hampshire after they were torn apart by the Kent batsmen in the first game. Ben Gibbon and Leach have important roles to play with the new ball as Yorkshire has a strong batting line-up. Adam Finch, Barnard, and Libby would be confident after their good spells in the last game it will take a similar effort to put their opponents under pressure.
Jake Libby (c), Ed Pollock, Azhar Ali, Kashif Ali, Gareth Roderick, Ed Barnard, Taylor Cornall, Joe Leach, Henry Cullen (wk), Ben Gibbon, Adam Finch
There are predictions for slightly overcast skies and rains at Scarborough on August 7. The wicket would be flat, and we expect to see good batting conditions in this game. Bowlers would get assistance from the surface with the new ball, but they would have little margin for error. A score of 300 runs would be a good total for the side batting first.
North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough is a small ground and we have seen big scores put up on this ground in the past. The wicket is flat, and the ball comes onto the surface nicely. There is some assistance for the fast bowlers early in the game with the new ball, but spinners have struggled here.
Big scores have been made at this venue in the past and sides batting first have had an advantage. This is a small ground and posting a big total adds to the advantage of the side batting first. Thus, the side winning the toss here would opt to bat first upon winning the toss.
Both sides would be eager to win this game. Yorkshire has already won a game, but the side would have to do with depleted bowling resources. Their bowling hasn’t looked great in either game or they would need to make improvements to win here. Worcestershire would be under pressure with two consecutive losses. They have played well but the side would need batsmen and bowlers to play complementary roles. The side has a stronger batting line-up, and this would put them ahead in this contest.
Worcestershire to win
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