About the Match
The qualifiers for the top four in North Division, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire meet each other on 25th July at Leeds, and their position on the table hinges on the outcome of this match even at the end of the league matches. Yorkshire has 15 points from 6 wins of the 13 played with a NRR of +0.672 whereas Nottinghamshire has 18 points from 8 wins of the 13 played with a NRR of +0.660, and they are already in the quarter finals, along with Lancashire. Notts have won their previous encounter against Yorkshire on 28th June by 22 runs as the Yorks were reduced to 121 for 9 in 20 overs while chasing 143. Can the Yorks reverse the result in this crucial match so as to remain in the reckoning, it is something that needs to be seen.
They are up against Yorkshire, whom they have defeated in their earlier encounter, and are in a comfortable situation here. After their initial losses in the tournament, they have not looked back; winning the match by 24 runs defending 220 against Leicestershire on 19th June, wherein Wessels and Patel scored 66 off 31 balls and 63 off 37 balls respectively and again a crushing defeat to the same team in the reverse match on 20th July defending a low score of 121 for 9 and winning it by 31 runs. Wessels was again the star performer with 95 off 51 balls against Derbyshire in making 206 which they won by 27 runs. Gurney, Mullaney Patel and all bowlers have done a good job for the team in reaching this stage and they will give it their all before the start of the next stage.
They have choked Derbyshire by 50 runs in defending a well-made 183 for 4 on 13th Jul, in which Williamson and Lees batted well and Rafiq came out with 3 wickets, with Rashid, Williamson and Lyth sharing 2 wickets each. The latest 3 wicket loss with just 2 balls to spare on 18th Jul against Warwickshire was a close match but should act as a warning to them to perform better. Bairstow’s classic 102 off 58 balls against Durham on 11th July in setting a target of 186 and a good job by Pyrah, who took 4 wickets, Rafiq and Sidebottom with 2 each, in winning the match by a handsome margin of 49 runs should act as vitamin pills to the players in this match. Their win by 14 runs against Leicestershire on 1st Jul in defending 168 and similar effort against Northants in making 181 for 3 and realizing a 16 run win on 13th June are examples of their team effort and depth in batting and achievement by the bowlers. While chasing too, they are determined and confident as proved in their 5 wicket win with 3 balls to spare against the fancied Lancashire on 6th June while chasing a tall score of 179 successfully.
With the danger of elimination and everything depending on this match, Yorkshire looks better placed to come out as winners of this match.
Yorkshire Vikings, 2.00 @ Titan Bet