YOR vs NOR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 03, 2018
Languishing at the bottom of the table, Northamptonshire are struggling to stay in the competition. They are set to play against Yorkshire in their next game which is to be played at Leeds Cricket Ground, Headingley. This is the first time these two teams will see each other in this year's T20 Blast and we expect it to be a hard tussle between the two sides.
YOR vs NOR Team Previews
After losing to Derbyshire twice in two matches, Yorkshire bounced back to the winning ways in an emphatic fashion. Batting first against Leicestershire in their last game, Kane Williamson replicated his IPL form as he hit a superb 77 to take his team to 187. He was ably supported by Tom Kohler-Cadmore who played an excellent innings of 53 runs.
Complementing the 31 he hit with the bat, David Willey picked up two wickets in his first two overs with the bat. Brooks chipped in with the wickets as well as the duo left Leicestershire Foxes tottering at 30 for four. It was an easy going road after that for Vikings. Their bowlers then strangled the Foxes in the middle overs eventually winning the game by a big margin of 60 runs.
Yorkshire were briefly out of the top-four positions in the points table, but are now back in it. It is getting tighter at the top of the North Group points with Williamson, Tom Kohler-Cadmore in top form, they seem to be up for the task.
Yorkshire Playing 11
Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Willey, KS Williamson, GS Ballance, Harry Brook, Jonathan Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, Azeem Rafiq, SA Patterson, Jack Brooks.
It's been a sorry tournament for Northamptonshire thus far. It was a similar story for them in their last game where they lost to Martin Guptill's blitz despite scoring a competitive total batting first.
Coming into the game against Worcestershire, Northants had already conceded a quick-fire 37-ball hundred from Dan Christan, against Nottinghamshire, earlier this season. Martin Guptill smashed another hundred, off just 38 deliveries, to knock them out of the match in just 13.1 overs. None of the bowlers were able to beat Worcs batsmen regularly, let alone containing them. Conceding a second 30-ball hundred in the space of few days could be extremely demoralizing for the bowlers, and their bowlers will do extremely well to bounce back from here.
Although 189-run total was an above par total, their batsmen seemed to be struggling to get there. None of their batsmen could convert his start to a big score due to which Northants could not score as much as they should have.
Northamptonshire Playing 11
Richard Levi, Ben Duckett, Josh Cobb, Alex Wakely, Charlie Thurston, Steven Crook, S Prasanna, Luke Procter, Brett Hutton, Nathan Buck, Richard Gleeson.
YOR vs NOR Betting Tips
There's a huge contrast between the two sides, as far as performance in the tournament thus far is concerned. While Yorkshire have been a pretty consistent side in the tournament, the only consistent thing about Northamptonshire this year is their recurring losses. Considering the performances of both the sides so far in the competition and the teams on paper, Yorkshire go in as firm favorites to win this home fixture against Northants.
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