2019 Royal London One-Day Cup – Derbyshire vs Warwickshire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Derbyshire vs Warwickshire taking place? Tuesday 30th April, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Derbyshire vs Warwickshire taking place? The Pattonair County Ground

What is the expected weather for Derbyshire vs Warwickshire? 15-16c with sunshine and cloudy intervals forecast but no rain

What channel is Derbyshire vs Warwickshire in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Derbyshire vs Warwickshire? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Derbyshire vs Warwickshire? https://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/domestic

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Derbyshire beat Warwickshire by 57 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

DERBYSHIRE

Coach: Dave Houghton

Captain: Billy Godleman

  • Derbyshire come into this match following a defeat to Durham on Sunday by three wickets as they sit on five points after five games and they need to string a couple of wins together now to move up the North Group table.

  • They have suffered a couple of injuries however with paceman Alfie Gleadall picking up a side strain and their in-form batsman Leus du Plooy dislocating a finger in that match against Durham and he is now expected to be out for around four weeks which is a major blow given his form since joining the club.

  • They are boosted by the return of Logan van Beek who is expected to be selected and join the bowling attack while Mark Watt is also available, so they have options but the batting department is weakened without Du Plooy.

WARWICKSHIRE

Coach: Jim Troughton

Captain: Jeetan Patel

  • Warwickshire got their first win at the fifth attempt on Sunday as they beat Worcestershire and that was largely due to Sam Hain’s stunning knock of 161 not out but their bowlers did an excellent job in defending the total of 315/5 as Worcs fell 34 runs short.

  • They are boosted by the availability of star all-rounder Chris Woakes who has yet to join up with the England camp even though he did not play in the win on Sunday and he will boost them significantly with bat and ball.

  • Skipper Jeetan Patel continues to be their key man with the ball having taken 12 wickets in five matches but they need their batsmen to keep producing to give them a chance of stringing a run of results together now.

THE PREDICTION

Derbyshire are weakened by the absence of Du Plooy who has been something of a revelation so far but they will be confident here. Their form has been relatively good thanks to the outstanding form of skipper Billy Godleman and they will look to get back to winning ways here. Warwickshire have virtually no chance of reaching the knockout phase unlike Derbyshire, but they are playing for pride and they showed signs of finding some form finally at the weekend. The hosts should still have the edge but there is little to choose between these two teams.