2019 Royal London One-Day Cup – Worcestershire vs Yorkshire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Worcestershire vs Yorkshire taking place? Saturday 4th May, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Worcestershire vs Yorkshire taking place? Blackfinch New Road

What is the expected weather for Worcestershire vs Yorkshire? Temperature will linger around 10c during the course of play with cloud cover above and a chance of rain

What channel is Worcestershire vs Yorkshire in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Worcestershire vs Yorkshire? N/A

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

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Worcestershire beat Yorkshire by 4 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

WORCESTERSHIRE

Coach: Alex Gidman

Captain: Joe Leach

  • Worcestershire became the first side in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup to defeat Nottinghamshire with the five-wicket victory significantly boosting the Rapids’ chances of progressing to the knockout stages.

  • Wayne Parnell was the star with figures of 5-24 ripping through the Notts middle order and tail, reducing the table toppers to just 121 which Worcs managed to chase down within just 26 overs.

  • The Rapids can bring back wicketkeeper Ben Cox who has recovered from the illness which kept him out of the Notts win but that will be the only change after such a superb performance and they know that a win here will put them in a superb position to qualify for the next phase with Worcestershire still capable of finishing top of the group too.

YORKSHIRE

Coach: Andrew Gale

Captain: Steven Patterson

  • Yorkshire kept their hopes of progressing out of the group stage alive with an extremely narrow victory over Northamptonshire and must now win their final two matches whilst hoping other results go their way to have a chance.

  • Chasing 352 to win, the Vikings were then set a revised target of 175 from 25 overs due to the weather and with just two balls remaining, Jonny Tattersall scored the winning runs after he scored 14 off just five balls when arriving at the crease.

  • Yorkshire have named the same squad from the Northants game with the exception of Will Fraine who drops out to leave just a 13-man squad with Tim Bresnan waiting in the wings to return after he was left out of the last two matches.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an entertaining contest with Yorkshire travelling to Worcestershire needing a win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive but the home side have top place in their sights having beaten Nottinghamshire in their last match. The Rapids became the first team in this year’s competition to beat the Outlaws which has made the race to qualify even more interesting. Yorkshire will put up a strong fight here but may ultimately fall short with Worcestershire claiming the win.