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

THE FACTS

When is Yorkshire vs Derbyshire taking place? Friday 26th April, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Yorkshire vs Derbyshire taking place? Emerald Headingley

What is the expected weather for Yorkshire vs Derbyshire? An increasing chance of rain (50-60%) from 3pm onwards

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

Where can I stream Yorkshire vs Derbyshire? N/A

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

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 2 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

YORKSHIRE

Coach: Andrew Gale

Captain: Steven Patterson

  • It has been a hugely frustrating start to the Royal London One-Day Cup for Yorkshire as after winning their first match handsomely, they contrived to tie with Warwickshire and then lose to Lancashire by one run in two matches they could easily have won, so they will look to bounce back here.

  • Veteran skipper Steven Patterson was rested in the last game against Lancashire but will return and start here as they have to make do without Adil Rashid who has joined up with the England team already.

  • David Willey will play one final match before joining the England camp so that will benefit Yorkshire here while Ben Coad and Matthew Waite come into the squad and one of them could potentially feature.

DERBYSHIRE

Coach: Dave Houghton

Captain: Billy Godleman

  • Derbyshire have won two of their three matches so far and their confidence is high coming into this game after Billy Godleman’s second hundred in the competition this season inspired an excellent win over Leicestershire last time out.

  • The bowling attack has been strengthened for this match by the return of Ravi Rampaul and he will give them a big boost after missing the last two matches due to illness so Connors or Gleadale may make way for him.

  • While the batting unit does not possess any star names unlike their opponents, it should not be underestimated with the likes of Godleman, Du Plooy, Madsen and Reece combining and it has a strong look about it.

THE PREDICTION

Derbyshire have been something of a surprise in the tournament so far with two wins from three matches but they will face a tough test against Yorkshire. Andrew Gale’s men could easily be sitting with three wins but instead they let slip a couple of good positions to draw and lose their last two matches. That will only serve to give them more motivation for this match and they will field their strongest available team with the idea of getting back to winning ways to remain in the hunt for a top three spot. This could be closer than many expect, but the home team have to be favoured.