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

THE FACTS

When is Yorkshire vs Leicestershire taking place? Wednesday 17th April, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Yorkshire vs Leicestershire taking place? Emerald Headingley

What is the expected weather for Yorkshire vs Leicestershire? 11-15c dry with sunny spells

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

Where can I stream Yorkshire vs Leicestershire? N/A

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

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Yorkshire beat Leicestershire by 9 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

YORKSHIRE

Coach: Andrew Gale

Captain: Steven Patterson

  • Yorkshire are hoping to go one step further than recent years and reach the final of the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup after reaching the knock-out stages for five consecutive years and losing in the semi-finals twice, including last season.

  • Yorkshire have started the County Championship season strongly and currently sit second after drawing with Nottinghamshire in their opening match and thrashing a much-fancied Hampshire side by an innings and 44 runs with both matches featuring a fantastic partnership between Joe Root and Gary Ballance.

  • Root has not been named in the squad for this match however but they still have plenty of internationals in their 13-man squad with Adil Rashid, David Willey, Duanne Olivier and Gary Ballance all available and forming an incredibly strong core.

LEICESTERSHIRE

Coach: Paul Nixon

Captain: Paul Horton

  • Leicestershire come into the 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup determined to improve upon last season’s disappointing campaign in which they only won two of their eight matches as they finished eighth in the North Group.

  • They have had a mixed start to the County Championship having comfortably beaten Sussex in their first match and then losing to Worcestershire last time out, but they know a good start is imperative to their hopes in this competition.

  • They are not helped by the fact that their star overseas pace bowler Mohammad Abbas is unavailable as he awaits a visa and that does not bode well as their bowling was arguably their weakness last season as they conceded scores as high as 409/7 to Nottingham Outlaws and 380/4 to Worcestershire Rapids.

THE PREDICTION

Yorkshire come into this game as clear favourites to get off to a winning start and with good reason. They have won their last five meetings against Leicestershire in this format of the game and they have plenty of quality throughout their squad. They have a great mix of experience and young talent, but a real strong core to the side with Ballance, Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore with the bat, while the bowling attack looks equally strong led by leg-spinner Adil Rashid. They should have far too much quality for this average Leicestershire side, so expect a home win at Headingley.