Surrey are significantly under strength for this game as their injury list has grown significantly and that counteracts the arrival of Dean Elgar to a degree. Middlesex have a star arrival themselves and the number three ranked batsmen in the world – Ross Taylor – joins up with them and will play here.
There is plenty on the line here with both teams needing a win desperately. Kolkata Knight Riders need a win to half this alarming five-match losing run and their confidence has taken a clear knock.
These two midlands teams face off with just two points apiece so far and this match is a must-win match for both teams. This is Leicestershire’s fourth match and they have lost two already but they will be hoping that they can carry some momentum following their impressive win last time out.
Durham have been revelations so far even at this early stage of the Royal London One-Day Cup as one of just five teams to have won all their matches so far. They face a tough test here against a Worcestershire side who are incredibly strong in white ball cricket.
There is little to choose between these two sides coming in this match where one team will lose their unbeaten record. Somerset’s bowling unit have the edge slightly with Craig Overton being the standout bowler from either team so far.
Given that all the teams that reached the knockout round last season in either group won at least five games, that means that this is something of a must-win game for both teams after they lost their first two matches.
This is a fascinating encounter between two teams that still harbour hopes of reaching the top four but with games running out, both simply cannot afford to lose. Royal Challengers Bangalore are gaining momentum with every win right now and at home on batting-friendly tracks, they have to be favoured.
It is the Sunrisers Hyderabad who come into this clash with Chennai Super Kings with form on their side having won their last two and the home side having lost their last two.
Two teams clash here with 100% winning records on the line as Hampshire welcome Middlesex. Both teams have impressed with the bat and have comfortably been scoring at impressive run rates so this could very well come down to which bowling unit can click into gear.
Form is certainly with Essex coming into this game as their batsmen have done well in the opening two matches. Despite a star-studded batting line-up for Surrey, none of them have started well and that has been their major weakness so far.
Both of these teams come into this game in excellent form but it is arguably the Royals who have the greater urgency as they have no real margin for error right now.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are showing signs of life and finding some form to just about keep them alive in the tournament. They know that every match is must-win for them right now and the urgency is bringing the best out of captain Virat Kohli.
This is a crunch match for both of these teams as after sitting in the top four for much of the tournament so far, their recent poor form has seen them drop out. Both teams have major deficiencies in their batting but the Sunrisers’ bowling unit gives them the edge.
Delhi Capitals have enjoyed some fantastic moments in IPL 2019 but the vast majority of those have come on their travels rather than in Delhi where they have struggled on the slower tracks there.