Date & Time: Thursday, August 29, 23:00 IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds, England
A knockout match for the Northants
YOR are at the bottom of the table and have no chance to qualify to the next stage. They will be playing only for pride and maybe spoiling other teams’ chances. NOR are in some despair themselves. They have a very slim chance but they do have a chance to qualify. They need to win both their remaining fixtures and win them well as well. YOR just worked out their best playing XI. They have good top order and a lot of bowling options. Middle-order seems to be their weakness and opponents have exploited it. NOR has hardly put up enough runs on the board for their bowlers to defend. With their top order having too many hit or miss batsmen, they need some luck to go their way as well.
NOR should go in with the same team that won the last game. YOR will be keen on testing their bench strength.
The pitch at Leeds has been a high scoring one with some assistance for the slower bowlers as the day goes on.
Another top-order player who has done well for YOR. He not only has 287 runs to his name but also 10 wickets. His all-round abilities make him a must-have.
The YOR opener has been in terrific form, scoring 3 fifties in his last 5 innings. He has an aggregate of 290 this season, which is the highest for his side so far.
The only shining light in the Northants disappointing season. He has scored some runs every match but without much support from his partners. He is the second-highest run-getter for his side with 185 runs at a SR of 129.
The hard-hitting opener from South Africa has not really gotten going in the tournament so far. He’s got only 121 runs in his 5 innings but we know what he is capable of with the bat. He could be the difference between a good score and a big score.