Preview: Royal London one day cup

Royal London one day cup 2021 will undergo from 22nd July in England. The first match of Group B will be between Surrey vs Yorkshire and Glamorgan vs Warwickshire. This year Royal London is coming back after 2 years of gap. This year’s season would be affected by The Hundred, as so many Englishman and foreign players, will be skipping this season for The Hundred. So this is a chance for young players to shine. Let’s take a look at both of the fixtures.

Surrey vs Yorkshire

The match between Surrey and Yorkshire will take place at Scarborough on 22nd July. Both the teams have lost their 10 players each due to the Hundred. Let’s take a look at the first fixture.

Surrey

Surrey has named a 14 man squad for the opener of the Royal London one day cup against Yorkshire on 22nd July. Surrey will be led into the competition by Richard Johnson in the absence of Head Coach Vikram Solanki, who’ll be busy with Oval Invincibles in The Hundred.

South African star Hashim Amla will be leading the side while Tim David has remained with the squad-based on his decent performance in Vitality Blast matches. Big players like Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and Jason Roy are all with their sides for The Hundred competition and will skip the entire tournament. Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes both are suffering from an injury and are in rehabilitation.

The last time Surrey and Yorkshire played in a List A fixture, Surrey won a thrilling high scoring fixture at Headingley. Let’s take a look at the squad.

Hashim Amla (C), Gus Atkinson, Tim David, Matt Dunn, Ben Geddes, Nicholas Kimber, Conor Mckerr, Dan Moriarty, Ryan Patel, Nico Reifer, Jamie Smith (WK), Mark Stoneman, James Taylor, Amar Virdi

Yorkshire

Assistant and bowling coach Pyrah is leading a much-changed Vikings team in the Royal London one-day Cup, starting against Surrey at Scarborough. Dom Bess will captain a team at the first-team level for the first time. Ten senior White Rose players are unavailable due to their commitments in the Hundred, as is head coach Andrew Gale for the same reason.

That opens the door for young players to shine. Likes of Will Luxton, Matthew Revis, Jake Schutt who all are highly talented and can get a chance at any stage of the tournament in the absence of big players.

Let’s take a look at the squad of Yorkshire.

Gary Ballance, Dom Bess(C), Ben Coad, Harry Duke(WK), Will Fraine, George Hill, William Luxton, Duanne Olivier, Steven Patterson, Mathew Pillans, Matthew Revis, Jake Schutt, Josh Sullivan, Jonny Tattersall, Matthew Waite

Glamorgan vs Warwickshire

The other match of Royal London one day cup will be between Glamorgan and Warwickshire at the Sophia Garden Cricket Ground, Cardiff. The pitch at Sophia Gardens offers to both the batsmen and the bowlers. Bowlers have to maintain a good line and length to get the wickets, while the batters have to spend some time, before changing the gears. The captain winning the toss should look to put the opposition in to bat first upon winning the toss, as the chasing teams have won the majority of the games played at the venue.

Glamorgan

Glamorgan had a very bad campaign in the T20 blast, finishing last in the standings, winning just 3 games out of their 14 matches. With regular captain Chris Cooke and vice-captain David Lloyd away at The Hundred, Kiran Carlson will captain Glamorgan Cricket in the Royal London Cup. They will also be missing the services of Colin Ingram, Timm van der Gugten and Dan Douthwaite, who are all also a part of The Hundred.

Explosive New Zealand batsman Hamish Rutherford will join the side as a replacement for Australian all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne. Although they have plenty of talented domestic players available in their circuit.

Let’s take a look at the squad.

Kiran Carlson (C), Tom Cullen (WK), Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan, Joe Cooke, Andy Garvin, Sam Pearce, Billy Root,  Andrew Salter, Steven Reingold, Hamish Rutherford,  Nick Selman, Callum Taylor, Roman Walker.

Warwickshire

On the other hand, the Warwickshire Bears will miss the services of their captain Will Rhodes, Craig Miles and Rob Yates, who all are unavailable after being named in the squad for the ongoing warm-up test series against India.

Michael Burgess will take on the captaincy reign in the absence of Will Rhodes. Like their opponents, Warwickshire Bears have also lost some of their impactful players like Sam Hain, Danny Briggs, Jake Lintott and Dom Sibley to The Hundred.

They have also been hit by several injuries to their players, which has forced them to play without a large group of their senior players. Although, they have managed to pick up some good local talents who’ll be making a debut for the team if picked in the 11.

Let’s take a look at the squad.

Michael Burgess (C & WK), Chris Benjamin, Jacob Bethell, Ethan Brookes, Jordan Bulpitt, Ashish Chakrapani, George Garrett, Matt Lamb, Ed Pollock, Ryan Sidebottom and Kiel van Vollenhoven.

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