Apart from IPL’s RCB vs SRH clash, the Royal London Cup 2018 is scheduled to start. Cricket fanatics have a plethora of cricket matches with Middlesex taking on Essex, Kent clashing with Sussex, Warwickshire taking on Derbyshire, Lancashire involved in a tussle with Nottinghamshire, and finally Northamptonshire on loggerheads with Leicestershire.
So, let’s have a look at the key players:
For Middlesex, Nick Gubbins an English ODI captain, Eoin Morgan are expected to be the mainstays in the batting department.
On the bowling front, Kiwi James Franklin, all-rounder Toby Roland Jones and Steven Finn will serve as the key tenets of their planning.
As far as Essex are concerned, the likes of Tom Westley, Varun Chopra, and veteran Ravi Bopara are expected to play a key role.
In terms of bowling, Essex has Jamie Porter and Kiwi fast bowler Neil Wagner to lead the attack.
For Kent, Joe Denly and Bell-Drummond had a great last season and are expected to lead the batting unit.
In terms of bowling Mitch Claydon and Kiwi pacer, Matt Henry will are expected to play a crucial role this season.
For Sussex, the key batters are expected to be David Wiese and Luke Wright
In bowling, while they will be without the services of Jofra Archer, the pace attack will be spearheaded by Ishant Sharma and Danny Briggs.
For Warwickshire, Sam Hain (456 runs in eight matches), who had an amazing season last year, is expected to lead the batting unit, along with Jonathan Trott.
In terms of bowling Jeetan Patel and Hannon-Dalby are expected to play a crucial role this season.
For Derbyshire, the key batters are expected to be Ben Slater, Wayne Madsen, and Alex Hughes are the leading run-getter since June’17 and are expected to play a pivotal role this season too.
Duanne Olivier, Hardus Viljoen, and Ravi Rampaul are key to Derbyshire’s bowling attack.
For Lancashire, Keaton Jennings is expected to lead the batting unit, along with overseas recruit, Dane Vilas.
Graham Onions, Tom Bailey, and Joe Mennie have been the leading wicket-takers for Lancashire, and are expected to do the same in the 2018 Royal London Cup.
As far as Nottinghamshire is concerned, the key batters are expected to be Kiwi stalwart Ross Taylor and Riki Wessels.
Jake Ball, Harry Gurney, and Luke Fletcher are key to Nottinghamshire success as a bowling unit.
For Northamptonshire, Richard Levi and veteran Aussie cricketer Steven Cook remains one of their best bets in the batting department. Crook scored a pulsating 92 and took a 4-for in the last red ball game he played.
On the bowling front, Doug Bracewell will spearhead the attack and will be expected to get crucial wickets at the top.
As far as Leicestershire are concerned, skipper Carberry will hold the key along with Ben Raine
In terms of bowling, the likes of Ben Raine and Griffiths will hold the key.