After an exhilarating month of County Championship cricket, we now look forward to an action-packed Royal London One-Day Cup.

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The Royal London One-Day Cup returns on Thursday with 72 group stage fixtures to be played over an intense three-week period.

Colin Ingram was the Royal London One-Day Cup Player of the Year last year due to finishing top of the MVP Rankings for the competition and has made a timely return to Glamorgan’s ranks as he prepares to Captain the side for the first time.

Ingram has returned from the Big Bash where he was a key part of the recent Adelaide Strikers triumph and the South African big-hitter will be hoping to replicate his form of the last campaign.

Last season’s competition winners Nottinghamshire Outlaws start their season live on Sky Sports as they face a Lancashire side bolstered by the introduction of Keaton Jennings – a top ten performer from last year’s standings for Durham.

Notts will be looking to repeat last year’s success with 2017 overall MVP Samit Patel an integral member.

Patel, finished second behind Ingram in the One-Day Cup MVP standings last year and with the backing of fellow Outlaws; Alex Hales, Ross Taylor and Steven Mullaney, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Nottinghamshire well represented at the summit of the MVP standings.

The MVP formula was designed by the players to identify the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic and international season.

An innovation which provides a more rigorous analysis of player performances than traditional batting and bowling averages.

Suffering One-Day Cup final defeat for three consecutive years, Surrey, will be hoping to go one better this year and have several players amongst their ranks who will be eyeing up top spot in the MVP Rankings.

Youngsters Sam Curran, Ollie Pope and Amir Virdi will be hopeful of replicating their County Championship form, whereas, international stalwarts Jason Roy, Virat Kohli and Morne Morkel will be hoping to make their mark throughout the competition.

After blowing away the competition so far in the County Championship standings, Kent’s Matt Henry will be hoping to have a similar impact in the One-Day Cup.

The Kiwi-born seamer has taken a staggering 37 wickets so far topping the overall rankings and will be hoping to be backed up by Joe Denly and Sam Billings when he returns from the Indian Premier League.

To view more information about the MVP Rankings and view the current Overall MVP standings visit the  MVP page.

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