The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Warwickshire (Birmingham Bears) and Yorkshire at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on YouTube channel of the Birmingham Bears.
The Warwickshire (Birmingham Bears) will host Yorkshire on the final day of the group phase in Birmingham. Both the teams are finishing in the bottom half of the North Group. Yorkshire had as many as four washed out matches which didn’t help their cause. In the remaining nine completed matches, Yorkshire won only three while the home game against Warwickshire ended in a Tie.
The Birmingham Bears are on the same boat as Yorkshire. They were involved in only two washouts but has won four matches and lost in six of them. The losing team among these two might finish on the bottom of the table. Both the teams have 11 points and below them, Durham and Northamptonshire are situated with 10 points apiece. Injuries could cost the Bears a solid finish to the tournament.
A full game is expected at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The venue has hosted six matches this season and five of them were never got interrupted. The one game with rain interruption had a completed first inning and more than half of the chase. Birmingham is expected to be partly cloudy without rain on Friday.
The Edgbaston in Birmingham has had interesting tracks this season. Few turned out to be high-scoring ones while in some even low scores were defended. Usually, the way ball moves or spins in the first innings gives a hint of how the conditions will be chasing team at this venue. The recent matches suggest it as a slow track.
Average first innings score: 159 (T20 Blast matches in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Warwickshire / Birmingham Bears:
Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes, Matthew Lamb, Michael Burgess (WK), Chris Green, Alex Thomson, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Jeetan Patel (C), James Wainman.
Bench: Adam Hose, Liam Banks, Henry Brookes.
Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (c), David Willey, Harry Brook, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Jack Leaning, Will Fraine, Tim Bresnan, Jordan Thompson, Keshav Maharaj, Jack Shutt.
Bench: Mathew Pillans, Duanne Olivier.
Adam Hose misses out due to injury but Sam Hain is still there to bail out his team from troubles. The top-order batsman is inching closer to 400-run mark in this edition. Yorkshire skipper Tom Kohler-Cadmore has scored four fifties in nine matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Adam Lyth, Sam Hain, David Willey
Vice-Captain – Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ed Pollock, Chris Green
Despite his team’s failure, Adam Lyth has had a stellar season as an all-rounder. He scored 337 runs with help of three fifties and claimed 11 wickets in only 5 innings he bowled.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Michael Burgess
Batsmen – Sam Hain (VC), Dominic Sibley, Ed Pollock, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook
All-Rounders – Adam Lyth (C), David Willey
Bowlers – Jeetan Patel, Will Rhodes, Jack Shutt
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jonathan Tattersall
Batsmen – Dominic Sibley, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Sam Hain
All-Rounders – Chris Green, Adam Lyth (VC), David Willey (C)
Bowlers – James Wainman, Jeetan Patel, Jack Shutt
Warwickshire had quite a few injuries in their squad. This made them change their line-up quite often post the County break. Our Durham predicted XI is from the squad announced for their previous match.
Yorkshire is expected to finish with a huge win over Warwickshire.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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