Yorkshire is in a bit of a tangle in the ongoing T20 Blast. Out of five matches, the team has won only a solitary match against cellar-dwellers Leicestershire. It goes without saying that they need to beat the higher-placed teams to climb the ladder in the table. Their last match against Northamptonshire in Northampton got abandoned due to rain and they are placed sixth on the points table.
They are next scheduled to lock horns with Worcestershire at the Headingley in Leeds. Worcestershire, on the other hand, are in good form, having won their last couple of matches versus Durham and Derbyshire. Placed second on the table, the team also has the chance of moving to the top. Meanwhile, another defeat for Yorkshire could put their campaign in the doldrums.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Yorkshire and Worcestershire at the Headingley in Leeds.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and on the Fan Code app in India.
The pitch at the venue is a good one for batting and another high-scoring encounter seems to be in the store. But the track also assists the spinners as it’s a tad on the slower side. It would be better to put runs on the board and then exert pressure on the opposition.
Average first innings score: 166 (Last 5 T20s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Gary Ballance, Jordan Thompson, Steven Patterson (c), Matthew Pillans, Duanne Olivier, Jack Shutt
Bench- Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid, Dominic Bess, Jack Leaning
Martin Guptill, Riki Wessells, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Oliveira (C), Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
Bench- Jack Haynes, George Rhodes, Ben Twohig, Thomas Charles Fell, Adam Finch, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, George Scrimshaw, Olly Westbury, Joshua Dell
Injury and Availability News:
Nicholas Pooran has joined the Windies squad for the T20I series versus India.
James Logan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season (stress fracture of the back).
Adil Rashid is being monitored by the club after the shoulder complaint
Martin Guptill – Last 11 T20 innings:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain- Martin Guptill, Wayne Parnell, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Vice-Captain- Adam Lyth, Riki Wessels, Steven Patterson
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Ben Cox
Batsmen – Riki Wessels, Martin Guptill (c), Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell, David Willey (vc), Jordan Thompson
Bowlers – Pat Brown, Dillon Pennington, Jack Shutt
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jonathan Tattersall
Batsmen – Ross Whiteley, Riki Wessels, Adam Lyth (vc), Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell (c), Steven Patterson, David Willey
Bowlers – Ed Barnard, Pat Brown, Duanne Olivier.
David Willey bats high in the order and he also bowl his quota of four overs. He is a bit out of form and due is due for a good show, especially with the ball in hand. One can take the risk of making him one of the multipliers.
Worcestershire is likely to come out trumps.
*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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