T20 Blast 2020: North Group, Lancashire vs Yorkshire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: North Group, Lancashire vs Yorkshire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Having picked up 10 wickets, Tom Bailey can be a good pick for your Dream11 fantasy.

Joe Root
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Match Details

The North Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Old Trafford in Manchester.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:35 PM Local Time (11:05 PM IST). It will be streamed live on FanCode. 


After beating Yorkshire by six wickets in their last match, Lancashire will be keen to record two consecutive wins over their rivals in T20 Blast 2020. Despite having the World No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan in their team, Yorkshire could only manage a total of 145/9 against Lancashire. Luke Wood and Matt Parkinson scalped three wickets each to derail the opposition team’s innings.

A solid fifth-wicket partnership between captain Dane Vilas and Rob Jones guided Lancashire home in the 18th over. Vilas will expect his top-order to perform better in the upcoming match. On the other side, Yorkshire’s batsmen will look to forget the last match and dominate the Lancashire bowlers from the start.

Weather Report

There are zero predictions for rainfall in Manchester on Thursday evening. The temperature is expected to be 11 °C. 

Pitch Report

Pakistan and England recently played a T20I series at this venue and the batsmen enjoyed batting at Old Trafford. This will be the first T20 Blast match of the season to be hosted by Manchester.

Average 1st innings score: 168 (Last 5 completed matches considered)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won –  2, Lost – 3

Injury & Availability News

Adil Rashid and Joe Root will be available for Yorkshire. Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey will be unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.

Saqib Mahmood will be available for Lancashire. Richard Gleeson and Keaton Jennings are likely to miss because of injury.

Probable Playing XIs


Alex Davies (wk), Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Rob Jones,  Luke Wood, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson.

Bench: Liam Hurt, George Lavelle, Stephen Parry, Tom Hartley.


Adam Lyth (c),  Dawid Malan, Joe Root, George Hill, Will Fraine, James Wharton, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Jordan Thompson, Ben Coad, Duanne Olivier, Adil Rashid.

Bench: Mathew Pillans, Sam Wisniewski, Matthew Revis, Harry Brook, Jack Shutt.

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Top Picks

South African speedster Duanne Olivier had bowled a terrific spell of 2/16 in the last match against Durham. The quick bowler can trouble the home team with his pace.

Matthew Parkinson returned with figures of 3/25 in the last match against Yorkshire. Although Joe Root’s presence will boost Yorkshire’s batting strength, Parkinson can be backed to pick multiple wickets in this game. He should get a nod in your Dream11 fantasy team.

Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Davies has been in sublime touch during 2020 T20 Blast. He has scored 206 runs in five innings for Lancashire at an average of 41.20.

Joe Root had scored 154 runs in 3 innings for Yorkshire before his departure. Since he has played three matches against Australia at Old Trafford recently, the English Test captain can make a massive impact in this match. He is also likely to roll his arm.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Joe Root, Alex Davies

Vice-Captain Options – Matthew Parkinson, Duanne Olivier

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Alex Davies

Batters – Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Will Fraine

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Jordan Thompson, Adam Lyth

BowlersDuanne Olivier (vc), Ben Coad, Tom Bailey

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperAlex Davies (c)

Batters – Rob Jones, Joe Root, Will Fraine

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, Luke Wood, Adam Lyth

BowlersDuanne Olivier, Ben Coad, Tom Bailey, Matthew Parkinson (vc)

Expert Advice

Having picked up 10 wickets, Tom Bailey can be a good pick for your Dream11 fantasy.

Probable Winners

Lancashire is expected to win this match.

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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.