Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Yorkshire vs Durham: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Yorkshire vs Durham: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Yorkshire skipper Tom Kohler-Cadmore has scored 233 runs from six innings in this tournament.

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Match Details

The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Yorkshire Vikings and Durham at the Headingley in Leeds.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).

This game will be live-streamed by Yorkshire County Cricket Club on YouTube.


Preview

It has been one of those seasons for Yorkshire where nothing seems to be going their way. They’d actually feel fortunate that three of their games were washed out which helped them gain some important points. In nine games so far, the team has only managed to win once. Yet, because of the points that were shared in some of the games, they still stand a chance to turn things around in the next five games.

They will play hosts to Durham in the upcoming North group game and it is important for them to gain some confidence back. If Yorkshire manages to win a game or two in a row, it will tighten up the competition in the group much more. However, Durham also desperately needs a few victories. They haven’t been one of the most consistent teams around and there are some amends to be made.


Weather Report

From 6 PM to 8 PM, the chances of rain hover between 79 per cent and 58 per cent. Things are expected to get slightly better as the night progresses. Thus, they could be a delayed start and a few over might also be lost.

Pitch Condition/Report:

If the batsmen manage to get their eye in, there can’t be a better venue than Leeds. However, it is crucial to be highly selective with the shots rather than throwing their hands at everything.

Average first innings score: 165.84 (Last 13 completed games in the T20 Blast 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 7, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News (Team News)

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Yorkshire:

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Jack Leaning, Jordan Thompson, Jonathan Tattersall (WK), Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Dominic Bess, Jack Shutt, Tim Bresnan.

Bench: Will Fraine, Mathew Pillans.

Durham:

Durham D’Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Alex Lees, Peter Handscomb, Graham Clark, Jack Burnham, Stuart Poynter (C & WK), Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington

Bench: Chris Rushworth, Ben Raine


Top Picks:

D’Arcy Short, Adam Lyth and even Scott Steel are now the opening batsmen who can bowl a couple of overs and take wickets. These three players have to be in the fantasy team at least one multiplier.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – D’Arcy Short, Adam Lyth, Scott Steel

Vice-Captain Options – David Willey, Tom Kohler Kadmore, Peter Handscomb.

D’Arcy Short is must as captain or vice-captain due to his dual ability. The Australian has been successful in both departments thus far.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – J Tattersall

Batters – P Handscomb, A Lyth, T Kohler-Cadmore, S Steel

All-Rounders – D’Arcy Short (C), David Willey (VC), L Trevaskis

Bowlers – B Carse, M Potts, J Schutt

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – S Poynter

Batters – G Clark, A Lyth (VC), T Kohler-Cadmore, S Steel

All-Rounders – D’Arcy Short (C), J Thompson, D Willey

Bowlers – N Rimmington, M Potts, D Bess


Expert Advice:

Durham and Yorkshire are known for making last-minute changes especially in the games where the playing XIs are expected to be unchanged. This makes the selection of fantasy team await for the toss update.

Probable Winners:

Yorkshire might turn things around and get over the line in this game.

*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.