Date & Time: Tuesday, July 23, 23:00 IST
Venue: Grace Road, Leicester, England
Both the sides yet to register a win
Yorkshire and Leicestershire have had a similar start to the season with both of their opening games being washed out and they have lost the second game of the season. Leicestershire was blown away by the opening spell from Fidel Edwards and they couldn’t come back after that against Birmingham. On the other side, Yorkshire’s fight-back after the top order collapse against Derbyshire meant nothing as they failed to defend 164. Now, though the fortune will change for one team when these two sides meet at Grace Road.
Yorkshire 13-member squad: Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Nicholas Pooran, Harry Brook, Gary Ballance, Jonathan Tattersall (WK), Jordan Thompson, Dom Bess, Duanne Oliver, Josh Poysden, Tim Bresnan, Matthew Pillans.
Leicestershire possible XI: Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden, Neil Dexter, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (WK), Ben Mike, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths, Chris Wright.
The surface at The Grace Road has been sporting enough in the 2018 T20 Blast where the average score of teams that bat first is around 150. So expect nothing different for this contest as well. The forecast is for few showers late in the night but there is no rain threat during the match.
He may not have been at his best in the last game but he is the vital cog of Yorkshire squad in the past few seasons. He was amongst the Top run getters for the side in the 2018 T20 Blast where he scored 386 runs in 10 matches. There is every chance he will come good this time around to make a comeback into England’s limited-overs step-up.
It’s quite unusual with the way Yorkshire handled Pooran in the last game where he batted pretty low in the batting order. He has shown a little glimpse of what he can do in his short stay at the crease in the last game. If Yorkshire backs him to move up in the order he will become an even more dangerous proposition for the opponents.
The Leicestershire captain was the leading run-scorer for the side in the 2018 T20 Blast, where he scored 343 runs in 14 matches. In the last game, he was among the few batsmen who got to a start in the innings. He was also the leading run-scorer for the side in this year’s Royal London Cup where he scored 428 runs in 8 matches.