Date & Time: Thursday, July 25, 23:30 IST
Venue: Headingley, Leeds, England
Leeds gears up for an enthralling contest
Lancashire and Yorkshire are coming into the contest on the back of huge victories. After their first match being washed out, Lancashire trumped Durham in their next, as Maxwell came to the party for the first time in England in this season. On the other hand, after a narrow loss to Derbyshire, Yorkshire came back in style against Leicestershire to post the ninth highest total in T20s and by doing so, they became the only team to post 250+ total twice in the format. So it will be an enthralling contest to watch out for when these two sides meet in Leeds which is known to produce batting paradises.
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, Matthew Pillans, Tim Bresnan, Jack Shutt.
Lancashire 14-member squad: Steven Croft, Alex Davies, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, Keaton Jennings, James Faulkner, Danny Lamb, Saqib Mahmood, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson, Toby Lester, Rob Jones, Stephen Parry.
The surface at Headingley is known to produce high scoring games and in the last season, it was the scenario where average score of teams that bat first is around 170. There is a 40% chance of precipitation at the start of the match, otherwise, the forecast is clear for the day.
His promotion in the batting order has produced dividends for Yorkshire in the last game as he came up with a blistering 67 off 28 balls. His knock has given the team much-needed edge in the latter half of the innings, which was the difference in the result from their defeat against Derbyshire. The present form he is in and the promotion in the batting order make him a must-have player in the Dream11 cricket team.
After his early departure against Derbyshire, the Yorkshire captain as stepped up to the occasion against Leicestershire with 54-ball 96. His knock at the top allowed Pooran to take the total to another level in the death overs. He is certainly a worthy player to consider in Today’s match. Adding to his blistering knock in the last game he has come into the 2019 Blast on back of good performances in the County Championship and Royal London Cup.
The Lancashire Captain has continued from where he left in the Royal London Cup. He was the second-highest run-getter of the ODI tournament, where scored 516 runs in 9 innings. Adding to it, he was also in decent form in the County Championship which makes him a worthy for fantasy cricket players in Today’s match.
At last, Maxwell has broken the shackles against Durham, after his struggles in the World Cup. He has come up with 33-ball 59 which proved to be the match-defining. The very ability to come up with game-changing innings makes him a bet payer as it may not come off of Maxwell on a consistent basis.