Yorkshire vs Durham
Vitality T20 Blast 2020, Match 69
Date & Time: 16 September, 2020 at 11:00 PM IST
The match 69 of the Vitality T20 Blast is an important encounter for both the teams to rise themselves up the points table. Both the teams are languishing down at the lower half of the points table. The chances of them making into the quarters seem very less. Yorkshire managed to get the better of Durham when these two teams met last. But Durham has gained confidence after winning their last two matches in the T20 Blast. With World’s number one T20 batsman Dawid Malan returning to the Yorkshire side, the match promises to be an exciting encounter. That being said Yorkshire stands a slight advantage over the Durham side.
Yorkshire to win the match
Head to Head (In T20 Blast Overall)
Head to Head (at Headingley)
The highest-ranked T20 batsman, Dawid Malan is undoubtedly the strength of Yorkshire going forward in this match. He along with Lyth will have to carry the major burden of the batting unit. The rest of the batting line-up including the likes of Harry Brook, George Hill, and Will Fraine are all dangerous, but they cannot be relied upon like Malan and Lyth to carry the innings forward. The bowling attack is not that potent. Matthew Pillans and Jordan Thompson are going to lead the attack alongside Jack Shutt, Ben Coad, and George Hill.
Durham on the other hand has a very attacking batting line-up but they lack consistency. Even though they are better balanced than Yorkshire, the number of T20 superstars that they have in their squad is less. Liam Trevaskis and Matty Potts had a great outing in the last two matches. That added with Paul Coughlin, Scott Steel, and Nathan Rimmington makes them a better bowling attack than Yorkshire. But that being said, it would take a herculean effort from the Durham bowlers to go past Malan and Lyth. If they can manage to do so, then the match is theirs for the taking.
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Betting odds Prediction
DUR Playing 11 – Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Ben Raine, David Bedingham, Farhaan Behardien, Brydon Carse, Scott Steel, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington(c).
YOR Playing 11 – Harry Brook, Adam Lyth(c), Dawid Malan, George Hill, Will Fraine, James Wharton, Mathew Pillans, Jonathan Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, Ben Coad, Jack Shutt.
There is less chance of rain interrupting the match and hence full 40 overs of play is expected. The pitch is expected to be flat and would be ideal for batting. The captain who wins the toss is most likely to chase. The team batting first should be looking to put a total of at least 180 runs on the board to give themselves any chance.
Predicted first innings score:
If Yorkshire bats first: 170-180
If Durham bats first: 180-190
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
Top batsman: Dawid Malan
If the world number one T20 batsman is in the squad, you won’t bet on anybody else. Such has been his consistency in the shorter format of the game over the last few years. Back him score tons of runs in this match.
Top Bowler: Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts
Durham duo of Trevaskis and Potts ripped apart the Leicestershire batting line-up in the last encounter. They will hold the key for Durham’s chances in this match. If they can get Malan and Lyth early, then the match is safely in Durham’s hand.
Most Sixes: Graham Clark
The dashing batsman is capable of clearing the ropes with ease. On his day he can hit tons of sixes. With the opposition bowling not up to the mark, expect some biggies from him.
Man of the Match: Dawid Malan
The consistency of Malan is tough not to lend an eye to. He is expected to continue his good run and bag the man of the match award.
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