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Yorkshire Vikings will take on Durham Jets in their opening fixture of T20 Vitality Blast 2018 at Headingley, Leeds tomorrow (July 05). Both the teams are placed in North group. The clash will begin at 11:00 PM IST.
Vikings will be led by Steven Patterson who took over the captaincy from Gary Balance last month. Vikings were knocked out of group stage last year and would be eyeing their maiden title win this year. Yorkshire will start their journey without the services of England internationals Adil Rashid, David Willey and Liam Plunkett for the first five games. Apart from them, New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson will also miss the first few games and will be available from July 20.
On the opposite, Durham Jets will play under the leadership of Tom Latham. New Zealand opener, Latham, also led Jets in the recently concluded Royal London One Day Cup 2018. Durham will be boosted by the presence of English all-rounder Ben Stokes and South Africa spinner Imran Tahir.
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Headingly in Leeds has a wicket that favors both batsmen as well as bowlers. The highest total recorded at this venue is 339/6 by England against South Africa. The average first innings total here is 221. Apart from this, toss will also play a crucial role here as the team batting second has won 23 out of 39 contests.
Total matches – 39
Matches won batting first – 14
Matches won bowling first – 23
Average 1st Inns scores – 221
Average 2nd Inns scores – 205
Highest total recorded – 339/6 (50 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest total recorded – 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by Eng vs Aus
Highest score chased – 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs Eng
Lowest score defended – 165/9 (60 Ov) by Eng vs Pak
Yorkshire has named 13-member squad for their opening encounter with off-spinner Azeem Rafiq expected to make his maiden appearance. M Fisher and T K Cadmore have returned back from England Lions duty and are available for selection. D Willey, A Rashid, L Plunkett, K Williamson, Joe Root and J Bairstow will miss out first few encounters. Wicketkeeper J Tattersall will make his debut tomorrow.
Durham Jets have named a 14-members squad which will be led by Tom Latham. Ben Stokes is fit and available for selection.
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Steven Patterson, Gary Ballance, Ben Coad, Tim Bresnan, Harry Brook, Jack Brooks, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Jack Leaning, Adam Lyth, Matthew Fisher, Azeem Rafiq, Josh Shaw, Jonny Tattersall (wk)
Tom Latham (c), Stuart Poynter (wk), Ben Stokes, Paul Collingwood, Gareth Harte, Ryan Pringle, James Weighell, Nathan Rimmington, Graham Clark, Barry McCarthy, Chris Rushworth, Will Smith, Imran Tahir, Ben Whitehead
The probable YOR vs DUR playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Jonny Tattersall
Batsmen: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Gary Ballance, Adam Lyth (Doubt: Jack Leaning)
All-rounders: Tim Bresnan
Bowlers: Matthew Fisher, Azeem Rafiq, Steven Patterson, Ben Coad
Wicket-keeper: S Poynter
Batsmen: T Latham, G Clark, G Harte,
All-rounder: Ben Stokes, W Smith, P Collingwood, R Pringle
Bowlers: I Tahir, N Rimmington, B McCarthy, (C Rushworth, B Whitehead, J Wieghell)
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