YOR vs WOR, Headingly. The Vitality T20 Blast is back. Yorkshire and Worcestershire will be clashing in the first game of the North Group. Last season, Yorkshire had a decent tournament and lost in the quarter-final against Sussex. On the other hand, Worcestershire did not even qualify for the playoffs last season.

This season of T20 Blast is going to be different than usual. Many players have left their regular teams and signed contracts with the new teams.

Joe Root and Harry Brook are available for the first game only. Expect both of them to play big innings in this game. There is no confirmation on Colin Munro's availability for the season opener.


At Leeds:


YOR vs WOR at Headingly:

Matches – 7
YOR won – 5
WOR won – 2


H2H Team Stats:

Battin 1st WonBatting 2nd Won

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H2H Player Stats:

A Lyth9922702125.22148.37
D Willey151326510224.09153.18
J Bairstow7719310132.17149.61
H Brook4415501151.67155.00
G Ballance7714900224.83146.08
J Libby5512801225.60137.63
M Ali6612600212.60134.04
M Stoneman7612200220.33145.24
B Cox7610301025.75132.05
T Cadmore339801132.67140.00
J Root339201030.67135.29
B D'Oliveira767900119.75116.18
J Thompson337801078.00229.41
J Tattersall334900024.50144.12
D Malan1120002.0033.33


A Rashid88147.61
D Willey1510126.72
D Pennington4488.29
J Poysden3357.70
M Fisher3357.45
D Bess3348.17
E Barnard77310.14
M Ali6618.94
J Thompson33110.30
A Lyth9119.00
J Libby5219.50


Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 Stats)

A Lyth605716091111128.73153.09
D Willey302986914829.97161.52
J Bairstow343284304632.42136.85
T Kohler Cadmore262571905531.26142.66
H Brook202070404764.00159.28
G Ballance383658100718.16121.55
J Root151440904245.44134.10
J Thompson231828802022.15169.41
A Rashid53271790009.94100.00
J Tattersall161115901022.71139.47
B Cox448501042.50141.67
D Malan66580009.6793.55
M Ali445500113.75144.74
F Allen224700123.50156.67


A Rashid53526620.597.3716.77
S Patterson30303328.278.6919.52
D Willey30283126.008.5618.23
M Fisher17172222.458.9315.09
J Thompson23201926.688.4518.95
D Bess88922.567.2518.67
B Coad66820.389.0613.50
J Shutt66627.007.7121.00
A Lyth6014639.007.8030.00
J Root1511531.407.8524.00
B D'Oliveira43320.338.7114.00
M Ali44337.339.3324.00
H Rauf11224.0012.0012.00
P Brown22233.5013.8614.50


Probable Playing 11:

  • Harry Brook and Joe Root will play one match before joining the Test squad.
  • Shadab Khan and Haris Raud will play the first four games for Yorkshire.
  • Dawid Malan and Adil Rashid will play until the tour of the Netherlands.
  • Colin Munro is expected to be available, and DJ Bravo will arrive in a couple of weeks.

YOR: J Bairstow, D Malan/D Willey, J Root, A Lyth (C), H Brook, J Tattersall (WK), A Rashid, H Rauf, J Thompson, D Bess, S Khan

WOR: J Libby, J Haynes, J Baker, B Cox (C & WK), B D'Oliveira, D Pennington, P Brown, A Finch, E Barnard, E Pollock, C Morris


Fantasy Picks:

WK – H Brook, J Bairstow
Batters – J Root, J Libby/C Munro
AR – D Willey, A Lyth, M Ali, J Thompson
Bowlers – A Rashid, M Fisher, D Pennington

Punt picks – H Rauf, D Pennington, D Malan, S Khan

Common C/VC – J Bairstow, M Ali, J Root, D Malan

Punt C/VC – A Rashid, A Lyth, J Thompson, D Willey


The Pitch & Venue Info:

The pitch at Headingly is expected to be neutral, but the weather may help the pace bowlers in the initial overs. Spin may come in handy in the second inning. Also, there are predictions of rain in between the game.

Interesting Stats:

  • Worcestershire has won only two games out of seven at Headingly.
  • Harry Brook averages 60.00 in 20 innings at Headingly.


Critical Observations:

  • David Malan has struggled to score at this venue and against Worcestershire. He averages just 9.67 at this venue and 2.00 against Worcestershire.
  • Yorkshire has an incredible win percentage at this venue. They are expected to dominate Worcestershire in this game.
  • Adam Lyth, David Willey, and Adil Rashid are the most consistent players against the opponent and at this venue.