YOR vs LAN Dream11 and Predicted Playing 11: Lancashire look to further ascertain top spot in their name while Yorkshire look to keep snapping at their heels.
With a 72 run win in their previous match against Durham Jets, Lancashire Lightning saw themselves propel right to the pinnacle of North Zone. For the side it weren’t just the two points but the manner in which they came about which saw the side stamp their authority right from match one in the frontier league.
What was more important from that clinical performance was the margin by which the win came about, seeing the side garner the much needed incentive in what has shaped out to be an extreme tightly contested North Zone after the opening set of fixtures. With four sides placed on three points, Lightning’s massive win as they brushed apart the Jets for 117 in pursuit of their 189 places the side in a safe position as of now.
And it’s this coveted spot in the annuls of the zone which the side will be looking to make their own today when they take on a Yorkshire Vikings side who have offered glimpses of brilliant cricket but failed to imbed the much needed consistency.
It’s the last match’s performance which Yorkshire will be looking to build on with the side going on a rapturous display in the batting department. A 116 run opening partnership followed by a 121 run first wicket stand which saw Nicholas Pooran smash his way to an enthralling 67 in 28 balls saw the side record the highest total in the league till now.
The 255 run target was a colossal once, one Leicestershire Foxes were never able to chase down, eventually going down by 54 runs to see Yorkshire make a place for themselves in the top 4 of the league standings. Coming off similar wins, these two sides will be looking to make it successive wins when they face off against each other today in the culminating encounter of the day.
With Lancashire having welcomed back their key international players in the previous encounter, the side’s bowling unit in particular was massively overhauled. And they went onto unlock their true potential, putting in one of the finest displays with the white ball to leave Durham Jets flabbergasted.
It’s this department which holds them in better stead heading into the fixture with us seeing Lancashire’s bowling department helping them get their second win on the bounce and further assert their stronghold over top spot.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Heavy emphasis was laid on the prevalent playing conditions and the state of the pitch along with how the toss would affect either side. Our picks were based on recent performances and figures and considering how sides and players traditionally function in different circumstances.
Batsmen were selected based on their ability to make the most of the powerplay overs, hold fort in the middle overs and up the ante in the death overs along with those who flourish while imbedding successful run chases. The same applied to bowlers as well based off an in-depth analysis of the pitch conditions and bowlers who have a penchant to pick up wickets at regular intervals. With the pitch expected to be a good one today, we have gone in with a slew of batsmen in our side.
Wicket-Keepers for YOR vs LAN Dream11
With his 67 in 28 balls which saw the West Indian and Yorkshire man hit his way to 6 fours and 6 sixes, Nichols Pooran is our first pick. The wicket-keeper is being held in high regard with a performance that blew apart the opposition as he went onto emulate his solid showings from the IPL and CWC.
We have also opted for Lancashire’s captain, Dane Vilas to come in for us. The number 4 is a steady player and coupled with his involvement in catches and stumpings, he becomes player to indulge in today.
Batsmen for YOR vs LAN Dream11
With over 450 runs scored in between them in the previous encounter, we have selected a slew of myriad batters in our side for this one. We’ll begin with the picks with Yorkshire Vikings first with both their openers making their way into our side.
In Adam Lyth and captain Tom Kohler Cadmore, the side have two of the mainstays of their batting line-up, names who can singlehandedly win the match on their own merit. Scoring 69 and 96 respectively in the previous encounter, the two reaffirmed their sublime grace to stitch together a match winning 116 run partnership and we same them going about on their merry way today as well.
Middle-order players, Josh Bohannon comes in from Lancashire with Jos Buttler’s availability for today’s encounter still in doubt.
All-Rounders for YOR vs LAN Dream11
Coming into the side for the first time in the previous match, Glen Maxwell was sent in at number 3 as Lancashire looked to capitalise on the strong platform laid by their opening partnership. He went onto score 58 and with the surface today bound to favour the batsmen, he comes into our side once again. Expect him to get a few overs as well to bowl his offspin which could trouble Yorkshire’s lefthanders.
Steven Croft comes in from the side as well while Jordan Thompson will be making an advent into our side as the solitary selection from Yorkshire.
Bowling Order for YOR vs LAN Dream11
With 5 wickets in between them in the last encounter, Richard Gleeson and Matthew Parkinson ended up unravelling the Jets who failed to get under their wicket to wicket bowling. The duo is going to play an important role on this surface yet again and the two of them are selected by us without any doubts.
Elsewhere we have Dominic Bess come in from Yorkshire with Adil Rashid slated to come into the side today but there being no confirmed news of his availability.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Opener Steven Croft has been selected as our captain while Nicholas Pooran is being chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.
Match: Yorkshire Vikings vs Lancashire Lightning
Date And Time: 25th July, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds