YOR vs WOR Dream11 : Reigning champions Worcestershire Rapids look to move to first place in North Zone as they look to ascertain a spot in the next round for themselves.
The 2018 campaign saw them win their first ever league title and Worcestershire Rapids have done extremely well to continue with their same meticulous brand of cricket this time around as well. Sitting in the annuls of North Zone with three wins and the one abandoned result, the side find themselves just one point short off at the top spot ahead of their imminent encounter today.
And with a spot in the echelons of the group on their mind, the reigning champions will be looking to step out into the middle looking to resonate the same pristine displays which have lead to their consummate success. And what has been particularly good to see from the side is the complete brand of cricket the side have indulged in, something their edge of the seat thriller win the last time around epitomised.
Playing in tricky batting conditions as they headed out in pursuit of Derbyshire Falcon’s 156, Worcestershire showed the immense batting depth at their disposal as they went onto survive a sticky period that saw them lose 4 wickets for 7 runs. Elsewhere, Yorkshire Vikings were unlucky to see their encounter be truncated by incessant rainfall, the second time the side saw their match be abandoned in the league.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This should be a good batting surface with the ground team at all the 11 grounds working hard to ensure that the conditions heavily favour the batsmen in this league. The overcast conditions should help the pacers in the early part of the innings but apart from that batsmen will be rewarded for their strokeplay. Expect the side winning the toss choosing to come out and chase here.
Probable Playing 11
- Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali are all out for the reminder of the league owing to their participation in the ongoing Ashes series.
- Nicholas Pooran misses out as well after being picked up by West Indies for their impending series against India.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Harry Brook, Jonathan Tattersall (wk), Gary Ballance, Jordan Thompson, Steven Patterson (c), Matthew Pillans, Duanne Olivier, Jack Shutt
Martin Guptill, Riki Wessells, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Brett Oliveira (C), Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
We are going to go with Worcestershire Rapids to win this one. They looked jittery in the last match but their perseverance to come out of this match with a win showed that the side are bestowed with the knowhow needed to win a league of such stature and format. And with Worcestershire Vikings losing a slew of their worldclass batsmen to international tournamnets, they’ll find it tough to paper over the cracks today.
Match: Yorkshire Vikings vs Worcestershire Rapids
Date And Time: 2nd August, Friday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Willey, Jordan Thompson, Jack Schutt
- Martin Guptill, Riki Wessells, Wayne Parnell, Brett Oliveira
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for YOR vs WOR Dream11
With it yet undecided on who’ll be taking the gloves for Yorkshire Rapids, we are going ahead with Ben Cox from Worcestershire Rapids for this one. He’s yet to deliver a big score for his side but showed glimpses of his skills in the last match and given the position he occupies, we find him to be a safe pick.
Batsmen for YOR vs WOR Dream11
He’s finally looking to be shaking off a tepid run of form which had entrapped him since the CWC and this sees us go in with Worcestershire Rapids’ opener, Martin Guptill for this one. His performance against Durham Jets was a good one and although he failed after that on a tricky wicket, today’s conditions could favour him.
We are also brining in the second opener from the side, Rikki Wessels in for this one while fro Yorkshire Vikings we have picked up their highest run getter, Tom Kolher has been quissential to his side’s cause till now and the side will be turning to him to come up with yet another solid display in today’s match.
All-Rounders for YOR vs WOR Dream11
81 in 46 balls the last time around along with a certainty to get four overs with the ball as well see Wayne Parnell come in for us from Worcestershire Rapids. He holds the identity of the perfect all-rounder, someone we are always scouring for when building our Dream 11 side given his high batting order and he could get good points for us yet again.
With Moeen Ali out for the side, Brett D’Oliveira becomes one of the mains slower bowler for his side and ended up picking up the two wickets around last time. Especially given the slew of right handers in Yorkshire Vikings’ batting unit, he could end up getting wickets today as well.
From the opposition we have gone ahead with Jordan Thompson after his consistent good showings, ones where he’s encapsulated his abilities with both the bat and ball. From Yorkshire Vikings we have opted for David Willey as the only pick from the side.
Bowling Order for YOR vs WOR Dream11
Given Yorkshire Vikings unstable form with the bat, we are indulging in a duo from Worcestershire. Both frontline pacers Dillon Pennington and Ed Barnard come in for us with Pennington getting a wicket the last time around while Barnard’s high batting spot adds value to his selection.
We have gone with Jack Schutt from Yorkshire Vikings for this one with us envisaging him getting a few wickets today after his two wicket haul the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are picking out Rikki Wessels as our side’s captain with Guptill being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.