YOR vs DUR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 28, 2023
Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast, 2023.
Date: May 28, 2023.
Venue: Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England.
The county cricket team of Yorkshire Vikings is all set to try and open their account in this year's Vitality Blast in a game against Durham tomorrow. They have ended up on the losing side in both their games played earlier and are currently lying in 6th position in the North Group points table. They take on the team of Durham next at the Headingley on Sunday. Durham on the other hand has made a good start to their campaign this year with a victory against Northamptonshire. This win has taken the side to 4th place in the points table. Both Durham and Yorkshire have never won this title before. They would be keen to make a beginning this year. Let's look at the betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction for this game.
Yorkshire vs Durham Head-To-Head
Durham and Yorkshire have played as many as 35 games against each other in the T20 format. Yorkshire has succeeded in winning 20 of them while Durham has won 15. The average number of runs scored by Yorkshire against Durham is 149.6 while Durham has scored an average of 144.4 runs against Yorks. These two outfits are meeting each other for the first time this season tomorrow.
Yorkshire vs Durham Live Streaming and Broadcast
This match between Durham and Yorkshire can be viewed on the British television of Sky Sports. The live streaming of the game can also be viewed on Sky Go in England. Even Indian viewers can enjoy the match in India on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of this game will be available on the SonyLiv site and app.
YOR vs DUR Team Previews
The Yorkshire team is off to the worst possible start to the competition with back-to-back losses. The first one was against Warwickshire by a margin of 34 runs and the second one was against Warwickshire by a margin of 2 wickets. This team needs to get their act together quickly. Their batting has not worked out well together thus far. None of their batters has succeeded in hitting a fifty during the season. The highest score recorded by a batsman in the competition was 43 from Dawid Malan. Malan will be looking to play the sheet anchor role in the Yorkshire batting effort.
Other batters from the Yorkshire team will be looking to bat around Malan and play their shots. Another disappointment for Yorkshire has been Adam Lyth who failed in both the games he played. However, the team management is expecting a lot from him. He was the top run-getter last season for Yorkshire scoring 525 runs from 16 innings with an average of 35 and an excellent strike rate of 177. In an attempt to strengthen the batting order, Yorkshire may bring in Johny Bairstow. Bairstow is making a comeback to cricket after a long injury layoff.
Bairstow might not be at his best in the initial portion of the competition as he is coming back after a long layoff. But even some useful cameos from him can make a big difference to the fortunes of Yorkshire. You can also expect the services of skipper Shan Masood to make a useful impact on this match. Another player that is doing a good job at the moment is the all-rounder, David Wiese. He bowled a superb spell of 3 wickets for 18 runs from his quota of 4 overs against Worcestershire. He is expected to continue the good work for Yorkshire as they are desperate for a bowler that can make breakthroughs in the beginning.
Yorkshire Playing 11
Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Shan Masood, Jonathan Tattersall, Matthew Revis, Jordan Thompson, David Wiese, Ben Mike, Dom Bess, Jafer Chohan, Matthew Fisher.
The Durham outfit could not have asked for a better beginning to their campaign. During their first match of the season, the Durham team succeeded in bowling out Northamptonshire for 137 runs at the venue of County Ground in Northamptonshire. Later they provided a successful run chase without dropping a wicket as they reached the target in 13.2 overs. It was a terrific effort from the bowlers but Graham Clarke later stole the thunder from them by hitting 102 runs from 49 balls.
However, the real star of this dominating performance from Durham was the leg-spinner Nathan Sowter. He ran through the Northamptonshire middle order with a spell of 5 wickets for 15 runs. The Durham team had a forgettable season last year when they succeeded in finishing in second last position in the points table. But this victory would have given them plenty of confidence. The batter that played a supporting role in the Clark blitzkrieg was the skipper Alex Lees. You can keep an eye on him for making useful contributions.
Michael Jones was the leading run-getter for Durham last year when he scored 319 runs from 13 innings with a strike rate of 140. The wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Robinson can do well with both bat and gloves. This young batsman provides that additional firepower to the Durham batting in the middle overs. This was something they lacked earlier. The Durham bowling attack also has the services of left-arm spinner Liam Trevaskis. He bowled well last season as well and looked pretty good during this last game picking up a couple of wickets for 28 runs.
Durham Playing 11
Alex Lees, Graham Clark, Michael Jones, Ollie Robinson, Ashton Turner, Bas de Leede, Luke Doneathy, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, Nathan Sowter, Brandon Glover.
YOR vs DUR Toss Prediction
As many as 64 T20 games have been played at the ground of Headingley in the Vitality Blast competition. 52% of these games have been won by the sides batting initially. So, the team that wins the toss might wish to bat first and set a target.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The average total scored at the Headingley while batting first in the Vitality Blast competition is 162 runs. The highest score achieved at the venue is 260 for 4. This was achieved by Yorkshire while playing against Northamptonshire. The largest score chased successfully at this venue is 208 runs by Yorkshire against Durham. It will be the first game to be played at the venue and any team that bats first will look to post a score in the regions of 180 to 190 runs on the board.
YOR vs DUR Betting Tips
Yorkshire has a better record in terms of head-to-head against Durham. Playing in home conditions will provide an edge to their players. Although Yorkshire has made a poor start to the season, they do have a powerful batting line-up and that might be useful here. The top order for Durham is pretty strong and it remains to be seen how their middle and lower-middle order holds out against Yorkshire. The Durham spinners might find the track to be helpful for their kind of bowling. But we think Yorkshire will revert all the difficulties and take advantage of home conditions to win this game.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Phil Salt is a dashing wicket-keeper batsman and can quickly take the game away from the opposition. You can bet on Salt to score big runs in this game.
Dawid Malan was one of the very few batters that looked good for Yorkshire in the initial games. You can bet on him to score big runs in this encounter as well.
Yorkshire top order is likely to come out all guns blazing in this game after the failure in the first couple of matches. You can expect them to score more than 6 runs in the first over of their innings.