Jonny Bairstow will play for Yorkshire. Photo: BCCI | Photo credit: AP
Durham will open their 2021 English T20 season with a battle against Yorkshire at Riverside Ground in Chester-Le-Street. They had a disappointing campaign in 2020 where they finished fourth in the northern round and missed out on qualifying for the quarterfinals.
Over the course of the tournament, they won four, lost five, and lost one game due to the rain. Ben Stokes will not be in the opener, the Durhams have confirmed.
Meanwhile, it will be Yorkshire’s second game this season. In their first game of the competition against Warwickshire, they recorded an unmistakable six-wicket victory with nine balls to spare.
Their bowlers made the difference with David Willey and Matthew Waite by taking two wickets each while Jordan Thomson scalped three. Jonny Bairstow was the leading scorer with the stick as his 34-on-22 shot gave the team a quick start in the chase.
My Dream11 for Durham vs Yorkshire meet
J Bairstow (C), D Bedingham, T Kohler Cadmore, D Malan, C Bancroft, J Thomson, D Willey (VC), B Raine, L Ferguson, A Rashid, M Potts
Durham probably plays 11
Cameron Bancroft, David Bedingham, Scott Borthwick (c), Graham Clark, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley (week), Matthew Potts, Matt Salisbury, Liam Trevaskis
Yorkshire probable play 11
Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow (week), Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Will Fraine, Jordan Thompson, David Willey (c), Adil Rashid, Matthew Waite, Lockie Ferguson
Durham: Alex Lees, Graham Clark, Jack Burnham, Michael Jones, Sean Dickson, Will Young, Alex Thomson, Ben Raine, Ben Stokes, Cameron Steel, Matt Salisbury, Paul Coughlin, Scott Borthwick, Cameron Bancroft, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter, Brydon Carse , Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Matty Potts, Ned Eckersley, Chris Rushworth, Jack Campbell, Oliver Gibson
Yorkshire: Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Will Fraine, Jonathan Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Fisher, Josh Sullivan, Jack Shutt, Duanne Olivier, Dominic Leech, Dom Bess, Ben Coad, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Duke, Ben Birkhead, George Hill, Mathew Pillans, Josh Poysden, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Wharton, Matthew Revis, Tom Loten, David Willey, Matthew Waite, Steven Patterson