The T20 Blast took a back place in the English domestic circuit while the Hundred and Royal London One Day Cup grabbed center stage. Yorkshire made the playoffs despite losing three of their last four games and having their last game called off due to COVID difficulties. Sussex surged into the quarter-finals by winning three of their last four matches and qualifying for the knockout stages. Both sides are returning from a break and will need to win this match to go to the semi-finals. We anticipate a thrilling battle as teams compete for the larger reward at stake with each victory.
Match Details to Note
Match: Yorkshire vs Sussex 1st Quarter-Final (N), Vitality Blast
Date: Tuesday, 24th August 2021
Time: 05:30 PM GMT / 06:30 PM LOCAL / 11:00 AM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Yorkshire vs Sussex Team Previews
Team Yorkshire openers Adam Lyth (226 runs in 12 innings) and Mark Stoneman (58 runs in four innings) have struggled thus far. Their middle-order batsmen Harry Brook (485 runs), Gary Balance (113 runs), Kohl-more (108 runs), and Jordan Thompson (199 runs) will all play important roles in this match. Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow will be unable to play in this match.
For this crucial encounter, the pace three will be Mathew Fisher (11 wickets), Jordan Thompson (11 wickets), and Lockie Ferguson (14 wickets). And David Willey may help them in both the batting and bowling categories. Adil Rashid and Dom Bess will be their spin combo for the game, and they can strangle the batsmen in the middle overs.
Key Players to Note:
Harry Brook – Brook has been their batting backbone, with 485 runs at a strike rate of 150 or higher in 12 innings. He’s been in fantastic form in the 100-ball game as well, so we’re expecting some pyrotechnics from his bat in this match.
Adil Rashid – Rashid is one of England’s finest spin bowlers, and he had an outstanding effort in the 100-ball game. With the ball in the middle overs, he has the potential to transform the game.
Jonny Bairstow (wk), Harry Brook, Lockie Ferguson, Will Fraine, George Hill, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan, Duanne Olivier, Adil Rashid, Jack Shutt, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Waite, David Willey (c), Matthew Fisher, Dominic Bess, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Jonathan Tattersall, Mark Stoneman, Harry Duke, Dominic Leech, Josh Poysden, Sam Northeast
Yorkshire’s performance in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast has been mediocre. They have played a total of 14 matches in the group league stage, winning seven of them. The team lost six matches and one match was called off due to inclement weather. They are ranked fourth in the North Group’s points standings.
Predicted XI: Adam Lyth, Mark Stoneman, Harry Brook, Gary Balance, Tom Kohl-more, Jordan Thompson, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Dom Bess, Mathew Fisher, Lockie Ferguson
Sussex’s top three scorers have been Luke Wright (306 runs), Philip Salt (266 runs), and Ravi Bopara (228 runs). Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Harrison Ward, and Travis Head have all been among the runs so far and will need to stand up in the knockouts.
David Wiese, Chris Jordan, and Tymal Mills will be their primary pacers in this match, and they have each taken 11 wickets in the T20 series so far. Will Beer and Archie Lenham will be their spin tandem, with Rashid Khan ruled out. This match will be played without Jofra Archer and Ollie Robinson.
Key Players to Note:
Luke Wright – Wright is their leading run-scorer with 306 runs with a strike rate of 156. He will be an important batsman for their squad if they need to put up a big score.
Tymal Mills – Mills has been one of the biggest stars with the ball on the English local circuit this season, appearing in some events. In this match, he has used his variants and slower ones to great advantage.
Luke Wright (c), Will Beer, Ravi Bopara, George Garton, Henry Crocombe, Travis Head, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, Philip Salt, Aaron Thomason, David Wiese, Archie Lenham, Oliver Carter, Ollie Robinson, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Claydon, Harrison Ward, Jofra Archer
The rain has wiped away the majority of Sussex’s matches. They are the South Group’s third-best performing squad. They, like all other clubs in this competition, played 14 games in the group league stage. The team won six matches, lost three, and had five matches called off due to inclement weather. After the conclusion of the league stage matches, they are in third place on the points table.
Predicted XI: Luke Wright, Philip Salt, Ravi Bopara, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Harrison Ward, Travis Head, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Will Beer, Archie Lenham
The teams pursuing have won the last three matches at this location, and we anticipate both captains to hunt down the total in this encounter.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The Vitality T20 Blast Quarter-Final 1 will be held at Riverside Ground in Chester-Le-Street. This stadium’s pitch is predicted to be level and favorable for hitting. It has a good amount of speed and bounces it. We may have some high-scoring games here. The pitch may also provide some assistance for the seamers.
The outlook for Chester-Le-Street is favorable for a cricket match. There is a risk of rain throughout this match, but we are expecting to watch the entire game without interruption.
Yorkshire vs Sussex Match Prediction
Sussex has relied on its top three batsmen for runs, with their middle-order been erratic thus far. Yorkshire has a somewhat stronger batting lineup, with contributions from both the top and middle orders. Sussex has a minor edge with the inclusion of T20 specialists Chris Jordan and Tyml Mills, although both teams have a formidable pace attack and seasoned bowlers. Yorkshire has more experienced spinners than the other team. Team Yorkshire is expected to win this match because of their more balanced lineup.
Yorkshire is the favourite to win this match.