2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Durham vs Yorkshire Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Durham vs Yorkshire taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Durham vs Yorkshire taking place? Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

What is the expected weather for Durham vs Yorkshire? Sunny intervals with a moderate breeze throughout the four days with temperatures as high as 21c on Day One. There is a chance of light rain on the afternoons of Day One and Day Four.

What channel is Durham vs Yorkshire on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Durham vs Yorkshire? Matches can be streamed live on the official websites of the First-Class Counties

Where can I get tickets for Durham vs Yorkshire? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE LOWDOWN

Durham go into their first Bob Willis Trophy fixture having named wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley as their new red ball captain with Australian overseas star Cameron Bancroft unavailable to play for Durham this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yorkshire will be also be without their overseas player, Indian spin bowler Ravi Ashwin. David Willey is unavailable due to England limited overs duty, however top order batsman Dawid Malan is set to make his debut for the White Rose.

THE PREDICTION

Yorkshire will be among the favourites to win the Bob Willis Trophy despite missing a couple of key players. Malan is set to prove a strong acquisition and with the likes of Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook and Ben Coad to call upon, Steven Patterson’s side look a very strong outfit. Against a Durham team who could really struggle in red ball cricket this season without star batsman Bancroft, Yorkshire should come through with victory here.

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