By Matthew Fisher
It is always difficult in your first game of any competition to put all three facets of the game together as perfectly as you would want. But I’d say we just about managed to do it in our T20 opener against Durham on Thursday.
We have now set our standard for the next 13 games, hopefully more.
This group of players is definitely good enough to go all the way in this summer’s Blast. We’ve just got to perform consistently each day.
To me, we don’t need overseas or international players to play well and go far.
Don’t get me wrong, they obviously add immense value. But we have so much talent elsewhere in the squad.
I believe that any player at Yorkshire, including those in the seconds who didn’t play against Durham, can come out and deliver a match-winning performance.
I don’t think losing players should be seen as a big thing. I think we cover all bases with our squad.
You saw that with Jonny Tattersall and Harry Brook on debut. They played brilliantly. The intent Brooky showed was superb.
You could have been forgiven for thinking that Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth had to score a lot of the runs in the next five games to get us some victories while our internationals are away. But we have plenty of big hitters.