YORKSHIRE opener Adam Lyth admits that he watches the innings that got him a chance to play in the Bangladesh Premier League most days.

The left-handed batsman smashed 161 in the televised NatWest T20 Blast match against Northamptonshire in August and the offer to play for Rangpur Riders for five weeks came very soon after.

The dynamic Lyth broke a host of records in that 73-ball knock, which included 20 fours and seven sixes and was almost the highest-ever T20 knock.

It has only been eclipsed by Chris Gayle's 175 for Indian Premier League side Bangalore in 2013 and Zimbabwean Hamilton Masakadza's 162 for the Mountaineers last year.

Just below Lyth on the list is Brendon McCullum, with 158s for Kolkata and Warwickshire in 2008 and 2015 respectively – and Gayle and McCullum will be team-mates of Lyth for Rangpur, who play their first match on Saturday.

Lyth underpinned Yorkshire's 260-4 in the Headingley win, which was the joint second-highest team total and an English record.

"It was on record on my TV at home and I watch it back most days," said 30-year-old Lyth.

"It was a bit of freak thing to do. I always thought I would get a hundred in T20 if I batted long enough – but to get 160? I would have never thought that in a million years.

"To be the third-highest scorer in the world, up there alongside Chris Gayle – arguably the best-ever T20 batsman – is quite special.

"I had a bit of luck in the power play, then I pretty much knew that it was going to be my night. Pretty much everything came out of the middle of the bat.

"It was just one of those nights. It could have easily been somebody else doing it though. It could have been Dave Willey or Tom Kohler-Cadmore. Thankfully, it was me.

"It was just unfortunate that, as a team, we couldn't qualify for the quarter-finals.

"I firmly believe that we were up there as one of the best teams in the competition. We should have qualified and we should have got to Finals Day."

Yorkshire scored over 200 four times in the group stage, with their net run-rate of 1.127 being more than double the next best team, but away defeats to Leicestershire and Durham were hammer blows.

Yet Lyth is confident the White Rose county can bounce back in 2018 – and not just at T20.

"We struggled with the red-ball batting, aside from Gary Ballance, but in T20 we were outstanding," he said.

"We were right up there in the power play and right up there with the scores. Unfortunately, we didn't quite get it right with the ball sometimes.

"With the bowlers we've got, there's no question we will be better next year."