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Derbyshire vs Australia A, 2019: 2nd Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Matthew Wade struck a brilliant 117 in the first unofficial ODI.

Travis Head
Travis Head. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Australia A began their tour of England with a comfortable win against Northamptonshire in the first of the 5-match unofficial ODI series. Ashton Agar starred with three wickets to restrict Northampton to 262/9 despite the top-order’s resilience. Matthew Wade gave no chance once he stepped on the field as the Aussies raced towards the target almost at a rate of nine an over.

Wade smashed three maximums and 18 fours on his way to a 117 from just 67 deliveries. Peter Handscomb carried on his ODI form into this series with a 57-ball 64. Australia A hardly got a challenge while batting as they chased down the target in only 36 overs for the loss of four wickets. They will be touring Derby to face the hosts Derbyshire on Sunday.

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Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 5-match unofficial ODI series will be played between Derbyshire and Australia A at the County Ground in Derby.

The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (12:00 PM GMT) (5:30 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The County Ground in Derby has been a high scoring venue and the short square boundaries are an addition to the batting tracks. The last List A game hosted by this ground saw a successful 350+ chase. Australia A could plunder a huge total if they bat first this time.

Average first innings score: 304 (Last 5 List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2


Probable Playing XIs:

Derbyshire:

Billy Godleman, Tom Lace, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Harvey Hosein, Anuj Dal, Mark Watt, James Taylor.

Australia A:

D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (wk), Travis Head (C), Peter Handscomb, Kurtis Patterson, Mitch Marsh, Ashton Agar, James Pattinson, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye.

Bench – Will Pucovski, Michael Neser.


Team News:

Derbyshire has announced their playing XI for this game.

Power Picks:

Matthew Wade has had interesting outings in List A cricket recently. In his previous 8 matches, Wade scored 304 runs at an average of 38. He scored exactly 117 in two of them and bagged three ducks in another three. If Wade starts off well, he would end up scoring big. The keeper-batsman showed the same during the Big Bash League 2018/19.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Peter Handscomb and Matthew Wade would be first preferred choices after the first game. Among the home team players, the likes of Billy Godleman, all-rounders Matt Critchley and Wayne Madsen can be picked for these roles.

Other Captain/Vice-Captain Options (in order) – Mitch Marsh, Alex Hughes, Travis Head.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade (C)

Batters – Kurtis Patterson, Billy Godleman (VC), Wayne Madsen

All-Rounders – Mitch Marsh, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley

Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Matt Watt, Josh Hazlewood

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb (C),

Batters – Tom Lace, D’Arcy Short, Wayne Madsen (VC)

All-Rounders – Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Travis Head, Ashton Agar

Bowlers – Sean Abbott, James Taylor, Josh Hazlewood


Expert Advice:

Australia A could make changes to their bowling for the 2nd game. Michael Nesser went for quite a few runs and could be replaced with James Pattinson. The paceman has good experience of playing in England over the last couple of years.

Probable Winners:

Australia A is expected to go 2-0 up in the One-Day series with a comfortable win against Derbyshire.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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