T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Worcestershire vs Derbyshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Worcestershire vs Derbyshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Moeen Ali is not available for this game as he will be taking part in the Ashes.

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It will be a doubleheader on Wednesday in the T20 Blast and the proceeding will start with the North group encounter between Worcestershire and Derbyshire. Except for Lancashire, no other team has really dominated the North group thus far. The points table is still quite tight and teams are still fighting hard to get into the top four. Derbyshire has also got this opportunity.

However, their NRR is really bad compared to a few of the other teams. Nevertheless, having a few wins under their belt is more important at this stage of the tournament. Worcestershire, though, is placed comfortably in the third position. Since they’ve chased down a target of 182 in only 12.1 overs in the last game against Durham, their NRR has also skyrocketed. They will eye another one of those inspirational wins when they take the field on Wednesday.

Match Details:

The North Group game in the T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Worcestershire and Derbyshire at the New Road in Worcester.

The match starts at 5:00 PM local time (09:30 PM IST) (4:00 PM GMT).

This game will be stream live on Worcestershire’s County Cricket’s YouTube Channel.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The venue has generally been a high-scoring one and the average first innings score is also quite high. The ball should come on to the bat nicely and batsmen will enjoy batting here.

Average first innings score: 168 (Last 5 T20 Blast games)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs:

Worcestershire

Martin Guptill, Riki Wessels, Callum Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Cox (WK), Brett D’Oliveira (C), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington.

Bench: Tom Fell, Josh Tongue, Adam Finch, Joshua Dell, Olly Westbury.

Derbyshire

Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Billy Godleman (C), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Daryn Smit (WK), Mark Watt, Ravi Rampaul, Logan van Beek.

Bench: Darren Stevens, Harvey Hosein, Tom Lace, Anuj Dal.

Injury and Availability News:

Moeen Ali is not available for this game as he will be taking part in the Ashes.


Power Picks:

Martin Guptill in T20 Blast 2019:

Innings: 3
Runs: 150 runs
Average: 75
S?R: 170.45
1 fifty

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – B Godleman, L Reece, L du Plooy

Vice-Captain options – Martin Guptill, R Wessels, E Barnard

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – D Smit

Batsmen – R Wessels, Martin Guptill (vc), B Godleman (c), L du Plooy

All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell, L Reece

Bowlers – E Barnard, P Brown, D Pennington, R Rampaul

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – B Cox

Batsmen – R Wessels (vc), M Guptill, C Ferguson, B Godleman, L du Plooy

All-Rounders – L Reece (c)

Bowlers – E Barnard, P Brown, R Rampaul, M Watt


Expert Advice:

Martin Guptill might not be amongst the runs of late. But he batted beautifully in the last game. That knock should help him gain the confidence back and he must be there in your team.

Probable Winners:

Worcestershire is predicted to win the game.

*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.