T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Northamptonshire vs Gloucestershire  – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: Central Group, Northamptonshire vs Gloucestershire  – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Ryan Higgins and Ben Sanderson have been top wicket-takers of their respective teams and are advisable to pick in your XI.

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Match Details:

The Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Northamptonshire and Gloucestershire at County Ground, Northampton on Friday, September 11th.

This match is scheduled to start at 2:30 PM Local Time (7:00 PM IST).

Preview

After winning all of their last four games in a row this season, Northamptonshire will be looking to make it five in a row in their 6th Central Group match against Gloucestershire. With four wins in five games, Northamptonshire is at the top of the Central Group and will be looking to strengthen their spot with another win and can see them go four points clear at the top.

On the other side, Gloucestershire is the second-best team in the group with three wins in the last three games after a defeat in their second game against Glamorgan. Gloucestershire have won three of their last five matches against Northamptonshire with a washout in the first match earlier this season. They will be coming to this match to increase their winning streak and looking to level the points with the Steelbacks, eyeing to a good position in the group, to qualify for the knockout stages. 

Weather Report

There are no predictions for rain during the match time. The temperature is expected to be 18 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report

The track at the County Ground, Northampton has been a good pitch to bat on and has seen a number of big scores in the last few matches. We can expect another run-fest for the batsman.

Average first innings score: 166 (Last six complete matches played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 3; Tied-0

Probable Playing XIs

Northamptonshire:

Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Joshua Cobb (C), Ricardo Vasconcelos (WK), Alex Wakely, Tom Sole, Gareth Berg, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Brett Hutton.

Bench: Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington, Luke Procter.

Gloucestershire:

Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Jack Taylor (C), Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (WK), George Scott, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor.

Bench: Josh Shaw, George Hankins.

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Top Picks:

Paul Stirling has 131 runs at an average at S/R of 163.75 in the season.

Chris Dent scored a brilliant 87 in the last match and is the leading run-scorer for his team. He has been striking the ball at a rate of 168.53. 

Ian Cockbain has been striking the ball at a rate of 192.64 which is fourth-best in the tournament and will be crucial in this match as well. He has 96 runs against Northamptonshire.

Tom Smith has 9 wickets under his name in this season at an average of 10 and is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options –  Ian Cockbain, Paul Stirling

Vice-Captain Options –  Tom Smith, Chris Dent

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  Ricardo Vasconcelos

Batters   Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent (VC), Paul Stirling (C), Richard Levi

All-Rounders – Graeme van Buuren, Tom Sole

Bowlers – Tom Smith, Gareth Berg, Matt Taylor, Graeme White

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  James Bracey

Batters – Ian Cockbain (C), Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Paul Stirling, Alex Wakely

All-Rounders – Ryan Higgins, Joshua Cobb

Bowlers – Tom Smith (VC), David Payne, Ben Sanderson

Expert Advice: 

Ryan Higgins and Ben Sanderson have been top wicket-takers of their respective teams and are advisable to pick in your XI.

Probable Winners: 

Northamptonshire are expected to win this game.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.