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

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

Paul Stirling can repeat what he did when the two sides met earlier in the competition.

Paul Stirling and Tyrone Kane
Paul Stirling with Tyrone Kane. (Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile)

Match Details

The upcoming Central Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Northamptonshire and Worcestershire at the County Ground in Northampton.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST).

Preview

Northamptonshire had won their first two home matches of T20 Blast 2020. However, Gloucestershire ended their winning streak by defeating them in the last match by a margin of 7 wickets. Worcestershire will look to take inspiration from Gloucestershire’s performance and hand Northamptonshire their second consecutive defeat at home.

Having said that, Worcestershire are currently in a bad state and suffered a 9-wickets loss in their last meeting against Northamptonshire. Paul Stirling’s all-round brilliance helped the Northamptonshire record a comfortable away win back then. A big win in this match can take Northamptonshire to the top of the Central Group standings.


Weather Report

There is a 20% chance of rain in Northampton on Tuesday evening. The temperature is expected to be around 25 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the County Ground in Northampton has been good for batsmen. The home side has been able to reach the 150-run mark in all the three home matches so far. Spin bowlers have achieved lesser success than the fast bowlers. 

Average 1st innings score: 172 (Last 5 completed matches considered)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won –  2, Lost – 3


Injury & Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Northamptonshire:

Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Joshua Cobb (c), Adam Rossington (wk), Alex Wakely, Tom Sole,  Graeme White, Luke Procter, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover, Ben Sanderson.

Bench: Rob Keogh, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Saif Zaib.

Worcestershire:

Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jake Libby, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (c), Patrick Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Morris, Dillon Pennington.

Bench: Jack Haynes, Thomas Charles Fell, Adam Finch, Ben Twohig.


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Top Picks

Jake Libby was the top-scorer for Worcestershire in the last match against Warwickshire. He scored a brilliant 40-ball 63 after coming out to bat at number 3.

Joshua Cobb bowled a tidy spell of 1/17 in the last game against Glamorgan even though his team lost the match by seven wickets. He bats at number three, so he can score many points.

Paul Stirling played a phenomenal knock against Worcestershire earlier in the league. Also, he is Northamptonshire’s leading run-scorer in this year’s T20 Blast. The Irishman can repeat the feat against the same bowling lineup once again.

Ben Cox has looked in good touch in this T20 Blast season. He is his side’s second-highest run-scorer with 146 runs in six innings. He can be a good pick for your Dream11 fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Jake Libby, Paul Stirling

Vice-Captain Options – Joshua Cobb, Ben Cox

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batters – Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels 

All-RoundersJake Libby (c), Joshua Cobb (vc), Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Nathan Buck, Graeme White, Ed Barnard

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperBen Cox (vc)

Batters – Richard Levi, Paul Stirling (c), Hamish Rutherford

All-RoundersJake Libby, Joshua Cobb, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Nathan Buck, Graeme White, Ed Barnard, Ben Sanderson


Expert Advice

Graeme White has scalped ten wickets in six matches of T20 Blast 2020. He is the most successful bowler among both sides and can prove to be a differential in this contest. It is advisable to pick him in your Dream11 fantasy team.

Probable Winners

Northamptonshire is expected to win this match.

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.