T20 Blast 2020: North Group, Durham vs Derbyshire – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Derbyshire is expected to win this match.

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Match Details:

The upcoming North Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Durham and Derbyshire on Wednesday at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM Local Time (5:30 PM GMT) (11:00 PM IST).

Preview:

Derbyshire Falcons are placed at the 5th spot in the North Group points table of the Vitality Blast 2020. The team is with 1 point from 3 matches after 2 losses and 1 washed-out match. Durham, on the other hand, have failed to prove their mettle in the league till now. They were on the losing end in all their three fixtures and are sitting on the bottom of the points table.

Derbyshire Falcons lost their last game by a thin margin of 4 runs. Durham, in their last game, lost while chasing by a margin of 30 runs. Both the teams do not have the winning momentum on their side. But, since the teams have a couple of big names each, this contest promises to be a mouthwatering one.


Weather Report

Wednesday will be a pleasant day with the temperature range between 11-17 degree Celsius. Just about 3 per cent precipitation is expected around match time. Since it is a night game, dew might come into play later.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Riverside Ground will host this match. In the ongoing T20 Blast 2020, it has already hosted two matches where the visiting sides managed to defend 190 runs and successfully chase 182 runs respectively.

Average first innings score: 159 (Last five complete matches played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

In their previous match, Wayne Madsen suffered an injury. He may miss this match. The 19-year-old Nils Priestley has been added in this squad.

Probable Playing XIs:

Derbyshire:

Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen/Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Matt McKiernan, Anuj Dal, Harvey Hosein (wk), Edward Barnes, Samuel Conners

Bench: Wayne Madsen/Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Brooke Guest, Michael Cohen, Thomas Wood

Durham:

Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Sean Dickson, Stuart Poynter (wk), Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Matty Potts, Liam Trevaskis, Nathan Rimmington (c)

Bench: Ned Eckersley, Mark Wood, Ben Raine


Top Picks:

Edward Barnes made his T20 debut in the last game where the youngster impressed with the bowling figures of 3-0-27-2.

Alex Less has hit two half-centuries in three games thus far. He scored 140 runs at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 125.

Captain of Durham, Nathan Rimmington, has managed to take 4 wickets in this tournament with an economy rate of 7.36 and at an average of 19.76.

Graham Clark registered a half-century in the tournament and scored 72 runs in three matches. He has a batting average of 39.56.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Alex Lees, Luis Reece

Vice-Captain OptionsPaul Coughlin, Graham Clark

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batters – Billy Godlemann, Alex Lees (C), Graham Clark

All-Rounders – Luis Reece, Matt Critchley, Paul Coughlin (VC)

Bowlers – Ed Barnes, Nathan Rimmington, Mark Wood, Liam Trevaskis

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Stuart Poynter

Batters – Wayne Madsen, Billy Godelman, Alex Lees, Graham Clark (VC)

All-Rounders – Luis Reece (C), Matt Critchley, Paul Coughlin

Bowlers – Nathan Rimmington, Matt Mckerinan, Liam Trevaskis


Expert Advice:

Stuart Poynter is a very experienced wicket-keeper and is a great option to have in your Fantasy team. You could pick him in both your teams.

Probable Winners:

Derbyshire 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.