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

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

Rain could play a spoilsport in this match. The chances of precipitation are quite high and are at 78 per cent when the game will begin.

D'Arcy Short
D’Arcy Short of Durham. (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images)

Derbyshire will come face-to-face with Durham in a North group encounter on Friday. At this stage of the tournament, there isn’t much that differentiates both these teams. Durham has played one game more than Derbyshire and thus has got an additional point. On the other hand, despite having 5 points from 6 games, Derbyshire is still at the bottom of the points table.

The 49-run loss to Warwickshire quite early in the tournament has taken a toll on their Net Run Rate. They would be desperate to advance forward in the group and have a few more wins under their belt. With the momentum on their side, Derbyshire will push hard for a second consecutive win in the tournament.

Match Details

The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Derbyshire and Durham at the County Ground in Derby.

The match starts at 7:00 pm local time (11:30 pm IST) (6:00 pm GMT).

Pitch Condition/Report

Just one match was played this year in the T20 Blast at Derby while the other was washed out. That game which was played seemed to be inclined in the favour of the batsmen. It could be the same case this time as well.

Average first innings score: 178.8 (Last five T20 Blast matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

Weather Report

Rain could play a spoilsport in this match. The chances of precipitation are quite high and are at 78 per cent when the game will begin. This will reduce slightly to about 60 per cent after a couple of hours as per the prediction but that might really not help the smooth conduct of the game.


Probable Playing XIs

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, Boyd Rankin.

Bench: Darren Stevens, Harvey Hosein, Tom Lace, Anuj Dal, Logan van Beek, Billy Stanlake.

Durham

D’Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, Jack Burnham, Peter Handscomb, Alex Lees, Stuart Poynter (c & wk), Liam Trevaskis, Matthew Potts, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington.

Bench: Chris Rushworth, Ben Raine.

Injury and Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)


Top Picks

D’Arcy Short, without a second thought, is the top pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. Leus du Plooy and Scott Steel are good options from the batsman’s category. Amongst the bowlers, you should have both Ravi Rampaul and Matthew Potts in your team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options – D Short, S Steel, R Rampaul.

Vice-Captain Options – L du Plooy, L Reece, W Madsen.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – S Poynter

Batters – W Madsen, L du Plooy (vc), P Handscomb, S Steel

All-Rounders – L Reece, D Short (c)

Bowlers – R Rampaul, M Watt, N Rimmington, M Potts

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – D Smit

Batters – B Godleman, L du Plooy, A Lees, S Steel (c)

All-Rounders – L Reece (vc), D’Arcy Short, L Trevaskis

Bowlers – R Rampaul, B Carse, M Potts.


Expert Advice

Both Stuart Poynter and Daryn Poynter usually bat lower down the order. Most of the points they get are through catches or stumpings. Thus, it shouldn’t make a huge difference about whom you pick unless one of them has a really excellent day behind the stumps.

Probable Winners

Durham is predicted to win this match.

*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.