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

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

D'Arcy Short is in great form and is expected to light up the fireworks yet again.

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

Northamptonshire will battle it out against Durham in the upcoming North Group game in the T20 Blast 2019. Thus far in the tournament, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the Steelbacks. In five games, they only won one and are desperately in need of a few more points. With three points, they might be played last on the table at the moment. But the team has played two games lesser than Leicestershire who have got 5 points from 7 games.

The situation for Durham, though, has been slightly better. They have won every second game that they played in the tournament so far and have got three wins from six games. Going by the same trend, they’d surely fancy another win. It should be a well-fought contest.

Match Details:

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

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (5:30 PM IST) (11:00 PM GMT). This game will be live-streamed by Northamptonshire Cricket Club on YouTube.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This edition of the T20 Blast has generally witnessed high scoring games. While there have been a few terrific bowling performances here and there, batsmen have usually dominated. The average first innings score in the tournament also suggests the same.

Average first innings score: 167.6 (Last five T20 Blast matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 1

Weather Report

It will be a sunny day on Wednesday in Northampton. There will be a cloud cover at the start of the match but it will be clear skies after an hour or so. The temperatures are expected to hover between 15C and 20C.

Probable Playing XIs:


Ben Curran, Adam Rossington (wk), Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Matt Coles, Faheem Ashraf, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson.

Bench: Luke Procter, Tom Sole, Charlie Thurston.


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

Bench: Chris Rushworth, Gareth Harte, Jack Burnham.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Top Picks:

Amongst the all-rounders, D’Arcy Short should be your first-choice pick. The southpaw is doing a good job with the bat as well as the ball and will be a great addition to your team. Alex Lees and Graham Clark have been doing well from the batting category.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – D Short, S Steel, G Clark

Vice-Captain Options – A Rossington, J Cobb, N Rimmington

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – A Rossington (vc)

Batters – R Keogh, A Lees, G Clark, S Steel

All-Rounders – J Cobb, D Short (c)

Bowlers – G White, B Sanderson, N Rimmington, B Carse

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – A Rossington

Batters – A Wakely, G Clarke, S Steel (c)

All-Rounders – J Cobb (vc), D Short, L Trevaskis

Bowlers – G White, N Rimmington, B Carse, M Potts.

Expert Advice:

Credits will be insufficient while picking the Dream11 Fantasy team for this game. However, you must have D’Arcy Short in the team even though he takes 11 credits.

Probable Winners:

Durham is expected to win the 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.