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

Wayne Madsen’s recent scores read 28, 59*, 30 and 66.

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Martin Guptill. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The defending champions Worcestershire will be hoping to get a chance to play as they last got a chance to take the field was on 4th August. The Worcester team lost to Leicestershire by 33 runs in that game after winning three in a row. Their game on Sunday against Northamptonshire got abandoned without a toss. They will now face Derbyshire on Tuesday at the County Ground in Derby.

The Derbyshire team has won three out of eight matches but still are at No.8 position in the North Group. In the recent most match against Yorkshire, the Derby side finished with a big 200-run total. They posted 207/5 in their 20 overs. In response, Yorkshire tried to match the required rate but Derbyshire kept taking wickets. As a result, they were bowled out for 152 in only 17.1 overs.

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Match Details:

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

The match starts at 5:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s YouTube Channel.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast doesn’t indicate any rain interruptions on Tuesday here at the County Ground in Derby. Less than 5% of rain is predicted during the match timings – between 5 PM and 9 PM local time.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The County Ground in Derby is usually a high-scoring venue but tends to slow down in the 2nd half. Chasing 160+ might not be easy here and that has been the story this year.

Average first innings score: 155 (Last five 20-over T20 Blast games)

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


Probable Playing XIs:

Derbyshire:

Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit (WK), Logan van Beek, Boyd Rankin, Ravi Rampaul.

Bench: Mark Watt, Harvey Hosein, Anuj Dal.

Worcestershire:

Martin Guptill, Rikkie Wessels, Callum Ferguson (C), George Rhodes/Moeen Ali, Ben Cox (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington.

Bench: Tom Fell, Joe Leech, Charlie Morris.


Injury and Availability News:

Moeen Ali could feature in this game for Worcestershire.

Top Picks:

Wayne Madsen’s recent scores read 28, 59*, 30 and 66. Another Derbyshire player Luis Reece has one big game every 3rd game. These two will be crucial in the fantasy team for this match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Luis Reece, Wayne Parnell, Wayne Madsen

Vice-Captain – Rikkie Wessels, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell

Wayne Parnell has collected a minimum of 20 points in each of his last five matches. This makes him the perfect choice as a captain or vice-captain.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batsmen – Billy Godleman, Rikkie Wessels, Wayne Madsen (C), Leus du Plooy

All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell (VC), Luis Reece, Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Patrick Brown, Ed Barnard, Ravi Rampaul

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ben Cox

Batsmen – Martin Guptill (VC), Rikkie Wessels, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen

All-Rounders – Wayne Parnell, Luis Reece (C), Daryl Mitchell

Bowlers – Patrick Brown, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul


Expert Advice:

Moeen Ali has been dropped from the England Test squad. There is a chance of him playing this game but there is no official announcement. If Moeen indeed plays the match, he can to be picked that too as either captain or vice-captain.

Probable Winners:

The defending champions Worcestershire are expected to defeat Derbyshire.

*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.

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