Derbyshire Falcons will face Durham on Wednesday (2nd September) evening at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) in the North Group contest of the T20 Blast 2020.
It will be the fourth match in this tournament for both these sides. While Durham lost all their three matches in this tournament, Falcons lost two matches and earned only point due to the washout in their tournament opener.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 (North Group), Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham match will be played at Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) on Wednesday (2nd September) evening. This match will begin at 18:30 local time (23:00 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Pitch Report
Riverside Ground (Chester-le-Street) 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 completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 158.60
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 3.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Full Squad
Derbyshire Falcons: Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Tom Wood, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Anuj Dal, Mattie McKiernan, Harvey Hosein, Brooke Guest, Nils Priestley, Michael Cohen, Ed Barnes, Sam Conners, Dustin Melton
Durham: Nathan Rimmington (Capt), David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Scott Steel, Farhaan Behardien, Alex, Lees, Sean Dickson, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Stuart Poynter, Ned Eckersley, Matthew Potts, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Injury & Availability Update
Derbyshire Falcons: 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.
Durham: South African cricketer Farhaan Behardien has been added in the squad.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Predicted Playing XI
Derbyshire Falcons: Billy Godleman (C), Mattie McKiernan, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen/Fynn Hudson-Prentice (if injured Madsen misses this match), Leus du Plooy, Anuj Dal, Matt Critchley, Alex Hughes, Harvey Hosein (wk), Ed Barnes and Sam Conners
Durham: Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter (wk), Farhaan Behardien, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Matthew Potts, Nathan Rimmington (C).
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
While Falcons are struggling in this tournament, the team management is concern about the fitness issue of their top batsman Wayne Madsen. Their batting line-up has under-performed in the early period of this tournament. Apart from Madsen, captain Billy Godleman, Leus du Plooy and all-rounder Luis Reece are also top players in their batting line-up, but all of them are now struggling.
Bowlers have also similarly under-performed in this tournament yet. The 22-year-old Edward Barnes made his T20 debut in their last game where the youngster impressed with the bowling figures of 3-0-27-2. Apart from Reece, Matt Critchley is also generally a consistent performer in their present bowling line-up.
Out of their first three matches in this tournament, while Alex Less has hit two half-centuries (140 runs in three matches), Graham has also registered one fifty (72 runs in three matches).
All-rounder Scott Steel hasn’t impressed in this tournament yet (17 runs and only wicket in three matches). Meanwhile, South African batting all-rounder Farhaan Behardien is available for this match.
Captain Nathan Rimmington has managed to take 4 wickets in this tournament while Matthew Potts has taken 3 wickets. Mark Wood has played only match in this tournament where he had the bowling figures of 4-0-24-1.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Alex Lees, Luis Reece
Vice-captain – Paul Coughlin, Graham Clark
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Stuart Poynter
Batsmen – Billy Godlemann, Alex Lees (C), Graham Clark
All-Rounder(s) – Luis Reece (vc), Matt Critchley, Paul Coughlin
Bowlers – Ed Barnes, Nathan Rimmington, Mark Wood, Liam Trevaskis