The teams in the bottom half of the table are locking horns in search of their first win of the season in T20 Blast 2020. Both teams are yet to win a single game in the five games they have played so far. However, today, it is going to be the fresh start for one of the teams going forward.
Derbyshire has lost three out of their five games while Durham was on the wrong side of things for four times. As the second phase of the tournament started, both teams will look to come hard, hoping for a turnaround in the points table.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire vs Durham – Match Details
In the North Group of T20 Blast 2020, Derbyshire are locking horns with Durham on Friday night at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. The match is scheduled to start at the local time of 17:30 and 23:00 IST.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire vs Durham – Pitch Report
We might see a high-scoring contest tonight at Riverside ground with the venue being supportive to the batsmen over the years. Spinners might come into play as the game progress but the shorter boundaries will come in aid for the batsmen. Fast bowlers might have a tough time.
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire vs Durham – Full Squads
Derbyshire: Luis Reece, Billy Godleman(c), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Anuj Dal, Matt McKiernan, Harvey Hosein(w), Edward Barnes, Samuel Conners, Thomas Wood, Dustin Melton, Michael Cohen
Durham: Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Ben Raine, David Bedingham(w), Farhaan Behardien, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Scott Steel, Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington(c), Gareth Harte, Stuart Poynter, Oliver Gibson, Jack Campbell
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire vs Durham – Predicted XI
Durham – Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, Poynter (wk), Farhaan Behardien, Ben Raine, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington (c)
Derbyshire – Billy Godleman (c), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Anuj Dal, Harvey Hosein (wk), Matt McKiernan, Edward Barnes, Samuel Conners
T20 Blast 2020: Derbyshire vs Durham – Fantasy Tips
They are finding it tough with the top batsmen in the lineup failing to find their form. Further, the middle-order is inexperienced and the bowling department is failing on a consistent basis. If there could be any player, who can change the fate of Durham, it has to bee Lees and Farhan Behardien. Coughlin has been consistent.
Luis Reece, Godleman are their senior pros while Madsen need to perform well to make things happen. Further, Critchley will help in the middle-order while Barnes is the solo bowler performing well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Reece, Madsen, Coughlin
Vice-captain – Steel, Critchley