The North Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Derbyshire Falcons and Lancashire Lightning at Emerald Headingley, Leeds.
This match is scheduled to start at 6:35 PM Local Time (11:05 PM IST). It will be streamed live on Fancode.
After a win over Durham, in their first match, Lancashire will look to continue their winning momentum against Derbyshire. Lancashire’s second match against Leicestershire did not produce a result, but the Lancashire bowlers had done a fine job against them. On the other side, Derbyshire is coming off a 99-runs loss at the hands of Yorkshire.
While the recent form favours Lancashire, Derbyshire will take inspiration from their last year’s meeting. Derbyshire defeated Lancashire by 11 runs in that contest, ending their 3-match winless run against their rivals. This match promises to be an exciting clash.
There are zero chances of rain in Leeds during the match time. The temperature will loom around 15 degrees Celsius.
The pitch in Leeds will support the batsmen. The clear skies will make it a perfect setup for batting. Besides, the fast bowlers have also been equally successful on this ground.
Average 1st innings score: 167 (Last 5 matches considered)
Record of Chasing Teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tied – 0
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Probable Playing XIs
Matt Critchley, Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt McKiernan, Brooke Guest (wk), Michael Cohen, Fynn Hudson Prentice, Sam Conners.
Bench: Harvey Hosein, Ed Barnes, Dustin Melton.
Alex Davies (wk), Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Danny Lomb, Tom Hartley, Tom Bailey, Liam Hurt, Matthew Parkinson
Bench: Stephen Parry, Toby Lester, George Lavelle.
Dane Vilas scored 43 runs in the last match he played at this venue. His strike rate was 179.16 in that knock, which makes him a top pick for the upcoming match.
Leus du Plooy has an incredible record on this ground. He has played two matches, where he has an average of 25.5 and a marvellous strike rate of 204.
Wayne Madson will look to bring his ‘A’ game to the table after his team suffered a crushing loss at the hands of Yorkshire. He has an average of 38.5 on this ground, with his strike being 157.34.
Keaton Jennings hit a wonderful century against Durham in the first match. Based on recent form, Jennings will be the number one choice for captaincy.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options – Dane Vilas, Keaton Jennings
Vice-Captain Options – Wayne Madson, Matthew Parkinson
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dane Vilas (c)
Batsmen – Keaton Jennings, Wayne Madson, Leus de Plooy, Billy Godleman
All-Rounders – Luis Reece, Matt McKiernan, Steven Croft
Bowlers – Tom Bailey, Matthew Parkinson (vc), Sam Conners
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Davies
Batsmen – Keaton Jennings (c), Wayne Madson (vc), Billy Godleman
All-Rounders – Luis Reece, Matt McKiernan, Steven Croft, Fynn Hudson Prentice
Bowlers – Tom Bailey, Matthew Parkinson, Michael Cohen
Matthew Parkinson has scalped 65 wickets in his short T20 career of 38 games. The leg-spinner can scalp multiple wickets in this match and could prove to be a differential. Hence, it is advisable to pick him in the team.
Lancashire Lightning is expected to win this match.
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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.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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