The North Group match of the Vitality Blast T20 will be played between Durham and Lancashire at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 27th August, 2020. The match can be streamed live at 7 PM IST (2:30 PM local time)
Durham and Lancashire will start their campaign on the first day of the T20 Blast from North Group. Lancashire have won a title before and they will be keen on lifting it for the second time. On paper, both the teams look evenly matched while if the head to head battles, are taken into account, Lancashire are easily ahead by 4-1. Expect them to start as favourites again.
Light showers are expected in Chester-le-Street and the temperatures will hover around 20 Degrees.
If the last five matches are considered, scores around 150-160 will be par on this surface. Expect similar scores in this game as well.
Average first innings score: 150 (Based on the last 5 matches at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won –2 , Lost – 3
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Alex Lees, Scott Steel, David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington (C), Mark Wood, Matthew Potts
Bench: Sean Dickson, Paul Coughlin, Stuart Poynter
Dane Vilas (c), Tom Bailey, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Alex Davies (WK), Tom Hartley, Liam Hurt, Keaton Jennings, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Matt Parkinson
Bench: George Lavelle, Toby Lester, Stephen Parry
Alex Davies’ 80-run knock in the quarter-final last year is still fresh in the minds of the fans. He has scored around 800 runs in the last two seasons and is a very good batsman. Dane Vilas is also a brilliant batsman and can turns things around quickly. Nathan Rimmington and Potts are the best bowlers Durham have and they have been joined by Mark Wood as well. It would be better to pick all three bowlers in your team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Alex Davies, Alex Lees, Steven Croft
Vice-Captain Options – Dane Vilas, Nathan Rimmington
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dane Vilas
Batters – Keaton Jennings, Graham Clark, Alex Lees (VC)
All-Rounders – Steven Croft (C), Ben Raine, Scott Steel
Bowlers – Nathan Rimmington, Mark Wood, Matt Parkinson, Matthew Potts
12th Man – Alex Davies
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Davies (C)
Batters – Keaton Jennings, Alex Lees, Rob Jones
All-Rounders – Steven Croft, Scott Steel, Ben Raine
Bowlers – Nathan Rimmington (VC), Liam Trevaskis, Matthew Potts, Mark Wood
12th Man – Alex Davies
Alex Davies and Nathan Rimmington are key players and should be picked in your Fantasy team.
Lancashire are 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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