The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Gloucestershire and Derbyshire at the County Ground in Bristol.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).
Gloucestershire and Derbyshire are those two teams which have picked up themselves really well in the final phases of the league stages. While the former has won their previous four Blast games, the latter also won three on the trot. Thus, both of them have got the winning momentum on their side and will look to compete hard as they look to get one step closer to the Finals day.
Particularly towards the end of the league stages, Gloucestershire played some great cricket. They won six out of their last eight games and even defeated some of the other stronger teams. On the other hand, it was smooth sailing for Derbyshire to this stage. To play the three-day game against Australia, all their games were completed early. Thus, even before anyone else, they established a firm grip at one of those four spots. Even though it was a great tournament so far for both these teams, the real test in now and they’d like to emerge triumphs.
The weather on Saturday is quite dry for most of the day. Moreover, the chances of rain are almost nil which is a great sign for the fans.
The dry weather might suck the moisture out of the pitch. Thus, it might bring the spinners into play. Batsmen will have to toil hard for runs and have got to be at their best.
Average first innings score: 153 (Four games played at Bristol this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger (C), James Bracey (WK), Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor, Andrew Tye, Tom Smith, Chris Liddle, Graeme van Buuren, David Payne.
Bench: Chris Dent, John Shaw, Zak Chappell, Matt Taylor, Benny Howell.
Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit (WK), Logan van Beek, Anuj Dal, Ravi Rampaul.
Bench: Boyd Rankin, Harvey Hosein, Darren Stevens.
Both B Godleman and Wayne Madsen have scored 400 runs or more thus far in this season. Thus, they should be your top picks for the Dream11 Fantasy team. Also, Michael Klinger recently hit a fabulous century and must be in your team. Amongst the bowlers, Ravi Rampaul and Andrew Tye are a must.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – W Madsen, B Godleman, M Critchley
Vice-Captain Options – M Klinger, L Reece, R Higgins
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – J Bracey
Batters – W Madsen (c), B Godleman, M Hammond, M Klinger (vc)
All-Rounders – L Reece, M Critchley, J Taylor
Bowlers – R Rampaul, A Tye, D Payne
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – J Bracey
Batters – W Madsen, B Godleman (c), M Klinger
All-Rounders – L Reece (vc), M Critchley, R Higgins, J Taylor
Bowlers – F Hudson-Prentice, R Rampaul, A Tye
There are some fabulous performers from both these teams and it might be tempting to pick everyone. Choices might get tough and thus you should try to maintain the balance between both the teams while picking your Dream11 Fantasy side keeping the credits in mind.
Derbyshire is expected to win this match and advance forward in the tournament.
*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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