Derby will host Nottinghamshire for the T20 Blast game at the County Ground on Friday. The Nottingham team endured a 28-run defeat to the defending champions Worcestershire while the 2nd game versus Yorkshire got washed out. They got their first win on Wednesday when they faced Northamptonshire in their own backyards. Nottinghamshire chased down the target of 153 set by Northampton with seven wickets and nine balls remaining.
Derbyshire, on the other hand, got off the mark with a credible 5-wicket win against Yorkshire. Nevertheless, that joy didn’t last long as they toured Birmingham to face the hosts at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The Birmingham Bears beat Derbyshire by 49 runs. The home team credited a big total of 205/5 and the visitors never threatened to chase it down.
26/07 – 11:30 PM IST
North Group (N), Vitality Blast at Derby, Jul 26 2019
Head to head (last five matches)
NOT wins: 5
DER wins: 0
So far in their last 5 outings Nottinghamshire have looked to dominate Derbyshire comfortably, chasing all their given targets and holding back the opponent in making the winning score, whereby coming out victorious in all of the last 5 games.
Injury and Availability News:
Nottinghamshire– The Outlaws have posted an unchanged squad as they face off for East Midlands Derby versus Derbyshire Falcons.
Imad wasim is a direct entry in the squad for tonight. He is a new signing for Outlaws and is likely to play tonight
NOT Probable 11:
JM Clarke, AD Hales, BM Duckett, DT Christian (c), TJ Moores, JD Libby, SR Patel, L Wood, M Carter, JT Ball, HF Gurney
DER Probable 11:
LM Reece, BA Godleman (c),WL Madsen, JL du Plooy, DI Stevens, MJJ Critchley, FJ Hudson-Prentice, D Smit, LV van Beek, MRJ Watt, R Rampaul
Jake Ball in Twenty20s since 2017:
30 wickets from 24 matches at an average of 23.96 and a strike rate of 15.77.
Alex Hales– The English veteran has 70 ODIs to his name , his club records have been splendid with 5644 runs in 206 matches at an average just shy of 30.
Ravi Rampaul– The West Indian was a regular for his international side with 92 ODIs, the veteran fast-medium always looks to deliver the goods. Rampaul has bagged 174 wickets in 141 matches posting a healthy economy of 7.65.
Leus du Plooy– The 24 year old all rounder can be very effective in changing the game. His 70 in his previous game against Birmingham proved crucial. His batting stats stand at 568 runs with an average of 33.41 in 28 matches, and with the bowl his economy stands at 6.84 with 12 wickets in those games.
English T20 Blast| DER vs NOT Dream11 Team Prediction
Keeper – Joe Clarke
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Leus du Plooy, Billy Godleman (VC), Wayne Madsen
All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Jake Ball, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul
Captain Options –Alex Hales, Billy Godleman, Daniel Christian
Nottinghamshire has got a superior squad compared to Derbyshire and is expected to win this rival derby.