The North group teams of the English T20 Blast, Derbyshire and Worcestershire lock horns against each other. The points table is still quite rigid and teams are still aggressively battling hard to get into the top four. Derbyshire has also got this opportunity sitting second last at the table, to get a few wins under their belt which will eventually prove them very useful. However, their NRR is really terrible compared to a few of the other teams. Worcestershire, still, is placed at ease in the third position. Since they’ve chased down a total of 182 in only 12.1 over’s in their last game against Durham, their NRR has also shot up.
31/07 – 09:30 PM IST
North Group, Vitality Blast at Worcester, Jul 31, 2019
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
Head to Head( last five matches)-
DER won: 3
WOR won: 2
Moeen Ali will not be present for this game as he will be taking part in the Ashes.
The ground has normally been a high-scoring one and the average first innings score has been quite high. The ball should come on to the bat well and the batsmen will have a good time batting here.
Average first innings score: 168 (Last 5 T20 Blast matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1
Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Tom Lace, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Darren Stevens, Anuj Dal, Daryn Smit, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Logan van Beek, Mark Watt, Ravi Rampaul.
Guptill, Wessels, Ferguson, Parnell, D’Oliveira ©, Cox (w), Whiteley, Barnard, Mitchell, Pennington, Brown, Fell, Morris
FJ Hudson-Prentice, BA Godleman (c), LM Reece, WL Madsen, JL du Plooy, MJJ Critchley, AL Hughes, D Smit, MRJ Watt, R Rampaul, LV van Beek
MH Wessels, MJ Guptill, CJ Ferguson, WD Parnell, BL D’Oliveira (c), OB Cox, RA Whiteley, EG Barnard, DKH Mitchell, DY Pennington, PR Brown
Martin Guptill, MH Wessels, B Godleman
DER vs WOR Dream11
Worcestershire will seemingly win this one.