DER vs DUR Dream11 : Derbyshire Falcons look to move ahead of last place when they take on similarly languishing Durham Cricket today.
Winning just the one encounter in five matches, Derbyshire Falcons head into today’s encounter buoyed by a massive win in their previous match. They managed to defeat the Steelbacks in a massive run feast, chasing down the 181 run target set to them with 6 wickets and 2 overs to spare, sparking some chances of a revival in another dismal season for them.
Despite the win, Derbyshire Falcons know they still have completely of work left to do if they are to overhaul what has been an otherwise arduous outing for them this edition. With just the two wins, the side continue to remain slumped in the dearth of the league table with a spot in the coveted top 4 looking well off the mark at the moment.
Elsewhere Durham Cricket haven’t endured too better a time either. A change in their name from Durham Jets to Durham Cricket failed to change their fortunes, seeing them slip to a defeat against the Steelbacks with a harrowing batting performance seeing them falter in their pursuit of 145. They were stalled to 122, losing by 23 runs to stay slumped in fifth place with the three wins and four defeats from seven matches.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We saw 180 being chased down in the previous encounter here and this surface should play out in the similar fashion today as well. This is an excellent surface for batting, one where the runs will come by freely with the boundary extremely easy to find.
The side winning the toss will be looking to chase here and make whatever little movement there is for the pacers early on.
Probable Playing 11
- Jos Butler and Johnny Bairstow look set to be out for the remainder of the league with their involvement in England’s ongoing Ashes series
Daryn Smit, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Darren Stevens, Luis Reece, Matthew Critchley, Alex Hughes, Ravi Rampaul, Mark Watt
Stuart Poynter, Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Jack Burnham, D’Arcy Short, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis, Nathan Rimmington, Matty Potts, Brydon Carse
Despite having won just three matches, we are siding with Durham for this encounter. They pulled off an amazing run chase the last time around and we see them resonating that same rousing display today as well. It the availability of clean hitters in the side which tilts the scales in their favour, something which should help them outscore their opponent today.
Match: Derbyshire Falcons vs Durham Cricket
Date And Time: 9th August, Friday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: County Ground, Derby
- Daryn Smit, Billy Godleman, Leus du Plooy, Luis Reece
- Stuart Poynter, Alex Lees, Scott Steel, D’Arcy Short
Wicket-Keepers for DER vs DUR Dream11
With both the wicket-keepers coming so lower down the batting order, we don’t see either contributing to our side massively. We have picked out Stuart Poynter only due to his side’s lacklustre display with the bat, something which should see him get a good amount of overs to bat in.
Batsmen for DER vs DUR Dream11
With 63 in the previous match, Peter Handscomb finally showcased his stellar ability with the bat and is accompanied by opener Scott Steel from Durham Cricket. A two man partnership comes in as well for us from Derbyshire Falcons with us opting for Wayne Madsen who was unbeaten on 59 in 31 balls to guide his side to a win in the last match.
Leus du Plooy accompanies him for this one.
All-Rounders for DER vs DUR Dream11
One of the finest all-rounders in the league, D’Arcy Short has been ever flawless and dependable for his side. He brought in a rich bagful of runs and wickets from Durham Cricket and we see him fully resonating those flawless displays today a well.
Liam Trevaskis accompanies him while Derbyshire Flacons have only Luis Reece come in.
Bowling Order for DER vs DUR Dream11
Given the surface, wickets will fall in the death overs. This is a pitch where the batsmen will look to up the ante in the closing stages of the match and expect a flurry of wickets to tumble down in the process. With 3-31 in the last match, Matty Potts comes in from Durham, accompanied by Brydon Carse.
Mark Watt closes out our Dream 11 side from the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Handscomb is our captain for today while D’Arcy Short is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.