DER vs GLO Dream11 : Culminating quarter-final sees Gloucestershire and Derbyshire Falcons lock heads against each other to complete the final missing piece of the semi-finals
With us having being made aware of three of our semi-finalists for the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast, Gloucestershire and Derbyshire Falcons get ready to battle it out to reserve their spot in the last remaining place. Its South Group’s second placed against North Group’s third ranked outfit, a battle between two evenly balanced sides which sets to indulge us in a cracker of a contest.
Losing just three of their 14 matches in the showpiece league so far, Gloucestershire were right up there with Sussex in the South Group. Unfortunate to fall one point short of first place with the one draw restraining them from occupying top spot, the side in second befittingly found themselves in the echelons of the group.
With consistent performances all across their life in the league, the side will be looking to emulate the same rousing showings today as well. They ended their group stage encounters on an emphatic note as well, getting the better of first placed Sussex in an edge of the seat thriller which went down right to the last over.
Needing 164 to win in that match, Gloucestershire showed the composure requisite of champions to win by 3 wickets as they hit the winning runs off the last ball. Elsewhere Derbyshire Falcons enter this match having reverted to the longest format of the game as they played in a test match against Australia, a contest which saw them being rattled by an innings and 54 runs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A tatters of a surface, this is a track which is no way meant for T20 cricket. The ball stops and comes onto the batsmen, making strokeplay extremely difficult with the average score while batting first here being a mere 158. Batsmen will be required to bide their time out in the middle and show patience if they are to amass runs.
The spinners should come into full effect in the second part of the encounter with the ball gripping onto the surface and turning either way. The side winning the toss will be looking to step out and first today.
Probable Playing 11
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
Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Daryn Smit (WK), Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Logan van Beek, Anuj, Ravi Rampaul
DER vs GLO Match Prediction
What favours Gloucestershire ahead of today’s match on a crumbling wicket is the depth they come packed with in their batting order. This is a side bestowed with some names who know what it takes to bat on the trickiest of surfaces and it’s this identity of their batting unit which tilts the clash their way.
Extra runs will be worth gold over here and should see Gloucestershire come out of this encounter unscathed.
Match: Gloucestershire Vs Derbyshire Falcons Quarter-Final 4
Date And Time: 7th September, Saturday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Bristol County Ground, Bristol
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger, Ian Cockbain, Andrew Tye
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek
Top 4 Batting Order
- Miles Hammond, Michael Klinger, James Bracey
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy
- Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman
Death Overs Bowlers
- Andrew Tye, Chris Liddle
- Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul
DER vs GLO Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Gloucestershire’s number three bat and wicket-keeper James Bracey is our choice for this clash owing to two reasons. Not only is he an astute batsmen but his role keeping wickets is going to see him rope in some vital points with catches and stumpings falling his way in abundance.
DER vs GLO Dream11 Batsmen
Putting on a 59 run opening stand for their side in the last clash, a partnership which ended up being a match winning stand, Michael Klinger and Miles Hammond yet against manifested their importance to this side. Hammond got a neat 26 while Michael Klinger contributed with an enterprising knock of 48 in 39 balls, showing just why these two are the fulcrums of their side’s batting order.
Elsewhere we have a duo come in from the opposition as well, opting in the services of their top scorers, Wayne Madsen and Billy Godleman. A majority of the side’s consummate success has stemmed from the runs traversed from the bat of this incredible duo, seeing them both represent us today.
DER vs GLO Dream11 All-Rounders
He picked up 2 wickets in the test match recently along with remaining unbeaten in the second innings, showing he’s a player for all formats which sees us opt for Matt Critchley from Derbyshire Falcons. Luis Reece comes in as well owing to 28 runs he got in the first innings, waging a lone battle in the opening slot as wickets tumbled around him.
From the opposition we are choosing Ryan Higgins for this clash owing to his displays with the bat and brand of bowling. Although he didn’t bowl in the last clash, the spin friendly conditions prevelant today could see him get a spell in the middle overs.
Gloucestershire’s frontline bowlers, Andrew Tye and Tom Smith are someone we had to rope in for this clash. While Tye has been their highest wicket taker, putting in a work shift of 1-11 the last time around in 4 overs, Smith’s left arm brand of spin will massively cause qualms in the opposition’s batting order.
Our side is completed with the pick of Ravi Rampaul from the opposing side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are making Klinger our side’s captain for today while Reece 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, 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.