DER vs LAN Dream11 : Top of the table Lancashire Lightning pursue opening up a wider lead when they clash heads against Derbyshire Falcons today
Where we have a lopsided encounter in South Group, the sole clash from the dramatic land of the North Group is complete differing in nature. A top 4 battle sees top of the table Lancashire /lighting face off against fourth placed Derbyshire Falcons, a match which has all the ingredients in for a humdinger.
With 7 wins from 12 encounters and just the solitary defeat, Lancashire Lightning have been the most ravishing side in the North Group of the Vitality Blast by some distance. Consistency has been a trait and label the side have carried proudly across their stay in the 2019 instalment of the exhibition league, one which has seen them fortuitously hammer down their spot in the echelons of the league standings.
Coming into today’ encounter with a pulsating 25 run win over Worcestershire Rapids after breaching the symbolic milestone of 200 to pile on a momentous 218 runs on the scoreboard, Lancashire will be looking to resonate the same display today. They know things won’t be easy for them though with the side squaring off against an opponent who are revitalised at the moment, climbing into the coveted top 4 spots after trouncing Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 9 wickets.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We should be in for a wicket where the new ball will massively move around with the grass left on the wicket seeing the pacers get ample deviation, making batting a tricky part in the opening part of the encounter. However the surface will settle in soon, allowing for batsmen to come out and play their full range of strokeplay.
The side winning the toss will be looking to field first and capitalise on the bowling conducive conditions easily on.
Probable Playing 11
- Jos Butler will be out for the entirety of the league for Lancashire given his participation in the current Ashes series.
Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Steven Croft, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas (C), Josh Bohannon, Keaton Jennings, James Faulkner, Saqib Mahmood, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson
Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit (WK), Logan van Beek, Boyd Rankin, Ravi Rampaul
Match: Lancashire Lightning vs Derbyshire Falcons
Date And Time: 26th August, Monday- 7:00pm IST
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, James Faulkner, Matt Parkinson
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Leus du Plooy, Logan van Beek
Top 4 Batting Order
- Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Steven Croft, Glenn Maxwell
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy
- Liam Livingstone, Glenn Maxwell
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman
Death Overs Bowlers
- James Faulkner, Matt Parkinson
- Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul
DER vs LAN Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Despite being devoid of the services of Jos Butler for the full course of the league, Lancashire Lightning’s captain has ensured that the side have not faced a dearth of options in the wicket-keeping slot. Not only has he been more than competent with the bat but has piled on the run as well for his side at will, scoring 23 in 12 balls in the previous encounter as well.
Batsmen for DER vs LAN Dream11
The most anticipated segment of our side given the exuberant names lining up this facet, we couldn’t wait to venture into this segment and start crafting out our batting order. We are starting with Lancashire Lightning, indulging in the services of their opener Liam Livingstone after his innings of 32 in the previous encounter.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have gone in with their captain, Billy Godleman after he remained unbeaten on 28 to put on a match wining stand with Wayne Madsen of 67 runs for the first wicket. It was a performance which paid the perfect complement to Madsen’s 51 runs, a stand which took their side past the finishing line with 9 wickets to spare. We have Madsen coming in for us as well after that astute performance.
All-Rounders for DER vs LAN Dream11
An incredible knock of 94 in 55 balls, one laden with 12 boundaries with the six 4s and 6s apiece, Lancashire’s number three bat Steven Croft comes into our side without any hesitation. It was a mesmerising innings from the batsmen, one which saw him dismiss everything sent down his way with disdain as he opened his arms with intent to take his side to 213.
Despite failing with the bat the last time around, Glen Maxwell got 3-23 and it’s his role in the side which sees us go ahead with him as the second player from the side. Pacer James Faulkner comes in as well as we complete a trivalent of picks from the side while from Derbyshire Falcons we have picked out Mathew Critchley.
It came down to him and Luis Reece but with Critchley certain to get four overs with the ball as well, he considered him the better pick for our side in this encounter.
Bowling Order for DER vs LAN Dream11
With the two wickets in the previous encounter, we have Saqib Mahmood become the only bowler or us in this fixture after having picked out two options in the previous facet as well. Elsewhere with 2-15 we are getting in pacer Ravi Rampaul and Logan Van Beek from the opposition for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With their being a slew of viable options for the captaincy role, we ultimately decided to hand it over to Liam Livingstone due to the fact that he’ll bowl as well. Maxwell is our vice-captain for today.
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.