DER vs WAS Dream11 Team: With wins in their league openers, Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire Falcons clash heads today as they look to push ahead of each other
Occupying second place in North Zone in the Vitality Blast 2019 courtesy of one truncated match and one emphatic win, Birmingham Bears have got their campaign off to an extremely solid start. Heavily packed with some of the best names form the domestic English circuit, the Bears epitomised why they are such an innate outfit with a precocious display against Leicestershire Foxes.
Bowling first, the side who went ahead with their pace battery being heavily depleted saw their pacers emerge as the match winners for the side. Getting in Fidel Edwards on a 10 match loan, the pacer picked up three wickets in his opening over for the outfit to leave the side in complete turmoil at 2-3 after the opening over.
Pegged back by that calamitous start, there was no coming back for Leicestershire from that pummelling as the side went onto rake up a diabolic 115-9, one the Bears needed only 145 overs to ease past. Sam Hain(31 in 33 balls) and Ashton Agar(41 in 28 balls) ensured that the side went onto record a comprehensive win by 7 wickets, taking the side past the finishing line without any jitters.
The Bears opponents for today, Derbyshire Falcons tasted similar success in their league opener with a massive 5 wicket win over Yorkshire Vikings. Needing 165 to win, Yorkshire made light work of what seemed to be a tricky total with their batting order stepping us as one to revolve around captain Billy’s 70 run knock and register a clinical run chase.
With these sides taking on each other today in the wake of those ravishing displays, expect the encounter to be an intriguing affair. There is little to separate these well rounded sides, two units who should regale us in a cliff-hanger, one which promises to see extremely fine margins come into play to decide the winner.
Picking a winner out of these two units was the trickiest proposition for us in all the matches that have transpired in the marquee league upto now. The nous that these two sides posses is exemplary, both relying on home-grown players to help imbed the framework of success for the side.
What sees us side with the Bears for this one is just the slightly more well-versed bowling unit they have at their disposal. It’s a complete unit, one which makes life extremely arduous for the opposition and we see this emerging as the reason for their success today.
Wicket-Keepers for DER vs WAS Dream11
We are going to go ahead with Birmingham Bears’ Michael Burgess for this one given the extremely low batting position his counterpart occupies. Burgess is the likelier of the two options to come out and get a good amount of runs in this one and we are going to reply on him to get the runs for his side today.
Batters for DER vs WAS Dream11
Sam Hain is one player who we just couldn’t do without over here. The young player’s precocious skill set makes for enchanting viewing with his up rise in English cricket being unprecedented. One of the most consistent bats in the side, the batsman has over the course of the last year revelled his side in some stellar displays to emerge as one of the most coveted bats in the fraternity today.
Using his innate abilities to trash the ball around in the powerplay overs, Ed Pollock come sin after his quick fire innings of 27 in 16 balls to ensure his side got off to the best of starts. From Derbyshire we have gone in with last time’s man of the match, Billy Godleman and Leus du Plooy who followed up his captain’s match winning innings with a neat little 30.
All-Rounders for DER vs WAS Dream11
With 41 runs and a wicket in his first ever match in the Vitality Blast, the Bears’ Ashton Agar is our first pick in this segment. The spinner played out an inning filled with conviction, delivering for the side in both the departments and is set to play a pivotal role for the side this year.
“Even though I have played a few T20s now, you still get a little bit nervous on debut. Those nerves were there, but to get that first wicket for the Bears was a massive confidence-booster for me, and to not go for too many runs was great. Then to have a bit of a dash with the bat too was fun,” said Ashton Agar ahead of today’s encounter.
We have a pick come in from Derbyshire Falcons as well with Matt Critchley coming into our side.
Bowling Order for DER vs WAS Dream11
It’s a 4 player bowling order which is being doled out by us for this encounter after both the bowling units left their opponents in complete disarray in the previous encounter. Picking up four wickets for his side, three of which came in the first over, Fidel Edwards is our pick from the Bears along with spinner Jeevan Patel.
The two man partnership from Derbyshire is comprised of their spearhead Mark Watt and Logan Van Beek.
Captain And Vice-Captain for DER vs WAS Dream11
Ashton Agar has been selected as our captain for today while Sam is the vie-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side.
Match: Birmingham Bears vs Derbyshire Falcons
Date And Time: 24th July, Wednesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham