DER vs WOR Dream11 : Worcestershire Rapids look to consolidate their spot in their top 4 as Derbyshire Falcons look to shrug off a derogatory run of results.
After having won their first ever title in the 2018 edition of the league, Worcestershire Rapids began the ongoing edition of the showpiece league in pristine form. They went onto further build on their foundation of reigning champions, winning matches emphatically before eventually going on a little slump.
However the side were quick to address the issues pegging their side back, breaking free off the predicament they found themselves entrapped in to go on a successful run, one which sees them occupying third place in North Group at the moment. Having had their previous match against Northants Steelbacks abandoned due to lashing rains, the side will be looking to get back to the cricket field today and make further strides up the point tally.
And what will see them enter the fray of today’s match as firm favourites is the identity of their opponents. In Derbyshire Flacons, the side are up against the eight placed team in the group, a side who have managed to scramble together only 3 wins in 8 encounters.
However with just two points separating fourth and eighth place, Derbyshire Falcons are well aware that their campaign is far from over. Having registered a profound win over Yorkshire Vikings in their previous match, a 55 run win as they went onto score a gigantic 207, the side will be know that if they can muster a winning run, they can break into the top 4 with ease. It’s this script which will give them heart when they take on a clearly superior outfit today as they head out in search of two pivotal points.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket which has stayed on the sluggish side of things, playing slow and low before eventually cracking in the second part of the match, batting here is not going to be easy. We have had an average first innings score of just 155 here, a figure which is a testament to how the conditions prevelant here leave batsmen rendered obsolete.
Expect the side winning the toss choose to bat first and look to pile on anything in the region of 160.
Probable Playing 11
- Moeen Ali has been left out of England’s test team for the second test match staring tomorrow but it still remains to see if he’ll feature for Worcestershire Rapids today.
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
Martin Guptill, Rikkie Wessels, Callum Ferguson (C), George Rhodes, Ben Cox (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington
DER vs WOR Probable Winner
Where everything was going wrong for Derbyshire Falcons, the last win finally saw them unlock their true potential and rise to the occasion. It was a win which came at a crucial juncture for the side, at just the halfway mark to infuse some much needed life into a crumbling campaign.
Expect them to be buoyed by that win and make things tricky for Worcestershire today in a match which is by no stretch going to be one sided. However, Worcestershire had prevailed in difficult batting conditions courtesy of the depth in their batting line-up and should go onto scamper to a win today.
Match: Derbyshire Falcons vs Worcestershire Rapids
Date And Time: 13th August, Tuesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: County Ground, Derby
- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Logan van Beek
- Martin Guptill, Rikkie Wessels, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell
Wicket-Keepers for DER vs WOR Dream11
We’ll be venturing into this encounter with Ben Cox from Worcestershire, solely due to the elevated batting order he has in the side. His compatriot comes to bat in the lower middle-order a period when he hardly gets any overs to find runs and Cox is by far the more viable option in this facet.
Batsmen for DER vs WOR Dream11
Blasting his way to 66 in 37 balls in the previous encounter in an innings that saw him effortlessly find the boundary 10 times, including four 6s and six 4s, Derbyshire Falcons’ number three is our first pick here. Wayne Madsen’s innings was the reason his side was able to embark to a total of 207 and he’ll be a crucial role for his side today as well.
Captain of the side, Billy Godleman comes in as well after scoring 28 in the previous encounter to make full use of the field restrictions. We also have Leus du Plooy come in after he matched Madsen’s innings with his own expansive range of strokeplay to put on an 87 run stand for the second wicket which blew away the opposition.
From Worcestershire Rapid we have gotten in their opener Martin Guptill and Riki Wessels for this one.
All-Rounders for DER vs WOR Dream11
With 2-17 in the previous match with the ball, paired with his role as an opener, Luis Reece is someone who was on the top of our agenda when making this department. He is an invaluable buy, a player we always have to imbed into our playing 11 given the excellent value he brings with both the bat and ball.
From Worcestershire we have gone in with Wayne Parnell for this match with the all-rounder having come up with some good runs and wickets.
Bowling Order for DER vs WOR Dream11
His three over spell of 4-17 not only disrupted but made light work of Yorkshire’s chase of his side’ 2-7. It was a decimating spell from the pacer with his ominous deliveries cramping batsmen up for room, making it extremely difficult to get under his delivers.
While he’s the only pick from the side, we have pacer Pat Brown and Ed Barnard selected from the opposition. The two have bowled a wicket to wicket line and length with conviction, ensuring that there’s nothing for the batsmen to work with to become major reasons for their side’s consummate success.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Reece is chosen as our side’s captain while Parnell 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.