DUR vs WAS Dream11 : Tuesday in the Vitality Blast wraps up with a bottom of the table clash squaring off in North Group
Where the narrative is about which sides will make it into the quarter-finals from North Group, Tuesday’s culminating encounter sees us traverse to the bottom of the league standings where bottom placed Birmingham Bears and seventh Durham Cricket meet. The clash between two of the arguably worst sides in the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast sees un indulge in the two outfits travails as either look to end things with a couple of wins in their kitty.
Where the league had started off so wondrously for Birmingham Bears, seeing them win all three of their opening encounters, the ensuing 9 clashes have left them winless. The side have had to play the ramifications of having players who don’t meet the criteria of a league of such rigorous competition, seeing the side fail in both the batting and bowling unit.
Putting on just 150 in their previous encounter, the side managed to put on a fight infront of Northamptonshire but unfortunately for their bowlers, the runs given to fight for were too less. The side ended up being thwarted by 4 wickets in the end, being put down with two balls to spare to all but end their campaign in this year’s Vitality Blast.
Elsewhere just one point above them with four wins, the sojourn hasn’t fared any better for Durham Cricket whose change of name has failed to overturn a sordid outing in the league. With the campaign all but over for them as well after they put in a horrid run chase against Yorkshire to lose by 14 runs, today’s match is all about regaining some lost pride.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The previous encounter contested on this track showed that this is a wicket where the bowlers love their time out in the middle with the surface massively breaking up and falling apart in the second part. Batting is an adverse part with the spinners flourishing over here, seeing the side winning the toss bound to come out and bat first over here.
Probable Playing 11
DJM Short, S Steel, HRD Adair, PSP Handscomb (c), GJ Harte, G Clark, BA Carse, BA Raine, L Trevaskis, MJ Potts, NJ Rimmington
DP Sibley, SR Hain, AJ Hose, MJ Lamb, WMH Rhodes, MGK Burgess, CJ Green, AT Thomson, JS Patel (c), HJH Brookes, OJ Hannon-Dalby
Match: Durham Cricket vs Birmingham Bears
Date And Time: 27th August, Tuesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Where To Watch: FanCode
- DJM Short, S Steel, PSP Handscomb, L Trevaskis
- SR Hain, WMH Rhodes, CJ Green, HJH Brookes
Top 4 Batting Order
- DJM Short, S Steel, HRD Adair, PSP Handscomb
- DP Sibley, SR Hain, AJ Hose, MJ Lamb
- DJM Short, S Steel
- MJ Lamb, MGK Burgess
Death Overs Bowlers
- L Trevaskis, NJ Rimmington
- HJH Brookes, OJ Hannon-Dalby
DUR vs WAS Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Durham’s captain and wicket-keeper, Peter Handscomb is our pick in this facet with the man with gloves one of the most astute bats in the side. Along with this, his side are bound to tumble out their opponents today, giving Handscomb the chance to be involved in a hefty amount of wickets as well.
Batsmen for DUR vs WAS Dream11
His side’s top scorer, Sam Hain is our undoubtable pick from Birmingham Bears for this fixture. He came into this encounter with colossal expectations being accorded from him and has fulfilled every single one of them, delivering exceptional performances with the bat to epitome the immense skill set prevelant in his artillery.
Adam Hose comes in as well after getting 24 in the previous encounter while from the hosts we have opted for opener Scott Steel. His 49 in 42 balls in tricky conditions in the previous encounter was a laudable performance, one that saw him engage us in his full range of strokeplay despite a majority of the bats failing to cue the ball properly.
All-Rounders for DUR vs WAS Dream11
His compatriot D’Arcy Short contributed 29 runs in the duo’s 70 run opening partnership, a performance which yet again emphasised the player’s immense nous of cricketing abilities. He’s also ascertained four overs with the ball, seeing him hold the perfect identity of an all-rounder to indulge in.
The 29 runs with the bat and one wicket in the previous encounter see us dole out Birmingham Bears’ Chris Green for this match.
Bowling Order for DUR vs WAS Dream11
With the pitch such a travesty and both the batting units in tatters, we decided to indulge ourselves in an entire plethora of bowling options. We’ll begin with the ones from Durham Cricket first with us brining in Nathan Rimmington as the first player into our side after his incredible showing of 3-16 in the previous match.
He’s accompanied by Matty Potts who got two wickets in the same match along with Brydon Carse while from the opposition, spinner Jeetan Patel and Will Rhodes come in. Rhodes scored 45 in 41 balls the last time around, holding the identity of someone who can be elevated up the order in the search of quick runs, making him a sublime choose to get in.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Short is our captain for this particular match while Steel 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.