LEI vs DUR Dream11 : Durham Jets look to climb into the top 4 of North Zone today when they take on bottom of the table Leicestershire Foxes
We have just touched the halfway mark of the group stage matches in the Vitality Blast and for Leicestershire Foxes, the league already looks to be over. With just the one win for the side in five encounters, they have endured a chastening season, one which hasn’t augured well for them at all be it in any department of the game.
What they will be looking to build on though is their first win which came in the last match for the side. In a rain curtailed encounter which was reduced to just 11 overs, Leicestershire Foxes got just the freedom they needed to come out and open their arms, hitting 124-3 before eventually stalling Notts Outlaws chase for 104. The 20 run win was the first time the side’s vociferous support had any cause to cheer for and the side will be looking to build on that momentum come today.
Elsewhere with the two wins and two defeats, Durham Jets haven’t managed to build a framework of success either with the same still struggling to latch onto the consistency needed to challenge for the glistening trophy. And they’ll be most dejected with their previous defeat, a match which saw them being hammered by the reigning champions who chased down their 181 with 7.5 overs and 8 9 overs to spare.
Probable Playing 11
- Ben Stokes will not be available due to the impending first Ashes series test match which starts tomorrow.
- Peter Handscomb has recently signed a two year extension with Durham Jets
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The 500 plus pitches we were promised at the CWC have finally made an advent with a majority of the 11 stadiums chosen for this edition of the showpiece league giving us flourishing batting tracks. And today’s surface promises to be similar, one where the batsmen will find it easy to find the boundary and amass a bagful of runs.
The side winning the toss should be ideally looking to bat first here although toss won’t play too big a role in the final outcome of the match.
Leicestershire Foxes might have managed to register a win in their previous encounter but we don’t see them coming up with another win today. Durham Jets have a finely poised batting line-up and despite being hammered around the park in the previous fixture, their bowling line-up makes for solid viewing as well. Durham to win this one and get back to winning ways at the end of the 4 hours.
Match: Durham Jets vs Leicestershire Foxes
Date And Time: 31st July, Wednesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for LEI vs DUR Dream11
Lewis Hill is our selection for the wicket-keeping option with the player still managing to find himself occupying a decent enough spot in the batting order unlike his compatriot. With Leicestershire Foxes prone to lose early wickets as well, he makes for a decent enough pick in this segment.
Batsmen for LEI vs DUR Dream11
Peter Handscomb from Durham is our first pick over here. He got a strong 38 runs in the previous match ever since returning to catch up with Durham’s side after being involved with Australia A and stamped his authority with a strong showing with the bat. With Ben Stokes out for the side, Handscomb is someone they’ll be turning to, to add the much needed stability in their middle-order and he’s just the player to stabilise things.
Number 4 bat, Alex Lees comes in as well after a good showing in the previous match that saw him get 44 with us completing the trivalent of picks from the side in the form of opener Scott Steel, their highest scorer till now.
Elsewhere, from Leicestershire Foxes we are bringing in their opener, Mark Cosgrove into our side with the opener using his innate perusal of abilities to hold fort for the side from one end.
All-Rounders for LEI vs DUR Dream11
Durham’s opener D’Arcy Short is the first player to make an entry into our playing 11 in the all-rounders’ department while the opposition have Leicestershire Foxes come in. Both the players have been picked up due to their similar roles, both occupying high batting positions and playing pivotal roles with the ball as well.
Bowling Order for LEI vs DUR Dream11
The two bowlers from either side for us over here given the fact that both these sides have been guilty of tumbling in their traversed by encounters. It’s easy to leave either batting order in tatters when you make early inroads and this sees us opt for both the new ball bowlers and the players who’ll be operating in the death overs.
Coming in from the home side is the duo of Nathan Rimmington and Matty Potts, two names who will intertwine in unison to imbed a deadly performance today. On the other hand, we have Aaron Lilley come in from Leicestershire Foxes after he scored a brilliant 66 in the number three spot the last time around.
Dieter Klein from the side completes our Dream 11 picks for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain for LEI vs DUR Dream11
Scott Steel is chosen as our captain while D’Arcy Short is made our vice-captain.