NOR vs DUR Dream11 Team: Durham Jets and Northamptonshire Steelbacks begin their travails in the English T20 Blast today
A Friday packed with match matches from the dramatic land of the Vitality Blast sees North Zone’s Durham Jets and Northamptonshire Steelbacks take on each other in what will be both the outfits opening match of the expansive league. The match brings for either side the opportunity to get into the T20 mode after coming off solid wins in their respective County championship Division Two matches.
For Durham Jets, the opening two matches will see them field out a depleted playing 11 with English international players Mark Wood and Ben Stokes missing after having only recently lifted the World Cup wit England. However that doesn’t take away from the exuberant nature of the outfit, one which will be relying to its domestic names to step up to the mantle and grab the unique opportunity accorded to them.
Elsewhere, Northamptonshire Steelbacks have their perusal a full playing squad as they look to write their opening essay of the 2019 edition of the league in golden words. The side are with the services of international names Jason Holder and Dwayne Pretorius which coupled along with some fine selections from the domestic circuit hold them in good stead for their impending encounter.
This is a finely poised match between two sides who hold the same identity. Both of them have problems in the batting department, relying too much on individual performances to come and rescue them and depending overly on the bowling segment to come and deliver outright incisive performances for them.
With the T20 format often seeing runs count themselves in gold, we see the Steelbacks winning this one courtesy of their all-rounders. They add the much needed depth to their batting unit which is going to tilt the scales in the side’s favour in this fixture and help them get past the finishing line in a skirmish of a match.
Wicket-Keepers for NOR vs DUR Dream11
Northamptonshire’s captain Adam Rossington is our pick over here. He’s not only an experienced player, having imbued in him the ability to help his side succeed at the highest level but is undeterred by daunting bowlers and conditions and should come up with vital runs for his side today.
Batters for NOR vs DUR Dream11
Our batting order is filled with the minimum require of three players with us deciding to go in with the safe picks given the inconsistency these two outfits our known for in this facet. The two man selection from Durham sees opener and captain Cameron Bancroft come in for us with Alex Lees selected to partner him.
Elsewhere from the bedlam of the Steelbacks we have opted for Rob Keogh given his penchant to come in and bowl out a good amount of overs, one which could see him implore us with wickets as well.
All-Rounders for NOR vs DUR Dream11
The most heavily packed component of our Dream 11 side, we have gone ahead with four all-rounders given how vital they become in the shortest format of the game. Unlike the ODIs and test matches, the all-rounders play momentous roles in T20s with their hectic involvement across the course of the 3 hours making them indispensible to our side.
From the Steelbacks we have two of their marquee names, Jason Holder and South African Dwayne Pretorius being elected by us. From Durham its D’Arcy Short, someone who impressed massively with the Australia A side who just concluded a successful visit of England and Ben Raine be included by us.
Bowling Order for NOR vs DUR Dream11
Stifling Worcestershire with figures of 4-28 and 6-39 to take his side to a 109 run win in the recent test match the two sides rummaged in, Durham’s Chris Rushworth was a unanimous pick for us. The pacer is a stalwart, someone who gets the ball to deviate massively and send down some real rippers.
Elsewhere the two man partnership from the Steelbacks consists of Luke Procter and Ben Sanderson with Sanderson in particular someone we have huge expectations from.
Captain And Vice-Captain for NOR vs DUR Dream11
Rob Keogh is chosen as our captain while we have gone ahead with D’Arcy Short as our vice-captain for this match.
Match: Durham Jets vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks
Date And Time: 19th July, Friday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street