YOR vs DER Dream11 Team: The only side to yet play a match in North Zone, Derbyshire begin their 2019 sojourn today against Yorkshire Vikings.
After having their opening encounter of the Vitality Bash being abandoned due to murky weather conditions, Yorkshire Vikings will be looking to finally begin their time in the 2019 edition of the league today. And they are squaring off against another outfit who are yet to play a match in the showpiece T20 English league, Derbyshire Falcons.
For both these sides, Saturday’s first match of the league brings with it an immense opportunity to finally imbed their arduous preparations for the tournament. For Yorkshire in particular, today’s encounter is a chance to try out their domestic bunch of players with their international star performers from the England setup missing till 25th July due to their recent involvement with the side at the recently concluded Cricket World Cup.
Elsewhere for Derbyshire, the match is all about testing out a batting line-up which has let them down massively in recent times. They have had endure a horrid time courtesy of a batting unit that has seen the side suffer a spate of diabolic performances in the County Championship Division 2. While the bowling line-up has tried its best to see the side show the stomach of a fight, punching above its weight on a consistent basis, the batters have been a source of consistent dejection, seeing the sides preparations being thrown out of the window.
Given the new condition of the surface at today’s stadium plus with the batting line-up that Yorkshire Vikings have at their disposal, we can’t see anyone but them winning this encounter. Despite Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid all being out of action, they still have Nicholas Pooran along with a slew of other outstanding players, names who’ll cascade the runs at a strong rate for the side.
Wicket-Keeper forYOR vs DER Dream11
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran is our pick for this one. Ever since the IPL to the CWC, he’s been in fine touch, showing that he is a player bestowed with immense application and technique. He’s a bat who will act the fulcrum of his side’s innings today and we see him amassing a bagful of runs owing to his strokeplay.
Batters for YOR vs DER Dream11
In the absence of their mainstays, expect Gary Ballance and Tom Kohler Cadmore to step up to the mantle and take centrestage for Yorkshire Vikings. The two batsmen are pivotal names in the side’s batting line-up, one severely depleted without the services of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow but in Ballance and Cadmore they have two dauntless names, batsmen who’ll play instrumental roles for their side.
Coming in from Derbyshire is their quick fire and exemplary batsman Wayne Madsen to complete our bare minimum of three selections in this facet.
All-Rounders for YOR vs DER Dream11
When we had sat out pondering over the picks to regale ourselves in, in the all-rounders’ segment, the first name that crept to our mind was that of David Willey from Yorkshire. Be it in the batting or bowling department, he’s seamlessly intertwined the two departments to help craft a spree of successful results for the side and we see him being among one of the best performers today.
In Adil Rashid’s absence, Keshav Maharaj is Yorkshire’s main spinning option and given the traditional aberration of English players against the spinning stuff, he comes in for us. The two man partnership from Derbyshire is constituted of their frontline bowler Matt Critchley and Luis Reece.
Bowling Order for YOR vs DER Dream11
Yorkshire’s stoutheaded Duanne Olivier walks into our side without any hesitation given the player’s massive ability to hit the ball right on the money and persistently pitch it in the right areas to perturb batsmen. He’s paired with Matthew Fisher while we have opted to go in with Hamidullah Qadri from Derbyshire.
Captain And Vice-Captain for YOR vs DER Dream11
Willey gets to be our captain for today while Critchley has been made our side’s vice-captain.
Match: Derbyshire Falcons vs Yorkshire Vikings
Date And Time: 20th July, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Queen’s Park, Chesterfield