DER vs DUR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 09, 2019
We are at the halfway stage of the T20 Blast 2019 and the tables are still quite closely bunched together. Apart from one or two teams that have maned to get on a winning streak, most teams have been beatable and that is also a sign of a healthy, closely fought tournament.
Derbyshire and Durham have certainly been beatable although they have managed to get a few wins under their belt as well. With just two wins from six matches, Derbyshire is at the bottom of the North Group right now but it is just one win away from the teams in third and fourth place right now.
Durham has done slightly better and three wins from its seven matches to be in the fifth position on the league table right now.
Derbyshire vs Durham T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby on the 9th of August 2019.
DER vs DUR Team Previews
Derbyshire won its last match while chasing down a large total and that in itself is a bit ironic. The team has been struggling to get its batting right and not too many punters would have given it a good chance of chasing down 181.
As things happened, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, and Billy Godelman all played a hand in the victory. Luis Reece top-scored with 60 while Madsen remained not out on 59.
Alex Hughes finished things off with an aggressive cameo scoring 21 runs off just seven balls.
This is the kind of batting performance that the Derbyshire faithful have been waiting for. Unfortunately for the club, the batsmen have just not been able to do it consistently enough. They have a good chance of building on their last win against a weak Durham bowling attack.
The bowling was led by Ravi Rampaul who managed to pick three wickets in his four overs. To go for just 17 runs and pick up three wickets even when the opposition gets to 180 is commendable.
Boyd Rankin and Alex Hughes also bowled well but overall the Derbyshire bowling attack remains one of the weaker ones in this competition.
Derbyshire Playing 11
BA Godleman, Luis Reece, WL Madsen, A Leus du Plooy, Fynn Hudson, AL Hughes, D Smit, MJJ Critchley, Logan van Beek, WB Rankin, Ravi Rampaul.
So much of the success that Durham has managed to achieve has rested on the shoulders of Darcy Short. The Aussie opener has not only been scoring runs but is bowling in almost each and every match as well.
Darcy Short has been joined by Peter Handscomb in the last few matches and that has added another dimension to the Durham side. Handscomb was the lone man fighting for Durham as they failed to chase down 145 even with the help of a 65 not out from him.
For Durham to win, Short and Handscomb must score runs. The batting around them is weak. Graham Clark and Scott Steel have played well on a few occasions but they don’t seem to be reliable enough to us.
The bowling is led by Matty Potts, Liam Trevaskis, and Nathan Rimmington. Potts picked up three wickets in his last game while Rimmington was hit all around the park. It was not a bad performance from the Durham bowling but they will know that they need to do better to try and cover up for their side’s batting shortcomings.
Durham Playing 11
D'Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Stuart Poynter, Peter Handscomb, Liam Trevaskis, Jack Burnham, Matthew Potts, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington.
DER vs DUR Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first with rain expected to cause interruptions
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Derbyshire vs Durham T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby. Some light rain is forecast on match day around the time that the match is scheduled to start. Hopefully, the weather clears and no interruptions occur.
The pitch at Derby is good for batting like at most grounds in England. The scored have ranged around 160-180 in this year’s competition and that is exactly what we expect for this match as well.
DER vs DUR Betting Tips
These are two flawed teams that are dependent on a few players to help them win. We think the presence of an in-form Darcy Short and a slightly better bowling attack should help Durham win.
Bet on Durham to win.
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