DER vs NOR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 23, 2019
Derby and Northamptonshire are in the bottom third of the North Group and have a tough task ahead of them in order to qualify for the T20 Blast playoffs. This is truer for Northamptonshire than it is for Derbyshire, though, since Northamptonshire has just two wins to its name while Derbyshire has four.
Never the less, both teams need to win this match to give their chances a boost.
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby on the 23rd of August 2019.
DER vs NOR Team Previews
An absolutely awful batting performance against Leicestershire cost Derbyshire the match and it may be a result that comes back to bite them as the tournament progresses.
Derbyshire has been very inconsistent with the bat and just when it seemed that it is making some progress, the team fell back into old habits. Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen are the two best players for Derbyshire and they will have to score the bulk of the runs in this match.
Luis Reece and Leus de Plooy have also played well in some matches to give some heft to the Derbyshire top-order. Unfortunately, these performances have come far to inconsistently to help their side win and that must change. They are up against a weak Northamptonshire bowling attack in this game and could make the most of it to strike some form.
There is nothing special about the Derbyshire bowling attack. Ravi Rampaul, Logan van Beek, and a mix of all-rounders form the bowling unit and they don’t fill us with much confidence. This is the area where Northamptonshire will look to capitalize on.
Derbyshire Playing 11
Luis Reece, BA Godleman, WL Madsen, A Leus du Plooy, AL Hughes, MJJ Critchley, Fynn Hudson, D Smit, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul, WB Rankin.
Everyone that follows the county game knew that Northamptonshire is in a world of trouble coming into the T20 blast 2019. They have been losing players for quite some time now and it cannot be easy to try and form a winning team in such circumstances.
Still, the team management did not do a bad job of recruiting two highly-rated international all-rounders for the T20 Blast in Dwayne Pretorius and Faheem Ashraf. Neither of those two players has had the kind of impact that the team would have hoped for.
Add to that the inconsistency of Richard Levi, Addam Rossington, and Joshua Cobb and the end result is not pretty.
On paper, there is a lot of power and depth in the batting unit. There are good players available to bat till number 7 but the performances on the ground have not matched up.
The bowling for Northamptonshire is pretty weak and will have to go beyond what we have seen so far to be able to make an impact. Ben Sanderson, Nathan Buck, and the two international all-rounders could combine to cause an upset against a Derbyshire team that is struggling with plenty of issues of its own.
Northamptonshire Playing 11
Adam Rossington, Richard Levi, Josh Cobb, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Rob Keogh, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Sole, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Blessing Muzarabani.
DER vs NOR Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first
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Pitch and Conditions
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire T20 Blast 2019 is going to be played at the County Ground, Derby. The weather forecast for Derby on match day is excellent. Sunshine, clear weather, and overall an ideal day for cricket is expected.
Derby is a smallish county ground with a flat pitch. It is a little slower than some of the other surfaces but the batsmen can still score freely after getting used to the pace of the surface.
DER vs NOR Betting Tips
These are two flawed teams which have struggled in the T20 blast so far. Neither of them has a bowling attack that can be relied on and the batting on both sides has faltered frequently as well. Taking everything into consideration, we think Northamptonshire has a good chance of winning this match.
Bet on Northamptonshire to win.
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