About the Match
Derbyshire with 1 point from 4 matches goes up against Nottinghamshire with 2 points from 3 matches at County Ground, Derby on 6th June, in the North Division of the T20 Blast league. Both teams are left gazing at other teams going forward, leaving them behind not only in points, but also in performance in both bowling and batting, comparatively. They seem to lack the will power to exploit the resources at their command thereby the good work done in bowling gets nullified in batting failures or the other way round. They need to effectively analyze and utilize their resources with a strategy to tackle the opposition, if they want to make any effective presence here.
In their last match against the formidable Yorkshire, they made 127 for 6 in 20 overs, with hardly any batsman showing a remarkable performance; Madison remained not-out with 34 coming in at No.5 consuming 34 balls. Wickets fell regularly without any one showing any resistance and they were all at sea against an ordinary bowling attack. The openers are not determined to stay and build a comfortable position to carry on and the rest of the batsmen followed suit as they could not put up a fighting total. When their turn came to defend, they allowed the batsmen dominate the innings, changing bowlers every time, using 8 bowlers, which the Yorkshire batsmen made a mockery of and achieved the target in just 14 overs losing only 2 wickets. The captain does not seem to have much confidence on his bowlers and there seems to be no strike bowler who can plan well to handle such situations.
They are not as bad as Derbyshire in their standing in the tournament as they have a good bowling attack with Fletcher leading with close support by Shahzad and Carter. All-rounder Mullaney is proving to be a very useful asset for the fortunes of the team and claimed 4 top order wickets of Durham in their last match. All bowlers proved very economical and answered to the needs of the team and performed remarkably. They had a target of 132 which was not unassailable, but the batsmen failed very badly letting down the good work done by the bowlers, supported positively by the fielders. They could not show any resistance to the attack by Wood, Rushworth, Collingwood, Arshad and Breese; they lacked application and started losing wickets regularly and failed to reach the target by 3 runs. The Notts should exploit the lowly rated Derbyshire bowlers and need to do their homework well to plan and tackle the Derbyshire team if they have to improve their standing in the tournament.
Nottinghamshire has a good set of bowlers who can get wickets but Derbyshire lacks in effective bowling resources. The batting of Notts seem to be better compared to the Derbyshire team and if they can dominate the Derby attack, they are destined to pile up a good total and win the match.
Nottinghamshire, 1.44 @ TitanBet