The North Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Durham and Derbyshire at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT). This match can be streamed live on Durham’s YouTube channel.
Durham and Derbyshire will face off in the North Group clash in the T20 Blast on Friday as the race to make it to the knockouts intensifies. Both the teams are yet to win a match this season so far and are at the bottom two places in the points table of the North Group.
Durham have managed to get only one point so far despite playing four of their first five matches at home. Their three defeats have come while chasing the target and their batsmen will have to step up on this occasion. Derbyshire are also in a similar position.
The Riverside Ground has witnessed all 180+ totals this season so far for the teams batting first. The chasing sides have done well to get close but only once the score has been gunned down.
Average first-innings score: 190 (Completed matches in 2020 T20 Blast)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Alex Lees, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, David Bedingham (WK), Farhaan Behardien, Scott Steel, Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Matthew Potts, Nathan Rimmington (C).
Bench – Stuart Poynter, Gareth Harte, Oliver Gibson, Jack Campbell.
Billy Godleman, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matt Critchley, Anuj Dal, Mattie McKiernan, Harvey Hosein (WK), Ed Barnes, Sam Conners.
Bench – Tom Wood, Dustin Melton, Michael Cohen.
Alex Less is a brilliant batsman and has scored 164 runs in four outings so far and averages 41 with the help of two fifties.
Graham Clark has amassed 140 runs in four innings with two half-centuries and has scored his runs at an exceptional strike-rate of 159.
Luis Reece hasn’t set the stage on fire thus far but has contributed in both the departments. He has mustered 45 runs in three innings apart from picking up two wickets in the 7 overs he has played.
Durham and Derbyshire both have been at the receiving end so far and both the sides will be desperate to register their first win in the T20 Blast this season. With this being a high-scoring ground, Durham look set to be in a better place with their batsmen being in form.
Our Prediction: Durham are expected to win this match.
Best Bet:Durham to win the match @1.83 at 10Cric - 10 Units
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