July 5, 2018
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DER vs LAN Dream11 Predictions North Group | DER vs LAN Dream11 Team

By Yash Mittal

DER vs LAN Dream11 Match Predictions

T20 Vitality Blast, 2018

Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning, North Group

In another encounter which is expected to provide fans with an  ‘edge-of-a-seat’ experience, Derbyshire Falcons will kickstart their Vitality Blast T20 campaign when they take on Lancashire Lightning on Friday night.

The Falcons have never made it into the finals of the T20 competition, having reached Quarter-Final stage just twice, and Gary Wilson’s unit would be hoping for an improved performance this time around, having assembled an impressive squad. Derbyshire will have the services of 29-year-old tearaway batsman Calum McLeod. McLeod smashed an unbeaten 94-ball-140 against England last month, and the Falcons would be hoping he carried his form into the Vitality Blast. While McLeod will bolster their batting, the bowling will be spearheaded by Pakistani left-arm paceman in Wahab Riaz. Riaz is an experienced campaigner, having accumulated 197 wickets at an average of 21.

The Falcons will face Lancashire Lightning who played their first game against Worcestershire Rapids. The 2015 champions will be led by Liam Livingstone, and are boasted with the return of James Faulkner, Joe Meanie, and Matt Parkinson in their squad.

Venue:- County Ground, Derby

Match Timings:- Friday, July 06, 2018, 11:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

Batting first at the County Ground Derby seems to be the order of the day. In nine ODI matches played thus far, teams batting first have won on eight occasions with the average score being 243. Expect teams to bat first and make an early use of the conditions.

DER vs LAN Team News:-

  1. Derbyshire Falcons have named a 14-member squad for their Vitality Blast opener against Lightning.
  2. The Falcons have signed teenage all-rounders Anuj Dal and Matt McKiernan after the duo impressed in the Second XI Twenty20 fixture.
  3. Matt Critchley is expected to open the batting after a breakout season last year.
  4. Wahab Riaz and Lockie Ferguson are set to make their Derbyshire debut.
  5. Lancashire Lightning has named a 14-man squad for their clash against Falcons.

DER vs LAN Squads:-

Derbyshire Falcons:-

Ben Slater, Calum McLeod, Wayne Madsen (wk), Matt Critchley, Alex Hughes, Gary Wilson (c), Daryn Smit, Anuj Dal, Matt McKiernan, Wahab Riaz, Hardus Viljoen, Lockie Ferguson, Safyaan Sharif, Ravi Rampaul

Lancashire Lightning

Arron Lilley, Joe Mennie, Graham Onions, Liam Livingstone (c), Matt Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Dane Vilas, Karl Brown, Jordan Clark, Steven Croft, Alex Davies, James Faulkner, Keaton Jennings, Toby Lester

DER vs LAN Playing 11:-

Derbyshire

Wicket-keeper:- Wayne Madsen

Batsmen:-  Gary Wilson, Ben Slater, Calum McLeod, Alex Hughes

All-rounder:- Anuj Dal, Matt Critchley

Bowler:- Hardus Viljoen, Wahab Riaz, Lockie Ferguson, Matt McKiernan/Ravi Rampaul/Safyaan Sharif

Lancashire

Wicket-keeper:- Dane Vilas

Batsman:- Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Steven Croft

All-rounder:- Jordan Clarke, James Faulkner, Keeton Jennings

Bowlers:- Aaron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Matt Parkinson, Joe Meanie (D: Toby Lester, Graham Onions)

DER vs LAN Key Players:-

  • For the Falcons, skipper Gary Wilson, Luis Reece (14 sixes last season) and Calum McLeod will be key in the batting department, while Lockie Ferguson and Wahab Riaz (18 wickets in PSL last season) will spearhead the bowling front.
  • Wayne Madsen, with 526 runs at an average of 47.81, was the leading run-scorer for the Falcons last year.
  • Matt Critchley, who stroked a 37-ball-74 could be their X-factor.
  • While Lancashire Lightning will look to Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson (leading wicket-taker last season), and James Faulker to lead their campaign.

DER vs LAN Dream11 Team

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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