Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Derbyshire Falcons v Yorkshire Vikings
The next north group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Derbyshire Falcons and Yorkshire Vikings at the Queen's Park in Chesterfield.
Derbyshire ended at the third last place in the points table after the league stage last year with five wins and seven losses from 14 matches. Two of their matches could not be completed and the team ended with 12 points.
Yorkshire met a similar fate, though they were two notches ahead of the Derbyshire. Yorkshire returned with a 50% winning rate with seven wins and seven losses from 14 matches.
Derbyshire Falcons are yet to win the T20 Blast title and would like to make amends this season. The closest that they have come to winning the title was in 2017 when they ended at the second spot after the group stage.
Luis Reece, who scored the most runs for the team last year, remains their main man with the bat, while Alex Hughes, who finished with 17 wickets last year, will shoulder their bowling attack.
Yorkshire's star men Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Shaun Marsh and Liam Plunkett are not expected to take part in their first game, but the team still has the likes of Adam Lyth, Matthew Fisher, David Willey, Gary Ballance and Steven Patterson who can be a handful against any opposition.
Lyth was the team's highest run-scorer with 401 runs last year whereas Patterson ended with the most wickets (12).
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Derbyshire Falcons- Luis Reece, Thomas Wood, Will Davis, Imran Tahir, Charlie Macdonell, Greg Cork, Daryn Smit, Alex Hughes, Billy Godleman, Rob Hemmings, Jeevan Mendis, Wayne Madsen, Tom Milnes, Tom Taylor, Tony Palladino, Ben Cotton, Matthew Critchley, Harvey Hosein, Matt Henry
Yorkshire Vikings- Joe Root, Tim Bresnan, Adam Lyth, Jack Leaning, Adil Rashid, Matthew Waite, Johnny Read, Azeem Rafiq, Matthew Fisher, Will Rhodes, David Willey, Gary Ballance, Andrew Hodd, Jonny Bairstow, Steven Patterson, Peter Handscomb, Ben Coad, James Wainman, Shaun Marsh, Ryan Gibson, Josh Shaw, Liam Plunkett, Karl Carver, Jared Warner,
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Derbyshire
Who will win? – Yorkshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Luis Reece (Derbyshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Steven Patterson (Yorkshire), Alex Hughes (Derbyshire)
Most Sixes – Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Luis Reece (Derbyshire)
Man of the Match – Adam Lyth
Team Scores Batting first – Yorkshire 180+, Derbyshire 165+
Match Handicap Yorkshire
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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