Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 Semi-final 2 - Derbyshire v Essex
The second semi-final of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Derbyshire and Essex at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Derbyshire finished at the third place in the north group points table of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 after the group stage with seven wins and five losses from 14 matches. With two abandon matches, they had 16 points.
They are all set to face Essex, who ended at the fourth spot in the south group points table with five wins and four losses from 14 matches. Despite qualifying on 15 points, they beat Lancashire by six wickets in the first quarter-final and have made it to the finals day.
Ravi Bopara was the all-round star for Essex in the quarter-final and got some support from Cameron Delport and Ryan ten Doeschate.
Derbyshire also got over Gloucestershire quite comfortably by seven wickets. Two wickets each from Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Matthew Critchley first ensured that they stopped Gloucestershire for just 135. Sensible knocks from skipper Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen and Leus du Plooy then took the team to a win with almost three overs remaining.
With 447 runs, Wayne Madsen has scored the most runs for Derbyshire while Ravi Rampaul has the most wickets with 22 scalps from 13 games. Daniel Lawrence and Cameron Delport have scored 360 and 353 runs for Essex respectively, with Adam Zampa picking up 12 wickets for the side.
Derbyshire and Essex, belonging to different groups, have not had the opportunity of locking horns against each other too often but it would be interesting to see what comes out of this semifinal.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:Derbyshire- Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek, Anuj Dal, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Stevens, Boyd Rankin, Hamidullah Qadri
Essex- Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Aaron Beard, James Porter, Adam Zampa, Samuel Cook, Shane Snater
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Essex
Who will win? – Derbyshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Billy Godleman (Derbyshire), Cameron Delport (Essex)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravi Rampaul (Derbyshire), Adam Zampa (Essex)
Most Sixes – Leus du Plooy (Derbyshire), Cameron Delport (Essex)
Man of the Match – Ravi Rampaul
Team Scores Batting first - Derbyshire 180+, Essex 170+
Match Handicap Derbyshire
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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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