On June 21 at the Sophia Garden Cricket Ground in Cardiff, the 96th match of the Vitality Blast competition will pit Northamptonshire and Derbyshire against one another. The start time for this South Group match is 11 PM IST. Before this highly anticipated match, let’s examine the current form, key players, performances, and match prediction of Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire
Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire Match Details:
Time: 23.00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Garden Cricket Ground, Cardiff
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sony Liv
The Northamptonshire Steelbacks recently defeated the Yorkshire Vikings with a resounding 78-run victory. Justin Broad, who scored 47 runs off of 32 balls for Northamptonshire, who batted first and set a target of 180 runs, was the team’s top scorer. Then, their bowlers displayed outstanding skill by dismissing Yorkshire for just 102 runs in 15.2 overs. With career-best stats of 5 for 29, Tom Taylor stood out as the top performer. David Willey’s return to the Northamptonshire team improved their performance even more. Despite having a patchy season, the Steelbacks have picked up steam with two straight victories and are hoping for one more win to lock up a playoff position.
In their previous match against Yorkshire, Derbyshire won with an impressive margin of 144 runs. They scored an incredible 212 runs for the loss of only 4 wickets, with captain Leus du Plooy scoring an unbeaten 66 runs off 32 balls to help them reach their target. Their bowling unit also excelled, dismissing Yorkshire for just 68 runs in just 11.2 overs. The star bowler was Zak Chappell, who claimed 3 wickets for 16 runs. Derbyshire hopes to build on their most recent victory and challenge for the playoff positions after a sluggish start to the campaign. Despite their inconsistent play throughout the season, they’ll try to keep up their momentum in the remaining games.
Toss & Pitch Report
Although this is a high-scoring field, the second innings might be challenging to bat on. As the surface becomes more challenging to bat on in the second innings, the teams here choose to bat first and set a target.
The forecast for Friday’s game calls for cloudy skies and 5% rain
|Real Feel Shade™ 14°
|Wind W 9km/h
|Cloud cover 85%
|Wind Gusts 20 km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 7400m
|Dew point 12C
|Time 23.00 PM INST
Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire Head-to-Head statistics :
Overall Played: 16
Won by Northamptonshire : 7
Won by Derbyshire:9
No Result: 0
Northamptonshire Predicted Playing XI:
Ricardo Vasconcelos, Emilio Gay, Chris Lynn, David Willey (c), Justin Broad, Saif Zaib, Lewis Mcmanus, Andrew Tye, Tom Taylor, Freddie Heldreich, Ben Sanderson
Derbyshire Predicted Playing XI:
Haider Ali, Luis Reece, Leus Du Plooy(c), Wayne Madsen, Harry Came, Anuj Dal, Brooke Guest, Tom Wood, Zaman Khan, Ben Aitchison, Alex Thompson
Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire Prediction: Northamptonshire to win
Both teams have seen comparable outcomes and are situated close to one another on the points chart. Both have been shown incredibly strong form, and the competition promises to be tantalizing. With victories in their most recent games, they have also performed exceptionally well in terms of NRR. Both teams are on the line in this game, and if either side loses, it will be very challenging for them to go to the playoffs. It could be a fiercely contested race that is decided by a single vote. This season, Northamptonshire has already defeated Derbyshire, winning by six wickets.
Northamptonshire will defeat Derbyshire, according to our forecast.