Derbyshire have had a successful season thus far, finishing fourth in the North Group points table with 12 points and a net run rate of +0.540. They have won their last four games in a row and will face Northamptonshire next. With 14 points and a net run rate of +0.522, the Northants are comfortably ranked second in the table. They have already defeated Derbyshire this season and are getting stronger with each game.
The North Group Match between Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire will take place on June 21st, 2022 at County Ground in Derby.
Match Details to Note
Match: Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire, North Group Match, T20 Blast 2022
Date: June 21, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Derby
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire Team Previews
Derbyshire have won four of their last five games and are on a roll. Surprisingly, their most recent defeat came against Northamptonshire. They defeated Birmingham Bears by 7 wickets while chasing a target of 160 in their previous game.
Shan Masood, the team’s captain, continues to lead from the front, scoring 366 runs at a strike rate of 140.76. Leus du Plooy (285 runs at 154.89) and Wayne Madsen provide solid support (236 runs at 143.90).
Derbyshire has relied heavily on medium pacer George Scrimshaw, who has 15 wickets at an economy rate of 8.48. The other two consistent performers for the team are left-arm pacer Hayden Kerr (12 wickets at 9.81) and left-arm spinner Mark Watt (10 wickets at 7.92). Matt McKiernan, who returned with figures of 2-18 off 3 overs in the previous game, has also been impressive.
Shan Masood (c), Harry Came, Leus du Plooy, Wayne Madsen, Luis Reece, Anuj Dal, Alex Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Brooke Guest, Matt McKiernan, Samuel Conners, Mark Watt, George Scrimshaw, Michael Cohen, Alex Thomson
Predicted XI: Shan Masood (c), Luis Reece, Leus du Plooy, Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Brooke Guest (wk), Matt McKiernan, Hayden Kerr, Mark Watt, Samuel Conners, George Scrimshaw
The Northants have a really strong batting lineup that has been consistent all season. Chris Lynn has been their main star this year and has been in incredible form. The big-hitting Australian opener has already smashed 379 runs at a strike rate of 166.22. His presence at the top will be critical to the team’s success.
Northamptonshire’s other two standout batters this season have been skipper Joshua Cobb (226 runs at 158.04) and Ben Curran (220 runs 130.17). They’d like to see all-rounder James Neesham get a few more runs down the order.
Ben Sanderson (12 wickets at 8.49) and Tom Taylor have dominated Northamptonshire’s bowling (12 wickets at 8.31). In the middle overs, Neesham has taken 10 wickets at 8.38, while left-arm spinner Graeme White (8 wickets at 7.96) has impressed with his tight lines.
Chris Lynn, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, James Sales, Alex Russell, James Neesham, Saif Zaib, Joshua Cobb (c), Lewis McManus, Brandon Glover, Freddie Heldreich, Matthew Kelly, Ben Sanderson, Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Nathan Buck
Predicted XI: Chris Lynn/Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Saif Zaib, James Neesham, Rob Keogh, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire Toss Prediction
This season, the team batting first has won two of the three matches played at Derby’s County Ground. The team that wins the toss here will almost certainly bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
In this venue, the average score for the team batting first is 162. However, some big totals have already been posted here this season, including a 200-6 by Birmingham Bears. In this game, the team batting first will try to score around 190 runs.
Derby’s County Ground has an excellent batting surface that remains true throughout the game. This gives the batting second team an advantage. Seamers will get some early help, but batters should have a better time here, as they have all season.
Derby’s weather will be cloudy, but no rain is forecast.
Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire Match Prediction
In the last five meetings between Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, the Northants have won two and Derbyshire has won three. However, Northants will be buoyed by the fact that they have already defeated Derbyshire this season and have a strong batting unit. Derbyshire’s best chance is if their bowling unit can limit the opposition’s batting.
Northamptonshire is the favourite to beat Derbyshire at the odds of 1.89.
- Shan Masood, the captain of Derbyshire, has been in superb form this season.
- Derbyshire’s bowling has been outstanding, and they could pose a challenge to Northants.
- Northamptonshire will rely on their powerful batting unit to deliver.