Durham sit at third from the bottom while Warwickshire sit at the bottom of the North Group in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019. With quarter-final chance far from possible, both the teams will be playing to rack up a few wins at least towards the end of the season.
The match between Durham and Warwickshire on Tuesday is accompanied by Surrey vs Somerset match in the South group.
The match between Durham and Warwickshire in the North Group of Vitality T20 Blast will take place on at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 pm GMT.
With his all-round capabilities, D Arcy Short is one player that probably no fantasy team can overlook, and would be a no brainer to hand him the captaincy. Peter Handscomb, can prove to be good option in the middle-order. Matty Potts and Liam Trevaskis have been amongst wickets.
Warwickshire haven’t had a good tournament, and have accumulated just three wins from the 12 matches. Sam Hain has played a few good innings for Warwickshire in their dismal season. There are a few players like Fidel Edwards and Jeetan Patel, whose international experience can come handy.
Predicted Playing XI
Nathan Rimmington, Stuart Poynter (c & wk), Peter Handscomb, Alex Lees, Ben Raine, Graham Clark, D Arcy Short, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Steel
Fidel Edwards, Jeetan Patel (c), Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Sam Hain, Dominic Sibley, Will Rhodes, Chris Green, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess (wk), Henry Brookes, Alex Thomson
Injury and Availability News:
More than injuries, the worry for both the teams would be their position in the table. As of now, there are no fresh injury concerns, the form of most of their players is a matter of concern
Weather and pitch report
Heavy rains are expected for the next two days in Chester-le-Street. Hopefully, Tuesday will see some cricketing action.
In the last five meetings between these teams, Durham has won only won match, which came earlier this season when they scored 220 runs.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: M Burgess, P Handscomb
Batters: S Hain, A hose, G Clarke, S Steel
All-rounders: D Short
Bowlers: J Patel, H Brooks, M Potts, L Trevaskis
Captain & Vice-captain: D Short, S Hain