T20 Blast 2019 - SF2 - Derbyshire vs Essex - Underachievers look to book spot in finals
T20 Blast 2019 - SF2 - Derbyshire vs Essex - Underachievers look to book spot in finals

Teams to be updated after the toss

Match details

Series/tournament name: T20 Blast 2019

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date: 21 September , 2019

Time: 7.00PM IST

Preview: 

Both teams haven't had a great tournament so to speak. But as the tournament comes to a crucial stage, they face each other off in a bid to win a place in the finals. Led by Godleman and Harmer, the two sides have contrasting personalities on paper but punch above their weight. It would be a test of Essex's bowling against Derbyshire's batting. With the final set to be played at the same venue, the winner of this game will have a distinct advantage. 

Weather report: 

Weather is clear for this game. 

Pitch report:

The pitch has seen high scoring games and we might be in for another one in the semi-finals.

Injuries and replacements: 

Probable Playing XI:

Derbyshire

Finishing third in the North group table, Derbyshire have come into their own in the crunch games. They are unlikely to tinker with a winning combination and will most likely go with the same team. That said, Darren Stevens exploits in the County Championship means that they might ponder bringing him in for Logan van Beek perhaps.

Luis Reece, Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit, Logan van Beek/Darren Stevens, Anuj Dal, Ravi Rampaul

Essex

Essex scraped through to the semis with an ordinary team and some ordinary individual performances. None of their bowlers have more

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