Durham Dynamos will face the challenge of Northamptonshire Steelbacks in Match 47 of T20 Blast 2022 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, on Sunday (June 5).
Durham has secured only two victories in five appearances of the tournament. In the last fixture, the contributions of Adam Lyth (75) and David Willey (77*) pumped the total to 207 in the first innings. But the bowlers failed to defend the total against Yorkshire, thereby losing some crucial points.
Sean Dickson is doubtful for this game due to the injury sustained in the Glamorgan game. However, the players like Liam Trevaskis and David Bedingham have not yet displayed their best performances and would look to lead the contributions for the team.
On the other hand, Northamptonshire has the same number of wins as Durham, but a single no-result game keeps them three spots up in the points table. In their last outing, Saif Zaib (51) and Ben Curran (37) led the way for the team to score a modest 153. It was an impressive effort from James Neesham (4 wickets), but the opposition chased down the total in the penultimate ball of the innings.
There has been no update on Chris Lynn, who missed the last game due to being unwell. In-form players like Neesham and Ben Curran have to continue their momentum to get much-needed wins for the team.
Match: Durham vs Northamptonshire, Match 47
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Date & Time: June 5 at 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode and YouTune
Pitch Report: It is a batting paradise, and the teams have been able to score 150+ readily on this surface. In the last five games, the teams chasing down the score have won on four occasions. The bowlers with fine variations have been more successful on this venue for picking wickets.
Durham Won: 8
Northamptonshire Won: 10
In their only meeting last year, Steelbacks posted 223 and secured victory by 31 runs.
Durham: David Bedingham, Scott Borthwick, Jonathan Bushnell, Brydon Carse, Graham Clark, Paul Coughlin, George Drissell, Ned Eckersley, Michael Jones, Stanley Mcalindon, Ben Raine, Ollie Robinson (wk), Liam Trevaskis (c), Andrew Tye
Northamptonshire: Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Alex Russell, Freddie Heldreich, Chris Lynn, James Sales, Brandon Glover, Matthew Kelly, Nathan Buck
Probable Playing XI
Durham: Graham Clark, Michael Jones, David Bedingham, Oliver Robinson (wk), Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, George Drissell, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine, Liam Trevaskis (c), Andrew Tye
Northamptonshire: Ben Curran, Joshua Cobb (c), Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, James Neesham, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Alex Russell, Freddie Heldreich
CREX XI Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: Oliver Robinson
Batters: Saif Zaib, Michael Jones, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Ben Curran
All-Rounders: Paul Coughlin, James Neesham
Bowlers: Freddie Heldreich, Ben Sanderson, Andrew Tye
Captain: Ben Curran
Vice-Captain: Andrew Tye