Thursday, 21 July 2016

Derbyshire v Worcestershire T20 preview

Just a short preview from me tonight, after another long and hectic day that started at 5am.

I'm not convinced that winning the last two games in this competition by a gazillion runs would see us qualify, but win them we must, if only to make it our best T20 summer in a long time. We would have perhaps made it through to the knock outs, if we'd finished on the right side of too many close finishes, but we are getting there. Slowly but surely.

The great thing is that pretty much any side COULD qualify except Lancashire, whose chances are slightly less than that of Lord Lucan riding into the ground on Shergar tomorrow night...

John Sadler has named the following squad for the game, which largely equates to anyone fit enough to play and will likely result in a largely unchanged side:

Wes Durston
Billy Godleman
Ben Slater
Chesney Hughes
Hamish Rutherford
Wayne Madsen
Neil Broom
Jimmy Neesham
Shiv Thakor
Alex Hughes
Harvey Hosein
Matt Critchley
Tony Palladino
Ben Cotton
Will Davis

I don't see much change from the usual side, except Ben Cotton, or perhaps Tony Palladino for the missing Andy Carter.

The visitors haven't named their side but have some real talent in there. They have missed Mitchell Santner this year after his broken finger but will be a stern test.

And yet we have beaten them twice recently and can do again.

If we win the toss and bowl, I will fancy our chances.

What do you think?

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