T20 Blast 2023: Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire – North Group Match Preview and Updates

Derbyshire come into the game with a recent victory under their belt. They defeated the opposition by six wickets and established their dominance over them. However, they have only three wins in their seven matches so far and will look to maintain their current form in the upcoming match as well.

Nottinghamshire, too, is optimistic about this match. They have won three consecutive games and will look to make it four in a row against Derbyshire. They have won five of the eight matches they have played.

The North Group Match between Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire will take place on June 9th, 2023 at County Ground, Derby.

Match Details to Note

Match: Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire, North Group Match, T20 Blast 2023

Date: June 09, 2023 (Friday)                                                         

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Venue: County Ground, Derby

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire

Derbyshire (Match Odds – 2.60):


Derbyshire won their most recent match by a margin of six wickets. In this match, they bowled first, and the opposition batters set them a target of 204 to chase in 20 overs. Mattie McKiernan took three wickets in the match, while George Scrimshaw took two. As the opponents scored 203 runs in their 20 overs, all of the bowlers went for runs.

The openers batted brilliantly, with Luis Reece scoring 57 and Haider Ali scoring 48 runs up the order. Derbyshire chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand and 3 balls remaining, led by captain Leus du Plooy’s 66 off 25 balls.

Full Squad:

Billy Godleman, Brooke Guest, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Ben Aitchison, Samuel Conners, Dustin Melton, Anuj Dal, Alex Thomson, Suranga Lakmal (Sri Lanka), Haider Ali (Pakistan), Zak Chappell, Matthew Lamb, Mark Watt

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Players to watch out for:

Wayne Madsen

The 39-year-old has failed to reach a half-century in both of his last two innings and will be looking for another big score in this match.

Leus du Plooy

The skipper scored an unbeaten 66 off 25 balls, including nine boundaries, against Birmingham Bears.

George Scrimshaw

In the previous game, the 25-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler dismissed opener Rob Yates and the destructive Chris Benjamin.

Possible Playing XI:

Leus du Plooy, Luis Reece, George Scrimshaw, Haider Ali, Mattie McKiernan, Wayne Madsen, Tom Wood, Brooke Guest, Zak Chappell, Mark Watt, Zaman Khan

Nottinghamshire (Match Odds – 1.50):


Nottinghamshire topped the table after winning their previous match by 26 runs. They batted first and put up 187 runs. Colin Munro hit 49 runs off 28 balls and Alex Hales hit 39 off 22 balls to propel them to a respectable total.

In the bowling department, Samit Patel and Jake Ball bowled brilliantly, taking three wickets each in the innings. They completely suffocated the opposing batting lineup, limiting them and winning the match by 26 runs. They hope to maintain their excellent form in the upcoming match against Derbyshire.

Full Squad:

Ben Slater, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Lyndon James, Steven Mullaney, Tom Moores, Liam Patterson-White, Luke Fletcher, Olly Stone, Tom Loten, Dane Paterson (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand – Vitality Blast), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan – Vitality Blast)

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Players to watch out for:

Alex Hales

In his last innings, the right-handed experienced England international opener hit five fours and one six. He is one of the tournament’s most aggressive openers.

Colin Munro

The 36-year-old left-handed New Zealander top-scored for Nottinghamshire against Durham with 49 runs from 28 balls.

Jake Ball

The former England international has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but he has a stellar T20 Blast record when he has played.

Possible Playing XI:

Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Jake Ball, Samit Patel, Shahin Afridi, Steven Mullaney, Matthew Carter, Calvin Harrison, Tom Moores, Joe Clarke, Matthew Montgomery

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Batsmen Worth Watching

Derbyshire’s batsmen are Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, and Luis Reece. In the previous game, opener Reece scored 57 runs off 38 balls, including seven fours and two sixes. Madsen has scored over 4100 T20 runs in his career.

With the bat, we recommend Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, and Colin Munro for Nottinghamshire. Clarke got a two-ball duck on Thursday, but he has 28 50+ scores in his T20 career. Munro has 9787 T20 runs to his name, including five centuries.

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Bowlers Worth Watching

We believe George Scrimshaw, Zak Chappell, and Zaman Khan are the best options with the ball for Derbyshire. In this year’s T20 Blast, Chappell has 11 wickets from seven games. Zaman Khan, a 21-year-old pace bowler, has the best T20 bowling figures of 4-16.

Our bowling picks for Nottinghamshire are Jake Ball, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Samit Patel. Patel is a fantastic short-format player who took 3-30 against Durham. Pakistan international Shaheen Shah Afridi has yet to lose a wicket this season.

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Toss Prediction

This is a standard English wicket. The team that wins the toss should bat first because once the openers are in place, they can score big. Once the fast bowlers’ initial overs are dealt with, the batsmen can score a high score and set a huge target.

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Pitch Report

Derbyshire vs. Nottinghamshire will be played at Derby’s County Ground in Derby, England.

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Derby County Ground’s pitch is well-balanced. Both batters and bowlers are given equal attention. The new ball bowlers will provide excellent movement off the surface, making it more difficult for hitters to score early. Spinners may be used in the game’s later stages. During the match, the temperature in Derby will be around 20 degrees Celsius. We can expect a full match to be played with very little chance of rain.

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Prediction

Both the teams are coming from a good win and confidence in this match which is why it will be tough to predict the better side. However, Nottinghamshire are bowling brilliantly and have won 3 out of 3 matches which is why we predict that Nottinghamshire will beat Derbyshire in this match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Nottinghamshire is the favourite to beat Derbyshire at the odds of 1.50.

Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Alex Hales has three half-centuries this season and is our pick to be Nottinghamshire’s leading run-scorer against Derbyshire.

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