James Bracey will be playing his first match in this tournament.
Table-toppers Durham will take on Gloucestershire in the Group 2 match of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Thursday. Durham sealed a 2-run victory by D/L Method against Middlesex in their previous game to register their 2nd victory in this tournament. They are still unbeaten in this tournament with their second fixture being washed out due to rain.
Meanwhile, Gloucestershire are still yet to get off the mark in the points table, they lost both their matches played and currently sitting at the bottom of the table in the Group 2 standings. There is plenty of scope for improvement, especially in the batting department, which needs to be addressed quickly.
Durham vs Gloucestershire, Group 2
Venue: North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough
Date &Time: July 29th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
It’s an evenly poised surface and there will be plenty of assistance for the bowlers in the initial one hour of play. The batters need to play out the starting overs without throwing their wicket. Bowling first is a preferable choice on this wicket.
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Probable Playing XIs for DUR vs GLO:
Graham Clark, Alex Lees, Scott Borthwick (c), David Bedingham, Cameron Bancroft (wk), Sean Dickson, Liam Trevaskis, Luke Doneathy, Paul van Meekeren, Jack Campbell, Chris Rushworth
Ben Charlesworth, Chris Dent (c), James Bracey (wk), Graeme van Buuren, Tom Lace, Jack Taylor, George Scott, Tom Smith, Matt Taylor, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw
Top Picks for DUR vs GLO Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Durham
Graham Clark is in sensational form, having scored 206 runs in 2 matches at an average of 103, which includes one century and a half-century.
Scott Borthwick promoted himself up the order in the last match against Middlesex and played a fine knock of 76 runs from 86 deliveries, which comprised of 9 fours and while with the ball picked up a wicket as well.
Top Picks – Gloucestershire
James Bracey has been named in the Gloucestershire squad after missing out on the initial two matches. He has scored 487 runs in his 9 List A matches.
Chris Dent has plenty of experience playing in the 50-over format. He has played over 70 matches and has scored close to 2000 runs. Dent has played only one game in this tournament and scored 25 runs.
DUR vs GLO Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DUR vs GLO Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Cameron Bancroft, James Bracey, Graeme van Buuren, Chris Dent (vc), Graham Clark (c), David Bedingham, George Scott, Luke Doneathy, Scott Borthwick, Paul van Meekeren, Josh Shaw
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DUR vs GLO Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Cameron Bancroft, James Bracey (vc), Graeme van Buuren, Alex Lees, Graham Clark, David Bedingham (c), Luke Doneathy, Matt Taylor, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw, Chris Rushworth
DUR vs GLO Risky Captaincy Choices:
Cameron Bancroft scored a half-century in the opening game, but failed to repeat the same in the last match against Middlesex. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Josh Shaw has scalped 6 wickets in two matches so far in this tournament. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Tom Lace has scored only 15 runs in 2 matches. Considering there are plenty of options available in the wicketkeepers’ category, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.