Dream11 Essex vs Derbyshire: May 13
Essex vs Derbyshire Match Details
In this article, we preview Essex vs Derbyshire, the County Championship 2021 match to be played in Chelmsford on 13 May. In our match prediction, we give the edge to Essex, given their relatively more consistent top-order batting.
Team Essex Report
Essex are likely to field the same eleven that featured in the game against Worcestershire on 29 April: Browne, Alastair Cook, Westley, Lawrence, Walter, Doeschate, Wheater, Harmer, Snater, Siddle, Sam Cook.
Team Derbyshire Report
Derbyshire are likely to stay with the eleven that played against Nottinghamshire: Reece, Wood, Du Plooy, Madsen, Critchley, Hosein, Scrimshaw, Guest, Hudson-Prentice, Aitchison, Conners.
Dream11 Fantasy Team
Both Wheater and Hosein have been scoring consistently, though Hosein has converted his starts to fifties more frequently.
Westley, Lawrence, Walter and Madsen fill our batting slots. Westley is arguably the most in-form batsman of the lot, with a double century and a ton in two matches against Worcestershire. Lawrence has had a couple of fifties and has also bowled a bit, showing a penchant for taking wickets regularly. Walter has scored three fifties in his first four innings to merit his place in our Dream11. Derbyshire skipper Madsen is their only batsman in our Dream11. So far, he has had a start in nearly every innings.
Derbyshire’s Critchley and Reece are our all-rounder choices. Critchley has been very impressive with bat and ball alike. He had a spectacular start to the season against Worcestershire, with innings of 109 and 84, as well as an innings bowling haul of 5/67. Thereafter he has scored three more half-centuries and taken wickets regularly to underscore his all-round value. Though Reece has not been too impressive with the bat as an opener, with just one fifty in his first four matches, he has more than made up with his bowling, chipping in with a useful wicket or two when needed.
Sam Cook and Harmer have been Essex’s most impressive bowlers so far this season. Harmer has taken 21 wickets in his first four games, including two five-wicket innings hauls. Cook has taken 18 wickets in four matches and has not gone wicketless in any innings. Hudson-Prentice is Derbyshire’s only bowling choice in our Dream11. The bowler has been getting better with every game. His best performance came against Notts, with 8 wickets for 76 in that match.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Our Dream11 captain is Critchley and our vice-captain is Westley.
Wheater, Hosein, Westley (v-c), Lawrence, Walter, Madsen, Critchley (c), Reece, Sam Cook, Harmer and Hudson-Prentice.
Our ESS vs DER Dream11 includes 6 Essex and 5 Derbyshire players based on the relative form of players displayed in the previous games of the ongoing season.
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