The English T20 Blast 2023 kicks off on Saturday, May 20. The opening game will see Derbyshire (DER) lock horns with Lancashire (LAN). The Edgbaston in Birmingham will play host to this exciting DER vs LAN clash. This is a North Group fixture.
Derbyshire had a decent season last year when they won nine games out of 14 and qualified for the knockout stages. They lost to Somerset in the quarter-finals. They will be hoping to repeat their performance this year under the leadership of Leus du Plooy.
Lancashire had a fantastic season last year when they qualified for the final but lost to Hampshire in a thriller of a contest. Dane Vilas has been handed the responsibility of leading Lancashire and they will be looking to go one step further in the English T20 Blast 2023.
On that note, here are three players whom you can pick as captain or vice-captain for your Dream11 team for the DER vs LAN game.
DER vs LAN Squad for Today's Match
Haider Ali, Luis Reece, Leus du Plooy (c), Wayne Madsen, Anuj Dal, Aneurin Donald, Tom Wood, Mattie McKiernan, Zak Chappell, Alex Thomson, George Scrimshaw, Mark Watt, Zaman Khan, Ben Aitchison.
Rob Jones, Luke Wells, Josh Bohannon, Colin de Grandhomme, Steven Croft, Daryl Mitchell, Luke Wood, Dane Vilas (c), George Bell, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Danny Lamb, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson.
#3 Zaman Khan (DER) – 7 credits
Pakistan’s pacer Zaman Khan has been signed by Derbyshire for the English T20 Blast 2023. Zaman has impressed everyone with his skills in the Pakistan Super League. He bowls with searing pace and his slingy action makes him a lethal weapon in the death overs.
Zaman has played 49 T20s and has picked up 59 wickets at an average of 23.35. You can rely on him to create an immediate impact in his first appearance in the English T20 competition on Saturday in the DER vs LAN clash.
#2 Daryl Mitchell (LAN) – 9 credits
Daryl Mitchell is one of the overseas players who will represent Lancashire in the English T20 Blast 2023. Mitchell has been in rich form with the bat in recent times and is a player to look out for in the competition.
Mitchell was New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in the recently concluded T20I series against Pakistan. He smashed 297 runs in four games at an average of 74.25. He can take the game away from the opposition in a jiffy and is a must-pick in your Dream11 side in the DER vs LAN game.
#1 Colin de Grandhomme (LAN) – 9 credits
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will be playing for Lancashire in the T20 Blast 2023. Grandhomme has proved his mettle after for New Zealand in all formats of the game. He is one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball.
De Grandhomme has played 244 T20s, scored 4049 runs and picked up 74 wickets. He can fetch you points with both bat and ball and you can’t ignore him while selecting the captain of your Dream11 side.
Poll : Which of these players will fetch more points today?
Colin de Grandhomme