Derbyshire vs Essex 2nd Semi Final Prediction

  • Sep 21, 2019
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  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground - Edgbaston, England
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  • Sep 21, 2019
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DERBY vs ESS, 2nd Semi Final T20 Blast 2019 Match free betting tips, Prediction & Dream11 Team. Head to Head, & Playing 11 to bet with Betway, 10cric & Bet365.
  • Third in the North Group, Derbyshire Falcons reached their first ever Finals Day by beating Gloucestershire in the quarter-final.
  • Essex Eagles were fourth in the South Group, but Ravi Bopara's bowling and late hitting saw them chase 160 to beat Lancashire in the quarter-final.
  • Essex are also looking to reach the final for the first time.

Our Pick Essex are favorites to win

Posted On 20th September 2019 12:19:34
Posted by Joy

Who will win Derbyshire vs Essex 2nd SF, Vitality Blast 2019?

Derbyshire Falcons’ first ever T20 Blast Finals Day sees them take on Essex Eagles in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on September 21. Their Vitality Blast 2019 semi-final is due to start at 14:30.

The Falcons finished third in their group, winning seven and losing five and only missing second place on net run rate. They beat Gloucestershire convincingly in the quarter-final, however, to ensure they reached the last four for the first time.

Essex Eagles have been at this stage four times before but never further. They had Ravi Bopara and Ryan ten Doeschate to thank for their shock quarter-final win against North Group champions Lancashire, and the experience of those two could be key again.

DERBY vs ESS, Vitality Blast 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Sky Sports

Live streaming: Now TV

DERBY vs ESS Toss Prediction

Both sides won the toss in their quarter-final and elected to field first. As Essex Eagles look to turn their Finals Day fortunes around – after four defeats so far – they will be keen to win the toss and get first pick as part of that.

DERBY vs ESS Weather Report

By the time of the second semi-final, conditions in Birmingham should have warmed up considerably. The sun will be shining and there is zero chance of rain on the forecast.

DERBY vs ESS Pitch Condition

Edgbaston has always tended to provide a perfect balance of bat and ball, which is why it is such a great venue for the T20 Finals Day.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Derbyshire vs Essex 2nd Semi Final, Vitality Blast 2019...

Derbyshire vs Essex

Derbyshire Team News & Playing 11

DERBY Team News

Derbyshire Falcons were unchanged from their final group game when they beat Gloucestershire in the quarter-finals. They have favoured a consistent team throughout and so it is likely to be the same 11 at Edgbaston too.

DERBY Key Players

Wayne Madsen: His last four innings in this competition have seen him score 51*, 37*, 69 and 47 – top-scoring in both the final group stage game, which booked their quarter-final place, and again in the quarter-final.

Ravi Rampaul: The West Indian paceman finished the group stage with 3-19 in the win against Lancashire and then took 1-23 last time out to continue his excellent form in this competition.

Billy Godleman: Hit back-to-back half-centuries to close out the group stage and then scored 25 in the quarter-final win too. He comes into this game having hit back-to-back County Championship centuries too.

DERBY Team Form

Derbyshire Falcons’ final group game was a surprise win against leaders Lancashire at Old Trafford. Wayne Madsen hit 69 from 39 balls in a total of 162/3 before Ravi Rampaul claimed 3-19 to restrict the Lightning to 151/9 in reply.

They then carried that form into their semi-final (after a long wait). Madsen hit 47 as Derbyshire chased 136 to beat Gloucestershire by seven wickets with 2.5 overs to spare.

Derbyshire Predicted Playing 11

Luis Reece, Billy Godleman (c), Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Flynn Hudson-Prentice, Daryn Smit (wk), Logan van Beek, Anuj Dal, Ravi Rampaul

Essex Team News & Playing 11

ESS Team News

Cameron Delport and Ravi Bopara remain available for Essex after their key roles in the quarter-final win delayed their scheduled stints in the Caribbean Premier League. 

ESS Key Players

Cameron Delport: Vastly experienced in T20 cricket, he finished the group stage by getting back to form with 64 against Kent and then hit 44 against Lancashire too.

Ravi Bopara: Kept it tight with the ball, taking 2-28, and then hit 39* to lead Essex to quarter-final victory. In his last three matches in the competition, he has five wickets and has scored 156 unbeaten runs.

Ryan ten Doeschate: The Dutch all-rounder hit 45* in the win against Lancashire, following up his 55* against Surrey in the group stage. His most recent innings of any kind saw him hit a County Championship century against Surrey too.

ESS Team Form

Essex Eagles had to beat Kent Spitfires in their final group game of Vitality Blast to beat the Spitfires to a quarter-final place – Cameron Delport hit 64 from 29 balls in a total of 189/6 and Jamie Porter’s 3-28 helped them bowl Kent out for 179.

In the quarter-final, they faced Lancashire. After Ravi Bopara’s 2-28 they were set 160 to win and looked to be in trouble until some late hitting from Ryan ten Doeschate (45*) and Bopara (39*) led Essex to a six-wicket win.

Essex Predicted Playing 11

Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Aaron Beard, Jamie Porter, Adam Zampa

Derbyshire vs Essex Team Form in Last Five Matches



DERBY vs ESS Head to Head

Given their previously poor record in the T20 Blast (and its predecessors) it is should be no surprise to learn this is the first time Derbyshire have faced Essex in this competition.

Derbyshire vs Essex Betting Odds

Derbyshire Falcons are at their first Finals Day and as a result are outsiders with the bookmakers.

DERBY Bet365 Odds

  • DERBY to Win the Match: Derbyshire Falcons are 2.10 to beat Essex Eagles with Bet365.
  • DERBY Top Batsman: Wayne Madsen is in fine form and is 4.00 to be their top batsman with Bet365. Captain Billy Godleman, himself in good nick, is the same price. Luis Reece is 4.33, while Leus du Plooy is 6.50.
  • DERBY Top Bowler: Ravi Rampaul is 3.50 favourite to be the Falcons’ top bowler with Bet365. Matthew Critchley is next on the list, at 4.33, while Logan van Beek is 5.00 and Flynn Hudson-Prentice can be backed at 5.50.

ESS Bet365 Odds

  • ESS to Win the Match: Essex Eagles are 1.72 favourites to beat Derbyshire Falcons with Bet365.
  • ESS Top Batsman: Cameron Delport is 4.00 favourite to be Essex’s top batsman with Bet365. In fine form, Ravi Bopara is a generous 6.50, while Ryan ten Doeschate is 6.00. Further up the order, Tom Westley is 4.50 and Adam Wheater is 5.50.
  • ESS Top Bowler: Jamie Porter is 4.00 to be Essex’s top bowler, meanwhile, and quarter-final hero Ravi Bopara is 4.50. Adam Zampa is 4.33, while Aaron Beard and Simon Harmer are both 6.00.

DERBY Betway Odds

  • DERBY to Win the Match: Derbyshire Falcons are 2.10 outsiders to beat Essex Eagles with Betway.
  • DERBY Top Batsman: In-form Wayne Madsen is 3.75 to be Derbyshire’s top batsman, whereas Billy Godleman is 4.00. Luis Reece is available to back at 4.50, and Leus du Plooy is listed at 4.75 with Betway.
  • DERBY Top Bowler: Ravi Rampaul is 3.25 to be Derbyshire Falcons’ top bowler with Betway. Matt Critchley is 4.33, whole Logan van Beek is 5.00. Flynn Hudson-Prentice is 6.00.

ESS Betway Odds

  • ESS to Win the Match: Essex Eagles are 1.66 to beat Derbyshire Falcons in the semi-final with Betway.
  • ESS Top Batsman: Tom Westley is 3.75 to be Essex’s top batsman, with Cameron Delport available to back at a generous 4.50. Ravi Bopara is 5.50 despite his excellent form and Ryan ten Doeschate is 5.00. Dan Lawrence is priced at 4.00.
  • ESS Top Bowler: Adam Zampa is 4.00 to be Essex’s top bowler and Jamie Porter is 4.33. Aaron Beard is 4.50, as is Ravi Bopara, while Betway have priced captain Simon Harmer at 4.75.

Derbyshire vs Essex Prediction

Essex Eagles finished the group stage strongly and pulled off a shock result in the semi-finals. Having dumped out Lancashire, it is no surprise to see them tipped to go all the way.

Final Verdict

Back Essex Eagles to beat Derbyshire Falcons at 1.66 with Betway and 1.72 with Bet365

DERBY vs ESS Dream11 Prediction


Adam Wheater and Daryn Smit is your choice behind the stumps, with Wheater cheaper and higher up the batting order and so the better choice on paper.


It is hard to ignore Wayne Madsen’s form for Derbyshire, and the same rings true of captain Billy Godleman. In fact, there are a number of good batsmen set for this game – Cameron Delport is an obvious Essex pick, while Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley are alternatives, along with Derbyshire’s Leus du Plooy. It may be worth top-loading your Dream 11 team with batsmen.


Ravi Bopara is in fine all-round form and the number of other all-rounders you pick with him depends on how many batsmen you select. Luis Reece has over 300 points this season and is nine credits, while Ryan ten Doeschate and Matthew Critchley are other top options. 


Ravi Rampaul is Derbyshire’s stand-out bowler and will cost you 9.5 credits. For Essex, Adam Zampa is nine credits and captain Simon Harmer is perhaps under-rated at 8.5 credits (and likewise Jamie Porter at eight credits). Flynn Hudson-Prentice is another representing excellent value at 8.5 credits, having amassed 201 Dream 11 points this season.


Ravi Bopara is the top all-rounder on show, given his form with bat and ball in the lead-up to this game. He would make a good captain pick. Wayne Madsen’s consistent batting form makes him a good vice-captain contender, meanwhile.

DERBY vs ESS 2nd Semi Final Dream11 Team

Billy Godleman Ravi Bopara (c) Adam Wheater Ravi Rampaul
Wayne Madsen (vc) Luis Reece   Flynn Hudson-Prentice
Cameron Delport     Jamie Porter
Tom Westley      
Dan Lawrence      

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