Statistical Preview: Falcons vs Outlaws

Thursday 23rd June 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire Falcons will hope that history repeats itself when the two sides meet in the NatWest T20 Blast at The 3aaa County Ground on Friday night, last season it proved to be a good night for the hosts.

The visitors will have Andre Russell in their squad, but Hamish Rutherford and Jimmy Neesham will know plenty about him having faced the West Indies all-rounder in 2014.

Neesham said: “Andre’s a high quality player and contributes in all three facets of the game, that’s why he is one of the most sought after all-rounders in T20 cricket.

“Having said that, he is still human and is just as capable of having an off night as anybody else. So we will be looking to have a few plans for him.

“I have already spoken to the bowling unit about areas to target when facing him and if we can execute them on Friday night we will be able to nullify some of his strengths.”

In Short

–          Met 12 times at The 3aaa County Ground, Derbyshire have won three, lost eight with one abandoned

–          Falcons won by 34 runs last time the two met in the NatWest T20 Blast at The 3aaa County Ground

–          Currently one point separates the Falcons (5) and the Outlaws (6) in the standings

So far this season…

–          184 off 130 balls by Riki Wessels so far this season

–          137 off 105 balls by Hamish Rutherford so far this season

–          146.94 – Shiv Thakor’s strike rate. The highest of any player in either team.

–          63 fours hit by the Falcons this season

–          22 sixes hit by the Falcons this season

–          Where’s he going to hit it? – 102 runs scored on the leg side. 82 on the off side, by Riki Wessels

–          6.38 – Alex Hughes and Samit Patel’s economy rate – both off 16 overs

Last season…

–          Nine fours and three sixes – For Riki Wessels on his way to 66

–          52 off 29 balls – For Chesney Hughes including five fours and three sixes

–          3-24 – Nathan Rimmington’s bowling figures in Falcons’ 2015 win

–          Wessels – 439 runs off 292 balls in 2015

–          Wes Durston – 431 runs off 312 balls in 2015

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