Date & Time: Saturday, September 07, 23:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England
Last spot in the Semi-finals up for grabs
It is going to be a cracker as both teams are in red hot form. Gloucestershire have won 4 out of their last 4 completed games and Derbyshire, 3 out of 3. Both teams have not made it to the SF even once in the history of the tournament. So whichever team wins, it will be their first-ever Vitality Blast SF appearance. DUR are well balanced with a couple of batting all-rounders and bowling all-rounders to contribute whenever required. Their top order has been amazing thus far. However, the team has not put up too many combined team performances yet. GLO has a top-heavy batting line-up and some T20 specialists in their bowling line-up. They have won their last 3 games at this venue.
Both teams should go in with the same winning combination as their last game.
It has traditionally been a low scoring ground at Bristol but the last game here was a high scoring one. For the QF, the pitch is expected to be a high scoring one.
The 39-year-old from Australia has scored 359 runs for GLO and has held the innings together for his team. He is also their highest run-getter this season.
Highest run-getter for DER with 419 runs this season. He has hardly failed in the tournament and his average of 46 proves it.
The highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 21 wickets, the veteran from the West Indies has been one of the main reasons in DER qualifying for the knockouts.
With 291 runs and 8 wickets, he has contributed well bat and ball for DER. Crucial knocks of 30 and a wicket or two here and there from him are really underrated.
Often hiding behind Godleman’s limelight, he has done really well for DER. 400 runs this season without too much fuss and winning a few games single-handedly. He could turn around the game tonight.
The T20 pro from Aus has been really good for GLO with the ball. His subtle variations and experience have helped the team tremendously. He is also their second-highest wicket-taker this season. His tricks could be the X factor tonight to break the DER top order.