The North Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Durham and Nottinghamshire at the Headingley in Leeds.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST) (1:00 PM GMT).
This match can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.
Durham was lucky enough to be on the field for full 40 overs during a T20 Blast 2020 game thus far but is the only team without a point after first two match days. They went down in their home match against Lancashire by 27 runs as Keaton Jennings smashed a 63-ball 108. On the other hand, Nottinghamshire, who made it to the semi-finals in 2019 after finishing at No.2 in the North Group, will be hoping to get onto the field finally. Their match against Yorkshire on the opening day called off even before the toss.
The T20 Blast match between Durham and Nottinghamshire on Saturday is likely to be affected by the showers.
The average first-innings total at the Headingley during the 2019 T20 Blast was 184. Such big totals are not possible to chase at this venue due to the slowness and turn available in the second half.
Average first-innings score: 184 (T20 Blast 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Scott Steel, Alex Lees, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter (WK), Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse, Liam Trevaskis, Matthew Potts, Mark Wood, Nathan Rimmington (C).
Bench – Ben Raine, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley.
Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Peter Trego, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Dan Christian (C), Jake Ball, Zak Chappell, Luke Fletcher.
Bench – Chris Nash, Tom Barber, Matthew Carter.
Brydon Carse smashed a 20-ball 35 in the first game with two fours and two sixes but failed to pick a wicket in the two overs he bowled.
Luke Fletcher played four matches in 2019 T20 Blast and bowled only nine overs but ended up picking as many as six wickets.
The playing role of Samit Patel was quite restricted during the previous season where he scored 93 runs and took six wickets in 12 games.
Nathan Rimmington picked up as many as 16 wickets from 12 matches in the 2019 T20 Blast at an economy rate under seven.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Alex Hales, Scott Steel, Brydon Carse
Vice-Captain options – Joe Clarke, Alex Lees, Luke Fletcher
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Ben Duckett
Batsmen – David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Alex Lees (VC), Alex Hales (C)
All-Rounders – Brydon Carse, Dan Christian, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Luke Fletcher, Nathan Rimmington, Mark Wood
12th Man – Ben Raine
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Moores
Batsmen – Alex Lees, Joe Clarke (VC), Alex Hales
All-Rounders – Scott Steel (C), Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse
Bowlers – Zak Chappell, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher, Mark Wood
12th Man – Ben Raine
Dan Christian has a restricted role as a player in the Nottinghamshire team which is why he scored only 183 runs and took eight wickets across the 12 matches in the 2019 T20 Blast. Hence, it is not advisable to pick Christian in the fantasy team unless he promotes himself in the batting and bowls more overs.
Nottinghamshire is likely to beat Durham with the weather permitting on Saturday.
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