The 21st match of the T20 Blast 2020 will be played between Nottinghamshire CC and Yorkshire CC at the Trent Bridge on 31st August. The match starts at 6:30 PM IST.
Nottinghamshire in their last game displayed what can be described as the definition of batting dominance. Chasing a huge total of 182, one would expect the game to go deep but the Notts had other plans. They decided to finish off the game a bit early and did so, with 22 balls to spare. Perhaps, even a total of 220 would have been below par for the on-song batting-line-up of the Notts.
Yorkshire on the other hand, made a statement as strong as any when they walked out to bat against Derbyshire. Their batting-depth came to the forefront as they launched an all-out assault to propel themselves to a match-winning total of 220/5.
The weather at Trent Bridge is likely to sport a full a game barring for any unexpected showers. As usual, there will be some cloud cover with temperatures going as low as 15.
The track at Trent Bridge in the last 3-4 years has supported batting with a bit for the pace bowlers. It is expected to remain the same for this game.
Average first innings score: 143 (Based on last 5 games at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied –0
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Probable Playing XIs
Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores, Daniel Christian, Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Matthew Carter, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
Bench: Ben Compton, Lyndon James, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Slater
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Will Fraine, Jonathan Tattersall, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Fisher, George Hill, Mathew Pillans, Josh Poysden
Bench: Gary Balance, Ben Birkhead, David Malan, David Willey
Joe Clarke has been in sensational form and one can expect him to do well in this all-important fixture as well. The right-handed batsman scored a sensational 100 off just 44 deliveries which helped his side chase down 182 with more than 3 overs to spare.
Chris Nash is another batsman who was on song in the last game. He scored a quickfire 55 off 29 deliveries, giving his team the start that was needed in pursuit of 182 runs.
Joe Root, the English Captain is eager to make his return to the English T20I side and he couldn’t have made a better start. The right-handed batsman scored a well constructed 64 off just 40 deliveries against Derbyshire. It helped propel Yorkshire to a massive 220/5 at the end of the first innings.
Adam Lyth has begun his campaign on a fine note as well. Playing with a strike rate close to 200, the left-handed batsman scored a 32-ball 61; stitching a good partnership with Joe Root.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Joe Clarke, Adam Lyth
Vice-Captain Options – Joe Root, Chris Nash
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket (Head to Head/Small Leagues)
Keeper – Ben Duckett
Batters – Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Joe Root (C), Chris Nash
All-Rounders – Adam Lyth (VC), Harry Brook, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Matthew Fisher, Jake Ball, J Posyden
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket (Grand/Mega Leagues)
Keeper – Tom Moores
Batters – Joe Root, Chris Nash, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Clarke (VC), Will Fraine
All-Rounders – Adam Lyth (C), Harry Brook
Bowlers – Matthew Fisher, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
Both the teams in this contest are batting-heavy sides and with Trent Bridge favoring the batsman, a run-fest is on the cards.
Yorkshire are expected to go through because of their batting depth.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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