The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).
The last four matches that yielded a result have been a rollercoaster ride for Nottinghamshire. Two of these games had to be shortened due to rain and they won one of these. In the other two completed games, they completely dominated Warwickshire to register a 71-run win and narrowly lost to Lancashire by 3 runs. Nottinghamshire is one of the better performing teams in the North group.
In their upcoming encounter, they will be hosting Derbyshire at Trent Bridge. Derbyshire has got the same number of wins at Nottinghamshire. However, the team lost one game more and thus it has one pointless. The number two versus the number four in the North group is expected to be a highly exciting contest and both these teams will give in their everything to advance forward in the group.
Friday is the only day in the next three days when rain is forecasted in Nottingham. The chances of rain vary between 87 per cent and 61 per cent between 6 PM and 9 PM. While things seem to get slightly better after that, it will be a 50-50 situation if play will be possible or not.
The track at Nottingham is a sporting one. While batsmen can play through the line and go for their shots, there is something on offer for the bowlers too. The odd-ball will hold up or swing a little more making it an even contest between the bat and the ball.
Average first innings score: 165 (unreduced games in the T20 Blast 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News (Team News)
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (WK), Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Dan Christian (C), Imad Wasim, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter.
Bench: Chris Nash, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher.
Ravi Rampaul, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen, Alex Hughes, Luis Reece, Daryn Smit (wk), Logan van Beek, Darren Stevens, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Matthew Critchley, Leus du Plooy
Bench: Boyd Rankin, Anuj Dal
Ravi Rampaul with 16 wickets from 9 games and Harry Gurney with 13 wickets in seven matches are among the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. Luke Wood also has ten wickets from only six games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Billy Godleman, Matthew Critchley, Joe Clarke
Vice-Captain Options – Wayne Madsen, Imad Wasim, Ravi Rampaul
Matthew Critchley and Imad Wasim have earned a good number of points in recent games and are worthy to fit as multipliers.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Joe Clarke, Tom Moores
Batters – Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy
All-Rounders – Matthew Critchley (C), Luis Reece, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Ravi Rampaul
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Joe Clarke, Tom Moores
Batters – Alex Hales, Billy Godleman (C), Wayne Madsen
All-Rounders –Matthew Critchley, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim (VC)
Bowlers –Logan van Beek, Luke Wood, Ravi Rampaul
Alex Hales hasn’t been in the best of forms in the recent matches. He might not be a direct pick if the combination and credits don’t fill his requirement.
Nottinghamshire could stand a chance to win the match.
*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.
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