After beginning with a defeat, the Nottinghamshire team has bounced back with two comfortable wins and aim for the 3rd in a row against a struggling Leicestershire side. Nottingham lost to Worcestershire at home on the first day of the tournament while their 2nd game against Yorkshire got abandoned. They got their first win by chasing down 153 against Northamptonshire at home.
On Friday in Derby, the Notts posted a huge total of 198/5 in their 20 overs and won the game by 27 runs. On the other hand, Leicestershire has got only one point after completion of four games as the lone point came via wash out in their first game. In the following matches, Leicester lost to Birmingham Bears, Yorkshire and Durham; all by big margins.
The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
The Trent Bridge in Nottingham has been a high-scoring venue in recent times. The venue witnessed big totals by the first batting teams but the chasing sides falter chasing even 160. The hosts brought an end to the trend of unsuccessful chases when they chased down 153 against Northamptonshire earlier this week.
Average first innings score: 179 (Last five T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XIs:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Tom Moores (WK), Samit Patel, Dan Christian (C), Imad Wasim, Harry Gurney, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball.
Bench: Chris Nash, Luke Wood, Luke Fletcher, Sol Budinger.
Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden, Neil Dexter, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Lewis Hill (WK), Ben Mike, Dieter Klein, Callum Parkinson, Aadil Ali/Gavin Griffiths, Chris Wright.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is update)
Alex Hales in Twenty20 at Trent Bridge:
1816 runs from 55 innings at an average of 34.92 and a strike rate of 154.68. Hales scored a century and 16 fifties in T20s at this venue. His tally of 1816 runs is the 5th most by any player at a venue in this format.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Alex Hales, Colin Ackermann, Joe Clarke, Mark Cosgrove, Ben Duckett
Vice-captain Options – Daniel Christian, Neil Dexter, Harry Gurney, Arron Lilley, Imad Wasim
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Joe Clarke
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Ben Duckett, Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden
All-Rounders – Colin Ackermann (VC), Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Arron Lilley, Dieter Klein
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Joe Clarke (C)
Batsmen – Mark Cosgrove, Harry Dearden, Alex Hales
All-Rounders – Samit Patel, Neil Dexter, Colin Ackermann, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Arron Lilley, Harry Gurney (VC), Jake Ball
Leicestershire doesn’t follow the tradition of announcing a squad of 13 or 14 players. This makes it tough to judge who would be replacing a certain player who is going through poor form. On the other hand, Nottinghamshire announced the signing of Imad Wasim just before their previous game. He wasn’t available for the selection of that match in Dream11 but is now included in as an all-rounder at 9 credits.
Nottinghamshire is expected to register its 3rd successive win by beating Leicestershire.
*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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