A win against Durham gives Nottinghampshire a chance to finish the leagues stage of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 at the top of North Group. As for Durham, a win or a loss should not make much difference in terms of the tournament.
Here are the Dream 11 Predictions and fantasy cricket tips for the match.
The North group match between Nottinghamshire and Durham in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday, August 30 at 05:30 PM GMT.
Harry Gurney has been the strike bowler for Nottinghamshire. The likes Samit Patel and Imad Wasim have bowled tight overs with an overall economy less than six, and can bring a few points in fantasy games. Captain Daniel Christian has also had a decent tournament.
Matty Potts and Liam Trevaskis have been amongst wickets, while Peter Handscomb, can prove to be good option in the middle-order. D Arcy Short, with a huge haul of points in fantasy cricket, is probably a player no fantasy team can overlook, and would be a no brainer to hand him the captaincy. Scott Steel is another batsman who has played well in the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI
Samit Patel, Daniel Christian (c), Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Jake Ball, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Luke Wood, Imad Wasim, Matthew Carter, Tom Moores (wk)
Nathan Rimmington, Stuart Poynter (c & wk), Peter Handscomb, Alex Lees, Ben Raine, Graham Clark, D Arcy Short, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Liam Trevaskis, Scott Steel
Injury and Availability News:
No injury concerns for both the sides as of now.
Alex Hales is a dangerous batsman up top, that Durham need to be vary of. He has shown signs of getting going, and the destructive opener should come good. This should make him a good choice for captain in the fantasy cricket teams.
Weather and pitch report
Conditions are expected to remain overcast, which would be suitable for swing bowling and the likes of Harry Gurney will feel they have good opportunity to take a few wickets up front.
The Trent Bridge pitch has generally been an even surface. The average first innings score here is 154. The oddly shaped ground gives big hitters an advantage with a short boundary on one of the sides. The highest successful chase at Trent Bridge is the 173 chased by England against West Indies.
The opposite fixture earlier this year was abandoned. Prior to that, each of the teams have won two matches in four meetings.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Batters: A Hales, J Libby, S Steel
All-rounders: S Patel, D Short
Bowlers: L Wood, Harry Gurney, L Trevaskis, M Potts
Wicketkeepers: J Clarke, P Handscomb
Captain & Vice-captain: D Short, A Hales