Date & Time: Friday, September 11, 22:30 IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
The highly-anticipated clash is at the store tonight with Nottinghamshire locking horns with Lancashire. Both teams are yet to face a single loss in the tournament, having won two of their four matches alongside two washout games. Thus, it is going to be a cracker of the contest with both teams having solid players in their lineups.
Lancashire has got brilliant top-order with Alex Davies, Jennings and Croft doing the job on a regular basis. Now, they are boosted with the availability of Liam Livingstone in the batting lineup. When it comes to bowling, it is Tom Bailey and Parkinson, who will hold the key.
On the other hand, Nottinghamshire will rely on Alex Hales and Joe Clarke alongside Ben Duckett and the experienced Chris Nash. Further, the all-rounders Christian, Mullaney and Samit Patel will play a major role.
Livingstone is all set to play his first Blast game of the season for Lancashire. He will be on the show tonight while Nottinghamshire are expected to play with an unchanged XI.
Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies (wk), Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Liam Livingstone, Danny Lamb, Tom Bailey, Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkinson, Stephen Parry, Luke Wood
Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian (c), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Imad Wasim, Luke Fletcher, Jake Ball
A decent contest between the bat and ball is expected with both teams entering the contest with top-class players, who can make use of the bowling conditions. The pitch is expected to be in favour of batsmen while spinners will come into play as the game progresses.
Without any considerations, Alex Davies has to be your first pick on the list. He has been sensational for Lancashire in this season and currently placed in the top 5 leading run-scorers of this season. He has PPM of 82 in the last five games.
Livingstone is playing his first game of the season with a PPM of 54 in Blast games. Further, he has the MDTA of 1, which shows his incredible consistency in this format of the game.
Bailey has been brilliant in this season and currently, the leading run-scorer with 10 wickets to his name. He has got PPM of 41 in the last five games and utilised spin conditions to the perfection.
Jennings has started the tournament with a bang in the first game but slowly, failed to convert his starts into big knocks. However, he has the capability to make things fall in place, which is why we chose him as our big bet for this contest.
Once again, we had to leave Daniel Christian, as there are other players, who are in exceptional form. To have them in our fantasy team, we decided to leave Christian for this contest.