Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24, 23:00 IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
Both sides eager to find the winning momentum
Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire are yet to register a win in the season as both sides lost their opening match and Nottinghamshire’s second match was washed out. Both sides were outplayed by their respective opponents in the defeat as they lost their way more or less similarly while chasing. Now the focus will be once again on the chasing team as Trent Bridge is known for posting big totals on the board.
Nottinghamshire 14-member Squad: Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Tom Moores (WK), Daniel Christian (C), Samit Patel, Luke Wood, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball, Harry Gurney, Chris Nash, Sol Budinger, Luke Fletcher.
Northamptonshire 14-member Squad: Charlie Thruston, Adam Rossington (WK), Joshua Cobb (C), Matt Coles, Alex Wakely, Dwaine Pretorius, Rob Keogh, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Sole, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Nathan Buck, Luke Procter, Ben Curran.
The surface at Trent Bridge is known as the batting paradise and the season also started that way. So gear up for another high scoring contest from the North Group. The forecast is for a few showers early in the morning and late in the evening but there is no rain threat for the match.
He has started the campaign with an impressive half-century in the first game, but he didn’t get help from other batsmen which proved to be too costly for Nottinghamshire. There is every chance he will continue the same form in today’s match as well, since he is on a mission to make his comeback into England’s limited-overs side.
The middle-order batsman is in good form of late across the formats. He has been the leading run-scorer for Northamptonshire in the recent Royal London Cup where he scored 359 runs from 8 matches. He also showed a glimpse of that form in the last match where he showed some even as wickets fell at the other end.
He is known for variations with the ball which made him one of the most sorted out bowlers across T20 leagues in the past few years. He has been at his usual best in the last game where he picked a couple of wickets and proved to be a worthy player. In today’s match, it will be the same as he possesses the knack of picking wickets on any given day.
He may not have had the best day with the bat in the last game, but he proved to be worthy with the ball. But he is known for his late fireworks down the order which makes him a big bet player in today’s Dream11 cricket team. He has a strike rate of 136 with the bat in the 68 T20s he has played so far and with the ball he averages 22.