Date & Time: Thursday, July 18, 23:30 IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
Defending Champions kick start their campaign against local rivals
The last year Champions Worcestershire will start their campaign against Nottinghamshire in the third match of the opening day in the Vitality T20 Blast. Nottinghamshire, who were knockout out of the quarter-final in 2018 T20 Blast will be eager to break into the later stages this time around. Both the teams having finished in the Top 2 of the Royal Lond Cup 2019 North Group, makes the contest even more interesting as who comes on top in this format.
Both the teams have announced the 13-member squad on the eve of the match. Nottinghamshire: Jake Ball, Matt Carter, Dan Christan (C), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Tom Moores, Chirs Nash, Samit Patel, Luke Wood. Worcestershire: Guptill, Wessels, Moeen Ali ©, Ferguson, D’Oliveira, Cox (w), Whiteley, Barnard, Parnell, Mitchell, Brown, Pennington, Finch
The surface at Trentbridge is known for producing high scoring games and on the opening day of Vitality T20 Blast, it won’t be any different. The forecast is clear for the match with temperatures hovering in low 20’s.
The World Cup winner may not have much to do throughout the tournament, but for Worcestershire, he is the man main. His ability to adapt to the team needs in the batting front makes him one of the most sought out players in Today’s match. Adding to it, he is handy with his off-spin which brings much-needed balance to the side.
After what transpired over the past few months in his career and to England Cricket will certainly fire him up in the tournament. His ability to play big knocks whenever he gets to a good start makes him a must-have a player in Dream11 Cricket team.
The veteran all-rounder is in some form across the T2o leagues for some time now. He was pivotal for Multan Sultans in this year PSL where he was the pick of the bowlers for the side early in the season. And his present form is not far away from it, where he picked 6 wickets and scored close to 100 in the two Notts 2nd XI games leading into the tournament.