DUR vs NOT Dream11 : Notts Outlaws look to fulfil their aspirations of ending North Group in the pinnacles of the league standing when eighth placed Durham Cricket come calling.
Losing their previous encounter in the league saw Durham Cricket draw curtains on their dreams of moving on into the proceeding round of the Vitality Blast. It wasn’t a surprising narrative though with the side persistently pegged back by inconsistency, failing to imbed a run of successful runs across their stay in the marquee league.
Putting on just 151-5 while batting first in a rain hampered encounter, Durham Cricket saw their bowling unit put on an even worse bowling performance than the batsmen. They allowed Birmingham Bears to put on fruitful partnerships throughout the entirety of their run chase, allowing the side to cruise to a 7 wicket win, one which emphasised the flailing of this Durham side.
Elsewhere, their opponents on the night, Notts Outlaws have enjoyed a completely differing campaign. Perched in the annuls of North Group, the side sit pretty in second place, having assured themselves of a berth in the quarter-finals of the frontier league. Today’s clash is an excellent opportunity to further continue on their ascendancy and try to displace Lancashire Lightning from first place, a position they currently find themselves behind by the two points.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With this pitch massively crumbling in the second part of the encounters contested here in the Vitality Blast till now, the side winning the toss will undoubtedly be looking to bat first. The chasing side has won just once in 4 matches with the spin force coming into full effect, seeing the ball massively grip and square up to the batsmen.
Anything above 160 while batting first will be a tricky target to peel apart for the chasing side.
Probable Playing 11
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Tom Moores (WK), Samit Patel, Imad Wasim, Dan Christian (C), Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Luke Wood
D Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Harry Adair, Peter Handscomb (C, WK), Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Gareth Harte, Liam Trevaskis, Brydon Carse, Nathan Rimmington, Matty Potts
DUR vs NOT Match Prediction
Having sealed their progression to the quarter-finals earlier, for Notts Outlaws, today’s encounter is a chance to keep snapping at Lancashire’s heels in a bid to occupy first place. And it’s this proposition which will see the side put in an impeccable performance as they look to not only move into first place but also carry vital momentum moving into the quarter-finals.
What favours them on this surface is the more complete look of their batting unit, one lined up with clean hitters of the white ball. Runs will be worth gold on this surface and the superiority of their batting order should see them seal a win today.
Match: Notts Outlaws vs Durham Cricket
Date And Time: 30th August, Friday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Dan Christian, Harry Gurney
- D Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Peter Handscomb, Matty Potts
Top 4 Batting Order
- Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby
- D Arcy Short, Scott Steel, Harry Adair, Peter Handscomb
- Alex Hales, Jake Libby
- D Arcy Short, Scott Steel
Death Overs Bowlers
- Harry Gurney, Luke Wood
- Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts
DUR vs NOT Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Peter Handscomb from Durham Cricket is our first pick in this facet of our Dream 11. The wicket-keeper has been in terrific tough with the bat, using his articulate know how of the game to keep his intent in check and open his arms to immerse in a wide range of strokeplay as per the circumstances of the match.
His 25 in the previous encounter was telling of that script and he should flourish in the tricky conditions prevelant today as well. We have also brought in Notts Outlaws ‘wicket-keeper for this one, choosing Joe Clarke due to his stupendous showings with the bat.
DUR vs NOT Dream11 Batsmen
His side’s top scorer, Alex Hales comes into our side as the lone pick from Notts Outlaws. Elsewhere from the opposition we have gone ahead with a duo, getting in opener Scott Steel due to his bankable nature and Harry Adair after his innings of 32.
The number bat has only played two fixtures for his side in this season but his innings in the previous encounter showed the articulate sense he holds of the game, a knock of 32 runs which saw him guide his side to a fighting total.
DUR vs NOT Dream11 All-Rounders
Despite all of Durham’s perilous showings across their life in the league, the side have seen one beacon of light being shone upon them as well. In opener D’Arcy Short, the side have perhaps the most influential all-rounder in the league, a player who has made heads turn with his penchant to keep showing the stomach for a fight in every clash.
His 50 in 39 balls and 2 wickets with the ball once again became the focal point of his side’s performance, seeing them being kept in the game till the last over, making Short the first player to be brought into our side. Elsewhere from Notts Outlaw we have gone ahead with the duo of Dan Christian and Samit Patel given the bowling friendly conditions prevelant today.
DUR vs NOT Dream11 Bowling Order
It’s an entire which represents us from Notts Outlaws with us choosing offspinner Matthew Carter and Luke Wood for this encounter given not only their 8 credit price tag apiece but also the fact that their selection seamlessly blends in pace and spin into our side.
Frontline pacer and highest wicket taker for the side, Harry Gurney completes our side for this clash.
DUR vs NOT Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Short is chosen as our captain for today while Hales is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.