LAN vs NOT Dream11 Team Prediction: Top of the table clash in North Group sees table toppers Lancashire Lightning take on Notts Outlaws.
6 matches, 4 wins and the two truncated encounters see Lancashire Lighting sit pretty at the top of North Group in the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast. It’s been an incredible run of form for the side, one which has seen them exert their influence in both the batting and bowling department, trouncing sides with effervescent will to emerge as the only unbeaten side from the group.
However, things won’t be as easy as they have till now for the side who are looking to assert themselves of top spot in the league. They are up against Notts Outlaws today, a side who have had a mixed bag of results, winning thrice and losing twice to garner the 7 points which places them in third place in the group.
What Notts Outlaws would be immensely buoyed by though is their mammoth win against a stellar Birmingham Bears outfit. Bundling out a staunch batting unit for just 113 after putting on an incredible 184-4, the 71 run win was just what Notts Outlaws needed to climb into the coveted top 4 spot, one they’ll be looking to seal their berth in when they take on the table toppers today.
LAN vs NOT Dream11 Team Prediction
Jos Butler will not be participating in the rest of the league with him playing for England in the 2019 Ashes series.
Probable Playing XI
Liam Livingstone, Alex Davies, Steven Croft, Glenn Maxwell, Dane Vilas (c), Josh Bohannon, Keaton Jennings, James Faulkner, Saqib Mahmood, Richard Gleeson, Matt Parkinson.
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Dan Christian(c), Imad Wasim, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Matthew Car.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Relatively one of the greener surfaces in the country, this surface will play into the batsmen’s favour in the first part of the match before breaking up to favour the bowlers. The pacers will get the new ball to misbehave over here but the short boundaries and relatively sluggish surface will suit the side batting first with the average score while batting first over here being 170.
Dream 11 Picks
For the first time ever, we are rolling in three wicket-keepers into our outfit such is the massive pool of batsmen we have over here. We’ll begin with the sole selection from Lancashire Lightning with us opting for Dane Vilas. With Jos Butler out of the side owing to his participation in the Ashes series, in captain Vilas, the side have a more than dependable bat at number 4, someone who has always delivered with the bat for the side.
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From Notts Outlaws elsewhere we are bringing in their two half-century makers from the previous encounter with opener Joe Clarke and Tom Moores coming in. At a time when the side needed stability in the batting order, the duo has taken the brunt on itself to consistently deliver hefty runs for the side and provide the platform needed at the top of the order.
A 48-ball 70 saw his side chase down the 139 run target set infront of them by Durham Jets the last time around with 5 wickets to spare and this sees Liam Livingstone enter us fray. He’s been a quissential reason for the side’s success, opening his arms at the bad deliverers and keeping his intent in check infront of the good balls and we’ll be pairing him up with opener Alex Davies for this.
From Notts Outlaws we have their opener Alex Hales comes in after dismissing bowlers with disdain to descend down as the best batsman for his side.
Both our all-rounders come in from Lancashire Lighting with us deciding to leave out Dan Christian for this one given he’s more a sixth bowling option and decided not to bring himself on with the bowl the last time around.
This is what sees Glenn Maxwell come into our side despite him enduring a drab time in the league till now, one that has seen him being berated with both the bat and ball. He is still bound to get at least 2 overs with the ball and come out and bat inside the top 4, making him a good option to indulge in merely due to his role. James Faulkner comes in as well with him bound to pick up some wickets today.
With 4-30 in the last match, Matt Parkinson saw his legspin wreck havoc among Durham Jets’ ranks and against a Notts Outlaws batting unit which is known for its ability to collapse, expect him to disrupt proceedings once again. Elsewhere with three wickets in his last encounter, we have Luke Wood come into our side along with pacer and new ball bowler Matthew Carter from Notts Outlaws.