NOR vs NOT Dream11 Team: Winless after their opening encounters, Notts Outlaws and Northamptonshire Steelbacks turn to each other for their first points
Placed right in the bottom zones of North Group after the opening exchanges in the 2019 edition of the Vitality League, for Notts Outlaws and Northamptonshire Steelbacks, the league has not transpired as the two sides would have liked. Up against each other today in the opening match of Wednesday, the agenda is all about getting their first win on the board for either side.
Northamptonshire Steelbacks will be particularly dejected with the manner of their defeat against Durham Jets. Despite their bowlers stepping up to the mantle to deliver a deadly performance in unison, the batting department completely fell apart. Needing to overhaul a well achievable score of 148, the side failed to oust their opponents as the batting unit unravelled to fall short by 7 runs in the end.
Elsewhere, Notts Outlaws were defeated in their league opener by last year’s champions Worcestershire Rapids, a result which was followed by an unfortunate abandonment of their faceoff against Yorkshire Vikings. Placed in seventh place with just the 1 point from the 2 encounters, Notts Outlaws know another defeat today could leave them well behind the asking rate in their pursuit of the top spots.
While the batting has yet to impress from both of today’s opponents, the bowlers have been in solid touch. They’ve tried their upmost best to scale the side’s performances, helping transition an extremely poor batting display to a decent total given the ominous brand of bowling they have managed to dole out.
Expect the bowling department to take centrestage in this encounter for both these outfits with us opting for Notts Outlaws to win this one. It’s going to be a closely contested match, one where we see the Outlaws slightly more heavily packed batting unit coming to the rescue for the side.
Wicket-Keepers for NOR vs NOT Dream11
Top scoring for his side with 47 runs, Northamptonshire’s wicket-keeper Adam Rossington is our pick for this one. The opener was in solid touch in the previous match as he stood tall in another dwindling batting display to ensure his side were always in pursuit of the target at hand.
Batters for NOR vs NOT Dream11
Another name who impressed for Northamptonshire Steelbacks in that particular encounter was lower middle-order batsman, Rob Keogh. At a time when wickets were tumbling and his side were suffering blows after blows, he stood firm, showing the requisite, valour, will and resolve to score a determined 30 run innings and wage a lone battle for his side.
Elsewhere we have one in with a two man partnership from Notts Outlaws with both Alex Hales and Jake Libby being picked up by us after they revelled us in a display of clean hitting against the reigning champions.
All-Rounders for NOR vs NOT Dream11
Our 3 man all-rounders’ segment sees a duo make an entry into our side from Northamptonshire with us bringing in both of Faheem Ashraf and Dwayne Pretorius owing to the roles they’ve been handed out in this side. While Ashraf was able to get a wicket in the last match, Pretorius scored a neat little knock of 19 and we are reposing faith in the two of them to come good for us today.
The lone selection from Notts Outlaws is that of Samit Patel with the spinner bound to get wickets when he bowls to English batsmen who are known for their aberrations when it comes to squaring off against the slower stuff.
Bowling Order for NOR vs NOT Dream11
The most heavily packed department of our side, we are roping in a trivalent of bowling options from Notts Outlaws with all of Jake Ball, Graeme White and Luke Wood coming in for us. Given how poor Northamptonshire were in the batting front in the previous encounter with no one apart from two batsmen being able to cross the 20 run mark, we fully envision this trio cleaning apart the opposition once again.
On the other hand, the lone selection is of Harry Gurney from Northamptonshire with the spearheaded pacer bound to rile up Notts Outlaws.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We’re going to ahead with Alex Hales as our captain for today while Libby becomes our vice-captain.
Match: Notts Outlaws vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks
Date And Time: 24th July, Wednesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham