NOT vs LEI Dream11 and Predicted Playing 11 : Notts Outlaws look to further consolidate their spot in the echelons of North Zone
Despite us not even being halfway through the league stage encounters in North Zone, there is one side whose Vitality Blast looks to be coming to an early end. With three defeats from four encounters, Leicestershire Foxes find themselves nailed down in ninth place in the zone, a position they don’t look likely to vacate any time soon.
It’s been a horrid time in the 2019 edition of the exhibition league for the side with the team suffering the ramifications of offering nothing in either the batting or bowling front. And their recent defeat at the hands of Durham Jets yesterday perfectly encapsulated their predicament in the league as they were trounced by 9 wickets.
Unravelling while putting on a target for Durham, Leicestershire Foxes ended up losing their final 5 wickets for just 7 months on a surface which was as exquisite as they get for batting. And if the batting was poor, the bowlers were abysmal, putting nothing in the way of a fight to allow Durham’s top 3 to chase down the score in a mere 11.1 overs with 9 wickets to spare.
On the other hand, the Notts Outlaws enjoyed a completely opposing time in the league, winning by a strong 27 runs as they went onto restrict Derbyshire Falcons to just the 171 runs as they went chasing 198. It was an incredible effort with the bat, one which saw the entire batting unit contribute to the side’s exuberant total to ensure the side always kept building on the momentum they had.
As far as one sided encounters go, today’s match brings our way the perfect epitome of that. With Notts Outlaws’ batsmen having a penchant to put on big total and Leicestershire Foxes bowlers languishing as the matches traverse, the Outlaws should win this one with ease. Expect them to move into second place today and keep snapping at Lancashire Lightning in first place.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A slight bit of green cover should be prevalent on the surface but nothing too much to deter batsmen from opening their arms and amassing a good score in this encounter. The new ball is bound to misbehave on this surface with the pacers getting adequate purchase. Anything around 160 will be a good total to defend on this surface.
Wicket-Keepers for NOT vs LEI Dream11
He might be keeping wickets for his side but we are opting for the Outlaws’ Joe Clark solely on the basis of his batting. The opener makes for riveting viewing, a name who knows how to rummage his way to the fence right from ball one and help his side incentivise the powerplay overs with ease.
We have also gone ahead with Lewis Hill from Leicestershire Foxes for this match after his innings against Yorkshire saw him become one of the two bats from the side to have showed any interest in coming up with the runs for his side.
Batsmen for NOT vs LEI Dream11
Giving Clark perfect company in the opening spot has been Alex Hales, making the Outlaws posses one of the most formidable opening partnerships in the league. And playing on a wicket which is going to see the ball deviate on it, this duo seamlessly blends together both application and sublime grace to find the boundary at ease.
Number three bat Ben Duckett comes in from the side as well after scoring 64 yesterday for his while Leicestershire Foxes’ opener, Mark Cosgrove joins his counterparts as the only section from the side.
All-Rounders for NOT vs LEI Dream11
Continuing with our picks from Leicestershire Foxes’, we have captain Colin Ackermann being picked out by us. His half-century yesterday saw him wage a lone battle despite getting no company from the other end, a resolute knock which sees us repose our faith in him for this one as well.
The two an partnership from Notts Outlaws is of captain Dan Christian. He is a testament to what we look for in all-rounder, a player who comes into bat at number 3 and bowls atleast 2 overs every match, making him the ideal player to rope into your side.
Spinner Samit Patel is going to be accompanying him given that spin always flourishes against English batsmen who have been known to suffer against the slower trajectory.
Bowling Order for NOT vs LEI Dream11
With an indomitable spell of 5-30 the last time around his side stepped out to the middle, frontline spearhead pacer Harry Gurney is our pick from the side for this match. The pacer has at his disposal a versatile set of deliveries in his artillery and is bound to get wickets today as well.
Jake Ball partners him for this match while we have Arron Lilley be the lone pick from the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain for NOT vs LEI Dream11
Alex Hales is our captain for today’s match with Christian being selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, toss and pitch conditions.
Match: Notts Outlaws vs Leicestershire Foxes
Date And Time: 27th July, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham