NOT vs WOR Dream11 Team: North Zone gets underway with the culminating encounter of Day 1 of the Vitality Blast seeing Worcestershire and Notts Outlaws clash against each other
Having found their place in the echelons of the Vitality Blast in 2018 after winning their first ever title, for Worcestershire Rapids, the impending 2019 season of the frontier league is all about doing the improbable. With no side having managed to defend their title successfully till now in the dramatic land of the T20 league, the Rapids will begin their campaign against Notts Outlaws looking to do just that.
And the side have been bolstered by the availability of Martin Guptill and Moeen Ali despite the two having played in the summit clash of the Cricket World Cup on Sunday only. The two players return to the side massively adds strength to the outfit who punched above their weight last season and saw heads turn owing to the fantastic brand of cricket they divulged in.
“Looking at some of the language England used in the World Cup, we’ve got to embrace it and recognise what a terrific achievement it was last season,” Worcestershire’s coach, Alex Gidman said while talking about his side. “We have to enjoy being champions and try our utmost to get there again. We shouldn’t be scared to talk about it.
Looking to emanate the same momentous performance, the Rapids will take on a Notts Outlaws side who will be heavily relying on their bowling department to come good for them. They have been a sensational bowling side, one which saw them stand out tall in the County Championship Division 2 and make things jittery for their opposition.
With Gloucestershire looking to stamp their authority from match one as they look to make it two titles on the bounce, expect the side to put in a scintillating display today. One of the most well-rounded and complete sides in the league, the team is the perfect blend of batting and bowling with both the departments intertwining together to give birth to their consummate success.
We see the Rapids winning this encounter with the side brimming to the top with players who love taking the accountability on themselves. They outshine Outlaws in both the facets of the game and could end u giving their opposition a drubbing today.
Wicket-Keepers for NOT vs WOR Dream11
Worcestershire’s wicket-keeper, Ben Cox becomes our first pick for this particular encounter. He’s prevailed across all formats with his immense acumen seeing him amass a bagful of runs owing to his willingness to keep his intent in check before opening his arms.
Batters for NOT vs WOR Dream11
We have gone in with an extremely heavy batting department for this match with a 5 man batting line-up being divulged into by us. It’s a trio we venture into this encounter from Gloucestershire with Martin Guptill, Riki Wessels and Callum Ferguson all being opted by us. The three among them are names who in unison can stitch together mammoth stands and we see them being among the runs today.
Meanwhile from Notts Outlaws we have Jake Libby and opener Alex Hales come into our side.
All-Rounders for NOT vs WOR Dream11
This segment sees only the two players represent us with the one coming in from either side. Moeen Ali is our pick from Worcestershire given English players traditional difficulty in playing the slower bowlers and the pitch at Trent Bridge which is bound to offer the offspin variety more than adequate purchase.
Meanwhile its Daniel Christian who has been chosen by us to make an entry from Notts County.
Bowling Order for NOT vs WOR Dream11
Touted as the find of last season after snaring up 20 wickets to stifle opposition’s which included a match winning 4-21 in the semi-final against Lancashire and a spell that conceded just 15 runs in the final, Pat Brown comes in from us. Back for the side after enduring a long spell out due to a prolonged back injury, the pacer will be looking to once again become the frontline pacer for his side.
He’s going to be accompanied by Ed Barnard with us fortunate to see Dream 11 cite his as a bowler. He is more than well versed with the bat as well and we see him getting a barrage of points for us today. Harry Gurney from Outlaws completes our side for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have opted for Barnard as our captaincy choice for this contest while its Alex Hales who gets to be our vice-captain.
Match: Notts Outlaws Vs Worcestershire Rapids
Date And Time: 18th July, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham