NOT vs WOR Dream11 : Notts Outlaws and Worcestershire Rapids battle it out for third place in North Group in Wednesday’s only clash
With Lancashire Lightning and Derbyshire Falcons having sealed their berth in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast, for today’s opponents, the impending clash is an opportunity to assure their progression into the next round as well. The winner from today’s sole clash in the Vitality Blast will move into the quarter-final, a ramification which is bound to see today’s participants elevate the standards of their cricket.
For last year’s champions Worcestershire Rapids, while things have gone according to the gameplan with the side occupying fourth place in North Group at the moment, the team know that they are yet to unlock their true potential. It’s a narrative tat the side have resonated ahead of their imminent clash with their being a requisite need to find consistency ahead of their foray into the quarter-finals.
And the side will be looking to get underway with those aspirations today as they look to recover from a disappointing 25 run defeat at the hands of Lancashire in their previous encounter. Despite making 193, the side were left well behind the 218 registered by Lancashire, a target which proved to be way too big for them to conquer at the end of the 40 overs.
Elsewhere, Notts Outlaws enter today’s clash sitting on the cusp of a quarter-final spot with their 15 points currently seeing the side placed in third place. The side showed the composure needed to win jaffers, showing immense resilience in the dying overs of their clash against Yorkshire Vikings to pull off an unlikely 3 run win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the Vitality Blast only recently moving to this track, the pitch report for this clash s based on the previous contest held here, one which saw batting a treacherous task. The new ball deviated ominously before the surface started breaking open and playing sluggishly and slowly in the second part.
The side winning the toss here will be undoubtedly looking to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Wayne Parnell, Hamish Rutherford, Ben Cox (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali (c), Ross Whiteley, Riki Wessels, Thomas Charles Fell, Ed Barnard, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington
Samit Patel, Daniel Christian (c), Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Alex Hales, Tom Moores (wk), Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Luke Wood, Jake Libby, Matthew Carter
Match: Worcestershire Rapids Vs Notts Outlaws
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Blackfinch New Road, Worcester
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Riki Wessels, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox, Ross Whiteley
- Alex Hales, Luke Wood, Samit Patel, Daniel Christian
Top 4 Batting Order
- Hamish Rutherford, Moeen, Riki Wessels, Thomas Charles Fell
- Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Jake Libby
- Ben Cox, Ed Barnard
- Daniel Christian, Alex Hales
Death Overs Bowlers
- Wayne Parnell, Hamish Rutherford
- Daniel Christian, Harry Gurney
Wicket-Keeper for NOT vs WOR Dream11
With 28 runs in 22 balls, Ben Cox from Worcestershire Rapids is our pick for this segment of our side. He’s someone who can be rotated in the batting order, sent out as per the demands of the match, a bat more than adept at coming out and creaming the ball to the fence right from the first delivery.
We have also selected Joe Clarke from Notts Outlaws after his invaluable half-century in the previous encounter. Although the opener isn’t tasked with the gloves with Moores taking over the wicket-keeping slot, as a bat Clarke is someone we just couldn’t do without for this encounter.
Batsmen for NOT vs WOR Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Notts Outlaws, we have their second opener, Alex Hales come in as well for us. He’s been in enchanting touch for them across their stay in the league, coming out and not only incentivising the powerplay overs but ensuring that he goes onto score big knocks to act as the focal point of his side’s batting efforts.
Number three bat Ben Duckett comes in as well for us while from Worcestershire we have only picked out Riki Wessels for this one.
All-Rounders for NOT vs WOR Dream11
The 23 runs with the bat and the one wicket with the ball see us opt for Worcestershire Rapids’ Moeen Ali. His spin is going to be fruitful on this surface, especially if his side are defending their target with the surface massively assisting the rank turners.
Wayne Parnell is also selected by us while with 31 runs in 16 balls, a boundary laden innings, we have gone in with Dan Christian from the opposition.
Bowling Order for NOT vs WOR Dream11
Notts Outlaws’ frontline pacer, the stoutheaded pacer Hurry Gurney is picked up as our first choice in this facet. He put in an exceptional performer of 2-29 the last time around, sending the ball in all the right channels to guide his side to an incredible win and will be crucial to their chances of winning this one as well.
With the three wickets in between them in the side’s previous outing we have selected Pat Brown and Ed Barnard from Worcestershire Rapids to complete our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Christian is our captain for this one while Moeen 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.