YOR Vs NOT Dream 11 Team Predictions: Notts Outlaws eye a comprehensive win when they face off against dwindling Yorkshire Vikings in the culminating encounter.
Placed pretty in third place, Notts Outlaws have had a solid outing in this edition of the Vitality Blast. The side have been a staunch outfit in North Group, putting on some stellar displays across the course of the league to occupy a place which would assure them of progressing through to the next round.
And it’s exactly that spot which the side will be looking to further consolidate in their favour as they look to quench any kinds of jitters as we approach the business end of the league stage encounters. Taking on Yorkshire Vikings today, Notts Outlaws will be quietly confident of not just pulling off a win but coming up with an overwhelming one, a performance which could even see them rise to second place.
They’ll be especially buoyed by a scintillating display against Leicestershire Foxes, a 7 wicket win which saw them veer to what could have been a tricky target. Heading out in pursuit of 162, the side saw their entire top-order stand up in unison, easing past the target at hand with an over to spare to stamp their authority as one of the firm favourites for the glistening trophy.
Elsewhere, although Yorkshire Vikings ended up registering what was only their second win of the league, it was far from a one which was born out of conviction. The side had to thank their bowling unit for a sensational performance, one which unravelled Durham cricket who were sent back to the pavilion for just 132 in their pursuit of the opposition’s 146.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the relatively trickier surfaces in the Vitality Blast for strokeplay, this is a surface which has always favoured the pacers. The new ball gets pace, swing and bounce with the ground team always leaving some kind of grass cover on even for the shortest format of the game.
The new ball will frisk around and misbehave, leading the side winning the toss choosing to field first here as they try to obliterate their opponents cheaply.
Probable Playing 11
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (C), Adam Lyth, David Willey, Jack Leaning, Jordan Thompson, Jonathan Tattersall (WK), Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Dominic Bess, Jack Shutt
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (WK), Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Dan Christian(C), Imad Wasim, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Matthew Car
Despite Yorkshire Vikings registering what was only their second win in the previous encounter, the side are up against a way more elevated opponent today. In Notts Outlaws they face a side who have been a complete outfit, seamlessly blending in both the batting and bowling departments to pummel their opponents.
Their pace department should pick up wickets at regular intervals today, something which should see them emerge with all the points from this match.
Match: Notts Outlaws vs Yorkshire Vikings
Date And Time: 25th August, Friday- 8:00pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Jack Shutt
- Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Dan Christian, Harry Gurney
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Adam Lyth, David Willey, Jack Leaning
- Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Willey
- Alex Hales, Dan Christian
Death Overs Bowlers
- Duanne Olivier, Jack Shutt
- Harry Gurney, Luke Wood
After scoring a steady 18 runs as he acted as the perfect support to Christian in a 46 run match winning stand for the third wicket, Notts Outlaws’ wicket-keeper, Tom Moores is our pick for this facet. He’s a steady performer with the gloves in his hands as well and given the opposition’s vulnerability to lose wickets in bunches, we have gone in with him for today’s final match.
Stitching together a 96 run winning partnership for the first wicket, one which saw Alex Hales contribute 60 runs, sees the opener come in from Notts Outlaws for us. It was a performance which once again epitomised his affinity to score runs, an enterprising innings which saw him cue the ball on the sweet spot to see the bal be creamed to the fence with ease.
His companion, Ben Duckket comes in as well after contributing 47 runs while we have a duo represent us from Yorkshire Vikings as well in the form of Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler Cadmore. Cadmore scored yet another 50 for the side the last time around, another innings which saw him punch above his weight and put on a riveting show with the bat.
A match winning performance with the bat along with the one wicket as well see us opt for Notts Outlaws’ captain, Dan Christian without any hesitation. He’s been a supreme leader for them along with a sublime player as well putting on some immaculate performances with both the bat and ball across the league. Samit Patel comes in as well to offer our side the spinning option as well.
David Willey is our pick from the opposition, coming in due to his coming out to bat at number 3 and getting assured overs with the ball as well, making him an excellent player to indulge in.
Harry Gurney, Notts Outlaws’ frontline pacer has lead from the forefront, taking hold of the new ball responsibilities along with the job of bowling in the death overs with perfection. An exuberant performer, it’s not just his wicket to extract everything out of the wicket but his ability to bowl wicket to wicket as well which has seen him emerge as his side’s leading wicket taker.
He’s going to be accompanied by Matthew Carter while the only pick from the opposition is of Jack Schutt after his awe-inducing spell of 5-11, a sensational display with the ball which saw him tear apart his opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Alex Hales is our captain for this one while Dan Christian 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, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.