NOT vs WOR Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: T20 Blast 2019
Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire will face-off in the first match of North Group at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. We will provide NOT vs WOR Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Team Nottinghamshire was knocked out in the quarter-finals last season and will be eager to put a splendid show this year around. They have a solid squad containing power-hitters such as Alex Hales, Duckett, and Joe Clarke along with experienced allrounders Dan Christian and Samit Patel. Also, the onus will be on pace trio of Gurney-Ball-Wood to lead the pace battery along with witty spin of Patel and Carter. They will hope to get a good start to the season defeating confident Worcs team.
Defending champions Worcestershire had a dream run in T20 Blast 2018 when they claimed the trophy and will be eager to retain the title this season. They will be led by star all-rounder Moeen Ali who will be eager to perform with the bat as well as ball after a silent WC’19 along with underperforming opener Martin Guptill. They have talented all-rounders available in ranks like Brett Oliveira, Daryl Mitchell, Whiteley, Barnard and Parnell making them a tough side to beat. Their last year saviour spinner Patrick Brown will also be key in their campaign along with Wessels and Ferguson with the bat. They will hope to defeat hosts Notts in the opening day of T20 Blast’19.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
NOT vs WOR, North Group, T20 Blast 2019.
Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
11:00 PM, 18th July 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 154
Average 2nd innings score: 137
Pitch will be batting friendly. Last five matches played here have been won by the team batting first scoring with an average of 195 runs in first innings.
Head to Head:
Nottinghamshire won: 03
Worcestershire won: 02
Jake Ball, Matt Carter, Dan Christian (c), Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Tom Moores (wk), Chris Nash, Samit Patel, Luke Wood.
M Guptill, Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali (c), Callum Ferguson, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (w), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, D Mitchell, Patrick Brown, Pennington, A Finch.
They have declared 13-man squad for the match.
Joe Clarke and Alex Hales are likely to open the innings. Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Tom Moores, and Dan Christian will follow them.
Samit Patel and Dan Christain will play the role of an allrounder. Fletcher and Carter can also be handy with the bat.
Jake Ball, Harry Gurney, and Luke Fletcher will lead the pace attack along with Dan Christian while Samit Patel and Matt Carter will be the key spinners.
The team can also try another pacer Luke Wood in place of Matt Carter. Chris Nash another opener available in the squad is likely to miss out.
A 13-man squad has been declared with Dillon Pennington and Adam Finch likely to be benched in the opening encounter.
Martin Guptill and Riki Wessels can open the innings. Moeen Ali, C Ferguson, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox and Ross Whiteley will follow them.
Moeen Ali, B D’Oliveira and Daryl Mitchell will play the role of an allrounder. Barnard and Parnell can also play attacking cameos.
Patrick Brown will spearhead the spin attack along with Moeen Ali and Brett D’Oliveira. Wayne Parnell and Ed Barnard will be the key pacers along with Mitchell.
Another pacer Dillon Pennington can also get a chance in the playing XI.
Probable Playing XI:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wk), Dan Christian (c), Luke Fletcher, Matt Carter/Luke Wood, Jake Ball, Harry Gurney.
M Guptill, Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali (c), C Ferguson, Brett D’Oliveira, Ben Cox (w), Ross Whiteley, D Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Patrick Brown.
Key Players for NOT vs WOR Dream11:
Primary Options: Joe Clarke and T Moores.
Joe Clarke is an attacking opener and will be a default pick in WOR vs NOT Dream11 team.
Tom Moores is a talented batsman but will get lower chance to bat.
Other Options: Ben Cox
Ben Cox is expected to get very less chance with bat due to attacking allrounders available in the team. He can perform well if the top order fails.
Batsmen for WOR vs NOT Dream11:
Primary Options: Alex Hales, Martin Guptill, Ben Duckett, C Ferguson, Riki Wessels.
Alex Hales in one of the most attacking English batsmen and will be eager to score big in T20 Blast’19 to earn a national recall.
Martin Guptill has been lacklustre throughout WC’19. He will hope to regain his form and score well for Worcs.
Ben Duckett is a talented player and is likely to play at one down. His recent form is not very inspiring.
Callum Ferguson is a solid and technically strong batsman. He can anchor the innings and will be a must-pick in WOR vs NOT Dream11 team.
Riki Wessels is a good opening batsman. He can also be demoted to one down if Moeen Ali opens the innings.
Other Options: Ross Whiteley
Ross Whiteley is an attacking batsman and can also bowl a few overs. However, He comes way down the order and can be a risky pick.
Primary Options: Moeen Ali, Dan Christian, Samit Patel, Brett D’ Oliveria, and Wayne Parnell.
Skipper Moeen Ali will be eager to perform after spending some time on the bench for victorious World Cup campaign. He can open the innings and will also bowl his quota of overs.
Experienced Dan Christian can play attacking cameos and can also bowl a few overs. He can promote himself in case of big-hitting.
Samit Patel is an experienced allrounder in the domestic circuit. He can play handy knocks as well as can be effective with his spin.
Brett D’Oliveira is a consistent batsman and a good spinner. He generally plays at an average strike rate as compared to his fellow mates.
Wayne Parnell is a good allrounder. He will bowl his four overs and can also play attacking cameos with the bat.
Other Options: Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell is a batting allrounder but is likely to get lower chances with the bat. He can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.
Bowlers for Nottinghamshire vs Worcestershire Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Harry Gurney, Jake Ball, Patrick Brown, Luke Fletcher, and Ed Barnard.
Harry Gurney is a talented bowler and has various variations to trick the batsmen. He will also bowl in death overs.
Jake Ball has played for the national team and is a lethal pacer. He can take wickets in quick succession.
Last year’s leading wicket-taker Patrick Brown will be crucial for Worcs this year too. He can be a smart pick in NOT vs WOR Dream11 team.
Luke Fletcher is also a good pace bowler and can also be handy with the bat.
Ed Barnard generally remains expensive with the ball but can also chip in few wickets. He can also hit big sixes in death overs.
NOT vs WOR Dream11 Team Prediction:
A Hales (Vc)
B Duckett/Samit Patel
Moeen Ali (C)
M Carter/P Brown
Captain and Vc Choices:
Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Martin Guptill, Dan Christian, Samit Patel, Ben Duckett, Callum Ferguson, Joe Clarke, Riki Wessels
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.