Welcome to our preview of the 1st match of the Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire in Vitality Blast 2018. We are covering NOT vs WAS Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable XI for the match.
Vitality Blast is the first ever professional T20 cricket league in the World. The competition was established by ECB(England and Wales Cricket Board) in 2003.
The competition will comprise total 18 teams divided into two groups, termed as the North Group and the South Group. There will be a total of 133 T20 matches and the competition will be played from 4th July to 15th September.
The competition will kick-off with a match between last year’s two finalists where Nottinghamshire emerged as victorious. But if we go by the current form neither of Nottinghamshire or Warwickshire had a great Royal London ODI cup. Nottinghamshire’s journey was finished on the quarterfinals whereas Warwickshire didn’t even manage to reach that stage. So, both the teams will be looking forward to their change in fortunes.
The defending champions, Nottinghamshire still have the services of most of their players who was the part of the champion team previous year. They will be highly dependent on their veterans Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Harry Gurney, Chris Nash and Riki Wessels.
The runner-ups of the previous season also managed to maintain the same group of players and will be looking for avenge in the first encounter. Their young gun Sam Hain is in top form this season and experienced campaigner Ian Bell also looked in great touch in the practice match. Warwickshire will be also banking on their New Zealander trio of Jeetan Patel, Grant Eliott, and Colin de Grandhome to win matches for them
NOT vs WAS, 1st T20, 4rd Jul 2018
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
11:00 PM IST
Average 1st Inns scores: 154
Average 2nd Inns scores: 137
Jake Libby, Chris Nash, Steven Mullaney, Riki Wessels, Harry Gurney, Luke Fletcher, Matt Carter, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wkt), Jake Ball, Dan Christian (c), Ish Sodhi, Billy Root.
Jeetan Patel, Tim Ambrose (wk), Grant Elliott (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Sam Hain, Dominic Sibley, Olly Stone, Aaron Thomason, Adam Hose, Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Liam Banks, Boyd Rankin, Jonathan Trott, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Chris Wright, Keith Barker, Josh Poysden, Andrew Umeed, Alex Mellor, Will Rhodes, Matthew Lamb, George Panayi, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Henry Brookes, Alex Thomson.
*Note: As of now of official squad for this match has not been announced by Warwickshire so we are putting the extended squad here.
Chris Nash, Riki Wessels, Tom Moores (wk), Samit Patel, Dan Christian (c), Steven Mullaney, Matt Carter/Billy Root, Jake Libby/Luke Fletcher, Jack Ball, Ish Sodhi, Harry Gurney
Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley, Ian Bell/Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Grant Elliott (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Ambrose (wk), O H Dalby, Aaron Thomason, Jeetan Patel, Olly Stone.
*Note: We have tried our level best to give you this playing XI. This playing XI has been predicted with the help of data taken from the previous year’s matches, the one-off practice match, and this year’s Royal London Cup One Day matches.
If squads are out on time we will update the XI. Till that time following is the list of safe players from Warwickshire:
Ed Pollock, Dominic Sibley, Sam Hain, Grant Elliott (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Jeetan Patel, Olly Stone
Tom Moores (Wk)
Dominic Sibley/Chris Nash
Colin de Grandhome
Jeetan Patel/Ish Sodhi
Jack Ball/Olly Stone
Captain and Vice Captain Choices: Samit Patel, Dan Christian, Steven Mullaney, Riki Wessels, Ed Pollock, Sam Hain, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme