Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20 Blast 2020, Quarterfinal 1

North Group’s table-toppers Nottinghamshire are expected to advance to semi-finals by beating Leicestershire.

Ben Duckett of England
Ben Duckett. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Match Details:

Nottinghamshire will take on Leicestershire in the 1st Quarter Final of the T20 Blast at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Thursday.

The match will start at 06:00 PM local time (10:30 PM IST). It will be streamed live on Fancode.

Preview:

It’s time for the knock-out stages of the T20 Blast, where Leicestershire will take on Nottinghamshire in the first quarter-final. Nottingham finished at the top of the North Group table while Leicestershire were placed third in the same group. Although both the teams won their respective home encounters against each other, Nottingham looked more dominating than Leicestershire throughout the tournament.

The hosts are clear favourites to win this match-up. As far as Leicestershire are concerned, they have nothing to lose. They would want to play fearless cricket and pull up an upset against a strong looking Nottinghamshire side.


NOT vs LEI Weather Report for Quarterfinal 1:

It will be partly cloudy in Nottingham with slight chances of rain. The temperature will be around 13 degree Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Trent Bridge is good for batting. We have seen a few high scoring games already in this tournament here and can expect the same for this match.

Average 1st Innings Score:

162 (Considering all games played here this season)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 4, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

NOT vs LEI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Nottinghamshire:

Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Alex Hales, Chris Nash, Tom Moores (WK), Dan Christian (C), Imad Wasim, Steven Mullaney, Jake Ball, Samit Patel, Mathew Carter

Bench:

Zak Chappell, Lyndon James, Peter Trego

Leicestershire:

Nick Welch, Gareth Delany, Arron Lilley, Colin Ackermann (C), Harry Dearden, Harry Swindells (WK), Lewis Hill, Callum Parkinson, Will Davies, Dieter Klein, Gavin Griffiths

Bench:

Nat Bowley, Ben Mike, George Rhodes


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NOT vs LEI Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Joe Clarke is the leading run-scorer for Nottinghamshire this season, amassing 316 runs at an average of 45.14 and strike rate of 179.54 in 8 innings.

Jake Ball is the leading wicket-taker of his side. He has scalped 14 wickets at an economy rate of 7.62 runs per over in 7 innings.

Arron Lilley has mustered 277 runs at a strike rate of 143.52 and is the leading run-scorer for Leicestershire. He has a stunning six-hitting rate of 7.25%.

Ben Duckett has scored 271 runs at an average of 45.16 for Nottinghamshire in 8 innings. He has been fairly consistent in this year’s T20 Blast.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Joe Clarke, Gareth Delany

Vice-Captain Options – Ben Duckett, Arron Lilley

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NOT vs LEI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Duckett

Batsmen – Joe Clarke (C), Arron Lilley (VC), Chris Nash

All-rounders – Gareth Delany, Colin Ackermann, Imad Wasim, Steven Mullaney

Bowlers – Jake Ball, Callum Parkinson, Will Davies

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NOT vs LEI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Duckett (VC), Tom Moores

Batsmen – Joe Clarke, Arron Lilley, Alex Hales

All-rounders –Gareth Delany (C), Colin Ackermann, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Jake Ball, Callum Parkinson, Will Davies


Expert Advice:

Given their form, Joe Clarke and Arron Lilley are must-haves for your Dream11 fantasy team.

NOT vs LEI Today’s Probable Winners:

Nottinghamshire is expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
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.

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