NOT vs DUR: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, North Group

NOT vs DUR: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, North Group

Alex Hales is a good captaincy option for this game.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Match Details

Nottinghamshire will take on Durham in the upcoming North Group fixture of the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. This encounter will be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

This contest will take place on 18th July 2021 and will begin at 07:00 PM IST.


With eight wins in 13 games, Nottinghamshire are standing pretty at the top of the North Group points table and they would like to continue their sensational run. The Steven Mullaney-led side has performed collectively as a unit and registered one emphatic victory after another. However, they suffered a two-wicket loss against Leicestershire in their last assignment and Nottinghamshire would be determined to get back to winning ways.

On the other hand, Durham’s campaign hasn’t been that pleasant. They have blown hot and cold this season, and their position in the team standings speaks in all. Having won just five of their 13 games, the Cameron Bancroft-led side is sixth in the points table.

Predicted Playing XIs for NOT vs DUR:


Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wk), Steven Mullaney (c), Peter Trego, Calvin Harrison, Zak Chappell, Matthew Carter, Dane Paterson


Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Ben Raine, Cameron Bancroft (c), Sean Dickson, Scott Borthwick, Ned Eckersley (wk), Liam Trevaskis, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts, Paul van Meekeren

Captaincy Picks for NOT vs DUR:

Alex Hales

Arguably the most dangerous T20 opener going around, Alex Hales has been at the peak of his prowess this season. He piled up a mountain of runs as Nottinghamshire kept on winning. The dasher has so far mustered 428 runs in 13 games with his strike rate being just below 180. Hence, Durham bowlers must beware of him.

Samit Patel

Veteran all-rounder Samit Patel is another player to watch out for in this contest.  The left-arm pacer tends to keep the scoring rate down and his happy knack of taking wickets makes him even more effective. If that’s not enough, Patel has also played several brilliant knocks. Coming to his numbers, the veteran has so far scored 271 runs and scalped 14 wickets.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Alex Hales (C), Sean Dickson

3-Player Team

Samit Patel (C), Brydon Carse, Samit Patel

4-Player Team

Joe Clarke (C), David Bedingham, Steven Mullaney, Cameron Bancroft

11-Player Team

Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Alex Hales (C), Cameron Bancroft, Sean Dickson, Steven Mullaney, Peter Trego, Samit Patel (VC), Dane Paterson, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts

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.