Royal London One-Day Cup 2019: Nottinghamshire vs Durham: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Alex Hales has been added to the Nottinghamshire's squad for the game against Durham.
Published - May 3, 2019 4:20 am | Updated - May 3, 2019 3:24 pm
Nottinghamshire is firmly placed on the top of the North Group having won five of the six matches they played thus far. Another victory in the remaining two matches will seal their place in the semi-final. They will be now up against the Durham team who were victorious in four of the six games. A victory by a decent margin over Nottingham will help Durham to claim the top spot in the points table.
The Durham team are boosted by the inclusion of the speedster Mark Wood while a couple of their batsmen are nursing injuries. On the other hand, the Nottinghamshire will be missing Ben Duckett as the left-hander has International commitments. However, Alex Hales, who has become a hot topic in England cricketing circles over the last one week, has been included in the Nottingham’s squad.
The 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup game between Nottinghamshire CC and Durham CC in the North Group will be played at the Gorse Lane in Grantham.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live of Nottinghamshire’s Website or YouTube channel.
The Gorse Lane in Grantham will be hosting a List A game for the first time since 2000. The only such fixture at this venue was played between the hosts Lincolnshire and Netherlands way back in May 2000. It will be tough to predict the pitch of this game given the lack of data. However, scores of the Second XI matches and Lincolnshire Premier Trophy matches do drop a hint of a low-scoring game based on the present One-Dayers standard in England.
Average first innings score: 210 (Only List A match)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Chris Nash, Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney (C), Tom Moores (WK), Luke Fletcher, James Pattinson, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball.
Bench – Zak Chappell, Luke Wood, Lyndon James.
In – Alex Hales, James Pattinson
Out – Paul Coughlin (Injured)
Scott Steel, Ben Raine, Alex Lees, Cameron Bancroft (C & WK), Michael Richardson, Jack Burnham, Gareth Harte, Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Matthew Potts.
Bench – Ryan Pringle, Matt Salisbury, Ned Eckersley.
In – Ryan Pringle, Ned Eckersley, Mark Wood
Out – Graham Clark, James Weighell
Injury and Availability News:
Ben Duckett is away on International duty while Alex Hales returns to Nottinghamshire’s squad.
Points of selected players in recent matches (Power Picks):
Luke Fletcher – 28, 38, 61, 70, 45
Alex Lees – 69.5, 37.5, 47, 32, 5.5, 8.5
Joe Clarke – 7, 28.5, 37, 25.5, 24, 89
Steven Mullaney – 3, 36, 63.5, 25, 55, 16
Brydon Carse – 21, 42, 32, 40, 16
Cameron Bancroft – 18.5, 34.5, 3.5, 28.5, 73, 98.5
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
The form in this tournament of Joe Clarke and Cameron Bancroft makes them ideal for the multiplier roles. Nottingham skipper Steven Mullaney could be handy on the Grantham pitch with both bat and ball.
Other Captain/Vice-Captain options – Luke Fletcher, Alex Lees, James Pattinson, Matthew Potts, Samit Patel, Alex Hales.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Cameron Bancroft (VC)
Batsmen – Joe Clarke (C), Chris Nash, Alex Lees, Scott Steel
All-Rounders – Ben Raine, Steven Mullaney
Bowlers – Mark Wood, Luke Fletcher, James Pattinson, Brydon Carse
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Moores
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Joe Clarke, Jack Burnham, Michael Richardson
All-Rounders – Ben Raine, Steven Mullaney (C), Samit Patel
Bowlers – Luke Fletcher, Matthew Potts, Brydon Carse
The chances of Alex Hales featuring in the playing XI are not 100% yet. Even if he is named in the XI, taking him in the fantasy XI costs 10 credits. This would result in skipper the best bowlers who are expected to be successful later on.
Nottinghamshire has got an edge with the return of Pattinson and Fletcher to their bowling department.
*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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