T20 Blast, 2020 – North Group, Durham vs Nottinghamshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Alex Lees scored a 39-ball 51 with help of five boundaries against Lancashire.
Updated - Aug 29, 2020 11:55 am
The North Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Durham and Nottinghamshire at the Headingley in Leeds.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST) (1:00 PM GMT).
This match can be viewed on the Fan Code app in India.
Durham and Nottinghamshire will clash off during the North Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 at the Headingley on Saturday. Durham’s first game against Lancashire at the Chester-le-Street on Thursday has been the only completed match across the first two days of this season’s T20 Blast. Durham lost the match by 27 runs as they posted only 163/7 in response to Lancashire’s total of 190/3. The game on Saturday afternoon could seen Nottinghamshire taking the field for the first in the tournament as their first match against Yorkshire got abandoned.
Another frustrating day at Headingley awaits with showers and light rain predicted for the afternoon during the match.
The Headingley in Leeds hosted five matches during the 2019 T20 Blast where no team posted a total less than 170 while batting first. Hence, we can see teams preferring to bat first here and post a winning total.
Average first-innings score: 184 (T20 Blast 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Scott Steel, Alex Lees, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter (WK), Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse, Liam Trevaskis, Matthew Potts, Mark Wood, Nathan Rimmington (C).
Bench – Ben Raine, Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley.
Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Peter Trego, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney, Dan Christian (C), Jake Ball, Zak Chappell, Luke Fletcher.
Bench – Chris Nash, Tom Barber, Matthew Carter.
Alex Hales aggregated 418 runs during the 2019 T20 Blast which he scored at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 140.
Joe Clarke had only two fifties from 11 matches in 2019 T20 Blast but can be expected to do better this time.
Alex Lees scored a 39-ball 51 with help of five boundaries in Durham’s first match against the Lancashire.
Scott Steel scored 369 runs during the 2019 T20 Blast at an average of 33.54 and also claimed five wickets in seven innings.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Alex Hales, Scott Steel, Brydon Carse
Vice-Captain options – Joe Clarke, Alex Lees, Luke Fletcher
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Ben Duckett
Batsmen – David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Alex Lees (VC), Alex Hales (C)
All-Rounders – Brydon Carse, Dan Christian, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Luke Fletcher, Nathan Rimmington, Mark Wood
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Moores
Batsmen – Alex Lees, Joe Clarke (VC), Alex Hales
All-Rounders – Scott Steel (C), Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse
Bowlers – Zak Chappell, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher, Mark Wood
Players like Ben Raine and Sean Dickson are pretty much suitable to the T20 format but neither of them got a chance to play in the first match. The players whom they could replace did perform well in that game despite the county lost by a big margin. If the two players get a chance to play on Saturday, they can be picked in the fantasy team.
Nottinghamshire is expected to open their winning count in the tournament by defeating Durham.