Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vitality T20 Blast 2019: North Group, Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Olly Stone is set to play in this game after getting released from England Test squad.

Nottinghamshire. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire will take the field for the first time this week in the T20 Blast. The Birmingham Bears last played on Friday and Nottinghamshire on Saturday last week. The two sides are in same position in the North Group and are only separated by NRR. The Warwickshire club, led by Jeetan Patel, won their first two completed games before losing against Northamptonshire.

Fidel Edwards, who was brought in on a loan by Birmingham has excelled with the ball starting with a 3-wicket over on his debut. Nottinghamshire, on the other hand, have been slightly inconsistent. They began with a defeat against the defending champions Worcestershire but bounced back with consecutive victories. They fell 21 runs short of Leicestershire in the 11-over game at home in their previous fixture.

Match Details:

The North Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire (Birmingham Bears) at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (7:30 PM GMT).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Trent Bridge in Nottingham has been an interesting venue this season. The boundary sizes help the batsmen but the tracks have been on the slower side. The teams winning the toss might not like chasing due to the signs of slowing down.

Average first innings score: 179 (Last five unaffected T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XIs:


Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (WK), Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Dan Christian (C), Imad Wasim, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Jake Ball.

Bench: Chris Nash, Matthew Carter.

Warwickshire / Birmingham Bears:

Ed Pollock, Michael Burgess (WK), Sam Hain, Ashton Agar, Adam Hose, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Jeetan Patel (C), Henry Brookes, Fidel Edwards, Olly Stone.

Bench: Alex Thomson, Alex Mellor, George Panayi, Wianman.

Injury and Availability News:

Olly Stone released from England Test squad.

Power Picks:

Alex Hales in Twenty20 cricket at Trent Bridge:

1826 runs from 56 innings at an average of 35.45 and a strike rate of 154.48 with help of a century and 16 fifties. His tally of 1826 runs is the 5th most by any player at a venue in this format.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Alex Hales, Sam Hain, Joe Clarke, Ashton Agar, Daniel Christian

Vice-captain Options – Adam Hose, Ben Duckett, Fidel Edwards, Harry Gurney, Ed Pollock

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Joe Clarke, Tom Moores

Batsmen – Alex Hales (C)Sam Hain (VC), Adam Hose, Ed Pollock

All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar

Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Fidel Edwards, Harry Brookes

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tom Moores

Batsmen – Ben Duckett (VC), Alex Hales, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Ed Pollock

All-Rounders – Ashton Agar (C), Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Harry Gurney, Fidel Edwards, Harry Brookes

Expert Advice:

Harry Gurney, Fidel Edwards and Harry Brookes have been consistent throughout the tournament. It will be tough to remove one of the three to take anyone else. Brookes has less fantasy potential compared to Edwards and Gurney but costs only 8 credits.

Probable Winners:

Nottinghamshire is expected to register their 3rd win of the tournament.

*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.