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The Vitality Blast 2018 starts with defending champions Nottinghamshire Outlaws locking horns with Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire) at Trent Bridge, Nottingham tomorrow (July 04). The clash will begin at 11:00 PM IST.
Both the teams were the finalists in last year’s edition with Nottinghamshire turning out to be the winners after clinching 22 runs win. Samit Patel was the man of the match in the final game along with D Christian leading the team. This year too, Outlaws will play under the leadership of Dan Christian.
Birmingham Bears will be led by Grand Elliott with the likes of Colin de Grandhomme and many other T20 stars. So, it’s going to start from where it ended.
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Trent Bridge in Nottingham is a good batting wicket with an average 1st innings score above 150. The highest total recorded here is 198/5 by New Zealand vs Ireland. So, with plenty of T20 stars in both sides, expect tomorrow’s clash to be a high scoring battle.
Avg 1st inn score: 154
Avg 2nd inn score: 137
Highest Total: 198/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs IRE
Lowest Total: 110/10 (17 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Highest Chased: 173/3 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs WI
Lowest Defended: 130/5 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
Notts Outlaws have named a 13-man squad to face Birmingham Bears tonight with Jake Ball as the late addition. Jake Ball has been made free to play for Notts Outlaws by ECB and is expected to feature in tonight’s clash. Dan Christian will lead the team while Tom Moores will be responsible for keeping duties.
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Dan Christian (c), Jake Libby, Steven Mullaney, Riki Wessels, Luke Fletcher, Matt Carter, Harry Gurney, Samit Patel, Tom Moores (wk), Ish Sodhi, Chris Nash, Billy Root, Jake Ball
Colin de Grandhomme, Ian Bell, Jeetan Patel, Grant Elliott(c), Dominic Sibley, Tim Ambrose, Boyd Rankin, Josh Poysden, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Olly Stone, Will Rhodes, Oliver Hannon-Dalby
The probable NOT vs WAS playing 11 are listed below.
Wicket-keeper: Tom Moores
Batsmen: Riki Wessels, Chris Nash, Billy Root
All-rounder: Dan Christian (C), Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney
Bowlers: Harry Gurney, Ish Sodhi, Luke Fletcher, Matthew Carter
Wicket-keeper: Tim Ambrose
Batsmen: I Bell, S Hain, A Hose,
All-rounder: C de Grandhomme, G Elliott, W Rhodes
Bowlers: J Poysden, O Stone, Jeetan Patel, B Rankin,
Notts Outlaws have a number of big bitters in the likes of Rikki Wessels, Samit Patel, Steven Mullaney and C Nash. Samit Patel was the man of the match in the last years final between both two teams. Rikki Wessels and Tom Moores will be responsible for bulk scoring.
In bowling, H Gurney, I Sodhi and Luke Fletcher will be the key.
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