July 3, 2018
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NOT vs WAS TODAY MATCH PREDICTION| Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire WHO WILL WIN

By Yash Mittal

Natwest (Vitality) Blast 2018

NOT vs WAS, 1st Match| Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire WHO WILL WIN

The Big Picture

After the Royal London 50-over competition, we are all set for the shenanigans of Twenty20 cricket to take over, with the Natwest (Vitality) Blast set to begin on July 04, 2018. The first match of the Natwest (T20) Blast will see defending champions Nottinghamshire vs Warwickshire at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Outlaws

Led by Daniel Christian, the Notts lifted the trophy last year, and the Aussie, who is in his fourth season for the Outlaws, will hope his batsmen can put on a string of big totals on a placid Trent Bridge pitch which has proceeded to aid the batters, testified by Alex Hales exploits against Australia recently. Ish Sodhi will be Notts overseas leg-spinner, and while Paul Coughlin is still recovering from a dislocated shoulder, Tom Moores came into the side last season and is expected to succeed Chris Read, a Notts legend who retired this summer, and he joins a host of exciting batsman-keepers in Foakes, Pope, Ales Davies and Ben Cox.

Venue:- Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match Timings:- Wednesday, July 04, 2018, 11: OO PM IST

The opponents

Their opponents in Birmingham Beers will be looking to avenge for redemption against the Outlaws, after having lost the finals last time around. They will be lead by Grant Elliot and will back their overseas recruit in Colin de Granddomme, who comes into the tournament with the bet T20 strike-rate in the world. Jeetan Patel, who has been playing cricket at Edgbaston for a decade now will be their go-to bowler, while Ed Pollock, who made quite an impact with his swashbuckling batting last year is expected to be their X-factor. So, who will win NOT vs WAS? Let us delve into the betting odds as part of our NOT vs WAS today match prediction.

Pitch Conditions:-

With flat pitch and short boundaries, Trent Bridge has been a safe haven for the batsmen for quite some now. Tow of ODIs highest totals (3-444 and 6-481) was racked up by England on this very venue.

NOT vs WAS Key Players:-

  • Riki Wessels (NOT):– Leading run-scorer (559 runs at 43.00) for the Outlaws in the 2017 season.
  • Sam Hain (WAS):– Hain scored a magnificent hundred for the Lions in the tri-series final, and will be key to the Bears fortunes in the 2018 Vitality Blast.
  • Colin de Granddome (WAS):- With the best strike-rate in T20 cricket, Kiwi all-rounder will be a vital cog for Birmingham Beers.
  • Harry Gurney (NOT):– ‘Man of the Match’ in last year’s final, Harry Gurney played a pivotal role (21 wickets)  in Outlaws title-winning heist last summer.

NOT vs WAS WHO WILL WIN

So, who will win NOT vs WAS? As part of our today match prediction, the odds in favour of NOT winning the encounter is 4/6, implying a return of Rs 166.66 over 100, while that of WAS winning it are 6/5, meaning a return of Rs 220 over a bid of 100.

PREDICTION:- As per the odds, we back the defending champions, Nottinghamshire Outlaws to win the opening encounter.

Yash Mittal

Just a Cricket lover!!

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