2019 Vitality T20 Blast
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
September 21, 2019
3:30 PM IST
Nottinghamshire will face off against Worcestershire in the first semifinal of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The latter defeated Middlesex whilst Worcestershire triumphed over Sussex in their respective quarterfinal clashes and would be keen to progress ahead to finals to face either Derbyshire or Essex in the final encounter of the tournament.
Sunny weather with the temperature ranging around 14 degrees Celsius and absolutely minimal chances of rain is expected during the match.
The track at Edgbaston is often a batting paradise and hence, yet another high-scoring encounter could be on the cards this time around.
Predicted Playing XI:
Ben Duckett and Chris Nash will hold the key with the bat whereas the likes of Dan Christian and Imad Wasim will be banked upon providing stability to the playing XI with their impeccable dual skills.
Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Jake Libby, Samit Patel, Tom Moores [wk], Dan Christian [c], Imad Wasim, Luke Wood, Mattew Carter, Harry Gurney
Moeen Ali has been in a good run of form ever since returning from the first Ashes test and hence his contributions would be vital for the team. Daryl Mitchell could have a major impact in the game and so will Ross Whiteley whose batting prowess could be integral for Worcestershire.
Jack Leach, Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali [c], Ben Cox [wk], Thomas Charles Fell, Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Daryl Mitchell, Dillion Pennington, Charlie Morris, Patrick Brown
Alex Hales and Moeen Ali could have a massive impact upon the game if they really get in the groove well enough. Tom Moores and Dan Christian would be the other advisable picks for the Dream XI side.
1: Alex Hales
2: Moeen Ali
3: Daryl Mitchell
T Moores, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
C Nash, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
A Hales, Points: 70-72, Grade: A+
J Libby, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
R Wessles, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
D Christian, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
M Ali, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
D Mitchell, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
H Gurney, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
M Carter, Points: 46-46, Grade: A
E Barnard, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.