Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Durham Cricket vs Notts Outlaws
The next North group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Durham Cricket and Notts Outlaws at Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street.
Durham lost their first match of the Vitality Blast 2020 by 27 runs against Lancashire. Despite Mark Wood's impressive figures of 1 for 24 from four overs, Lancashire posted 190/3 from their 20 overs.
Durham wobbled quite early in the chase when Scott Steel and Graham Clarke were both gone by the 3rd over. Alex Lees did ignite a spark for Durham with a 39-ball 51, but frequent wickets never allowed the team to set themselves up for the chase.
With 84 runs required from the last 31 balls, Brydon Carse's 20-ball 35 did not prove enough for the side, even to get close.
Nottinghamshire's opening round match of the North Group against Yorkshire was washed out. In 2019, Nottinghamshire had finished at the 2nd place in their group after the league stage with 6 wins and 4 losses from 14 matches. They lost their semi-final match against Worcestershire.
Alex Hales was the highest run-scorer for Notts Outlaws last year with 418 runs from 12 matches at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 140. He scored five half-centuries with the best of 83*.
Harry Gurney was their top wicket-taker and picked up 22 wickets from 12 matches with best figures of 5/30. Unfortunately, Gurney will miss out the entire blast season and the IPL due to an injury.
In his absence, Matthew Carter, who fared well last year with 14 wickets from 11 games at 19 and an economy of 6.59, will be their main bowler.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Durham - Alex Lees, Scott Steel, Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Stuart Poynter (wk), Brydon Carse, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, Mark Wood, Matty Potts, Nathan Rimmington (c), Sean Dickson, Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine
Nottinghamshire - Daniel Christian (c), Tom Moores (wk), Ben Duckett, Alex Hales, Chris Nash, Zak Chappell, Steven Mullaney, Joe Clarke, Tom Barber, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher, Samit Patel, Peter Trego, Matthew Carter
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Nottinghamshire
Who will win? – Nottinghamshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Alex Lees (Durham)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matthew Carter (Nottinghamshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Most Sixes – Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Alex Lees (Durham)
Man of the Match – Alex Hales
Team Scores Batting first – Nottinghamshire 170+, Durham 150+
Match Handicap Nottinghamshire
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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