Will Durham continue their unbeaten streak of the season against Nottinghamshire?
We predict that Durham will defeat Nottinghamshire.
Durham and Nottinghamshire will face each other in this 30th match of the Vitality Blast T20 cup on 15th June at Riverside Ground. Both teams have played good games so far this season and will be looking forward to continuing that form in this match as well. Durham are at 2nd place in the North Group with 4 points by winning both the games they have played. On the other hand, Nottinghamshire won 1 game from 3 matches to be in 5th place in the same group with 3 points.
Both teams are neck to neck against each other in the past few matches. Durham will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum while Nottinghamshire will try to back in the top 2 by winning this game.
Durham have started this season on a good note as they have won the first two games and placed themselves at the 2nd position in the points table with 4 points in hand. They have shown some superb batting as well as bowling performances in the last 2 matches of this season. In the first match against Yorkshire, Durham managed to put a good total of 181 runs on the board. After struggling at an early stage of the game, Brydon Carse played a superb knock of 51 runs from 31 balls in the lower order. Ben Raine (2 wickets for 17 runs) and Matty Potts (2 wickets for 28 runs) bowled a superb spell to defend that target easily against Yorkshire.
While playing against Leicestershire in the 2nd game, again with the help of Ben Raine’s 3 wickets for 19 runs and Matty Potts’ 3 wickets for 27 runs, Durham restricted opponents to 168 runs. Ned Eckersley’s not out 50 from 36 balls and Liam Trevaskis’ important 30 from 20 in the lower order, helped the team to clinch a victory. The overall team is looking strong in batting as well and bowling by looking at performances in the past 2 matches. They will try to maintain that momentum against Nottinghamshire in this match on 15th June.
Key players for Durham: Cameron Bancroft, Graham Clark, Paul Coughlin, Matty Potts.
Graham Clark, David Bedingham, Cameron Bancroft(c), Ben Raine, Ned Eckersley(wk), Jack Burnham, Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse, Scott Borthwick, Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts.
Brydon Carse, Scott Borthwick, Cameron Bancroft, Paul Coughlin, Jack Burnham, Ned Eckersley, Matty Pots, Ben Raine, Graham Clark, Liam Trevaskis, David Bedingham
After the first draw against Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire managed to win 1 game from the next 2 matches, and with 3 points in hand, they are at 5th place in the points table. They will try to clinch this match against informed Durham to be in the top 2. In the second match against Birmingham, Nottinghamshire’s bowlers delivered poor performance in the bowling and conceded 229 runs in 20 overs. Only Matthew Carter bowled an economical spell of 2 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs. Durham tried to chase down the target but failed to do so by 18 runs only. Ben Duckett played a fighting knock of 51 from 27 balls.
Nottinghamshire registered their first win of the season against Northamptonshire. With the help of Joe Clarke’s 136 from 56 balls only, they managed to put 214 runs on the board. Again Matthew Carter came for a rescue in the bowling department and bowled a superb economical spell by taking 1 wicket for just 15 runs in 4 overs to help his team in victory. Nottinghamshire have good batting but the middle order failed to show their skill sets in the last few matches. They will try to solve this issue while playing against Durham in this next fixture at Riverside Ground.
Key players for Nottinghamshire: Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Matthew Carter
Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Peter Trego, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores(wk), Steven Mullaney(c), Samit Patel, Lyndon James, Luke Fletcher, Calvin Harrison, Matthew Carter.
Alex Hales, Steven Mullaney, Peter Trego, Matthew Carter, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores, Samit Patel, Calvin Harrison, Jake Ball, Luke Fletcher
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||10||0 mm.||3.41 k/h||From: W||49%|
|03h||9||0 mm.||2.86 k/h||From: W||44%|
|06h||10||0 mm.||2.57 k/h||From: WNW||43%|
|09h||15||0 mm.||0.69 k/h||From: SW||96%|
|12h||17||0 mm.||3.64 k/h||From: S||97%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||4.78 k/h||From: SSW||100%|
|18h||19||0 mm.||3.85 k/h||From: SSW||78%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||2.52 k/h||From: SSW||86%|
The weather is partially cloudy on the 15th of June, with a 10-15% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 20°C - 13°C range.
Riverside Ground from Chester-le-street will host this match. This ground has a capacity of 5000 and has conducted a few international as well as domestic games so far.
This ground has conducted only 3 T20Is matches so far but mainly used for domestic purposes like Vitality Blast and County Championship. The pitch offers an equal advantage to batsmen as well as bowlers. But in the last 3 matches, the team who batted first won 2 matches. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bat first.
Durham have depth in the batting order and they have shown their batting strength in the previous two matches. On the other hand, middle-order batting is still an issue for Nottinghamshire and they have to work on it before playing against Durham. Durham’s spin attack also has an upper hand over Nottinghamshire’s spin bowling and they will try to put pressure on Nottinghamshire by taking wickets in the middle overs.
We predict that Durham will defeat Nottinghamshire.