T20 Blast 2023: Nottinghamshire vs Durham – North Group Match Preview and Updates

The North Group has heated up, with the top five teams sharing 8 points. The 59th game of the Vitality T20 Blast in 2023 between Notts Outlaws and Durham Cricket will be significant in this context. The Notts Outlaws will be confident after defeating Lancashire Lightning. Durham is also coming off a big win over Northamptonshire Steelbacks.

Notts Outlaws have won seven of their last eight games against Durham Cricket. It will boost the team’s confidence in this game. They have a good record at home and will try to improve it. Durham has done well and has a big win here. We anticipate a close contest as both sides vie for supremacy.

The North Group Match between Nottinghamshire vs Durham will take place on June 8th, 2023 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Match Details to Note

Match: Nottinghamshire vs Durham, North Group Match, T20 Blast 2023

Date: June 08, 2023 (Thursday)                                                   

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Nottinghamshire vs Durham

Nottinghamshire vs Durham

Nottinghamshire (Match Odds – 1.57):


In the previous game, Steven Mullaney’s team defeated Lancashire Lightning by 5 wickets. This victory has moved them to fifth place on the points table, and they will be looking to move up. They play at home, where they have a winning record. They are playing a strong team, and Mullaney would like his key players to perform well.

Joe Clarke batted well in the previous game and will look to lay a solid foundation with Alex Hales. They have a strong middle order with Colin Munro, Matthew Montgomery, and Samit Patel, and these players will be looking to perform well. The batting of Tom Moores, Mullaney, and Calvin Harrison is bolstered.

Shaheen Afridi is an experienced bowler, and the team will rely on him and Samit Patel to take early wickets. Mattew Carter and Jack Brooks pitched well in the previous game, and they must keep the runs coming in the middle overs. This attack is diversified by Mullaney, Montgomery, and Calvin Harrison.

Full Squad:

Ben Slater, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Lyndon James, Steven Mullaney, Tom Moores, Liam Patterson-White, Luke Fletcher, Olly Stone, Tom Loten, Dane Paterson (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand – Vitality Blast), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan – Vitality Blast)

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Possible Playing XI:

Steven Mullaney (c), Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Matthew Montgomery, Tom Moores (wk), Samit Patel, Calvin Harrison, Matthew Carter, Shaheen Afridi, Jack Brooks

Durham (Match Odds – 2.40):


Alex Lees’ team performed admirably in the previous game, defeating Northamptonshire Steelbacks by four wickets. They have a poor record against the Notts Outlaws and have already lost to them. Lees would like to break that streak and move to the top of the points table by winning this game.

Alex Lees and Graham Clark are in good form, and the team expects them to have a strong start. In the middle order, Oliver Robinson, Michael Jones, and Ashton Turner must bat well against a strong bowling attack. Bas de Leede and Wayne Parnell in the lower middle order will also need to deliver.

Parnell and Bas de Leede will face a strong batting line-up, and early wickets from them will be critical to the team’s success. Luke Robinson, Ben Raine, and Liam Trevaskis must bowl in the appropriate areas and take advantage of the conditions. Turner and Nathan Sowter round out the team’s strong attack.

Full Squad:

Alex Lees, Cameron Bancroft, Scott Borthwick, Jack Burnham, Ben Raine, Paul Coughlin, Liam Trevaskis, David Bedingham (South Africa), Ollie Robinson, Nathan Sowter, Brandon Glover, Bas de Leede, Matthew Kuhnemann (Australia), Tristan Stubbs (South Africa – Vitality Blast)

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Possible Playing XI:

Alex Lees (c), Graham Clark, Michael Jones, Oliver Robinson (wk), Ashton Turner, Bas de Leede, Wayne Parnell, Liam Trevaskis, Ben Raine, Nathan Sowter, Luke Robinson

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Batsmen Worth Watching

Nottinghamshire have a strong opening pair in Joe Clarke and Alex Hales, and there are plenty of reliable run-scorers below them in the order. Clarke led the way for Lancashire Lightning with 42 runs off 24 balls, including six fours and two sixes.

Opener Graham Clark has already scored a century this season, and he led Durham with 55 runs from 30 balls against Northamptonshire. Durham has a deep batting order, with players like Bas de Leede and Wayne Parnell capable of contributing from the lower-middle order.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Bowlers Worth Watching

Nottinghamshire’s six-man bowling attack was led by captain Steven Mullaney, who was the only one to go wicketless in their victory on Sunday. Shaheen Shah Afridi has been a consistent wicket-taker this season, with Matthew Carter taking 3-26 in the most recent match.

In this format, South African left-arm medium fast bowler Wayne Parnell picks up wickets regardless of the venue or opposition. In the previous game, he took 2-35 but was outbowled by leg-spinner Nathan Sowter, who returned figures of 4-14 from four overs.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Toss Prediction

In the games we’ve seen, the surface has been good for batting. Batsmen are likely to be optimistic about their chances of chasing a large total. The side chasing the score benefits from this format. As a result, we expect the team that wins the toss in this game to bowl first and try to keep the opponents to a low total.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Pitch Report

Trent Bridge in Nottingham is one of the largest grounds in the UK, so there have been fewer high-scoring games there. Clearing the boundary is difficult for the batsmen, and the fast bowlers always have help here. Because of the large size of the ground, spinners can toss the ball and get wickets.

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On June 8, the skies over Nottingham would be slightly overcast. In the previous game, the batting conditions appeared to be favorable, and we would see a flat surface. In the later overs, the wicket would slow down. To feel safe in this game, the team batting first would need to score 180 runs.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Prediction

Durham Cricket has had a successful season. However, the team must overcome the mental challenge of seven consecutive losses to Notts Outlaws. For the team to win, their bowlers must perform well. The Outlaws have a strong batting lineup and have performed well at this venue in the past. It will help them become favorites in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Nottinghamshire is the favourite to beat Durham at the odds of 1.57.

Nottinghamshire vs Durham Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Joe Clarke has been Nottinghamshire’s key batter at the top of the order in recent games, and he is our pick to be their top run scorer against Durham.

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