Jacob Bethell is the X-factor for Warwickshire.
Warwickshire are all set to host their third home fixture. They will take on Northamptonshire in the Group 1 contest of Friday. Warwickshire are heading into this match on the back of a loss against Yorkshire by 39 runs. Chasing 320 runs to win, they did their best but could only manage to score 281 runs in the end. They are currently placed at the 6th spot in the standings with 4 points.
Meanwhile, Northamptonshire have played only 2 full matches, winning one and losing one, while the other 2 were washed out due to rain. A win against Derbyshire by 3 wickets in a close contest has given them plenty of confidence. Right now, they are at the 7th spot in the standings with 4 points.
Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Group 1
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date &Time: August 6th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
It’s a high-scoring venue. The team batting first has more chances of winning the game if they score 290 plus runs. We have already witnessed the team batting first winning 2 matches in this tournament, and hence, batting first is the preferable option.
Probable Playing XIs for WAS vs NOR:
Ed Pollock, Robert Yates, Will Rhodes (c), Michael Burgess (wk), Matthew Lamb, Dan Mousley, Jacob Bethell, Ethan Brookes, Jordan Bulpitt, Karl Carver, Manraj Johal
Ricardo Vasconcelos (c), Emilio Gay, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, Saif Zaib, Wayne Parnell, Tom Taylor, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Jack White, Freddie Heldreich
Top Picks for WAS vs NOR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Warwickshire
Jacob Bethell is the man to watch out for Warwickshire. So far in this tournament, he has picked up 9 wickets and has also scored 91 runs with the bat, including the fighting knock of 66 runs from 41 deliveries against Yorkshire.
Robert Yates has scored the most runs for Warwickshire in this tournament. He has accumulated 246 runs in 4 innings at an average of 61.5, which includes one century and two half-centuries.
Top Picks – Northamptonshire
Emilio Gay set the stage on fire with his brilliant 84* runs from 73 deliveries in the run-chase against Derbyshire, which handed Northamptonshire their first win.
Ricardo Vasconcelos played a captains’ knock in the last match against Derbyshire and scored valuable 50 runs. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 85 runs in 4 innings at an average of 28.33.
WAS vs NOR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WAS vs NOR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ricardo Vasconcelos (vc), Ed Pollock, Robert Yates (c), Dan Mousley, Ben Curran, Jacob Bethell, Will Rhodes, Emilio Gay, Ethan Brookes, Ben Sanderson, Jack White
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WAS vs NOR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Michael Burgess, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Robert Yates, Ben Curran, Rob Keogh, Jacob Bethell (c), Will Rhodes, Emilio Gay (vc), Ethan Brookes, Ben Sanderson, Freddie Heldreich
WAS vs NOR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Michael Burgess has scored 141 runs in 5 innings in this tournament at an average of 35.25. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Rob Keogh has scored 40 runs in 2 innings. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
Wayne Parnell has managed to pick up 2 wickets in 3 innings and scored 9 runs in this competition. Considering there are plenty of better options available in the all-rounders’ slot, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.