Notts Outlaws will name an unchanged team when Derbyshire Falcons visit Trent Bridge this evening (play starts 6pm).
Warm weather and regional rivalry has contributed to strong pre-sales for the game with 8,500 supporters expected to flock to Trent Bridge.
Luke Fletcher will continue to deputise for Andy Carter who is undergoing extensive diagnosis for the back injury that ruled him out of Thursday’s NatWest T20 Blast victory at Grace Road.
Phil Jaques will open alongside Alex Hales following his T20 debut for the Club yesterday.
“We’ve asked Phil to carry on his red ball form and he’ll play controlled shots to give us some stability,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.
“Beating Leicestershire has given us an opportunity to move up the table but it will mean much more if we can put back-to-back performances together and beat Derbyshire.”
Riki Wessels maintained his hot streak with an explosive knock at Grace Road and seems set to stay at number three.
“Riki hits the ball as hard and as cleanly as anyone and he’s putting in the sort of perfomances that we expect of a capped cricketer,” said Newell.
“Some would argue that we could have elevated him earlier in the competition but James Taylor has also shown good form at number three in the past and we felt he should have that chance first.”
Notts Outlaws team to face Derbyshire Falcons: Alex Hales, Phil Jaques, Riki Wessels, James Taylor, Samit Patel, Chris Read, Steven Mullaney, Sam Wood, Ajmal Shahzad, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney
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