Notts Outlaws visit The Pattonair County Ground on Friday 26 July for the East Midlands derby in the Vitality Blast, and we take a look at ones to watch in the fixture.
With an array of international stars expected to feature in Derby, it is sure to be an explosive encounter that you will not want to miss out on.
Opening batsman Joe Clarke joined Notts from Worcestershire in the summer, and he will provide explosive hitting at the top of the order.
The 22-year-old has made a strong start to life at Trent Bridge, recording two centuries in his opening three matches with the Outlaws, including a List A career-best of 139 against Lancashire.
Clarke top-scored for the Worcestershire Rapids as they clinched the Vitality Blast title last year, while he also hit a century and two half-centuries on route to the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final.
Overall, Clarke has hit over 1,800 runs in List A cricket at an average of 34.56, including four centuries and nine half-centuries.
He also boasts an impressive record in the shortest format, with over 1,000 runs to his name in 44 matches, with a top score of 124 not out.
Returning to lead the Outlaws for a fourth consecutive year, Australia international Dan Christian will provide a reliable option with both bat and ball.
The all-rounder will be aiming to guide Notts to their second twenty-over title in three years when the Outlaws arrive at The Pattonair County Ground for the big East Midlands derby.
Christian has a wealth of experience in the shortest format; he has won seven twenty-over competitions across the globe, including the Big Bash League in February.
He notched over 400 runs in the 2018 Vitality Blast as he topped the Outlaws’ averages at 41.50, whilst he also took ten wickets in the competition, with best figures of 3-34.
Skilful bowler Harry Gurney is set to lead Notts’ bowling attack, after finishing as the Outlaws’ leading wicket-taker in last year’s Vitality Blast campaign.
The 32-year-old took 20 wickets at an average of 19.35 as Notts reached the quarter-final, recording best figures
Gurney also has multiple titles in the twenty-over format to his name, after success this winter when he won the Big Bash League and Pakistan Super League.
In his Twenty20 career to-date, he has taken over 150 wickets at an average of 23.44 with best figures of 4-17.
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