After a few enthralling matches that went right down to the wire, the English weather has started to show its true colors and has begun to interrupt the matches. Trent Rockets' last match against Birmingham Phoenix was completely washed out due to rain. The ground was so wet that even the toss did not take place. The Trent Rockets are still at the top of the points table, thanks to their first-game win against the Southern Brave franchise.
This washed-out match can, however, come back to haunt them in the later stages of the tournament. The Northern Superchargers have not had a chance to play in the tournament till now, as their first match against the Birmingham Phoenix was washed out as well.
The match between Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers will take place at Trent Bridge Stadium, Nottingham, on Wednesday. The match will be an afternoon game, and hence we expect the pitch to be a little slow and the venue to show no signs of dew for the major part of the game. Both teams will be desperate to get two points to cover up for their washed-out games.
If Joe Root has joined the team, he might be up for a place in the lineup, replacing Sam Hain against the Northern Superchargers. If they want to include a leg-spinner, Ish Sodhi will be a decent option in place of Imad Wasim in the team. But we don’t anticipate any changes in the team, barring any forced injuries, so early in the tournament, when the players have had only one chance to prove their worth.
Alex Hales could be their x-factor in the upcoming match.
Predicted Lineup: Dawid Malan, Alex Hales, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Colin Munro, Sam Hain, Lewis Gregory (c), Imad Wasim, Daniel Sams, Matthew Carter, Luke Wood, and Sam Cook
The fans and the team management of this franchise will be hoping that their two key players, Ben Stokes, and Ollie Robinson, join the team as soon as possible. Stokes, if available, will be a straight swap with Saif Zaib in the playing 11. The other players are likely to keep their place in the team.
Reece Topley could be their x-factor in the upcoming match.
Predicted Lineup: Adam Lyth, Tom Banton (wk), Matthew Short, Harry Brook, Saif Zaib/Ben Stokes, Adam Hose, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell (c), Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, and Brydon Carse
We predict the home team (the Trent Rockets) to beat the Northern Superchargers in this forthcoming match on Wednesday. The Rockets have had a really good start to the season, whereas the Superchargers will take a match or two to find their rhythm, as we think. The Trent Rockets have a smashing batting lineup, which will be up against the strong bowling attack of the Northern Superchargers in Nottingham.