It's a Season Opener Today for Vitality Blast 2021 and it the second Match of the Day Defending Champions Nottinghamshire will square off against Worcestershire at County Ground, New Raod One in Worcester. Worcestershire terrific run of 2018 and 2019 came to a halt last year as they finished 6th in the central group points table. The Side will be hoping to prove that their 2020 performance was merely a blip and will want to take off from where they left in 2019. Last year, Worcestershire were terrible in the absence of Moeen Ali, who was arguably the reason for their superb performance in 2018 and 2019. Now that Moeen Ali is expected to be available for the complete duration of the tournament, Worcestershire would certainly stand a big chance. Even though they appear to be a bit too over-reliant on Moeen Ali, the form Moeen Ali has been in would certainly boost their confidence. If the likes of Ben Cox, Ed Barnard, Moeen Ali, Ross Whiteley, and Pat Brown come good, defeating Worcestershire Rapids will be colossal of a task.
Nottinghamshire is arguably the most consistent side in the tournament's recent history and their title finish last year is evidence enough of that. The title last year was second in four years and they'll be looking to make it three in five. The biggest Strenght of this side has been an abundance of Match Winning players like Alex Hales, Duckett, Joe Clarke. They also have plenty of All Rounders in the Side which gives balance to the side. Nottinghamshire had a rather weak bowling attack last year and with Jake Ball struggling with an injury this year, Nottinghamshire will be slightly worried. Harry Gurney is no longer available and their bowling will rest broadly on the pretty young shoulders of Zak Chappel and Lyndon James. Besides, the absence of Imad Wasim is certainly a big setback for them.
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