- Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:43 am
We are now fourth in the table; however all is not lost.
As I see it, if we win tomorrow in Birmingham, we will go above Bears on run rate. If Somerset lose to Glos, we will finish second and qualify for quarter finals.
If Somerset beat Glos, they will go above us on run rate and we will be third. At that point we need to worry about the other groups (only two of the three third-placed teams qualify). Leics and Sussex could come into play, but the main threat seems to be Durham. If they beat Notts they will also have 11 points and a better run rate. Sussex already have 11 points and a better run rate.
So basically (1) we need to win, (2) can Glos please beat Somerset? (3) or can Notts please beat Durham?
If we lose, only an unlikely combination of one-sided results in other matches could see us through.
Team? Assuming Wakely injured (or even if not), bring back Vasconcelos to try to keep score ticking over, don't leave Zaib till number 7, drop a seamer (probably Glover) to include Sole.
How about Levi, Stirling, Cobb, Vasconcelos, Rossington, Zaib, Procter, Sole, White, Buck, Sanderson?