TRR vs SOB Match Preview

Being led by Lewis Gregory, the Trent Rockets will be hoping to put up a similar performance this season too. Gregory led the Somerset team to its 2nd T20 Blast title earlier this year and is himself in good form. He has a star-studded batting line-up at his disposal, consisting of batsmen like Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Joe Root, and Dawid Malan.

The two wicketkeepers on the squad, Tom Moores and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are also known for their clean hitting skills.  Rashid Khan will be the key spinner for the team and will be supported by Ish Sodhi and Samit Patel, while Luke Wood, Daniel Sams, Brad Wheal, and Sam Cook will be seen in the pace department. 

Southern Brave will be led by England batsman James Vince. The Southern Brave has some talented batsmen up the order, including Devon Conway, Finn Allen, and Alex Davies. Tim David, who usually comes lower down the order, has showcased his talent in the recent seasons of the IPL and the MLC and will play a vital role here.

Where the Southern Brave is a bit lacking is in the all-rounders and the spin attack. Mitchell Santner and James Fuller are the only two experienced all-rounders on the squad but they lack consistency, especially with the bat. Santner is also the most experienced spinner on the team and will look for support from youngsters Rehan Ahmed and Jafer Chohan.

The pace attack on the other hand is quite strong. It is an all-English line-up with Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Tymall Mills, and Matthew Fisher peddling their skills. 

Weather Report

The skies are likely to remain cloudy with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Trent Bridge is well-balanced, providing for an even contest between the bat and the ball. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 150, which is a par score. The spinners will be the key here as the surface does offer a bit of turn.

Notable stats

Samit Patel: Quality Performer With Both Bat and Ball

Samit Patel has been a consistent performer for Trent with the ball. In the last season, he picked up 13 wickets at a strike rate of 10.77. He also strikes the ball well and can clear the boundaries with ease.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


TRR vs SOB Probable 11

TRR Playing 11

  • Dawid Malan
  • Alex Hales
  • Joe Root
  • Lewis Gregory (C)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Wk)
  • Colin Munro
  • Rashid Khan
  • Samit Patel
  • Daniel Sams
  • Luke Wood
  • Sam Hain

SOB Playing 11

  • James Vince (C)
  • Devon Conway
  • Finn Allen
  • Alex Davies (Wk)
  • Leus Du Plooy
  • Rehan Ahmed
  • Tim David
  • Chris Jordan
  • Craig Overton
  • Tymall Mills
  • George Garton
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Trent Rockets to win here. They have a stronger squad of the two teams and have some quality players who can win the match for them. On the other hand, the Southern Brave’s bowling looks especially weak. 


Top Picks

Dawid Malan: David Malan was the top-scorer of the tournament in 2022, where he scored 377 runs in 9 innings.

Daniel Sams: A consistent all-rounder, Daniel Sams scored at an explosive strike rate of 190.91 last season and also picked up 7 wickets.

Tim David: Tim David scored 84 runs in 58 balls last season and has only improved form since then. 


TRR vs SOB Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway, T Kohler Cadmore

Batters: A Hales, J Vince, D Malan, C Munro

All-rounders: D Sams (C), T David, Rashid-Khan (VC)

Bowlers: L Wood, C Jordan

TRR vs SOB Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction