Rain has hindered the start of The Hundred this year with Trent Rockets and Northern Superchargers having completed only two matches between them prior to their meeting at Trent Bridge at 3pm on Wednesday 9 August.
The Rockets are the defending Hundred champions, but the Superchargers looked sharp last time out, beating Southern Brave by 60 runs.
England Test star Joe Root is poised to make his first appearance of the season for Trent Rockets, while Imad Wasim has replaced the injured Rashid Khan in the Trent Bridge squad.
England Test skipper Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid are likely to be missing for the Superchargers
Trent Rockets @ 4/5
For the second time in the competition’s history, Northern Superchargers surpassed 200 runs in their convincing win over Southern Brave last time out, setting them up for a strong start to the campaign.
That came after their opening match against Birmingham Phoenix was settled as a no result and left them level on three points with a number of teams, including the Rockets.
The Rockets also had their match with Phoenix washed out, meaning they have not played since the opening match of the tournament, which they won by six runs.
It is early days in The Hundred this year and, with neither side having racked up much game time, it is worth casting an eye back on the 2022 season for betting inspiration.
The Rockets were the team to beat last year, winning six of their eight matches during the regular season and it is hard to ignore the quality they have at the crease.
Joe Root is set to make his first appearance of the season on Wednesday and joins a batting contingent featuring the likes of Dawid Malan, Alex Hales and Sam Hain, who struck 63 for the Rockets in their opening win of the season.
With that in mind, the Nottingham-based outfit are worth a bet to win this match.
David Malan – Top Trent Rockets Run Scorer @ 10/3
Punters are spoilt for choice when looking for a top Trent Rockets runscorer in this match, but Dawid Malan is the obvious and sensible selection.
In the opening win over Southern Brave, Malan went for only 11, but was looking handy at the crease, having already smacked two fours before being dislodged by Craig Overton.
Last season Malan was also one of the standout players in The Hundred, having finished as the tournament’s top runscorer with 377 runs, including four half-centuries.
He was an integral part of Trent Rockets’ title pursuit and is worth a bet to top score against the Superchargers.