Essex will take on Middlesex in the South Group contest on Sunday. Since both the teams are already out of the Quarter-Finals contention, there is not much to play for in this match. Both the teams weren’t consistent in this tournament, which is the root cause for their downfall.
Two back-to-back defeats in their previous two matches made Essex push down to the 7th spot in the South Group standings. On the other hand, Middlesex are still sitting at the bottom of the table with 7 points. They have managed to win only 3 matches in this tournament and will be hoping to finish this year’s T20 Blast with a win.
Essex vs Middlesex, South Group
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
Date & Time: July 18th at 7:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
Considering the previous matches played in this tournament, the surface assists bowlers more than the batters. The batting will become much easier in the 2nd half of the match, and hence, bowling first is a preferable option.
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Probable Playing XIs for ESS vs MID:
Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawrence, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Samuel Cook
Sam Robson, Varun Chopra, Joe Cracknell, Max Holden, Daryl Mitchell, John Simpson (wk), Nathan Sowter, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Steven Finn (c)
Top Picks for ESS vs MID Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Essex
Despite a half-century from Dan Lawrence in the previous game against Hampshire, Essex lost the game. Overall in this tournament, Lawrence has mustered 223 runs in 7 matches at an average of 44.6.
Essex skipper Simon Harmer has had a fabulous tournament with the ball in this competition. He has scalped 18 wickets in 12 matches at an economy of 7.32, with the best figures of 4 for 24.
Top Picks – Middlesex
19-year-old quick Blake Cullen has had a dream tournament with the ball. He has scalped 18 wickets in 11 matches, with the best figures of 4 for 32.
Having joined Middlesex in the second half of the tournament, Daryl Mitchell has scored 166 runs in 7 matches at an average of 23.71. He has also chipped in with 8 wickets.
ESS vs MID Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics ( This tournament)||Dream11 Points|
|Dan Lawrence||223 runs and 5 wickets||488|
|Simon Harmer||18 wickets and 108 runs||736|
|Blake Cullen||18 wickets and 43 runs||601|
|Daryl Mitchell||166 runs and 8 wickets||480|
|James Neesham||169 runs and 4 wickets||426|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ESS vs MID Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Michael Pepper, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence (c), Max Holden, James Neesham, Simon Harmer, Daryl Mitchell (vc), Aron Nijjar, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Blake Cullen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ESS vs MID Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Adam Wheater, Joe Cracknell (c), Tom Westley, Sam Robson, Dan Lawrence, Simon Harmer (vc), Daryl Mitchell, Steven Finn, Shane Snater, Samuel Cook, Nathan Sowter
ESS vs MID Risky Captaincy Choices:
James Neesham has had an average tournament so far. He has scored 169 runs and scalped 4 wickets. It’s a bit risky to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Mujeeb-ur-Rahman has picked up 8 wickets in 5 matches so far in this tournament. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Ryan ten Doeschate hasn’t scored any big runs in this tournament and he averages only 10.42 with the bat. Hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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