English County Trophy – ESS vs KET – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Bob Willis Trophy, 2020 – South Group, Essex vs Kent: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Simon Harmer took at least one 5-wicket haul in six of the seven County matches hosted by Chelmsford in 2019.

Simon Harmer of Essex
Simon Harmer of Essex. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The South Group match in Bob Willis Trophy, 2020 will be played between Essex and Kent at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM GMT).

This game will be streamed live on the YouTube channel of the Essex County Club.


Bob Willis Trophy, the replacement of County Championship for 2020, will kick start on Saturday where the County champions Essex will be in action. The Essex team is part of the South Group and will be hosting Kent in the 4-day fixture starting Saturday. County Ground in Chelmsford will be the venue for this match where Essex won each of the seven matches played during the 2019 County Championship. The Tom Westley-led team would look to continue their winning spree at home after doing well in the 2-day warm-up match also against Kent earlier this week.

Weather Condition/Report:

Chelmsford is expected to have sunny weather with high temperatures on Saturday but clouds could be seen on Sunday and Tuesday. But the first half of Monday could be troubled due to showers.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Chelmsford’s County Ground usually provides tracks that are found in the winters of sub-continent. The first 3-4 sessions will be really helpful for the seamers before the batsmen dominate for a good 3-4 sessions. The remainder of the match will be dominated by spin bowlers and the presence of Simon Harmer has made Essex a ruthless team at this venue.

Injury and Availability News:

Dan Lawrence is part of the Test squad against Pakistan.

Playing XIs:


Sir Alastair Cook, Nick Browne, Tom Westley(c), Varun Chopra, Feroze Khushi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater(w), Simon Harmer, Samuel Cook, James Porter, Matthew Quinn


Daniel Bell-Drummond(c), Jordan Cox, Jack Leaning, Oliver Robinson, Heino Kuhn(w), Darren Stevens, Grant Stewart, Marcus ORiordan, Matt Milnes, Hamidullah Qadri, Ivan Thomas

Top Picks:

Simon Harmer took seven 5-wicket hauls in Chelmsford during the last county championship. He claimed at least one 5-wicket haul in six of the seven FC matches hosted by Chelmsford in 2019.

Matt Milnes took 2/7 in the ten overs he bowled during the warm-up game and also picked up 55 wickets from only 14 matches during the 2019 County season.

Ollie Robinson smashed 103 off 144 balls with help of 19 fours before retiring hurt during the warm-up match earlier this week. He struck two tons and claimed 54 catches during the previous County season.

Sir Alastair Cook scored 913 runs during the 2019 County season in 24 innings at an average over 45 with help of eight scores in excess of fifty runs.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Darren Stevens, Simon Harmer, Ollie Robinson

Vice-Captain options – Ryan ten Doeschate, Tom Westley, Matt Milnes

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Ollie Robinson

Batsmen – Sir Alastair Cook, Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Bell-Drummond

All-RoundersDarren Stevens (C), Simon Harmer, Tom Westley (VC)

Bowlers – Matt Quinn, Matt Milnes, Harry Podmore, Jamie Porter


Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ollie Robinson

Batsmen – Sir Alastair Cook, Ryan ten Doeschate, Heino Kuhn

All-Rounders – Darren Stevens, Simon Harmer (C), Tom Westley, Grant Stewart

BowlersMatt Milnes (VC), Tim Groenewald, Sam Cook


Expert Advice:

Simon Harmer didn’t feature in the warm-up fixture earlier this week but is expected to return for the match against Kent. Aron Nijjar is expected to be the second spinner as Chelmsford is expected to assist spinners after the first day.

Probable Winners:

Essex is expected to continue their longer format winning streak in Chelmsford.

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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.