GLA vs ESS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For Semi-Final 1 of English One Day Cup 2021

English One Day Cup 2021, Semi-Final 1: GLA vs ESS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Glamorgan will use their home conditions in favor of them.

Hamish Rutherford
Hamish Rutherford. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)


Glamorgan will host Essex in the 1st semi-final clash of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Monday. Glamorgan were the Group 2 winners and have got the opportunity to play semi-final fixture on their home turf. Nick Selman and Michael Hogan were the top performers for them in the league stages. They have a good record at Cardiff where they have won 3 of the last 4 matches played.

On the other hand, Essex convincingly defeated Yorkshire in the Quarter-Final encounter by massive 129 runs. They haven’t reached the finals for the past 13 years and it’s the right opportunity for them to earn a spot.

Match Details:

Glamorgan vs Essex, Group 1

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Date & Time: August 16th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time

Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website

Pitch Report:

The quick bowlers will have a better advantage here. The cloudy weather conditions will support them as well, having said the batters need to be patient and play long. It’s better to bowl first on this surface.

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Probable Playing XIs for GLA vs ESS:


Hamish Rutherford, Nick Selman, Steven Reingold, Kiran Carlson (c), Billy Root, James Weighell, Joe Cooke, Tom Cullen (wk), Andrew Salter, Lukas Carey, Michael Hogan


Josh Rymell, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (c), Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Ben Allison

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Top Picks for GLA vs ESS Dream11 Match:

Top Picks Glamorgan

Nick Selman has scored 269 runs in the last 3 matches with the highest score of 140 against Leicestershire. Overall in this tournament, he has mustered 326 runs at an average of 54.33.

Overseas signing, Hamish Rutherford has scored 226 runs in 7 innings in this tournament at an average of 32.28, with the highest score of 86.

Top Picks ­Essex

Playing in his 1st domestic season, Josh Rymell has already shown a lot of potential in his batting. In 5 innings in this competition, he has scored 287 runs at an average of 57.4 and a strike rate of 75.52.

Former England captain, Alastair Cook is showing his class in this competition. Using all his experience, he has 387 runs in 9 innings at an average of 55.28, which includes one century and two half-centuries.

GLA vs ESS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament) Dream11 Points
Nick Selman 326 runs 467
Hamish Rutherford 226 runs 310
Michael Hogan 14 wickets 478
Josh Rymell 287 runs 391
Alastair Cook 387 runs 527

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GLA vs ESS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Adam Wheater, Alastair Cook (vc), Hamish Rutherford, Nick Selman (c), Billy Root, Josh Rymell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Joe Cooke, Michael Hogan, Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GLA vs ESS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Tom Cullen, Alastair Cook, Hamish Rutherford, Tom Westley (c), Nick Selman, S Reingold, Ryan ten Doeschate, Joe Cooke, Michael Hogan, Simon Harmer (vc), Aron Nijjar

GLA vs ESS Risky Captaincy Choices:

Billy Root has scored 188 runs in 6 innings so far in this competition, at an average of 31.33. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Ryan ten Doeschate is doing a great job in this tournament with his all-round performances. He has scalped 14 wickets and scored 111 runs. It’s worth a risk to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Kiran Carlson has scored only 18 runs in the last 4 innings. Considering his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.