ESS vs GLO: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, South Group

ESS vs GLO: Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for T20 Blast 2021, South Group

Michael Pepper is a good captaincy option for this match.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Match Details

In a South Group clash of the Vitality T20 Blast tournament, Essex and Gloucestershire will do battle at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

This match will start at 11:30 PM IST.


Essex has struggled to get going in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. They have managed to win just one out of the 4 matches that they have played in the tournament and are placed at 8th place in the South Group. In their previous encounter against Sussex, they were thrashed by 7 wickets.

Gloucestershire are currently stationed at 4th place in the points table. The side has won 2 out of the 4 matches that it has played thus far in the tournament. They defeated Middlesex in their previous match.

Probable Playing XIs for ESS vs GLO


William Buttleman (WK), Tom Westley, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Paul Walter, James Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer (C), Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook, James Porter


Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips (WK), Jack Taylor (C), Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, David Payne, Daniel Worrall

Captaincy Picks for Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

Michael Pepper

Michael Pepper was in good form in Essex’s previous clash against the Sussex side. He scored a fluent 38 at a strike rate of 152.00. Pepper is an important member of the Essex batting lineup. The wicketkeeper-batsman will once again be hoping to give a rollicking start to his side with the bat in hand.

Ian Cockbain

Ian Cockbain’s blazing 62 against Middlesex helped the Gloucestershire side beat their opposition by just 2 runs. Cockbain will hold the key for his side in the clash against Essex.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Michael Pepper (C), David Payne

3-Player Team

Ian Cockbain (C), Chris Dent, William Buttleman

4-Player Team

James Neesham (C), James Porter, Glenn Phillips, Jack Taylor

11-Player Team

William Buttleman, Michael Pepper (C), Glenn Phillips, Chris Dent (VC), Ian Cockbain, Ryan ten Doeschate, David Payne, James Neesham, James Porter, Arron Nijjar, Tom Smith

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.