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

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

James Neesham is a good captaincy pick for this match.

James Vince
James Vince. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Match Details

Essex and Hampshire will face off against each other in a South Group battle in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. This match is slated to take place at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

The match will begin at 11:30 PM IST and will be streamed live on FanCode.


Essex and Hampshire started off their campaigns in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament in contrasting fashions. While Essex beat Somerset by 3 wickets in their previous match, the Hampshire side fell short in every department of the game in their previous match against Kent and lost the match by 38 runs.

While Essex will look to continue their excellent form, Hampshire will be looking for a change in fortunes.

Probable Playing XIs


Adam Wheater (wk), Tom Westley, Michael Pepper, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Sam Cook, James Porter


James Vince (c), D’Arcy Short, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal

Captaincy Picks for Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

James Neesham

New Zealand cricketer James Neesham blasted a blazing 53 at a strike rate of 212 in Essex’s victory over Somerset. Neesham is vastly experienced and can be handy with the ball as well.

James Vince

James Vince can change the course of a match in a jiffy. Vince is an experienced campaigner in T20 cricket and has scored 6500 runs in his T20 career at an average of above 30. If Vince can provide a blazing start to his side early on, then the Hampshire outfit will fancy their chances against Essex.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Jimmy Neesham (C), D’Arcy Short

3-Player Team

James Vince (C), Ryan Ten Doeschate, Joe Weatherley

4-Player Team

Mason Crane (C), James Vince, Adam Wheater, Sam Cook

11-Player Team

Jimmy Neesham (C), D’Arcy Short, James Vince (VC), Ryan Ten Doeschate, Joe Weatherley, Mason Crane, Adam Wheater, Sam Cook, Chris Wood, Paul Walter, Brad Wheal

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.