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

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

Blake Cullen is a good captaincy option for this encounter.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Match Details

Essex will fight it out against the Middlesex side in a South Group battle in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. This match is slated to be played at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

This match will be played on 18th July 2021 and will commence at 07:00 PM IST.


Both Essex and Middlesex have struggled in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament. While the Essex outfit is occupying 7th place in the points table in the South Group and has won 5 out of the 13 matches that it has contested in, the Middlesex outfit is positioned at the last place in the points table and has emerged victorious in just 3 matches.

While the Middlesex side was walloped by 77 runs by the Kent outfit in its previous encounter, Essex was beaten by the Hampshire side.

Probable Playing XIs for ESS vs MID


Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawrence, James Neesham, Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Sam Cook


Sam Robson, Varun Chopra, Joe Cracknell, Daryl Mitchell, Max Holden, John Simpson, Nathan Sowter, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen, Steven Finn, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Captaincy Picks for ESS vs MID

Blake Cullen

Blake Cullen produced an excellent performance with the ball in Middlesex’s match against the Kent side. In the 4 overs that he bowled, Cullen picked up 4 wickets and gave away 33 runs. Cullen has the ability to pick up wickets at regular intervals and break flourishing partnerships.

Dan Lawrence

Dan Lawrence scored a fluent 60 at a strike rate of 133.33 in Essex’s clash against the Hampshire outfit. His innings was embellished with 5 fours and a six. Lawrence is a vital cog of the Essex middle order.

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Blake Cullen(C), Tom Westley

3-Player Team

Dan Lawrence(C), James Neesham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

4-Player Team

Max Holden(C), Steven Finn, Michael Pepper, Aron Nijjar

11-Player Team

Michael Pepper, Joe Cracknell, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Max Holden, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence(VC), James Neesham, Simon Harmer, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Steven Finn, Blake Cullen(C)

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.