Vitality Blast 2023, Match 116: ESS vs MID Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update
Can Essex end their three-match losing streak or Middlesex will spoil their party?
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County Ground in Chelmsford will host the 116th match of Vitality T20 Blast 2023, which will be played between Essex and Middlesex. Essex have won seven out of their 12 matches so far, while Middlesex have had a poor season as they won only one out of their 12 games.
Essex squared off against Hampshire in their last outing. It was a high-scoring affair between these two sides. Essex posted 209/7 on the board in 20 overs. Their openers, Daniel Lawrence, 70(33) and Feroze Khushi, 61(37), got them off to a flyer. And Daniel Sams 30*(18) later ensured Essex posted a substantial total. Josh Turner scalped three wickets, while Nathan Ellis grabbed two wickets. While chasing 210, Hampshire's skipper James Vince stepped up with 76(42), a perfect example of a captain leading from the front. Later on, James Fuller 57(29), Benny Howell 34*(18), and Liam Dawson 10*(2) carried Hampshire towards a 4-wicket victory with four balls to spare. Essex's skipper Simon Harmer and Matthew Critchley bagged two wickets each. Essex have lost three games in a row, so they'll look to bounce back with a victory in this game.
Middlesex squared off against Kent in their previous match. It was also a high-scoring encounter. Kent posted 228/3 in 20 overs with Daniel Bell-Drummond's brilliant knock of 111(58) and his opening partner Tawanda Muyeye scoring 50(30). Middlesex were bundled out for 173 in 19 overs. Luke Hollman 48(20) and Skipper 32(24) were two high-scorers for them. Grant Stewart, Joey Evison, and George Linde scalped three wickets each. This was Middlesex's 11th defeat of the season.
Vitality Blast, 30 Jun 2023, Fri, 11:30 PM IST, County Ground, Bristol
Team Form (Last 5 matches)
Probable Playing XI
Bench : AM Rossington, T Westley, AN Cook, OS Bocking, Josh Rymell, NLJ Browne, Ronnie McKenna, Luke Benkenstein, DAJ Bracewell, Jamal Richards, JA Porter, ASS Nijjar, Eshun Kalley, Samuel Cook, S Snater
Bench : PJ Malan, Nathan Fernandes, TG Helm, Blake Cullen, RG White, Daniel O'Driscoll, SD Robson, MD Stoneman, TS Roland-Jones, ER Bamber, TJ Murtagh, Chris Green, H Seagrave, Ishaan Kaushal, TN Walallawita
Injury and availability news
Daniel Sams ESS | ALL
Essex's all-rounder has been performing brilliantly so far. He has scalped 20 wickets and scored 232 runs in 12 matches so far.
Stevie Eskinazi MID | BAT
Middlesex's skipper has been in sublime form and has amassed 415 runs in 12 innings so far which includes four half-centuries as well.
Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team
ESS | ALL
The bowling all-rounder has not been able to deliver with the ball and has been able to pick just six wickets so far.
MID | ALL
He has not been able to perform up to the mark and has scored 140 runs in 12 games so far. So, you can avoid picking him in your fantasy team.