T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Surrey vs Sussex – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Surrey vs Sussex – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Handy both with the bat and the ball, Will Jacks can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

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Will Jacks bats in the nets. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Match Details

The South Group match of the T20 Blast 2020 is all set to be played between Surrey and Sussex at Kennington Oval in London.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST).

Preview

This game is going to a fascinating watch for the neutral, as the first and third-ranked boys of South Group will lock horns at the Kennington Oval. With four wins from seven games, Surrey are sitting at the top of the points table. Their opponents Sussex have also won the equal number of games, but are behind the table-toppers by a solitary point.

Hence, a chance to sit at the top of the tree is available to both sides. Surrey started their campaign on a very bad note, failing to win any of their first three encounters. But they have not lost a game ever since. On the other hand, Sussex’s journey has been filled with ups and downs, with the ratio favouring ups by a significant margin.


Weather Report

While rain played spoilsport when the two sides met earlier in the season, we can expect a clear sky over the English capital for this game. The temperature is expected to be around 22 °C.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Kennington Oval has slightly been in the favour of bowlers. Chasing targets has proved to be extremely difficult at Kennington Oval in the recent past.

Average 1st innings score: 157 (Last 5 20-over matches considered)

Record of Chasing Teams: Won –  1, Lost – 4


Injury & Availability News

Phil Salt is fit and available to play for Sussex. 

Captain Gareth Batty and Laurie Evans are unavailable for Surrey. 

Probable Playing XIs

Surrey:

Hashim Amla, Gus Atkinson, Rory Burns, Rikki Clarke, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Daniel Moriarty, Jamie Overton, Recce Topley, Jamie Smith, Scott Borthwick.

 Bench: Matt Dunn, Liam Plunkett. 

Sussex:

Luke Wright (c), Phil Salt, Ravi Bopara, Ben Brown, George Garton (wk), Calum MacLeod, Tymal Mills, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Robinson, Danny Briggs, David Wiese

Bench: Stuart Meaker, Will Beer, Jack Carson, Aaron Thomason. 


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Top Picks

Hashim Amla has scored 182 runs in just 5 games for Surrey. The South African veteran has an average of over 35 and a fairly decent strike rate of over 125.

Delray Rawlins has been in fine form recently. The all-rounder has scored 177 runs at an average of nearly 30 and a strike rate of almost 150. Besides this, he also has four wickets to his name.

All-rounder David Wiese has been the backbone of Sussex. Amla’s countryman has scored 231 runs in six games this year, at an astonishing average of 77. He is a must-have for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options – Hashim Amla, Delray Rawlins

Vice-Captain Options – David Wiese, Will Jacks

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Foakes, Phil Salt

Batters – Hashim Amla, Will Jacks (vc), Delray Rawlins (c), Luke Wright 

All-Rounders – Gus Atkinson, David Wiese

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs

12th Man – Jamie Overton

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Phil Salt

BattersHashim Amla (c), Will Jacks, Luke Wright 

All-Rounders – Gus Atkinson, David Wiese (vc), Ravi Bopara

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs, Jamie Overton

12th Man – Delray Rawlins


Expert Advice

Will Jacks is handy both with the bat and the ball. With 142 runs and 3 wickets to his name, he can be a great addition to your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Probable Winners

Surrey is expected to win this match.

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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.