T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Surrey vs Sussex – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update
It is advisable to pick Surrey's leading wicket-taker Daniel Moriarty in your Dream11 fantasy team.
Published - Sep 16, 2020 3:47 pm | Updated - Sep 16, 2020 3:51 pm
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).
After suffering a 12-runs defeat at the hands of Essex in their last match, Sussex will be keen to return to the winning ways when they battle against Surrey in an away fixture. When the two teams had locked horns earlier this season, the match got abandoned due to rain. In the match played before that, Surrey beat Sussex by 25 runs.
Surrey could not win any of its first three games in T20 Blast 2020. However, they turned the tables from the fourth game onwards and are now on a 4-match winning streak now. The home team starts as the favourite to win this match.
The good news for cricket fans is that zero chance of rain in London on Wednesday evening. The temperature will stay around 22 °C.
The pitch at Kennington Oval has been supportive to the bowlers. However, batsmen can also get some help from the surface. Anything around 160 will be considered as a good score.
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
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.
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.
Hashim Amla will be the prime pick from Surrey. In the absence of Laurie Evans, he will have the responsibility of scoring the runs. Amla had a hit a half-century against Middlesex on Monday at Lord’s.
Delray Rawlins performed brilliantly against Essex. The all-rounder bowled 3 overs and returned with figures of 2/18, while he also scored a 20-ball 37 in the second innings.
All-rounder David Wiese will be another top pick from Sussex. The Proteas player has scored 231 runs in six games this year, with his average being 77.
Will Jacks looked in fine touch against Middlesex the other day. If the pitch plays the same way it did on Monday, Jacks can score many points in this contest. He can be a good option for your Dream11 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 Dream11 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
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Phil Salt
Batters – Hashim Amla (c), Will Jacks, Luke Wright
All-Rounders – Gus Atkinson, David Wiese (vc), Ravi Bopara
Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs, Jamie Overton
Daniel Moriarty is the leading wicket-taker for Surrey in the T20 Blast so far. With 11 wickets in seven matches to his name, Moriarty has been a standout performer for his side. It is advisable to pick him in your Dream11 fantasy team.
Surrey is expected to win this match.