T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Sussex vs Middlesex – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Sussex vs Middlesex – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The leading run-scorer of the tournament, Stephen Eskinazi, has plundered 376 runs at a remarkable average of 47.

Luke Wright of Sussex
Luke Wright of Sussex bats. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The upcoming South Group game of the T20 Blast 2020 will be played between Sussex and Middlesex at the County Ground, Hove.

This match is scheduled to start at 02:00 PM Local Time (06:30 PM IST) and will be streamed live on FanCode.

Preview:

Sussex and Middlesex are set to play their 9th game of the tournament on this Friday at the County Ground. Sussex have lost their previous battle against Surrey as they failed to defend the total of 165 runs in the allotted overs. Middlesex, on the other hand, won their last encounter against Kent by a margin of 2 runs. Currently, they are placed at the fourth position, just after Sussex.

Moreover, Sussex beat Middlesex in their first meeting and would look forward to doing the same in this game. Meanwhile, Middlesex will want to avenge for that loss in the upcoming game. With both the teams having done quite well up to this stage, it should set the platform for an exciting game of cricket. Also, both of them will look to push hard for a win.


Weather Report 

The weather is predicted to be mostly sunny during the game while the temperatures hovering around 22 Degrees Celsius mark.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a fabulous pitch to bat on at this venue. The ball comes on to the bat nicely and thus one can expect a high-scoring game.

Average first innings score: 189 (Last three games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Sussex:

Philip Salt, Luke Wright, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Calum MacLeod, Aaron Thompson.

Bench: Ben Brown, Mitchell Claydon, Jack Carson, Stuart Meaker.

Middlesex:

Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi, John Simpson, Steven Finn, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Tim Murtagh, Joe Cracknell, Luke Hollman, Miguel Cummins, Martin Andersson.

Bench: Blake Cullen, Thilan Walallawita, Dan Lincoln, James Harris, Jack Davies.

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Top Picks:

Luke Wright, the skipper of Sussex, is the third-highest run-getter of the league and has amassed 350 runs that he played at an average of around 44.

Danny Briggs has taken 12 wickets in the tournament, which is also the most by any bowler from Sussex.

The leading run-scorer of the tournament, Stephen Eskinazi, has plundered 376 runs at a remarkable average of 47.

Joe Cracknell scored a fifty in his last game against Kent, but in a losing cause.

The skipper of Middlesex, Steven Finn, has bagged 13 scalps which is the most by any bowler in the league.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Stephen Eskinazi, Luke Wright

Vice-Captain Options – Danny Briggs, Steven Finn

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – John Simpson, Philip Salt

Batters – Stephen Eskinazi (C), Delray Rawlins, Max Holden

All-Rounders – David Wiese, Luke Hollman

Bowlers – Steven Finn, Danny Briggs (VC), Tom Helm, Will Beer

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – John Simpson

Batters – Stephen Eskinazi, Luke Wright (C), Joe Cracknell

All-Rounders –  David Wiese, Martin Andersson, Ravi Bopara

Bowlers – Steven Finn (VC), Danny Briggs, Ollie Robinson, Tim Murtagh


Expert Advice:

Having Philip Salt as a multiplier in your Dream11 Fantasy team is a great option. He has the ability to dominate the opposition bowling alley once he gets a good start to his innings and also doubles up as a good wicket-keeper.

Probable Winners:

Sussex are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.