ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For South Group of T20 Blast 2021

T20 Blast 2021, South Group: ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report, and Injury Update

James Neesham started his T20 Blast with a fifty batting close to a strike rate of 200.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo Source: Twitter)


As the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 progresses, Hampshire will travel to Essex to play their second match. These two teams are quite strong and have good T20 line-ups, which makes this contest one game to watch out for. 

Hampshire is coming into this match after facing a 38-run defeat in the hands of Kent. They played that game away from home. On the other hand, Essex managed to just about beat Somerset in a pressure run chase, winning that match in Taunton by three wickets. 

Match Details:

Essex vs Hampshire, South Group

Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford

Date & Time: June 11th at 11:30 PM IST 

Live Streaming: Fan code/Youtube channels of the teams

Pitch Report:

The venue at which this match will be played is the home ground of the Essex team, which has played some really good games of cricket. This wicket can present a good balance between the bat and the ball. 

Probable Playing XIs for ESS vs HAM:


Adam Wheater (wk), Tom Westley, Michael Pepper, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Neesham, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Sam Cook and James Porter.


James Vince (c), D’Arcy Short, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Mason Crane, Chris Wood and Brad Wheal

ESS vs HAM Top Picks for ESS vs HAM Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Essex

James Neesham was seen in some sensational batting form during Essex’s first match in the tournament. He scored 53 runs from just 26 balls while batting in the lower order. He can also contribute with the ball.

Ryan ten Doeschate is Essex’s most dependable batter. He got a start in the previous match, scoring 26 runs from 21 balls. He would be expected to get some runs for his side. 

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Top Picks ­– Hampshire

James Vince has been in great form with the bat in the past six or seven months, at least against the white-ball. He had got another good start in the previous match, when he made 34 runs. 

D’Arcy Short is the international recruit and is renowned as one of the T20 specialists. He scored 29 runs from 19 balls in the previous match and would be looking for more in this game. 

ESS vs HAM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last match) Dream11 Points
Mason Crane 3 wickets 97
Ryan ten Doeschate 26 runs 33
James Vince 34 runs 53
James Neesham 53 runs 84
D’Arcy Short 29 runs and  37

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ESS vs HAM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

M Pepper, T Westley, S Northeast, James Vince, D’arcy Short (C), Liam Dawson, James Neesham (VC), J Fuller, M Crane, Chris Wood, A Nijjar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ESS vs HAM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

L Mcmanus, Ryan ten Doeschate (VC), J Weatherley, James Vince (C), D Short, S Harmer, P Walter, James Neesham, S Cook, M Crane, J Plom

ESS vs HAM Risky Captaincy Choices:

S Harmer, Mason Crane

Player you should avoid:

Brad Wheal has played only 13 matches in the format, picking up 11 wickets. His average is pretty high and so is his economy. It will be a wise decision to avoid him. 

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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.