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

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

It's a must-win game for both teams to stay in contention for the knockouts qualification.

Colin de Grandhomme. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


Two back-to-back victories against Gloucestershire and Somerset helped Hampshire keep their knockout chances alive. From now on, every match will be a must-win for them. They are currently occupying the 7th spot in the standings with 9 points.

Meanwhile, Essex are also in the same boat. They lost to Sussex in their previous match by 6 wickets, which even made it worse for their knockout qualification. They are slightly ahead of Hampshire and are occupying the 6th spot in the standings with 11 points.

Match Details:

Hampshire vs Essex, South Group

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: July 16th at 6:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM local time

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Pitch Report:

The track here at Rose Bowl will assist the batters mainly. The quick bowlers do get a lot of bounce from the surface. The team’s batting first has won the last 2 matches convincingly here, and hence, batting first is a preferable choice.

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Probable Playing XIs for HAM vs ESS:


D’Arcy Short, Toby Albert, Tom Prest, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Weatherley, Lewis McManus, James Fuller, Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal


Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Paul Walter, Feroze Khushi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Samuel Cook

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Top Picks for HAM vs ESS Dream11 Match:

Top Picks Hampshire

Joe Weatherley scored his 1st half-century of the tournament in the last game against Somerset. Overall in this tournament, he has notched up 256 runs in 8 matches at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 129.94.

Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has found little success with both bat and ball so far in this tournament. In 4 matches, he has scored 101 runs and picked up 2 wickets.

Top Picks ­Essex

Simon Harmer is irreplaceable for Essex. He is the leading wicket-taker for Essex in this tournament with 16 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 7.41 and has even scored 95 runs with the bat.

Michael Pepper is the top run-scorer for Essex in this competition. In 11 matches, he has mustered 248 runs at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 134.78.

HAM vs ESS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This tournament) Dream11 Points
Joe Weatherley 256 runs 365
Colin de Grandhomme 101 runs and 2 wickets 229
Simon Harmer 16 wickets and 95 runs 663
Michael Pepper 248 runs 420
Scott Currie 12 wickets 364

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

Lewis McManus, Michael Pepper, Tom Westley, Joe Weatherley (vc), James Vince (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Simon Harmer, Paul Walter, Mason Crane, Samuel Cook, Scott Currie

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

Adam Wheater, Michael Pepper (c), James Vince, Daniel Lawrence (vc), D’Arcy Short, Colin de Grandhomme, Simon Harmer, James Neesham, Aron Nijjar, Mason Crane, Scott Currie

HAM vs ESS Risky Captaincy Choices:

Lewis McManus has scored 152 runs in 8 matches in this tournament, including an unbeaten 60* runs in the previous match. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

James Neesham brings balance to the side, but he is yet to do justice to his reputation in this tournament. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Ryan ten Doeschate has scored only 64 runs in 8 innings in this competition. Considering his current form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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.