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

Hashim Amla and Rory Burns are likely to open the innings for Surrey.

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Surrey will host Essex in the South Group contest of the T20 Blast on Monday. Surrey will be without the services of the Jason Roy and the Curran brothers for this match. Rory Burns has been named in the squad after an extended break. Surrey will be disappointed after their last 2 matches were abandoned due to rain. Currently, they are at 3rd spot in the standings with 8 points.

Meanwhile, Essex lost terribly against Kent in their previous match by 67 runs. Overall, this was their 4th loss in this tournament. They need to strengthen their batting more if they want to move up in the points, since they are at the 8th spot in the standings with 3 points.

Match Details:

Surrey vs Essex, South Group

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

Date &Time: June 21st at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time

Live Streaming: Youtube

Pitch Report:

History tells us that the surface here at the Oval will favour the batters. It’s a true wicket that will remain the same throughout the match. Batting 2nd is a good option on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs for SUR vs ESS:


Hashim Amla, Rory Burns, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Jamie Smith (wk), Jordan Clark, Jamie Overton, Matt Dunn, Gareth Batty (c), Dan Moriarty, Jade Dernback


William Buttleman, Adam Wheater, Michael Pepper, Daniel Lawrence, James Neesham, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Samuel Cook

Top Picks for SUR vs ESS Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Surrey

Laurie Evans has scored 117 runs in 4 matches so far in this tournament at an average of 29.25 and a strike rate of 160.27.

Hashim Amla is likely to open the innings for Surrey in the absence of Jason Roy. He is an experienced cricketer and has been in good touch of late.

Top Picks Essex

James Neesham had an off day in the last match against Kent, as he was dismissed by an excellent reflex catch. The New Zealand all-rounder has scored 122 runs in 5 matches so far in this tournament and has picked up a wicket as well.

Daniel Lawrence got a perfect start in the last match against Kent, but he ended his innings when he was on 17. He can be a dangerous batter when he starts to get going.

SUR vs ESS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points  
Laurie Evans 117 runs 172
Hashim Amla
James Neesham 122 runs and one wicket 215
Daniel Lawrence 17 runs 25
Rory Burns

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

Adam Wheater, Jamie Smith, Hashim Amla, Laurie Evans (vc), Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence (c), James Neesham, Simon Harmer, Jack Plom, Samuel Cook, Dan Moriarty

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

Michael Pepper, Jamie Smith, Laurie Evans, Daniel Lawrence, Will Jacks (vc), James Neesham (c), Jordan Clark, Paul Walter, Gareth Batty, Jack Plom, Dan Moriarty

SUR vs ESS Risky Captaincy Choices:

Hashim Amla will be playing his first match of the tournament. Considering this, he is a risky captaincy choice for your fantasy teams.

Simon Harmer can equally perform well with both bat and ball. He has scored 82 runs and picked up 4 wickets in this tournament. You can take a risk in picking him as your fantasy skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Matt Dunn is slightly expensive. He has managed to pick up only one wicket in 3 matches, and hence, you can 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.