Date & Time: Tuesday, September 15, 18:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England
Here comes the top clash which has the ability to put fans on the edge of their seats. Both the teams- Gloucestershire and Warwickshire have been displaying exceptional cricketing skills in the middle to stay on the top half of the points table. As both in-form teams clash tonight, and the fans are in for a thriller.
As usual, Gloucestershire will rely on their bowling department, who have been doing the task on a consistent basis. The likes of Ryan Higgins, Payne and Buuren have been sensational while the addition of Ben Howell is an icing on the cake. In batting, Chris Dent will have the burden to give a good start.
On the other hand, Warwickshire is just two points away from equaling Gloucestershire for the top spot and they can’t ask for a better chance than this. They will rely on Sam Hain , Adam Hose and Tim Bresnan to make things fall in place. All in all, a cracker of a contest is expected from the duo.
Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey, Jack Taylor, George Scott, Ben Howell, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne.
Robert Yates, Dominic Sibley, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes, Michael Burgess, Tim Bresnan, Henry Brookes, Olly Stone, Jacob Lintott, Jeetan Patel.
We are in for a high-scoring thriller with Bristol being the venue for this game. It always offered good assistance for the batsmen to go with their shots.The average first innings T20 score at this stadium is 169 runs which suggests that this is going to be a really good batting wicket. However, spinners will have something on offer to deliver for their respective teams.
Higgins has been absolutely brilliant this season with both bat and the ball. He is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and has picked 13 wickets till now in the tournament. Ryan has scored 110 runs with the bat as well. Thus, he is our must-have for this contest.
Like Higgins, Dent has been superb in the tournament so far. He has been doing the job at the top of the order and already delivered a couple of match-winning performances for his side. Dent has got PPM of 71 in this season so far.
The fast bowler has been simply superb in this season. He is a regular appearance in the Dream team and carries the PPM of 54 to his name. Considering all the stats, we decided to go with him.
Cockbain is our big bet tonight. Though he has normal overall stats, he has been scintillating in this season. We expect him to deliver again in this game. Thus, we went with him.
Buuren is our major miss for this contest. He has been decent with the ball but the availability of other good players has made us go without him for this contest.