Date & Time: Saturday, September 05, 23:05 IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London, England
Middlesex (MID) Vs Surrey (SUR)
A Clash Between Two Equally Strong Teams
Well, here comes the perfect clash for the Saturday night in Vitality T20 Blast 2020. It is Middlesex, who are locking horns with Surrey to seal a spot in the top half of the points table. Middlesex and Surrey are placed third and fourth respectively, with similar points and rain-washout games. Thus, both look for this win to have better numbers on the points table.
They have faced each other 12 times in this format before. None of their matches ended up with no results and both sides have won 6 times each. The stat gives us one more reason to glue to their TV screens during the time of the clash.
Besides that, the star players like Hashim Amla, Eskinazi, Laurie Evans and Rory Burns will be on the show tonight while Steven Finn, Tom Helm and Reece Topley are the bowlers to look forward. All in all, an interesting clash is ahead for the fans.
Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Martin Andersson, Jack Davies, John Simpson (wk), Dan Lincoln, Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Miguel Cummins/James Harris, Steven Finn (c)
Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Matthew Quinn
This is the second game at the same venue. With the same pitch being used for both matches, the pitch might get a bit deteriorated for the clash. Spinners are expected to play a key role while fast bowlers need to work on their variations. As usual, the batsmen will face a tough time in the middle to score runs freely.
Amla has been pretty good in this tournament so far for Surrey. He has been delivering goods on a consistent basis and also got brilliant numbers in his kitty. He has PPM of 66 in this season.
Eskinazi has been sensational with his run tallies this season. He has to be the first person on your fantasy XI for this contest. Eskinazi is carrying 60 PPM with him at an MDTA of 1.25. A must-have player at any cost.
Without any surprise, Steven Finn is on his way to bag yet another quality season under his belt. The skipper of Middlesex is leading the way for his side with his impressive show with the ball. He has got Overall PPM of 40 to his name.
Surprisingly, Evans failed to deliver in this season. He was fantastic in the last season and produced many match-winning knocks for his team. He is coming into his zone and we expect him to rock the stage tonight.
Topley, who recently made his ODI debut failed to deliver in this tour so far. With youngsters in his side doing well, we decided to stick with those rookie players, thus, had to leave Reece Topley.