Date & Time: Sunday, August 30, 18:30 IST
Venue: Kennington Oval, London, England
After rain washout games, both teams are heading into the game to secure those two crucial points in their kitty. Both teams had got some playtime in their previous game but unfortunately, rain god has shown no mercy. At the time of halt, they both were in dominating positions to seal the game. However, as they say, it is what it is.
Now, with much-improved weather at the store, both teams are looking to make the most of the opportunity. Essex will rely heavily on the likes of Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, and Westley. On the other hand, Surrey has Burns, Foakes, Laurie Evans, and Stoneman to make things happen.
The teams have met on 28 occasions in T20 cricket of which Essex has won 17 contests and Surrey 10, whilst the weather forced a no-result once. All in all, it is going to be an entertaining contest this weekend, with superstars taking the field.
Gareth Batty (c), Gus Atkinson, Scott Borthwick, Rory Burns, Matt Dunn, Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Daniel Moriarty, Laurie Evans, Mark Stoneman, James Taylor
Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard/Nijjar, Matthew Quinn
Yet another ground, where we see batsman dominating the game for the most part of the time. Only for the initial few overs, bowlers will be in the comfort zone while the batsman will enjoy ball coming on to the bat. It seems like a high-scoring game is at the store for the fans on Sunday Evening.
Once again it is Cameron Delport, who is going to be the must-have player in this contest. The stylish southpaw has learned the art of hitting the ball, especially, in English Conditions. Besides his batting, Delport is also a part-time bowling option for his captain. Looking at all his stats, we opted for him as a must-have for this contest.
Yet another opening batsman from Essex, who has the ability to make things happen for his side. The stylish batsman has got the knack of scoring runs with ease and also has a good conversion rate of scoring big knocks.
The experienced campaigner has always been on the wicket-takers list for Surrey. He is the skipper of Surrey and bowls crucial overs for his side, which makes him a must-have choice.
He doesn’t have big numbers to his name but Rory Burns is a different player all-together from last season to this season. He has grown his game and tackled world-class attacks while playing Test cricket. It is possible that he can make things happen for Surrey. Thus, we chose him.
Tom Westley has also got decent numbers but unfortunately, he is not fitting in our team, as we opted for Paul Walter, who can bowl and bat.