Date & Time: Wednesday, August 14, 23:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford, England
Can Essex turn their campaign around?
After a disappointing 2018 T20 Blast, Middlesex has turned the campaign the other way around this season. They are only a win away to secure a spot in Top.4 after finishing at the bottom of the table in the last season. On the other hand, Essex is going through a horrible campaign the same as the last season. Now they need to win almost all the games to finish in Top.4. So it will be interesting to see whether Essex can turn their campaign around when they face on high flying Middlesex on Thursday.
Essex Possible XI: Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Simon Harmer (C), Paul Walter, Mohammad Amir, Jamie Porter, Adam Zampa.
Middlesex Possible Xi: Dawid Malan (C), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Hafeez, John Simpson (WK), Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones, Nathan Sowter, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Steven Finn
The surface Chelmsford is usually known for its sporting nature, but in this season the surface also produced high scoring games. The forecast is for rain in the first half of the game so expect a delayed start.
He has turned the Middlesex campaign around this season by piling on runs on a consistent basis. He is at the No.3 position in the run charts of the season with 370 runs from 9 games. So he certainly is a must-have player in the Dream11 fantasy cricket team in today’s match.
The Bowling also deserves a lot of credit for Middlesex’s high flying season. One of those is Finn, who is the leading wicket-taker for Middlesex and he is also at the No.2 position in the wicket-takers chart in the season. At times he can be a touch expensive but he is a genuine wicket-taker to have him in the Dream11 cricket team.
He is having a dream T20 Blast this season after a successful Royal London Cup campaign. He has picked 16 wickets from 9 matches played so far. His wicket-taking ability in the crucial middle overs of the innings makes him one of the most sought after bowlers in today’s match.