Date & Time: Monday, August 26, 19:00 IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales
Will Glamorgan end their losing streak?
Sussex and Glamorgan which had contrasting campaign in T20 Blast 2019 will face off each other in the first match of Monday’s Doubleheader in Cardiff. Sussex is the only team in the South Group which has secured a place in Top.4 with 17 points from 7 wins and more wins in the remaining two matches will secure them a place in the Top.2. On the other side, Glamorgan is the only team in the South Group which is out of contention for Top.4 finish. The side is yet to register a win in the season, apart from a tied game they have lost 7 out of the 8 completed matches in the season.
Sussex Possible XI: Luke Wright (C), Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey (WK), David Wiese, Ben Brown, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Ollie Robinson, Reece Topley.
Glamorgan Possible XI: David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram (C), Chris Cooke (WK), Callum Taylor, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Roman Walker.
The surface in Cardiff has been good for batting in the season where the average score of teams batting first is recorded around 160. The forecast is for no rain during the match but few showers are expected late in the night.
The veteran Southpaw has lived up to the expectations on him in the season. He has scored 319 runs in 10 innings and he is leading the run charts for Sussex in the season. Apart from a lone inning, he has gone past at least 20 run mark in the remaining ones. His consistency in the season makes him the most sorted player in the Dream11 cricket team.
He is the only batsman from Glamorgan who has been consistent in the season. He has scored 299 runs from 9 Innings which includes 3 half-centuries. There is every chance he will continue the good form in today’s match. Since the team is in a dire situation to win at least one game in the season. We can expect him to be the knight in shining armour for his side.
With Wright anchoring the innings in most matches, Salt played the crucial aggressor role for Sussex. His aggressive approach helped others to play cautiously. He scored 309 runs from 10 innings at a strike rate of 159 which is the third-best by a batsman who has scored at least 300 runs in the season.
The Glamorgan skipper may not have had a great season thus far, but he is known for coming up with match-winning innings when he gets going. Now might be the time to come up with one such performance with the team needing a win so badly.