Date & Time: Saturday, August 24, 19:00 IST
Venue: Uxbridge Cricket Club Ground, Uxbridge, England
Middlesex and Sussex are at the crossroads to Top.4 finish
Having dominated the most part of the season, Middlesex and Sussex have acquired a couple of losses in the last 3 matches played. Now, the situation may not be an alarming one but a couple of more losses in the last 3 matches might make their way to Top.4 harder, especially for Middlesex which is placed at No.4 in the South Group with 13 points. On the other hand, Sussex which is at the top of the table needs only one win to guarantee a place in Top 4 finish. So on Saturday, the contest will determine which team takes the tougher route or the easy one to the Top 4.
Middlesex Possible XI: Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Hafeez, John Simpson (WK), Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter, Tom Barber.
Sussex Possible XI: Luke Wright, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey (WK), David Wiese, Harry Finch/Ben Brown, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Reece Topley, Danny Briggs, Jason Behrendorff.
The surface in Uxbridge has been high scoring in the season’s T20 Blast games and it is likely to be the same for the Saturday’s clash. The forecast is quite clear for the match.
He may not have come up with a big knock in the last match but he provided the team with a good start. He has been the main man for Middlesex with the bat in the season as he scored 393 runs from 10 innings played so far.
He may have gone through a few low scores in the last 3 games but he has been the leading run-scorer for Sussex in the season. In the first 7 matches of the season, he has come up with 3 half-centuries which paved the team to winning ways. Now, with a couple of defeats in the last 3 games, the team needs another big knock from him.
He is the leading wicket-taker for Sussex with 14 wickets from 8 matches played so far. He has the lowest strike rate of 10.7 among bowlers who have picked at least 10 wickets so far in the season. The very reason makes him a worthy pick for today’s match for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.