ESS vs GLO Dream11 : With just the one win from 3, Essex’s season lies in fear of unravelling at an early stage in the Vitality Blast
Playing their first match of the Vitality Blast yesterday, Gloucestershire went onto open their 2019 campaign in England’s premier T20 league by pulling of an edge of the seat thriller win. Playing on one of the worst surface for batting across the 11 stadiums designated to host the league, Gloucestershire managed to come out with the points after scampering through to a 2 wicket win.
Restricting Middlesex to just 148 as they bowled first, Gloucestershire’s bowling effort made for piquant viewing. The entire bowling unit stepped upto the mantle to script an easy of success for the side, picking up wickets regular intervals to never allow Middlesex to settle into their groove. They not only struck in the middle overs, picking up 4 wickets for 18 runs but were equally effective in the death overs, picking up 16-4 in the final overs to leave Middlesex bludgeoned.
And with the surface only going into break up further in the second part of the match, a 45 run partnership for the fifth wicket ended up ensuring that the side were able to immerse themselves in a win on the day. The side will be looking to build on the momentum garnered from that extreme resilient performance when they face off against Essex Sharks today who were put down by 22 runs against table toppers Kent Spitfires.
With Essex showing that their batting unit is one which can crumble easily when up against some ominous bowling, expect Gloucestershire to trap them in a skirmish today. Their bowling unit is a formidable one with the side having in their artillery a perusal of bowling options to choose from.
It’s this identity of Gloucestershire which should see them record their second win today in the final match of a relatively relaxed Saturday after a hectic Friday saw us engage in 8 matches in the league.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This should be a much better surface than the one Gloucestershire played on yesterday with the ball coming onto the bat nicely, allowing the batsmen plenty of time to engage in clean strokeplay. Expect it to be a relatively high scoring match with the side winning the toss looking to chase on this surface.
Probable Playing 11
With both the sides revealing their teams ensuing the toss, our final team combination and player changes might see some changes be incurred then. Please visit for latest development proceeding the revelation of the playing 11s. Expect both the side to dole out the same playing 11s as their previous outings in the league.
Match: Essex Eagles vs Gloucestershire
Date And Time: 27th July, Saturday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for ESS vs GLO Dream11
James Bracey from Gloucestershire is our wicket-keeper for this encounter with his counterpart occupying too low a place in the batting ranks. Although Bracey managed to score just 3 runs yesterday, he’s a way better batsman than that and should find himself amongst a steady amount of runs today.
Batsmen for ESS vs GLO Dream11
With 63 in 35 balls on a surface where the majority of the batsmen were struggling, finding it tough to cue the ball, Miles Hammond’s knock was an alluring one. With nine 4s and three 6s, he acted as the fulcrum of his side’s successful run chase, hitting the ball straight to the fence without any inhibitions with the field restrictions in place.
From Essex meanwhile we have opted for a two man partnership of Dan Lawrence and Tom Westley. Both these players are names who have played with conviction for the side in the three matches the team has taken to the middle in, stepping out to play their shots freely irrespective of the scenario at the other end.
All-Rounders for ESS vs GLO Dream11
With 33 invaluable runs yesterday and the one wicket to his name as well, Benny Howell becomes an indispensible pick for us. One of the key components of this Gloucestershire side which has heavily banked of domestic players to build the sublime and illustrious framework of success for the side, we fully envisage Howell to muster up another match winning performance today.
His 2-23 spell with the ball and number 4 batting position sees Ryan Higgins from the side make a straightaway entry into our playing 11 as well while we have Ryan ten Doeschate entire the fray from Essex. He’s not getting a bowl out for his side recently but as a batsman he helps nail down the foundation of his side’s consummate success while going onto score a solid amount of runs.
Bowling Order for ESS vs GLO Dream11
With both these outfits guilty of losing wickets in bounces and allowing their batting order to be breached at will, we have picked out a four man bowling unit for this match. The two bowlers come in from either side with us picking up the duo of Andrew Tye and David Payne from Gloucestershire.
The two snared 5 wickets in between them yesterday, leaving Middlesex’s innings in tatters and will hold fort for their side with the new ball today as well. Payne in particular is someone who Essex will find a havoc to play with his left arm slingers leaving their right hand heavy batting department, shaping the ball shape away from them.
And this same reasoning is applied to our selection for Adam Zampa as well. The legspinner has not had the ideal start to the Vitality Blast but today’s opposition is one who can be riled up by his brand of spin. Matthew Quinn comes in as the pacer from the side with him being amongst the wickets throughout the three encounters.
Captain And Vice-Captain for ESS vs GLO Dream11
We are picking out Higgins to be our captain for today while Hammond is our captain for this one.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, toss and pitch conditions.