ESS vs MID Dream11 : Middlesex look to displace Sussex from top sot while Essex head out in pursuit of an elusive third win
Middlesex’s journey in the Vitality Blast makes for riveting viewing. What began as the perfect start for the side with AB de Villiers taking them to a massive win, slowing turned into a sordid time with the side failing to make up for the void left by AB de Villiers’ departure.
However ever since the South African came back to join up with his team, the side have gone on a rampant winning spree, trouncing side’s with effervescent ease to find themselves placed nicely in second place in the South Group. Just two points behind Sussex’s 14 points, Middlesex who were once in a situation of peril, today find themselves eyeing top spot.
And a win today could see them occupy the revered spot as they take on a languishing Essex Eagles outfit in the first match from South Group on the day. They come into this clash having defeated Middlesex by 9 runs in a rain hampered encounter, one which saw them prevail through the DLS method as they stepped out in pursuit of 196 made by Gloucestershire Rapids.
Elsewhere their opponents on the day Essex Eagles have recorded just the two wins till now, enraptured in an impasse which sees them slumped in sixth place. With them 5 points behind a spot in the top 4, the team know they are in dire need to put an end to a never ending run of defeats, something which has severely hampered their chances breaking into the coveted spots.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Apart from the heavy cricket which this surface is getting, the prevelant conditions should end up favouring the batsmen. This is an ideal surface to come out and bat first on with the ball coming nicely onto the bat in the first part of the match before eventually opening up and helping the spinners.
Probable Playing 11
- AB de Villiers is once again unavailable for his side and will be returning towards the end of this month.
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Mohammad Amir, Jamie Porter, Adam Zampa
Dawid Malan (C), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Hafeez, John Simpson (WK), Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Match: Essex Eagles vs Middlesex
Date And Time: 14th August, Wednesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford
Top 4 Batting Order
- Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawrence
- Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan
- Cameron Delport, Ryan ten Doeschate
- Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling
Death Overs Bowlers
- Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir
- Tom Helm, Steven Finn
Wicket-Keeper for ESS vs MID Dream11
We are going in with Adam Wheater from Essex Eagles as our pick in this opening facet. Although Simpson from Middlesex was also considered, he comes out to bat too low in the batting order and we fear he might not get a chance to come out and ply his skill set in this one.
Batsmen for ESS vs MID Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Essex, we have their highest scorer, Cameron Delport come in for us. With 233 runs, Delport has waged a lone battle despite getting little assistance from the other end, stamping his sublime grace and authority with vigour across the league. He’s accompanied by Tom Westley who has gotten 211 in 7 matches and will need to be amongst the runs today if his side are to have any chance of winning this.
We finally start roping in players from the firm favourites with opener Dawid Malan the first player to come in from the side. He scored 91 in 59 balls the previous time around, putting on a sensational 61 run opening partnership with Paul Stirling. Number 3 bat Stephen Eskinazi comes in as well for us with the onus of him to score big increasing massively after the side have lost the services of AB de Villiers.
All-Rounders for ESS vs MID Dream11
He’s yet to get any time out with the ball for his side but Paul Stirling’s role as a batsman is something we want to indulge in. Ever since joining up with the side, the opener has been a basketful of runs, opening his arms to amass runs at will and we see him emulating his 33 run knock from last time today as well.
He’s accompanied by Toby Roland Jones with his bowling being extremely formidable to play against, seeing him send down a restrictive spell of 1-22 in the previous fixture despite the rest of his compatriots being cleaned out.
Bowling Order for ESS vs MID Dream11
Legspinner Adam Zampa is our only pick from Essex Eagles. What started off as a drab time for him in the league has slowly started getting better with the spinner working on his line and length to entice batsmen into going for false shots and holding out the ball in the boundary regions.
On the other hand it’s an entire trivalent which represents us from Middlesex with us roping in their entire frontline bowling unit. The side have kept things simple, using just 5 bowlers across the majority of their matches, names who have persistently come up with match winning performances for their side.
The side’s highest wicket taker with 16 wickets in 9 matches, spinner Nathan Sowter is our first selection from the side. He’s paired up by pacer Steve Finn who returned with incredible figures of 3-18 the last time around and Tom Helm.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Paul Stirling is our side’s captain while Dawid is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.