ESS vs SUR Dream11 : Essex Eagles and Surrey begin proceedings on Thursday with the two sides facing off in a crunch encounter as they either side looks to propel itself into the top 4
Placed in sixth and eighth place respectively, for Surrey and Essex Eagles, today’s contest might end up defining their journey in the Vitality Blast. Although the two outfits are placed well out of the coveted top 4, with the point difference between them and fourth placed Surrey being just one and two points respectively, either side will be knowing a win could end up propelling them into the quarter-finals.
It’s this rhetoric which will see both of our opponents elevate their performance and step up to the mantle in a bid to fulfil their yearning for making massive strikes in the league standings. And with their win over Somerset massively reinvigorating their season, bring forward a fresh influx of life into their campaign, Surrey will be making an advent into today’s clash with immense momentum.
With a win meaning they displace Surrey and move into the top 4, expect Surrey to come hot out of the blocks in a bid to emulate last time’s performance. In what was a clinical performance by the side against a formidable Somerset outfit, the team ended up registering a 6 wicket win as they successfully chased down the 158 run target set infront of them with over 4 overs to spare.
Elsewhere, compensating for an abject batting performance, Essex’s bowlers upped the ante to thwart Hampshire in their run chase. Defending a mere 139, the side ended up lambasting Hampshire’s batting unit, mincing them apart to indulge the side in a determined and hard fought but extremely impressive draw.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The last match contested on this surface was a low scoring one, a clash where Surrey tasted consummate success after cleaning out a sensational Somerset batting unit for a petty total. The pitch played true to its identity, seeing the pacers make things hostile and harsh for the batsmen in the first part of the encounter with the layer of grass of the track and overhead cloudily conditions assisting them perfectly.
With the surface settling down nicely as the match runs its course, this is a track made for chasing, a narrative which will see the side winning the toss electing to field first.
Probable Playing 11
Aaron Finch (C), Mark Stoneman, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Will Jacks, Ben Foakes (WK), Jordan Clark, Ryan Patel, Gareth Batty, Imran Tahir, Jade Dernbach
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (C), Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Adam Zampa
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Match Prediction
Depth in the batting order and a worldclass pace unit will be pivotal to winning this clash given the pitch and conditions at hand, a script which should see Surrey win this one. They have some myriad names lining up the top of their batting unit, something Essex are devoid of and with runs counting for gold over here, expect Surrey to win this one and seal their berth in the top 4 today.
Match: Surrey vs Essex Eagles
Date And Time: 29th August, Thursday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: The Oval, London
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Aaron Finch, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Gareth Batty
- Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Zampa
Top 4 Batting Order
- Aaron Finch, Mark Stoneman, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope
- Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Dan Lawrence
- Sam Curran, Ollie Pope
- Cameron Delport, Tom Westley
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jordan Clark, Jade Dernbach
- Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Ollie Pope was unfortunate to be run-out in the previous encounter but that shouldn’t deter him from descending on this encounter and registering a good score today. He’s been one of the best bats for his side across the course of the marquee league, coming up with dependable and consistent performances and should put in another meticulous display today as well.
We have also opted for Adam Wheater from Essex Eagles after the number 3 bat showed the application and technique needed to play on conditions which are a travesty for batsmen. His 34 run knock was filled with determination and resilience, adding vital runs to his side’s cause against Hampshire.
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Batsmen
With 102 runs in 53 balls in his side’s quissential 6 wicket win, Surrey’s Aaron Finch is the first player to be selected by us in this segment. Middle-order batsman, Will Jacks’ services are indulged in by us as well given his role as someone who can be shifted in the batting order as per the situation of the game and amass quick runs for his side.
Elsewhere we have a duo make an advent into our side from Essex as well, incurring in Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence, whose 47 ball 69 saw him smash his way to an awe-inducing 9 boundaries.
ESS vs SUR Dream11 All-Rounders
Whenever Surrey are playing, Sam Curran is the first name on our minds from the side. Not only does his position warrant him becoming an instant pick but he’s delivered sublimely as well, putting up rapturous performances with both the bat and ball.
Jordan Clark comes in from the side as well with us going ahead with an all Surrey look in this facet.
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the bowling conducive conditions prevelant here, it was only befitting of us to opt for the stoutheaded spearheads from both the sides. This sees us bring in Jade Dernbach from the hosts side along with Imran Tahir after he picked up 4 wickets for 25 runs in the previous.
Mohammed Amir from the opposition completes our selection of picks for this clash.
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Ollie Pope is our captain for today while Finch is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, 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.