GLA vs SUR Dream11 and Predicted Playing 11 : Eighth and ninth placed Glamorgan and Surry take on each other in pursuit of their first wins
For Surrey and Glamorgan, the Vitality Blast has gotten off to the worst imaginable starts. With the 1 point in between them in the four matches the two sides have traversed together collectively, that too coming due to an abandoned match, the two sides have by far been the two worst units in South Zone.
For Surrey in particular, the predicament has been a malicious one. They have had to suffer the aberrations of an inclement bowling unit, one which has failed to step up to the mantle and bowl a restrictive line and length at crucial junctures. They allowed Middlesex to score a massive 209-9 in the previous encounter, one which their batsmen were never able to work around as the side fell behind by 37 runs in the end.
Elsewhere Glamorgan were unlucky to have their second encounter in the showpiece league curtailed due to inclement weather. It leaves the side on just 1 point after having been defeated in their league opener, leaving today’s opponents lying adjacent to each other in the trenches of the league standings.
It’s what increases the ramifications for either side today with the two points not getting any more colossal for either. The match is finally an opportunity to take on an equally balanced opponent for either side, an encounter which promises to be a jaffer given the consequences stemming from it.
We expect this to be a runs galore encounter, one where the boundaries are found at will. Surrey might have ended up losing their last encounter but the innate ability of their batsmen to cleaning hit the ball to the fence was as exquisite as ever.
With Glamorgan having a solid set of bats as well, players who saw them go on a rampant run in the Royal London Cup, expect this match to be decided by the side which is able to hold its composure better while chasing. And this is where we are going to favour Surrey and hand the side their opening win of the league.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Heavy emphasis was laid on the prevalent playing conditions and the state of the pitch along with how the toss would affect either side. Our picks were based on recent performances and figures and considering how sides and players traditionally function in different circumstances.
Batsmen were selected based on their ability to make the most of the powerplay overs, hold fort in the middle overs and up the ante in the death overs along with those who flourish while imbedding successful run chases. The same applied to bowlers as well based off an in-depth analysis of the pitch conditions and bowlers who have a penchant to pick up wickets at regular intervals. With the pitch expected to be a good one today, we have gone in with a slew of batsmen in our side.
Wicket-Keepers for GLA vs SUR Dream11
With his 47 against Middlesex, Surrey’s captain Ollie Pope ventures into our side. We are divulging into the player given his exemplary ability to play according to the understanding of the game, knowing when to keep his intent in check and when to open his arms at the same time.
Batsmen for GLA vs SUR Dream11
One batsman who has massively impressed din the T20 arena over the course of the last year has been New Zealand’s Colin Ingram. The Delhi Capitals batsmen is the highest runs amasser for his country in the shortest format of the game across the last 12 months and brought his form into this league as well with a well made knock in Glamorgan’s first match.
He’s a pick we just can’t do without and are pairing him up with David Lloyd and Jeremy Lawlor for this one. Elsewhere coming in from Surrey is the deadly two man combination of opener Aaron Finch and number three bat Mark Stoneman.
All-Rounders for GLA vs SUR Dream11
With Sam Curran out for this one along with Rory Burns as well for Surrey, the depth in the batting line-up falls of Rikki Clarke. With him being their frontline pacer as well, he makes for an excellent pick, someone who has filed to impress till now but is a pick who offers too much to miss out on.
He’s going to be accompanied by Jordan Clark as well with the lower middle-order bat coming up with important cameos for the side across the course of their opening two matches.
Bowling Order for GLA vs SUR Dream11
Surrey’s Imran Tahir has massively dwindled in the first two matches but this Glamorgan side low on confidence might be the best chance for him to snare up wickets. With Glamorgan having a barrage of right handers, the ball spinning away from them and the straighter ones, skidding into their wickets could easily see the bowler pick up wickets.
Tom Curran is also coming in from the side while the sole pick from Glamorgan is of Dan Douthwaite.
Captain And Vice-Captain for GLA vs SUR Dream11
We are going ahead with Colin Ingram as our captain today while Aaron Finch is chosen as the vice-captain.
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, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.
Match: Surrey vs Glamorgan
Date And Time: 25th July, Thursday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: The Kia Oval, London