GLO vs MID Dream11 Team Picks, Match Report, Probable Playing 11 And Winner, Toss And Pitch Report: Middlesex look to consolidate top spot in South Zone as they head out in search of three consecutive wins today
When the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast made a foray into the cricketing fraternity, the idea was to revel the ardent spectators in a rich brand of clean hitting cricket. And the one side which has been a testament to the idea behind the league this season is Middlesex, regaling us in a delightful soiree of pure cricketing shots.
After having added the series of AB de Villiers to their outfit, the side always promised to indulge us in some incredible batting displays and they have fully lived upto the expectations accorded of them. After a stalwart innings in their opening encounter by AB de Villiers with the South African scoring 88, Dawid Malan followed it up with 117 in the their second match.
Scoring a hefty 209 courtesy of that exuberant knock, Middlesex went onto eventually restrict Surrey to 172 to record their second win on the bounce this season, one which took them right to first place in the North Zone. And it’s a position they’ll be looking to call outrightly their own when they square off against Gloucestershire who are still in search of their first match after their league opener was truncated due to rain against Glamorgan.
Given the way Middlesex have functioned in the opening exchanges of Vitality Blast 2019, we have to go ahead with them as the winner. The batting order has been irresistible with all their star performers stepping upto the mantle to deliver incisive performers. It’s what tilts the balance in the side’s favour today as well and should see them rake up 6 points infront of their name.
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 GLO vs MID Dream11
We are going ahead with John Singh for this one. He’s not had the chance to come in and make full use of his abilities for two matches now, coming in right at the finishing stages but his short stays at the crease have impressed us enough to indulge in him.
Batsmen for GLO vs MID Dream11 Team
The most anticipated department of our side given the plethora of outstanding performers lining up this segment, we’ll begin with our selection from Middlesex first. Coming in from the side are two indispensible picks, players we just can’t afford to leave out when the side is in play in the league.
Coming in are openers Dawid Malan and Stepehn Eskinazi with AB de Villiers paired up alongside them to complete our trivalent of picks from the side. From Gloucestershire on the other hand we have gone ahead with the lone pick of Ian Cockbain.
All-Rounders for GLO vs MID Dream11
This is the area where we have started compensating our side for the selections from Gloucestershire with his 5-18 in the previous match making Benny Howell an immediate pick for us. He’s going to be paired alongside Ryan Higgins with the two players holding quissential importance for the side in both the batting and bowling departments.
Bowling Order for GLO vs MID Dream11
The death bowling bowlers feature heavily from either side in this facet. If Middlesex come out and bat first in this match, they are lined up with batsmen who only know how to open their arms from ball one, something which could see Andrew Tye and David Pane pick up wickets in the culminating stages of the match.
Elsewhere from Middlesex we have gone in with Tom Helm and Nathan Sowter. While Toby Roland Jones also played heavily on our minds after his four wicket haul in the previous match, we have opted for this duo based on their consistency across the two matches.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are making AB de Villiers our captain for this one while Malan has been selected as the vice-captain. In the eventuality of Middlesex chasing today, we are going to switch places with Malan being picked as our captain and AB de Villiers 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: Gloucestershire vs Middlesex
Date And Time: 25th July, Thursday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: College Ground, Cheltenham