HAM vs ESS Dream11 : Both Essex and Hampshire head out against each other looking to rejuvenate their floundering campaigns
Four matches, 1 win, 2 defeats and 1 abandoned encounter. Both of our opponents for today come bearing the same identity, seeing them stacked right next to each other in South Zone as we reach the halfway mark of the group stage matches.
For Essex Eagles and Hampshire, Vitality Blast 2019 has shaped up in exactly the same way. The two outfits have failed to inspire, massively underachieving and failing to unlock their true potential to see them chasing the top four spots, a pursuit which begins starting today.
For either side, a win today would be worth gold, seeing the winner finally ease ahead of the other and seeing them stem what has been an otherwise campaign till now. While Essex saw their previous encounter against Gloucestershire be curtailed owing to incessant rain, Hampshire on the other hand finally managed to achieve their first win.
After going through a tepid time, one which saw them winless in three encounters, they managed to chase down the 174 run target set infront of them by Somerset with four wickets to spare. It was a momentous occasions for the side, one which they’ll be buoyed by as they head out against Essex today in pursuit of their second win on the bounce.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Ever since Vitality Blast 2018, we have had some wonderful batting performances regale us at this surface with the average score while batting first climbing as high as 176. Being a comparatively smaller ground, coupled with batting conducive conditions, the side winning the toss will be looking to field first over here.
Probable Playing 11
- Mohammad Amir is yet to play a match but could finally feature for Essex for the first time today.
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Adam Wheater (WK), Simon Harmer (C), Mohammad Amir, Matthew Quinn, Adam Zampa, Aaron Beard
Aneurin Donald, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (C), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (WK), Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane
Given Essex’s heavy bowling order, one filled to the rim with some exceptional pacers and Hampshire’s dwindling batting order, we have to go ahead with Essex as our winner for this encounter. They could end lambasting Hampshire if they manage to make breakthroughs in this one and we see them coming out of this with their second win of the league.
Match: Essex Eagles vs Hampshire
Date And Time: 1st August, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford
- Cameron Delport, Ryan ten Doeschate, Mohammad Amir, Matthew Quinn
- Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for HAM vs ESS Dream11
Despite coming out to bat right in the lower middle-order for his side, we are choosing Hampshire’s Lewis McManus for this match. He’s always gotten a chance to come out and bat with his side’s batting order being an extremely jittery one with him even going on to take his side to a win in the last match with 15 runs in 5 balls.
Batsmen for HAM vs ESS Dream11
Continuing with our picks for Hampshire, we are going to continue to keep James Vince in our side despite the player having yet to impress for the outfit. He’s not lived upto the expectations accorded from him but is a way better player than the runs he’s managing to get and today could be the day he finally gets a bagful of runs.
Opener Aneurin Donald is going to play an extremely important role in seeing away the moving new ball for his side today especially after getting 48 runs the last time around and we are going to indulge in him as well. Elsewhere fro Essex Eagles, we have their highest run scorer, Cameron Delport make an entry into our side along with Tom Westley.
All-Rounders for HAM vs ESS Dream11
The two all-rounders enter our playing 11 for this encounter from Hampshire with us indulging in the duo of Chris Morris and Liam Dawson. The two are quissential to their side’s success on the day, two names who will be heavily involved in not just the batting but bowling side of things as well.
The two hold the identity of perfect all-rounders, akin to one Ryan Ten Doeschate does for Essex. A fulcrum of their side, the mainstay has never hesitated from taking centrestage and mustering together some brilliant batting and bowling performances, one which epitomise his penchant for the side.
Bowling Order for HAM vs ESS Dream11
Kyle Abbott is our sole selection from Hampshire with the pacer set to lead the charge for his side. From Essex elsewhere he have opted for a two man partnership, brining in the deadly combination of Matthew Quinn and Chris Wood given how instrumental the two are going to be for their side today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are picking out Delport to captain our side for this match while Ryan is our 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.