HAM vs MID Dream11 : Middlesex look to consolidate their spot in the top 4 when take on dwindling Hampshire in the South Group encounter scheduled for the day
The marquee English T20 domestic league is back after a hiatus of a week, with Middlesex and Hampshire resuming proceedings as they take on each other in the first of two matches scheduled for Thursday. With both these sides partaking in the County Championship Division 2, the main agenda ahead of today’s clash will be to snap out of the test format and get back to playing the shortest format of the game as either side look to fulfil their aspirations.
Suffering a horrid time in the Vitality Blast before it broke off for a week, Hampshire know that they need to rectify their mistakes in the second half of the showpiece league if they are to have any chances of making it into the top 4. Currently in sixth place, the side have managed to emerge winners of just the 3 occasions out of eight, having to pay the ramifications of a poor bowling unit which has pegged them back in their quest.
What would massively perturb the side though is the fact that they failed to address this area in the test match against Surrey either, allowing the side to register a massive 579 in their first innings. Elsewhere, third placed Middlesex are entering the fray of today’s encounter after losing to Sussex by 7 wickets after they were blown out in the first innings, stringing together an embarrassing 75 runs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The recently concluded Ashes series test match conducted over here showed that this is going to be a wicket where the bowlers, especially pacers are going to love their time out in the middle. The new ball will immensely frisk about given the weather conditions and the dimensions of the ground, something which will see the ball shape both away and into the bats.
With rain an eventuality as well, the side winning the toss will be looking to field first on this on surface.
Probable Playing 11
- AB de Villiers continues to remain unavailable for Middlesex with his involvement anticipated starting the closing stages of August.
Dawid Malan (C), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Hafeez, John Simpson (WK), Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones, James Harris, Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter
Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (C), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (WK), Kyle Abbott, Brad Taylor, Ian Holland, Chris Wood
Match: Middlesex vs Hampshire
Date And Time: 22nd August, Thursday- 10:45pm IST
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
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- Paul Stirling, Eoin Morgan, Toby Roland-Jones, Nathan Sowter
- Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris
Top 4 Batting Order
- Dawid Malan , Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan
- Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson
- Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi
- Rilee Rossouw, James Vince
Death Overs Bowlers
- Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn
- Kyle Abbott, Chris Wood
Wicket-Keeper for HAM vs MID Dream11
With both wicket-keepers coming way don in their side’s batting order, choosing either was a tricky proposition. In the end, John Simpson is our pick for this encounter with the wicket-keeper being someone capable of amassing quick runs in the death overs along with his impending heavy involvement with the gloves as well.
Batsmen for HAM vs MID Dream11
For all of Middlesex’s impressive showings with the bat, the one area they have struggled is to compensate for AB de Villiers. In his absence, the outfit looks a way unsure unit, one capable of collapsing if the top-order is sent back to the pavilion early on.
However, someone who has taken the brunt of the responsibility on his shoulders of coming up with runs galore for the side has been opener Stephen Eskinazi, helping providing the side with a dependable platform at the top of the order. Dawid Malan comes in as well from the side with the outfit squaring off against an extremely lacklustre bowling outfit today
From Hampshire we have decided to get in captain James Vince and Rilee Rouse, two indispensible players for the side, names who have persistently delivered for the outfit despite getting little to no assistance at the other end.
HAM vs MID All-Rounders
His performance of 5-70 in Middlesex’s bygone encounter with Sussex was an incredible spell of bowling, one which saw him earn immense plaudits for the way he kept bowling wicket to wicket, hitting the ball in the right channels. Along with the nous he posses to perform with the bat as well, Toby Roland Jones is our first pick from the side with us envisaging him leaving the opposition in disarray.
Paul Stirling comes in as well from the side while our duo from the opposition is of Liam Dawson and Chris Morris.
HAM vs MID Dream11 for Bowling Order
At a time when the rest of his unit has failed to impress, Kyle Abbott has been extremely impressively for the deviation he’s gotten on the new ball. Along with his sublime ability to make early inroads, he’s more than adept in mixing things up in the death overs, using his versatility to not only control runs but picks up wickets as well.
New ball bowler and frontline pacer, Steve Finn is our pick from Middlesex along with Nathan Sowter with the two encapsulating their skill set in unison to pinch perfection.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Toby is our captain for this one 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, 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.