MID vs SUR Dream11 Team: Middlesex eye top spot in North Zone today while Surrey look to move out of bottom place
Two teams, two opening encounters and completely opposing results Whilst Middlesex find themselves placed pretty in second place after their first match of the Vitality Blast, Surrey elsewhere are pummelled right in the dearth of the North Zone after sufferance a howler of a defeat in their league opener.
The 52 run defeat at the hands of Essex Eagles ended up massively hampering Surrey’s chances of getting off their 2019 edition of the league to a strong start. Bowling first, a malicious bowling performance allowed Essex to pile on the runs as they went onto register the highest score of the marquee league till now.
Their 226-4 was courtesy of an extradonaire batting performance from opener Delport with his 49 balls 129 run innings as spectacular as they come. The maverick knock piled on immense misery on Surrey’s bowling unit, seeing the batsmen chase a target which they were never able to get on top of at any point in the match. The match looked to be all but over for Surrey at 57-5 before a 78 run partnership helped save them from a potential harrowing defeat and take them to 174-7.
On the other hand, for Middlesex, their 7 wicket win was as easy as they come. Guided by stalwart AB de Villiers’ 88 in 43 balls, the side needed just 17 overs to score 166 and see their net run-rate propel to an extremely healthy one, placing them just beneath Kent Spitfires in the zone.
Up against each other today, this encounter has all the ingredients of being a high scorer. There are some incredible batsmen at the perusal of both these outfits, instrumental players who can help fabricate their side’s total into an extremely healthy. Expect the boundaries to be found at will and the runs to pour down when these two sides take on each other in today’s closing match.
We are going to side with Middlesex with this one owing to the sublime complete pefromance the side dished up in the previous encounter. The bowling unit were pinch perfect in unison before the batting order revolved around AB de Villiers to effortlessly make a mockery of what had the potential of being a tricky total.
They should emulate their pefromance from that match today as they look to occupy top spot in the zone. This should be a tightly contested affair but one Middlesex should do enough in to come out with two vital points.
Wicket-Keepers for MID vs SUR Dream11
John Simpson from Middlesex is our pick over here. He just played the singular over the last time around, scoring 11 runs in it as he wrapped up proceedings for his side alongside AB de Villiers.
Batters for MID vs SUR Dream11
Continuing with our picks from Middlesex, we have the iconic AB de Villiers coming in. Embroiled in a massive mess as his retirement and perpetual willingness to come back into South Africa’s WC squad became a massive issue, the batsmen looks to have shifted his concerns away from the predicament now.
He was in scintillating touch in his first ever appearance in the league, taking no time to get acclimatised with the conditions at hand as he went out walking all over the opposition’s bowling unit. Captain and opener Dawid Malan accompanies him for this match while Aaron Finch comes into our side from Surrey after his 40 in 19 balls emerging as the side’s only pefromance of note in the top-order. Will Jacks also comes in from the side after scoring 20 in 8 balls.
All-Rounders for MID vs SUR Dream11
We have surprisingly opted for just the one all-rounder for this match with no clear options emerging for us over here. Sam Curran from Surrey is our pick with him being one named we have picked out to massively impress this edition of the league and stand tall with both the bat and ball for his side.
Bowling Order for MID vs SUR Dream11
The most packed department, surprisingly enough given how confident we are of this being a high scorer, our reason to pick our 5 bowlers in this segment was due to their batting capabilities. There are some names in our picks over here who can parry away the ball to the fence with ease, more than capable of playing important cameos for their sides.
He gave away 63 runs in 3 overs in the previous match but we see Surrey’s Tom Curran showing fighting spirit in this one and elevating the level of his bowling today. He’s partnered by Jordan Clark and Gareth Barry for this match with Clark’s 45 making heads turn the last time around.
Coming in from Middlesex is the two man partnership of Tom Helm and Nathan Sowter after the two picked up 5 wickets in between them in their side’s successful win.
Captain And Vice-Captain for MID vs SUR Dream11
AB de Villiers remains our captain for today while it’s Aaron Finch who has been chosen as our vice-captain.
Match: Surrey vs Middlesex
Date And Time: 23rd July, Tuesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: The Kia Oval, London