SUS vs GLA Dream11 : Undefeated Sussex take on winless Glamorgan in the lone encounter from the land of Vitality Blast today
The only undefeated team in the South Group of Vitality Blast, this edition of the showpiece league has shaped out perfectly for Sussex Sharks. The side have been pinch perfect, putting in clinical displays to outshine their opponent with both the bat and ball to sit in second place in the group.
And with a win today meaning that they’ll occupy first place, expect Sussex to spare no expense when they square off in the league’s only encounter on Tuesday. Especially up against Glamorgan, a side who have been the worst side in the group by some distance, expect this match to be an extremely one sided one, a fixture which Sussex end up winning by a massive margin.
Where Sussex won their previous encounter by 3 wickets against Gloucestershire, Glamorgan were dismissed to a harrowing defeat. In what was a horrendous performance by their batting department, they were sent packing for a mere 87 in pursuit of a mere 128, a 41 run win which encapsulated everything wrong with the side at the moment.
Placed in the trenches of the group with 0 defeats from their 6 encounters, the team’s aspirations of making it to the next round are diminishing at a strong rate. Another defeat today would nail down the side’s fate, seeing them become the first side to be dismissed from the marquee league while giving Sussex a major boost in sealing their berth to the next round.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This should be a good batting surface with the only thing deterring the batsmen being the overhead conditions. There should be a cloud cover for today’s encounter, something which should offer some kind of purchase to the faster bowlers with the new ball but overall expect this to be a surface to score good runs on.
Under lights, expect the side winning the toss looking to chase and make the most of whatever the surface has to offer early on with the new ball.
Probable Playing 11
- Jade Dernbach and Lewis Gregory will stay out of this encounter due to their prevelant injury concerns.
- Sam Curran is not a part of England’s Ashes series and could be a part of his side’s team today.
Luke Wright (captain), Chris Jordan, Laurie Evans, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, David Wiese, Alex Carey (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Ollie Robinson, Delray Rawlins
Fakhar Zaman, David Lloyd, Colin Ingram (captain), Billy Root, Chris Cooke (wk), Jeremy Lawlor, Lukas Carey, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange
There’s only one winner which emerges from this match and it’s Sussex. The side have been extremely strong, winning matches comprehensively and making their aspirations for the title clear. With the side looking to move to top of the South Group, expect them to come hot out of the blocks and reverberate another complete performance to record their fifth win of the campaign.
Match: Sussex Sharks vs Glamorgan
Date And Time: 6th August, Friday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
- Luke Wright, David Wiese, Alex Carey, Rashid Khan
- Fakhar Zaman, David Lloyd, Colin Ingram, Marchant de Lange
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SUS vs GLA Dream11
Alex Carey had to come into our side for this one. Ever since the course of the last month, the wicket-keeper has massively displayed his understated skill set to the world, one which saw him being named in the World Cup’s team of the tournament. And with him coming out to bat at number 4 for Sussex, the wicket-keeper is bound to revel us in a stunning display today against a bowling unit who have looked meek.
We have also picked up Chris Cooke from the opposition’s side.
Batsmen for SUS vs GLA Dream11
We keep selecting batsmen from Sussex given the identity of their opposition and the conditions prevelant for today’s encounter. Captain and opener Luke Wright scored 24 extremely important runs for his outfit in the previous encounter, showing application and technique in difficult batting conditions to keep batting despite losing partners by the minute at the other end.
Laurie Evans in number 3 is also picked up by us along with opener Philip Salt, someone who ensured the side were not pushed back in their encounters when they were without the services of their myriad international names.
From Glamorgan meanwhile we are picking up both their openers in David Lloyd and Fakhar Zaman. While David has been the side’s top scorer, a dependable name at the top of the order for them, Fakhar was given four overs with the ball in their previous encounter and could some tie with the ball today as well.
All-Rounders for SUS vs GLA Dream11
With two wickets in the last match, Graham Wagg from Glamorgan is our pick for this one. We aren’t perturbed by his low batting spot either with the side set to lose wickets at will, giving Wagg a good number of overs to come out and wield his bat in.
Bowling Order for SUS vs GLA Dream11
With impressive figures of 2-24 in the last match, pacer Marchant de Lange is our pick from Glamorgan. Meanwhile it’s a duo which represents us from Sussex with Glamorgan being extremely tepid while coming out to bat, making for a side who are bound to collapse at some point or the other.
Left arm offspinner Danny Briggs has not been among the wickets but what his restrictive line and length have ensured that wickets keep coming in from the other end. He’s paired alongside Ollie Robinson who returned with two wickets from the last match and spinner Rashid Khan.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Luke Wright is being selected as our captain while Alex Carey 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, 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.