SUS vs GLA Dream11 : A new week in the Vitality Blast opens its doors with perhaps the most lopsided encounter of the South Group till date
Position 1 taking on the ninth placed team. When Sussex Sharks and Glamorgan square off against each other today for the first match of the day, there promises to be only winner from a match which perhaps couldn’t have gotten any more one-sided.
Where Sussex Sharks have been absolutely pristine this edition of the Vitality Blast, Glamorgan on the other hand have been sordid, horrendous and torrid. The only side across the two groups and 18 teams to yet record a win in the marquee league, Glamorgan have been abject and abysmal, an outfit who have failed to muster up the stomach for a fight to befittingly sit in bottom place in the South Group.
And taking on the table toppers today, the malicious misdemeanour for Glamorgan looks unlikely to change with the outfit up against a side who have won the same number of matches as they have lost. With 17 points currently, Sussex will be looking to extend their 3 point lead over second placed Gloucestershire in a match where they’ll be quietly confident of picking up the three points.
After decimating Middlesex in their previous encounter, chasing down the 172 run target set to them with 8 wickets and 4 balls to spare, Sussex couldn’t have asked for a better win to carry forward into this clash. Elsewhere Glamorgan were trounced yet again, suffering their 7th defeat as Somerset made light work of them by 25 runs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A surface which leaves batsmen perturbed owing to the grass left on it, this surface has an average of just 149 for the side batting first. Although we have seen some decent scores over here in this edition of the league, expect the overcast conditions plus to play havoc, seeing batting remain a treacherous task on this wicket.
With the side chasing winning 3 out of the 4 contests played here, expect the side winning the toss choosing to come out and field first.
Probable Playing 11
- Jack Leach looks set to miss the entire league for Glamorgan given his participating with England in the ongoing Ashes series.
- Delray Rawlins was involved with Bermuda in a T20 qualification league until yesterday and should miss this one for Sussex Sharks.
Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Roman Walker, Shaun Marsh, Nicholas Selman, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Chris Cooke, Callum Taylor
Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Ollie Robinson, Philip Salt, Luke Wright, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey, David Wiese, Ben Brown
Match: Glamorgan vs Sussex Sharks
Date And Time: 26th August, Monday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Cardiff
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- Marchant de Lange, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd
- Ollie Robinson, Luke Wright, Alex Carey, David Wiese
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shaun Marsh, Nicholas Selman, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd
- Philip Salt, Luke Wright, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey
- Colin Ingram, David Lloyd
- Alex Carey, David Wiese
Death Overs Bowlers
- Andrew Salter, Marchant de Lange
- Reece Topley, Ollie Robinson
Wicket-Keeper for SUS vs GLA Dream11
A 23 ball 41 run knock to take his side past the finishing line without nay jitters sees us pick out Sussex Sharks’ Alex Carey as the first player to canter into our playing 11 today. He’s someone who can profligate runs at will, scouring past any position with ease to pile the misery on for his opponents.
Batsmen for SUS vs GLA Dream11
Stringing a match winning 81 run stand with Carey for the second wicket to get his side past the finishing line without any jitters was Laurie Evans whose 52 run, 25 balls innings was as emphatic as they get. He ended up smashing three 6s and four 4s on way to a match winning knock which emanated brilliance across its duration.
We have also picked out both the openers from Sussex with us expecting the side to enjoy their time out in the middle with the bat today. The 48 runs for captain Luke Wright previously see him come in for us along with counterpart and the side’s top scorer, Philip Salt.
At a time when wickets were tumbling around him with the side suffering double blows and losing wickets in bounces, David Lloyd’s 63 run innings stood tall. He was the only one from his side interested in showing the stomach for a fight and waging a lone, seeing us pick the middle-order bat from the side.
We have decided to stick with the side’s captain., Colin Ingram as well given his skill set which can rip apart any bowling unit with luscious ease.
All-Rounders for SUS vs GLA Dream11
With David Wiese from Sussex being the only viable option here, it was pertinent of us to pick out the all-rounder. He wasn’t involved majorly for his side the last time around with the unit sweeping their way to a clinical win courtesy of their top-order but the number 5 bat has more than adequate runs to prove his immense capabilities as a cricketer.
Bowling Order for SUS vs GLA Dream11
Given the nature of the surface and how batsmen could struggle to get going on this wicket, it was only fair of us to pick out four bowlers in this unit, the two coming in from either side. With a wicket apiece in their previous match and several stellar showings behind them, both Reece Topley and Ollie Robinson come into our side from Sussex.
Elsewhere from Glamorgan we have gone ahead with Marchant de Lange after is stunning performance of 3-36 with the ball in the previous encounter. Adam Slater accompanies him owing to his ability to keep sending the ball down in the money areas.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Wright is our captain for today while 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, 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.