SUS Vs WOR Dream11 Team Prediction : Last year’s champions Worcestershire Rapids look to make it two semi-finals on the bounce when they take on a challenging Sussex.
For our 2018 champions Worcestershire Rapids, the 2019 edition of the Vitality Blast has nowhere near gone according to the gameplan. The side have suffered way too many inconsistent results, one which threatened to push them down and out of the top 4 at one stage before the side managed to make one last surge for a spot in the quarter-finals.
And with them squaring off against Sussex Sharks today, Worcestershire Rapids know the margins are going to be extremely fine to decide who emerges as the winner today. They are up against the winners of the South Group, a side who impressed in both the departments, seamlessly blending in incredible batting displays with formidable bowling spells to dominate proceeds over the course of the last month.
Tasting defeat in their last group stage encounter as they allowed Northamptonshire Steelbacks to chase the 188 they had put on the scoreboard with 7 balls and 7 wickets to spare, Worcestershire know they can’t commit such a mistake today as well. Elsewhere Sussex were handed what was just their third defeat in the league after an edge of the seat thriller saw Gloucestershire knock down their 164 run target off the last ball with 3 wickets in hand.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the finest tracks in the country to chase on, this is an incredible batting surface with the ball coming onto the bat extremely well, allowing batsmen all the time in the world to find their range. There will be the smallest hint of movement for the faster bowlers early on with the wicket settling in nicely for the batters in the second innings, making this is surface to win the toss and chase on.
Probable Playing 11
- Worcestershire Rapids’ opener Hamish Rutherford has joined up with New Zealand and is unavailable for this clash.
Luke Wright, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Alex Carey, Ollie Robinson, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley
Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali, Tom Fell, Ben Cox, Ross Whiteley, Daryl Mitchell, Wayne Parnell, Ed Bernard, Joe Leach, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
Although Middlesex were unsure of their participating in the quarter-finals with the team enduring an inconsistent run of results, one which threatened to stall their campaign, the side have scraped through to make it this far and look a menacing unit. They might just be one of the best batting units in the league, filled to the brim with specialist batsmen, names who’ll spare no expense in putting on a huge score today.
This is what favours them today with Notts Outlaws yearning for runs previously. Middlesex win this one and move onto the semi-finals.
Match: Sussex Sharks Vs Worcestershire Rapids Quarter-Final 3
Date And Time: 6th September, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Luke Wright, David Wiese, Alex Carey, Will Beer
- Riki Wessels, Ben Cox, Ed Bernard, Patrick Brown
Top 4 Batting Order
- Luke Wright, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins
- Riki Wessels, Moeen Ali, Tom Fell, Ben Cox
- Luke Wright, Alex Carey
- Riki Wessels, Ben Cox
Death Overs Bowlers
- Chris Jordan, Reece Topley
- Wayne Parnell, Patrick Brown
His 47 runs in 27 balls in the previous encounter once again manifested Ben Cox’s enterprising nature with the bat. It was a boundary laden innings from the Worcestershire Rapids’ wicket-keeper, an innings which he has emulated on a consistent basis for his, seeing him come into our side without any hesitations.
His 45 in 29 balls see the side’s opener, Rikki Wessels be brought on by us as well. Elsewhere from the opposing we have roped in four picks, getting in ter entire top-order with the side revered for their ability to come out and pile on huge scores.
Both the opener, Luke Wright and Philip Salt come in for us with captain Wright having scored 41 in his last outing while Salt has amassed a solid 334 runs in 12 matches. Delray Rawlins’ man of the match performance, an astounding innings of 69 make him someone he can’t ignore along with number three bat Laurie Evans.
With Rutherford set to miss this one, Moeen Ali is ready to open the innings for Worcestershire Rapids today and along with him getting the full four overs of spin as well, he becomes an excellent choice to indulge in over here. From the opposition we are picking up David Weise due to his clean hitting, exuberant ability with the bat.
On a sublime batting track, we wanted to pick out names who’ll operate with either the new ball or get the death overs for their side. This sees us pick out Chris Jordan from Sussex whilst two wickets the last time around see us opt for legspinner Will Beer as well. Elsewhere we have gone in with Ed Barnard as our lone pick from the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rawlins is our captain for today while Moeen is the vice-captain, both selected due to the overall nature of their game.
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