And, after quite a few days of entertainment, here comes the first semifinal of the T20 Blast 2020. It is Surrey, who will be locking horns with Gloucestershire in the game that will see the first finalist for the season. Both teams have already got the availability of their superstars respectively.
Both teams have displayed tremendous cricketing skills in the middle so far in the tournament. Gloucestershire enters the contest as favourites to win the game but it isn’t going to be that easy, as Surrey has got top players in the lineup for this contest.
T20 Blast 2020: Semi-Final 1, Surrey vs Gloucestershire – Match Details
In the Semifinal 1 of T20 Blast 2020, Gloucestershire and Surrey will face each other at the Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday evening. This match will begin at 10:00 AM local time (15:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Semi-Final 1, Surrey vs Gloucestershire – Pitch Report
The wicket at Birmingham always gives an edge for the bowlers, with big boundaries on offer. The pitch has also become slow in the recent past, which make life hard for the batsmen. Both teams have already got brilliant bowlers in the lineup, which certainly promises an even contest tonight.
T20 Blast 2020: Semi-Final 1, Surrey vs Gloucestershire – Squads
Surrey (SUR): Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Jamie Smith, Hashim Amla, Jason Roy, Mark Stoneman, Rory Burns, Will Jacks, Nico Reifer, Rikki Clarke, Scott Borthwick, Jordan Clark, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Ryan Patel, Gus Atkinson, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Liam Plunkett, Jade Dernbach, Matt Dunn, Conor McKerr, Amar Virdi, Nick Kimber, Daniel Moriarty, James Taylor
Gloucestershire (GLO): Gareth Roderick, Tom Lace, James Bracey, Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Jack Taylor, George Hankins, Ben Charlesworth, Gregory Willows, Graeme van Buuren, Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, George Scott, Jerome Taylor, Josh Shaw, Stuart Whittingham, Tom Smith, David Payne, Matt Taylor, George Drissell
T20 Blast 2020: Semi-Final 1, Surrey vs Gloucestershire – Playing XI
Gloucestershire – Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), Benny Howell, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, David Payne, Josh Shaw
Surrey – Jason Roy, Hashim Amla, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Ben Foakes (wk), Rory Burns, Jamie Overton, Liam Plunkett, Gareth Batty (c), Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley
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T20 Blast 2020: Semi-Final 1, Surrey vs Gloucestershire – Fantasy Tips
Surrey will rely on the top-order batting that consists of Will Jacks, Hashim Amla and Evans. They have been scoring runs on a consistent basis while the spin duo Moriarty and Gareth Batty have been performing well. In fast bowling, Reece Topley has the work to do.
They have displayed great team effort in the middle. All the players are performing brilliantly to make things happen. Ryan Higgins, Chris Dent and Taylor are going to be key players alongside Cockbain. In bowling, Payne, Matt Taylor and Tom Smith are the players to watch out.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Ryan Higgins, Will Jacks
Vice-captain – Dent, Amla, Roy