Here comes the clash between two teams, who had a contrasting journey in this season of the tournament. Sussex, who are the table-topers of South Group in T20 Blast 2020 will be locking horns with Essex, who are yet to win a single game in this season, despite entering the contest as title defenders.
Sussex is sitting firmly at the top with 9 points in 6 games while Essex has two points, which were secured because of a washout and tied games. However, they were unfortunate on a couple of occasions, where they were so close to winning but failed to make things happen. On the other hand, Sussex has been winning it without difficulties.
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Sussex – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 South Group, Essex and Sussex will face each other at County Ground, Hove on Monday evening. This match will begin at 2:00 PM local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Sussex – Pitch Report
Once again, a high-scoring game is on the cards with shorter boundaries on offer. Further, the conditions will have no impact for the bowlers, which will further ease down things for a batsman.
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Sussex – Full Squads
Essex Squad: Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater(w), Simon Harmer(c), Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, Matthew Quinn, James Porter, Aaron Beard, Samuel Cook, Jack Plom, Ben Allison, Michael-Kyle Pepper
Kent – Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond(c), Joe Denly, Heino Kuhn, Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, Grant Stewart, Jordan Cox(w), Tim Groenewald, Calum Haggett, Fred Klaassen, Imran Qayyum, Hamidullah Qadri, Oliver Robinson
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Sussex – Predicted XI
Sussex – Calum MacLeod, Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, Ben Brown (wk), David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, George Garton, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Essex – Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar, Matthew Quinn
T20 Blast 2020: Essex vs Sussex – Fantasy Tips
Once again, it is going to be Delport, who will have the burden of performing well for his side. He is failing to do it in the batting but coming good with the ball. The likes of Westley, Varun Chopra and Lawrence should join the party while the bowlers need to change their tactics.
They are boosted with the addition of Chris Jordon, who has been splendid for England in the recently-concluded series against Australia. Further, they have the likes of David Wiese and Luke Wright, who can make things fall in place. In bowling, Tymal Mills will pair with Jordon.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Luke Wright, Delport
Vice-captain – Chris Jordan, Wiese