The T20 Blast 2020 (South Group) match Middlesex vs Essex Eagles will be played on Thursday (3rd September) evening at Lord’s (London).
Both teams have played three matches, where both have lost once, tied once and their other one game had no result.
The upcoming match will be their second meeting in this tournament. When they earlier met on 27th August at Chelmsford, that match had no result due to the rain interruption in the second innings.
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 (South Group), Middlesex will face Essex Eagles at Lord’s (London) on Thursday (3rd September) evening. This match will begin at 18:15 local time (22:45 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles – Pitch Report
Lord’s (London) will host this match. This venue has already hosted two matches in this tournament where both teams scored 209 runs in the first game, and the hosts failed to defend 165 runs total in the next game.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 183.20
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 2 (one tie).
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles – Full Squad
Middlesex: Steven Finn (c), Martin Andersson, Joe Cracknell, Blake Cullen, Miguel Cummins, Jack Davies, Stephen Eskinazi, Nick Gubbins, James Harris, Tom Helm, Max Holden, Luke Hollman, Dan Lincoln, John Simpson (wk), Nathan Sowter.
Essex Eagles: Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Matthew Quinn, James Porter, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook, Ben Allison, Michael-Kyle Pepper
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles – Predicted Playing XI
Middlesex: Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Martin Andersson, Nick Gubbins, John Simpson (wk), Dan Lincoln, Luke Hollman, James Harris, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn (c).
Essex Eagles: Varun Chopra, Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (wk), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater and Matthew Quinn
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Essex Eagles – Fantasy Tips
In the ongoing tournament, opener Stephen Eskinazi (184 runs in three matches) has already scored two fifties, while his opening partner Max Holden (115 runs in three matches) has hit one century (102*). Also, Nick Gubbins (83 runs in three matches) has hit one half-century in this tournament. Meanwhile, the wicket-keeper batsman John Simpson also scored crucial 46 runs in the last game.
In the meantime, captain Steven Finn has taken 4 wickets and Tom Helm has got 3 wickets.
The batting side of the defending champions hasn’t impressed in this tournament yet. Ryan Ten Doeschate was their leading run-scorer in the last two matches as he has scored 72 runs in two innings (three matches) of this tournament.
Among their bowlers, Matthew Quinn and Paul Walter have scalped 5 and 4 wickets respectively in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Delport, Max Holden
Vice-captain – Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Steven Finn
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – John Simpson
Batsmen – Ryan ten Doeschate, Nick Gubbins, Stephen Eskinazi (C), Max Holden
All-Rounder(s) – Cameron Delport (vc), Paul Walter
Bowlers – Simon Harmer, Matthew Quinn, Steven Finn, Tom Helm