On Friday (28th August), Sussex Sharks and Surrey CCC both will begin their journey in the T20 Blast 2020 when they will face each other at the County Ground (Hove).
In the last T20 Blast season, Sharks finished on top of the points table in the South Division while Surrey finished in the eighth position in that same points table. In the quarter-final, Worcestershire Rapids ended Sussex’s journey in the T20 Blast 2019.
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC – Match Details
County Ground (Hove) will host the T20 Blast 2020 South Group match between Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC on 28th August. This match will begin at 14:00 local (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC – Pitch Report
It will be the first T20 match at County Ground (Hove) in this season. In the last season, the chasing sides hugely dominated.
Average first innings total at this venue (in last five matches): 166
T20 Match Results at this venue (in last five matches): 1st Batting team won – 1 match; 2nd Batting team won – 4 matches.
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC – Predicted Playing XI
Sussex Sharks: Phil Salt, Luke Wright (C), Ben Brown, Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, Harry Finch, Aaron Thomason, Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, Danny Briggs, Will Beer
Surrey CCC: Mark Stoneman, Rory Burns, Scott Borthwick, Gareth Batty (C), Will Jacks, Ben Foakes, Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith, Matt Dunn, Gus Atkinson, Amar Virdi
T20 Blast 2020: Sussex Sharks vs Surrey CCC – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
Sussex will miss their consistent batsman Laurie Evans, the most run-scorer in T20 Blast 2018, as he will serve for Surrey on loan in this season. The T20 specialist left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills, newly-signed experienced English all-rounder Ravi Bopara, the right-handed top-order batsman Phil Salt, captain Luke Wright are some crucial names of this team.
Though Surrey have signed Laurie Evans on loan, they can’t use him in the Sussex game according to the agreement. Also, some of their other crucial members are in the injury list, and these names are captain Jade Dernbach (ruled out), Ollie Pope, Liam Plunkett, Jordan Clark and Morne Morkel. On the other hand, Tom Curran, Jason Roy and Reece Topley are in the international duties, where Roy has suffered an injury and he has been ruled out from the full T20I series against Pakistan.
Rory Burns and Will Jacks are the important names in their present active batting line-up. Captain Gareth Batty has a big responsibility as an off-spinner.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Phil Salt, Ravi Bopara
Vice-captain: Luke Wright, Ollie Robinson
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Ben Foakes
Batsmen – Luke Wright, Phil Salt (C), Rory Burns, Will Jacks
All-Rounder(s) – Ravi Bopara (vc), Delray Rawlins
Bowlers – Will Beer, Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, Gareth Batty