Hampshire VS Essex Dream11 Prediction
Essex from the South Group will square off against Hampshire in the forthcoming match of the 2021 edition of the English T20 blast. The match will turn out to be a nail-biting experience for all cricket lovers as it’s a must-win game for both teams for them to remain in contention for the knockouts qualification.
Hampshire kept their knockout chances alive by gaining victory twice in a row against Somerset and Gloucestershire each. All matches to be held henceforth is a must-win for the team. Presently, they possess 9 points and 7th spot in the standings. Similar is the case for team Essex. They lost to team Sussex in their former match by 6 wickets, worsening their chances for their knockout qualification. They are currently occupying the 6th spot in the standing with 11 points.
- Match Name: English T20 Blast
- Date: 16 July 2021
- Timings: 6:30 pm IST, 2:00 pm local time
- Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
The T20 Blast 2021 will not have a live telecast in India. The fans can enjoy the live streaming of the T20 tournament on the Fancode app.
The temperature is expected to levitate around 17°C on the matchday with 81 % humidity and 11 km/hr wind speed. There are slim chances of precipitation during the game.
The track at the Rose Bowl, Hampshire mainly assists the batters. The quick bowlers hold a major advantage as they get a lot of bounce from the surface. The teams that opted for batting first won the last 2 matches convincingly, and hence, batting first is a preferable choice.
Hampshire VS Essex Dream11 Prediction: Head to Head
Number of matches played: 26
Number of matches won by Hampshire: 13
Number of matches won by Essex: 13
HAM VS ESS Probable XIs
Chris Wood, Brad Wheal, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Weatherley, Mason Crane, James Fuller, D’Arcy Short, Sam Northeast, Ian Holland, Liam Dawson, Lewis McManus (wk)
Michael Pepper, Simon Harmer, Jamie Porter, Paul Walter, Aron Najjar, Sam Cook, Tom Westley, Aron Najjar, Sam Cook, Adam Wheater (wk), Jack Plom, Ryan ten Doeschate, Jimmy Neesham,
HAM VS ESS: Suggested Playing XI
Joe Weatherley (c), Tom Westley (VC), Simon Harmer, Scott Currie, Lewis McManus, Mason Crane, Michael Pepper, Samuel Cook, D’Arcy Short, Paul Walter, Colin de Grandhomme
HAM VS ESS Top Picks
Kiwi all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has successfully scored 101 runs and picked up 2 wickets in the previous 4 matches, making him a great batter as well as a bowler.
In the last game against Somerset, Joe Weatherley scored his first half-century of the tournament. He has scored 256 runs in 8 matches at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 129.94.
Mason Crane is a right-arm leg-break bowler and a right-handed batsman. Until now, he has picked up 3 wickets in this tournament.
D’Arcy Short, who opens the innings for Hampshire, is a left-handed batsman and left-arm Chinaman bowler. He has smashed 29 runs in this tournament so far.
Mustering 248 runs in 11 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 134.78, Michael Pepper has turned out to be the top run-scorer for Essex in this competition.
With 16 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of 7.41 and 95 runs, Simon Harmer is the leading wicket-taker for Essex.
Jimmy Neesham is a right-arm medium pacer and a left-handed batsman. He has smacked 53 runs in this tournament as yet.
HAM VS ESS: Captain and Vice-Captain choices
Captain- James Neesham
Vice-Captain – D’Arcy Short
HAM VS ESS: Suggested Playing XI
- Keeper – Lewis McManus
- Batsmen –Ryan ten Doeschate, James Vince, D’Arcy Short (C)
- All-rounders – Liam Dawson, Paul Walter, Jimmy Neesham (VC), Simon Harmer
- Bowlers – Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Samuel Cook
HAM VS ESS: Probable Winners
Based on the squads and the batsmen friendly pitch, team Hampshire has a slight advantage over Essex.