Vitality T20 Blast 2019 has reached nearly its final stage where every team has played a minimum of 9 games. While Essex has won 2 of 9 games, Glamorgan failed to register a single win. However, both the team are ready to face each other where both will try to register wins. Let’s have a look at the Essex vs Glamorgan Dream 11 Prediction.
The match between Essex and Glamorgan will take place on August 16 at County Ground, Chelmsford at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).
Essex have a couple of players like Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Ryan ten Doeschate etc who are able to win the games, although they didn’t have a great campaign so far. They have tried a couple of options in the opening so far but Varun Chopra failed big time. Cameron Delport and Tom Westley clicked well as opener whereas Ryan ten Doeschate supports well in the middle order. Both Mohammad Amir & Adam Zampa proved to be the vital cogs for the team for their bowling skills as well. Moreover, they have bowlers like Simon Harmer and Matthew Quinn who are able to win the game single-handedly.
Predicted Playing XI
Ryan ten Doeschate, Mohammad Amir, Adam Wheater (WK), Tom Westley, Matthew Quinn, Adam Zampa, Simon Harmer (C), Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, Paul Walter, Shane Snater
Despite having a couple of match-winners in the team, Glamorgan failed to claim a single win in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 season. They have the batsmen like David Lloyd, Fakhar Zaman, Colin Ingram etc. but their on-off performance cost the games. Even their middle-order is not in sync. However, they have bowlers like Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter who are taking regular wickets. Andrew Salter has 4-wicket haul whereas Smith took 3 wickets against Surrey. They are expected to play key roles for their side.
Predicted Playing XI
Shaun Marsh, Graham Wagg, Colin Ingram (C), Andrew Salter, Chris Cooke (WK), Marchant de Lange, David Lloyd, Ruaidhri Smith, Fakhar Zaman, Lukas Carey, Daniel Douthwaite
Injury and Availability News:
No injury concern from both sides as of now.
After having tested a couple of openers, Cameron Delport and Tom Westley have been clicked well as openers. However, they failed to convert the start to a big score as their middle-order crumbled under pressure many a time. However, they would love to continue their similar playing XI.
For Glamorgan, their overall performance are not that convincing. They need a colossal effort to bounce back. Thus a couple of changes could be seen.
Weather and pitch report
Expected temperatures are around 20 degrees with an average humidity of 78% and there is a chance of rain as well.
The County Ground in Chelmsford has been the highest-scoring venue among all. Scoring 200+ runs for the teams while batting first is normal but chasing is a problem once the floodlights come into the play. Therefore, batting first is a better option.
Essex and Glamorgan have met three times before in the Vitality T20 Blast where the latter won two games last year and one was washed out this year. The highest score 198-7 came from the two batsmen of Glamorgan in 2018. Colin Ingram and Graham Wagg scored 89 and 53* respectively where Essex put up 192 runs, losing by mere 6 runs. On the other hand, the lowest score was 167 which was put up by Essex and Glamorgan won by 2 wickets in 2018.
But this year the points table says a different story and it is not hard to say that Essex will have the upper hand in the game.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: Chris Cooke, Adam Wheater
Batsmen: Cameron Delport, David Lloyd, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Colin Ingram
All-rounders: Ryan ten Doeschate
Bowlers: Andrew Salter, Marchant de Lange, Adam Zampa
Captain & Vice-captain: Cameron Delport and David Lloyd