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Essex vs Glamorgan, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

01 July 2021 | 23:00 | County Ground, Chelmsford, England
108/2 in 12.2 8.76 winner
104/10 in 17.0 6.12

Toss Winner - Glamorgan won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Essex beat Glamorgan by 8 wickets

Can Glamorgan continue to dominate over Essex this year also?

  • Simon Harmer who is a key wicket-taker for Essex has taken 23 wickets in his last 19 innings for the team.
  • Middle-order batsmen David Lloyd has scored 327 runs in the last 13 innings at an average of 25.15 for Glamorgan.
  • In the last five matches between these two teams, Glamorgan have a 3-0 advantage over Essex and 2 matches went resultless.

We predict that Glamorgan will defeat Essex.

  • Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Yorkshire 10 6 3 0 1 13 -0.355
Nottinghamshire 9 5 1 3 0 13 0.844
Warwickshire 10 5 4 0 1 11 2.78
Durham 10 5 4 0 1 11 0.218
Worcestershire 9 4 3 1 0 10 -0.998
Northamptonshire 11 4 6 0 0 9 -0.777
Lancashire 9 3 4 1 1 8 -0.181
Derbyshire 10 3 6 1 0 7 -0.342
Leicestershire 10 3 7 0 0 6 -0.096
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
13 -0.355 10 6 3 0 1
13 0.844 9 5 1 3 0
11 2.78 10 5 4 0 1
11 0.218 10 5 4 0 1
10 -0.998 9 4 3 1 0
9 -0.777 11 4 6 0 0
8 -0.181 9 3 4 1 1
7 -0.342 10 3 6 1 0
6 -0.096 10 3 7 0 0
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ess vs glam Match Prediction & Analysis

Essex will face Glamorgan in this 89th fixture of the south group of vitality blast 2021. This match will be played on 1st July at County Ground which is the home ground of Essex. Both teams are neck to neck this season and will be looking forward to continuing their campaign for playoffs. Essex are ranked 6th in the south group of the points table with 9 points in which they won 4 games out of 10 they played. On the other side, Glamorgan are currently at 7th place in the table with 8 points in their account in 10 games with 3 wins.

This will be a must-win game for both the teams as in this group, the race to qualify for the knockout stage is getting tougher day by day. Glamorgan have good records against Essex so they will try to maintain that whereas Exxes will try to clinch this game to change records.

Teams Preview

Essex Preview

Essex made a good comeback after losing at the early stage of the tournament and currently with 4 wins in 10 games and 9 points in hand, they are in 6th place in the south group. They will need to win this game to continue their campaign of playoffs. They have defeated Somerset in the last match. While bowling first, Simon Harmer delivered a superb spell of  4 wickets for just 24 runs in his 4 overs, and also Jack Plom's 3 wickets for 31 runs helped the team to restrict Somerset to just 153 runs in 20 overs.

With the help of Adam Wheater's 49 from 35 balls and Michael Pepper's not out 55 from 35 balls, Essex easily chased down the target and won the game by 6 wickets. Their key pacer, Simon Harmer has taken 23 wickets in his last 19 innings for his team. Essex have a bad record against Glamorgan so they will try to change those stats in favour of them. They just have to execute their plans well to win this game against Glamorgan which will be a must-win game for the team.

Top players for Essex: Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer, Samuel Cook

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

William Buttleman, Dan Lawrence, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Adam Wheater(wk), Simon Harmer(c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Sam Cook.

Essex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Pepper 55 35 4 2 157.14
A Wheater 49 35 4 0 140
W Buttleman 16 15 3 0 106.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Harmer 4.0 0 24 4 6
J Plom 3.0 0 31 3 10.33
S Cook 4.0 0 32 2 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Harmer 4.0 0 24 4 6
J Plom 3.0 0 31 3 10.33
S Cook 4.0 0 32 2 8

Essex Actual Playing XI:

Paul Walter, Daniel Lawrence, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook, William Buttleman, RN ten Doeschate, Jack Plom, Adam Wheater, Simon Harmer, Michael Pepper, James Neesham

Glamorgan Preview

Although Glamorgan had a bad start at the initial stage of the season, they have played good cricket in the last few matches and are at 7th place in the points table with 8 points in hand in 10 games. They still have hopes to qualify for the knockout stage. They have mixed performances so far in the tournament. In the last match against  Surrey, despite struggling with the bat they managed to put 153 runs on the board. David Llyod's 41 from 31 balls and Billy Root's 41 from 28 balls were the key knocks in that inning.

While defending the target of 154 runs, Glamorgan managed to restrict opponents and clinch the victory by just 1 run. Prem Sisodiya bowled a brilliant spell of 2 wickets for 22 runs while Timm van der Gugten helped him by picking 2 wickets for 32 runs. The overall team is looking balanced but they haven't used the full strength of their squad. They will try to execute those plans well against Essex on 1st July to remain alive in this tournament. This will be a must-win game for them and they will try to claim 2 points in this game.

Key players for Glamorgan: Colin Ingram, Billy Root, David Lloyd, Prem Sisodiya

Glamorgan Predicted Playing XI:

Colin Ingram, Kiran Carlson, Billy Root, David Lloyd, Chris Cooke(c/wk), Callum Taylor, Dan Douthwaite, James Weighell, Timm van der Gugten, Roman Walker, Prem Sisodiya.

Glamorgan Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Lloyd 41 31 6 1 132.26
B Root 41 28 1 4 146.43
K Carlson 32 16 5 1 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Sisodiya 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
T van der Gugten 4.0 0 32 2 8
J Weighell 3.0 0 36 1 12
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Sisodiya 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
T van der Gugten 4.0 0 32 2 8
J Weighell 3.0 0 36 1 12

Glamorgan Actual Playing XI:

Callum Taylor, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Chris Cooke, Billy Root, Roman Walker, Andrew Salter, Daniel Douthwaite, James Weighell, Kiran Carlson, Sam Pearce

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 13 0 mm. 1.96 k/h From: N 98%
03h 12 0 mm. 2.6 k/h From: NNW 89%
06h 12 0 mm. 3.64 k/h From: NNW 74%
09h 16 0 mm. 4.38 k/h From: NW 26%
12h 18 0 mm. 4.11 k/h From: NW 58%
15h 19 0 mm. 3.79 k/h From: NW 100%
18h 18 0 mm. 1.76 k/h From: N 94%
21h 14 0 mm. 1.32 k/h From: ESE 87%

Weather Conditions

The weather is partially cloudy on match day, with a 20-30% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 21°C - 12 °C range.

Venue Details

County Ground in Chelmsford will host this match. This ground is considered a home ground of the Essex side and has conducted many domestic games. This stadium can accommodate a total of 6500 people.

Toss: To Bowl

This ground has offered an advantage to bowlers in few previous domestic matches. The team who has opted to bowl first here has delivered better than the batting team. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first and chase.

ESS vs GLAM Winning Prediction

Both teams are neck to neck this season. Glamorgan have a good record against Essex in the last few matches. They also have a good depth in their batting unit as well as have an attacking bowling unit. On the other hand, although Essex have the advantage of playing at home ground, they have been struggling in the middle order batting which will be an issue for them while playing against Glamorgan in this match.

We predict that Glamorgan will defeat Essex.

Author: Manish Khorgade