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Gloucestershire vs Essex, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England

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Host Gloucestershire aim to continue their winning ways against Essex

  • Gloucestershire registered a comfortable win over Kent in a game played at Bristol.
  • Glenn Phillips, Zak Chappell and David Payne delivered match-winning performances for Gloucestershire in the previous game played against Kent.
  • Essex lost their previous game against Glamorgan

Expect Gloucestershire to eke out a close win over Essex at Bristol.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bowl

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LAN
WRW
NOR
DER
DUR
LEI
YOR
NOT
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
4
3
0
1
0
7
1.45
4
3
1
0
0
6
1.45
4
2
1
0
0
5
-0.929
4
2
2
0
0
4
0.82
4
2
2
0
0
4
-0.162
5
2
3
0
0
4
-1.3
4
1
2
1
0
3
-0.196
3
1
1
0
0
3
-2.021
4
0
4
0
0
0
-0.645

Host Gloucestershire will be looking to continue their decent form when they take on Essex in the South Group game of the Vitality T20 Blast competition played at Bristol.

In the previous match, Gloucestershire registered a comfortable six-wicket win over Kent. With this result, Gloucestershire climbed to fifth position in the South Group table.

On the other hand, Essex will be looking to make a strong comeback after getting hammered at the hands of Glamorgan. With this result, Essex managed to retain their fourth position in the South Group points table.

There have been 17 meetings between the teams in the history of the competition where Essex have registered seven victories. Gloucestershire have managed to come out on top on four occasions. Six matches have been abandoned.

Gloucestershire Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Glenn Phillips, Ian Cockbain, Jack Taylor, Ryan Higgins, James Bracey and Miles Hammond to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Glenn Phillips was the standout player with the bat for Gloucestershire and finished the innings with an unbeaten half-century off 31 balls. He was well supported by skipper Jack Taylor, who chipped in with a fluent 31 off 21 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of David Payne, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, Zak Chappell and Benny Howell to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, David Payne was the best bowler on display for Gloucestershire and finished with excellent figures of 4 for 15 in his four overs. Besides Payne, Zak Chappell bowled well and claimed 3 for 24 in his four overs.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jack Taylor (c), Glenn Phillips, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Miles Hammond, James Bracey (wk), Benny Howell, Tom Smith, Zak Chappell, Josh Shaw, David Payne

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
G Phillips
50
31
4
3
161.29
J Taylor
31
21
5
0
147.62
M Hammond
17
11
2
1
154.55
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Payne
4.0
1
15
4
3.75
Z Chappell
4.0
0
24
3
6
T Smith
4.0
0
22
2
5.5

Essex Preview

The county side will be going with the same playing combination that featured against Glamorgan. In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the in-form duo of Matthew Critchley and Michael-Kyle Pepper to deliver the bulk of the runs in this contest.

In the previous match, Matthew Critchley continued his excellent form and finished the innings with the top-score of 38 off 26 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Besides Critchley, the top-order perished for low scores. Tom Westley scored 23 not out off 20 balls, whereas Paul Walter chipped in with 20 runs off 24 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Daniel Sams, Samuel Cook and Matthew Critchley to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Simon Harmer (captain), Tom Westley, Matthew Critchley, William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook

Essex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Critchley
38
26
3
2
146.15
T Westley
23
20
2
0
115
P Walter
20
24
1
1
83.33
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Sams
2.5
0
25
1
8.82
M Critchley
4.0
0
17
1
4.25
A Nijjar
2.0
0
27
1
13.5
HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
03h
14
0 mm.
1.5 k/h
From: NE
100%
06h
13
0 mm.
1.69 k/h
From: NE
100%
09h
13
0 mm.
1.42 k/h
From: NE
100%
12h
14
0 mm.
1.66 k/h
From: NE
100%
15h
20
0 mm.
1.17 k/h
From: NNE
91%
18h
22
0.23 mm.
1.19 k/h
From: WNW
89%
21h
21
0.99 mm.
2.46 k/h
From: SSE
68%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Bristol will have something for quick bowlers with the new-ball. Weather Forecast for Friday’s game is perfect with clear skies and gentle breeze.

Venue Details

County Ground, Bristol is going to host the South Group game of the Vitality T20 Blast competition between Gloucestershire and Essex.

Essex will take heart from the fact that they have won three matches out of five played at Bristol.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 130 runs. The previous match played at Bristol was won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Gloucestershire will be slight favorites to win their game against Essex. After winning their two matches in home conditions, the team management will be hoping for another clinical performance against Essex.

On the other hand, Essex will be keen to bring their A-game to the table

 

Expect Gloucestershire to eke out a close win over Essex at Bristol.

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Author: Shoaib Z.