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Gloucestershire vs Middlesex, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

College Ground, Cheltenham, England

171/8 in 20.0

8.55

161/8 in 20.0

8.05
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Middlesex won the toss and chose to bowl first

Gloucestershire beat Middlesex by 10 runs

Can Gloucestershire keep their hopes alive with a win?

  • Gloucestershire has 12 points from 11 matches with 5 wins, 4 losses and two abandoned matches.
  • Middlesex has just 7 points from 11 matches are out of the competition`s next stage.
  • Gloucestershire beat Middlesex by 2 runs in their previous encounter this season.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE will win the match

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: College Ground, Cheltenham, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
NOT
YOR
WOR
WRW
DUR
LAN
NOR
LEI
DER
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
11
7
1
3
0
17
1.313
11
7
3
0
1
15
0.179
11
5
4
1
0
12
-0.887
11
5
5
0
1
11
0.099
11
5
5
0
1
11
-0.272
11
4
5
1
1
10
-0.228
11
4
6
0
0
9
-0.777
12
4
8
0
0
8
-0.029
11
3
7
1
0
7
-0.375

Gloucestershire are hanging with the qualification chance in the fifth spot currently and their back-to-back losses in last two matches pushed them into a bit of worry. They have two home matches and will need to get back to winning ways before they lose out a spot in top-4. Middlesex`s last game loss have almost sealed their fate and they are out of contention for the next round. They will look to play spoilsport in the Gloucestershire`s chances of qualification in this match.

Gloucestershire Preview

Gloucestershire fell short of the target by 10 runs despite a valiant fight from Glenn Philips (57 runs), Jack Taylor (30 runs), and Chris Dent (42 runs) with the bat. They lacked the boost in their run rate with remaining players failing to strike at a good rate and putting too much pressure. They will hope their batting line-up comes all guns blazing in this match.

Josh Shaw and Tom Smith picked up 2 wickets each and were pretty economical giving runs at just 7.5 RPO. Matt Taylor and Glenn Philips chipped in with a wicket each. Benny Howell and Worall were expensive last night giving runs at over 10 RPO.

Top players to bet on:

Glenn Philips – Philips is on a purple patch with 421 runs at a strike rate of 165 in 9 innings so far. He leads the six-hitter chart by a huge margin and we expect him to dominate the bowlers in this game too.  

Tom Smith – Smith has 9 wickets in 9 matches at an economy rate of 7 RPO. He has been strangling the run flow in the middle overs effectively. We expect to continue his good form in this match too.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Benny Howell, Glenn Phillips, James Bracey (wk), Jack Taylor (c), George Scott, Tom Smith, Daniel Worrall, Josh Shaw, Matt Taylor

Gloucestershire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
G Phillips
57
38
2
4
150
C Dent
42
36
4
1
116.67
J Taylor
30
18
2
1
166.67
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Shaw
4.0
0
29
2
7.25
T Smith
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
M David Taylor
4.0
0
33
1
8.25

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

Matthew David Taylor, Josh Shaw, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, GLV Buuren, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Miles Hammond

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex batting unit never looked good in the chase and the rain brought a premature end as they lost by 5 runs. They were reeling at 55/5 before Nathan Sowter`s 37 runs took them to 114/6 in 16 overs. Steve Eskinazi, max Holden, and Joe Cracknell must give a good start to put their team in good position with the bat.

Blake Cullen had a superb night picking up 4 wickets. Steve Finn and Mujeeb picked up 2 wickets each but Mujeeb`s 4 overs cost 49 runs for the team.  Nathan Sowter and Tom Helm chipped with vital contributions with the balls as they bowled out the opposition for just 152 runs in 18.1 overs.

Top players to bet on:

Steve Eskinazi – Eskinazi has 390 runs at a strike rate of 140 this season but lacks consistency as he has big scores followed by single digit scores. He has a century and 3 fifties so far in the 10 innings.

Steve Finn – Finn is their top wicket-taker with 16 wickets at an economy rate of 8.5 RPO this season. He leads the bowling attack efficiently and will look to take more wickets to trouble the opposition in this match too.  

Middlesex Predicted Playing XI:

Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Joe Cracknell, Daryl Mitchell, John Simpson (wk), Luke Hollman, Nathan Sowter, Tom Helm, Chris Green, Blake Cullen, Steven Finn (c)

Middlesex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
N Sowter
37
24
4
1
154.17
L Hollman
15
17
0
1
88.24
J Cracknell
13
9
1
1
144.44
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Cullen
4.0
0
32
4
8
M Ur Rahman
4.0
0
49
2
12.25
S Finn
3.1
0
16
2
5.05

Middlesex Actual Playing XI:

Max Holden, Luke Hollman, Joe Cracknell, Sam Robson, Joshua Michael De Caires, Blake Cullen, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Stephen Eskinazi, Daryl Mitchell, Nathan Sowter, ST Finn

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
1.51 k/h
From: WSW
59%
03h
14
0 mm.
1.07 k/h
From: W
55%
06h
14
0 mm.
1.06 k/h
From: W
51%
09h
17
0 mm.
1.75 k/h
From: WSW
92%
12h
19
0.37 mm.
3.53 k/h
From: SW
96%
15h
19
0.18 mm.
4.47 k/h
From: SW
100%
18h
18
0 mm.
3.16 k/h
From: SW
100%
21h
14
0 mm.
2.45 k/h
From: SSW
100%

Weather Conditions

Cheltenham will have dark and cloudy weather on the match day with 50-60% chances of rain. We expect the rain to make only a short appearance in this match (some overs might be lost).

Venue Details

Cheltenham will host their first match this season and we expect a fresh wicket in this match. Batsmen will enjoy the true pace and bounce on this track once they cross the new ball.  We expect the runs to be around 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing has been the best productive option at this venue with 5-2 win-loss record so far. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss in this match.      

Gloucestershire`s batting has revolved around Glenn Philips with the remaining players playing the support act so far. Their bowling unit has collectively performed well but lacks a strike bowler who can deliver when needed. Middlesex`s batting unit has struggled barring Steve Eskinazi and Joe Cracknell this season. Their bowling attack has been superb with the likes of Finn, Cullen, Green, and Sowter amongst the wickets. We expect Gloucestershire to win this match with home conditions putting on the advantageous position.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE will win the match

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