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

County Ground, Bristol, England

177/7 in 20.0

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178/5 in 17.2

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

Sussex beat Gloucestershire by 5 wickets

Sussex face stern Test against Gloucestershire

  • Ian Cockbain and Chris Dent were standout performers for Gloucestershire last year.
  • Last year, Sussex suffered defeat against Lancashire in the quarterfinals of T20 Blast competition.
  • Last season, Luke Wright and George Garton were standout performer for Sussex in the T20 Blast tournament.

Expect Gloucestershire to register a comfortable win in their opening fixture.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England | Toss: To Bat

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Gloucestershire and Sussex will lock horns in the Vitality T20 Blast South Group game played at County Ground in Bristol.

Last year, Gloucestershire played exceedingly well and finished at the top of the table in the round-robin stages. Gloucestershire have signed New Zealand wicket-keeper Glenn Phillips and Australian pacer Daniel Worrall to bolster their squad for this year’s T20 Blast competition.

On the other hand, Sussex played decent cricket in the previous edition of the league. The side won six matches out of ten played in the competition. The side suffered defeat at the hands of Lancashire in the 4th Quarterfinal game played at County Ground in Hove.

Gloucestershire Preview

Skipper Jack Taylor will be hoping that the side can put in a clinical performance in their opening fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent and Glenn Phillips to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last year, Ian Cockbain was the top-scorer for Gloucestershire in the competition. In 11 matches played, Cockbain accumulated 399 runs at an average of 44.33 with three half-centuries to his name.

Besides Cockbain, Chris Dent also accumulated 371 runs in 11 outings with four half-centuries last season.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of David Payne, Ryan Higgins and Graeme van Buuren to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Left-arm quick, David Payne, was the pick of the bowlers for Gloucestershire last season. He picked up 16 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 7.90.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Jack Taylor (captain), Glenn Phillips (wk), Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, Ian Cockbain, Ryan Higgins, Benny Howell, Graeme van Buuren, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, David Payne

Gloucestershire Actual Playing XI:

David Payne, Matthew David Taylor, Josh Shaw, Ian Cockbain, Benny Howell, Jack Taylor, GLV Buuren, Glenn Phillips, Tom Smith, Chris Dent, Miles Hammond

Sussex Preview

Stiaan van Zyl, Travis Head and David Wiese are overseas players signed by Sussex for this year’s competition.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on Captain Luke Wright, opener Phil Salt and all-rounder David Wiese to deliver bulk of the runs.

Luke Wright was the top-scorer for Sussex in the previous edition of T20 Blast competition. He accumulated 411 runs in 11 innings at an average of 37.36 with two half-centuries to his name.

Besides Wright, South African all-rounder David Wiese was a consistent performer for Sussex with the bat. Travis Head could be slotted into the playing XI to bolster the batting lineup for this game.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of George Garton, Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest

Sussex Predicted Playing XI:

Philip Salt (wk), Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, Calum MacLeod, George Garton, Will Beer, Chris Jordan, Daniel Worrall, Tymal Mills

Sussex Actual Playing XI:

RS Bopara, Henry Crocombe, Delray Rawlins, George Garton, Will Beer, Chris Jordan, TM Head, Phil Salt, D Wiese, Aaron Thomason, Archie Lenham

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Clouds
00h
18
0 mm.
3.03 k/h
From: ESE
1%
03h
16
0 mm.
1.84 k/h
From: ESE
32%
06h
13
0 mm.
1.45 k/h
From: E
36%
09h
9
0 mm.
1.42 k/h
From: ENE
13%
12h
16
0 mm.
2.28 k/h
From: ESE
12%
15h
20
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3.7 k/h
From: SSE
25%
18h
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0 mm.
4.25 k/h
From: SSE
55%
21h
20
0 mm.
4.03 k/h
From: SSE
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting at Bristol. The weather forecast for the game will be cloudy with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Both teams have competed in 17 T20Is in the history of T20 Blast competition where Sussex have an upper hand with 10 wins compared to Gloucestershire’s six victories. One game ended in a no result.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a score around 170 runs on the board.

After analysis of both the squads, Gloucestershire seemed to have covered all the bases for this year’s competition. With likes of Glenn Phillips, Ian Cockbain and Chris Dent in their ranks, Gloucestershire will be looking to draw first blood in this fixture.

Expect Gloucestershire to register a comfortable win in their opening fixture.

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Author: Shoaib Z.