ESS vs HAM: Essex with lock horns against Hampshire in a South Group T20 Blast fixture at County Ground, Chelmsford.
In their opening game of the season, Essex was up against Somerset. Batting first, Cameos from James Hildreth, Eddie Brown and Ben Green helped Somerset post a huge total of 185/7. Sam Cook was the star bowler with 3/14 for Essex.
While chasing, Jimmy Neesham’s 53 and Paul Water’s 45 ensured a comfortable three-wicket win for Essex.
Hampshire faced a humiliating defeat in their previous match against Kent. Batting first, Openers and skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond ensured to post a competitive total of 176 onboard. Mason Crane’s 3/23 was the pick of the bowlers for Kent.
Chasing 177, Hampshire succumbed to Fred Klaassen’s 4/32 and lost the match by 38 runs. With the likes of destructive openers James Vince and D’Arcy Short, Hampshire would be looking to turn things around and open their account in the upcoming match.
Match: Essex vs Hampshire
Date & Time: 11th June 2021, 11:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
ESS vs HAM Head-to-Head
In their previous matchups, both the teams have had an equal winning advantage over the other. Essex alongside Hampshire have won 13 matches each.
Chelmsford will be equally advantageous for both batsmen and bowlers. The par score is 165 at this venue as there is a lot on offer for the bowlers.
The weather conditions will be humid during matchday.
ESS vs HAM Predicted Playing XI
Adam Wheater(WK), Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tom Westley, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Simon Harmer(C), Sam Cook, James Porter, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom
Lewis McManus(WK), James Vince(C), D’Arcy Short, Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal, Ian Holland, Mason Crane
ESS vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Adam Wheater
Batsmen: James Vince, D’Arcy Short (captain), Ryan ten Doeschate
All-rounders: Liam Dawson, Simon Harmer, Jimmy Neesham (vice-captain), Paul Walter
Bowlers: Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Sam Cook