ESS vs NOT: Essex takes on Nottinghamshire in the English County Championship 2021 Group 1 match at the County Ground, Chelmsford.
Essex is on top of the points table with 107 points owing to three wins out of eight games. Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire is not far away at the second spot with 102 points, having won three games out of seven matches.
Essex last played Durham on May 27. After a first-innings disappointment from both sides, the Essex side got going in the second innings after the fifties from Ryan Ten Doeschate and Adam Wheater. However, a 5-wicket haul from Ben Raine restricted them to 301.
Chasing 384, the bowling trio of Jamie Porter, Sam Cook and Peter Siddle redid their heroics from the first innings and helped Essex win the match by 195 runs.
Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire went up against Warwickshire in their last game. A 5-wicket haul from Dane Paterson helped saw Warwickshire bundle out for 341. In reply, the fifties from Ben Slater (77) and Joe Clarke (61) helped them close in but fell short of 44 runs.
However, skipper Will Rhodes performed exceptionally well by hitting fifties in both innings. Along with him, Danny Briggs’ fifty and 4-wicket haul helped Warwickshire win the match by 170 runs.
Match: Essex vs Nottinghamshire
Date & Time: 3rd June 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
ESS vs NOT Head-to-Head
The two teams have played each other 171 times in total. Essex has the winning edge with 37 games while Nottinghamshire has won 34 and the rest 100 resulting in a draw.
It’s a neutral wicket to compete on.
It is forecasted to be partly cloudy with slim to no chances of precipitation and mildly humid on match day.
ESS vs NOT Predicted Playing XI
Adam Wheater, Alastair Cook, Simon Harmer, Paul Walter, Peter Siddle, Jamie Porter, Tom Westley, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Sam Cook, Nick Browne, Michael Pepper
Ben Slater, Dane Paterson, Ben Duckett, Zak Chappell, Joe Clarke, Lyndon James, Liam Patterson-White, Luke Fletcher, Tom Moores, Haseeb Hameed, Steven Mullane
ESS vs NOT Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Adam Wheater
Batsmen: Alastair Cook (vice-captain), Ben Duckett, Ben Slater
All-rounders: Simon Harmer (captain), Steven Mullaney, Paul Walter, Ryan Ten Doeschate
Bowlers: Peter Siddle, Dane Paterson, Liam Patterson-White