The much-awaited Vitality Blast event will kick-start with a match between the South Group Teams, Middlesex and Essex, on Thursday 18th July. The first match of this English t20 Blast organized by England and Wales will be played at the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. Here’s the complete match, pitch, and prediction report for the match – Middlesex vs Essex t20 Blast.
English t20 Blast Middlesex vs Essex Match on July 18: Preview & Report
Right after the mega ICC World Cup Event, cricket fans are now eagerly waiting for the annual domestic T20 tournament kicks off, by England and Wales. The first match of this Vitality t20 Blast Tournament is scheduled to be played between Middlesex and Essex on July 18th, at the Lord’s venue.
Both the South Group teams are expected to produce a nail-biting match, as the strengths of both the teams are parallel to each other. Be it bowling or batting, both the opponents have a talented lot of youngsters and senior players, who are ready to perform their best in their first t20 Blast game.
Important Players to Watch Out For
1). Talking about Middlesex, the team has got some superb players, which can shatter the opponent’s dreams with their aggressive batting and bowling.
The team has got the Gods of cricket – Eoin Morgan, AB de Villiers, Ross Taylor, Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, and Mujeeb ur Rehman – who have been in terrific form.
2). Talking about Essex, the team has all the ingredients to outshine or smash their opponent out, in an outstanding display of cricket in all the formats.
By having the lot of legendary players like the Cameron Delport, Alastair Cook, Ravi Bopara, Muhammad Aamir, and Adam Zampa – this team can do wonders in this tournament.
Pitch Report & Conditions
There are higher chances of rain during the 1st innings of the match and so much humidity throughout the match. On the damp Lord pitch, things may turn difficult for the team batting second.
Middlesex vs Essex t20 Vitaly Blast Match Predictions Who Will Win?
A detailed analysis of both the teams, tells us that Middlesex has higher chances of winning this first game of the t20 Blast. We have already seen the amazing performances of Eoin Morgan, Ross Taylor, and Mujeeb ur Rehman throughout the ICC World Cup Tournament – and we are sure that this time again these guys are gonna take their team to the winning line.
However, we also can’t underestimate Essex, as they can also give a terrible blow to Middlesex. They have fast bowler Muhammad Aamir and spinner Adam Zampa who can crush Middlesex’s top batting order.