T20 Blast 2024 – Essex vs Middlesex 41st T20 Match Prediction

The South Group match of the T20 Blast will see Middlesex take on Essex at the iconic Lord’s in London. The game is scheduled to start at 10:40 PM IST, promising an exciting contest under the lights.

Pitch Report

Lord’s offers a flat and favorable surface for batting in T20 matches. With its true bounce and carry, batters can play their shots freely once they get their eye in. A par score at this venue is around 180, indicating that fans can expect a high-scoring encounter.

Team Previews

Middlesex

Current Form: Middlesex has had a dismal campaign so far, sitting at the bottom of the South Group with four losses in five matches. Their performances have deteriorated with each game, highlighted by a dismal total of 78 against Somerset.

Predicted XI: Stephen Eskinazi (c), Martin Andersson, Joe Cracknell, Max Holden, Ryan Higgins, Jack Davies (wk), Luke Hollman, Josh De Caires, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen, Noah Cornwell

Essex

Current Form: Essex has been inconsistent but better compared to Middlesex, with two wins and two losses. They bounced back from early defeats with victories over Middlesex and Glamorgan.

Predicted XI: Adam Rossington (wk), Dean Elgar, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Jordan Cox, Paul Walter, Matthew Critchley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Luke Benkenstein, Shane Snater, Aaron Beard

Match Prediction

Given their current form and the depth in both batting and bowling, Essex are the favorites to win this encounter. Middlesex’s batting struggles have been a significant concern, whereas Essex’s lineup features in-form players capable of turning the game. Moreover, Essex’s balanced bowling attack gives them an edge over the struggling Middlesex side.

Prediction: Essex to beat Middlesex.

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