Surrey vs Sussex
Vitality T20 Blast 2020, Match 70
Date & Time: 16 September, 2020 at 11:00 PM IST
Kennington Oval, London
The match 70 of the Vitality T20 Blast is one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. Surrey who is coming on the back of four consecutive wins will take on Sussex in Kia Oval. Both these teams are on the same points and are just separated by net run-rate in an evenly contested South Group of the T20 Blast 2020 season. The outcome of this match will have a huge role to play in determining the draw of the T20 Blast 2020 knockouts.
Surrey comes into this match with four consecutive wins in a row. The previous match between both these teams was washed out due to rain and hence this will be the first time ever these two big-giants of the T20 Blast locking horns with each other. That being said, Surrey is at a slight advantage over the Sussex as the latter is coming off a loss after becoming the first team to lose to Essex this season in its previous match.
Surrey to win the match
Head to Head (In T20 Blast Overall)
Head to Head (at Kennington Oval)
Surrey has a decent batting lineup this season. Will Jacks opens the batting with the ever so reliant and experienced Hashim Amla. They are followed by Laurie Evans, Rory Burns, Jamie Overton, and Ben Foakes. It’s safe to say that all of them have done a pretty good job so far. Despite their limitations in the bowling department, they have done a commendable job so far. Gareth Batty, Reece Topley, and Will Jacks have kept the flow of runs under control and have picked up wickets at regular intervals.
On the other hand, Sussex has a power-packed batting line-up. Even though they lost the last match, they are expected to come all-guns blazing against this largely inexperienced Surrey bowling attack. All of Luke Wright, Callum MacLeod, and Delray Rawlins are in tremendous form. Adding to that middle-order consisting of Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, and Aaron Thomason provides them a great batting depth. Their major concern will be regarding their bowling. All of them were taken to the cleaners in the last match. Tymal Mills, David Wiese, and Ravi Bopara were all very expensive. If they can turn around things, then the match is theirs for the taking.
Expert free tip- Invest in Hashim Amla and Luke Wright if you are in for online cricket betting. Both of them are vastly experienced and have the ability to pose a threat to the opposition bowling.
Betting odds Prediction
Sussex Playing 11– Phil Salt, Calum MacLeod, Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Ravi Bopara, Thomason, George Garton, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Surrey Playing 11– Will Jacks, Hashim Amla, Laurie Evans, Ben Foakes (wk), Rory Burns, Jamie Smith, Gus Atkinson, Liam Plunkett, Gareth Batty (c), Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley
Unlike the previous encounter between these two teams, rain is not expected to play spoilsport. The pitch is flat with a little bit of bounce. It would be ideal for batting. The captain who wins the toss is most likely to chase. There would be no help for the bowlers and hence a score above 200 is predicted for sure.
Predicted first innings score:
If Surrey bats first: 180-190
If Sussex bats first: 210-220
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
Top batsman: Hashim Amla, Luke Wright
Hashim Amla and Luke Wright have tons of experience and it would be useful in these crunch games. They are expected to live up to their name.
Top Bowler: Reece Topley
Pick of the bowlers from the Surrey line-up, he has carried the entire bowling unit on his shoulders. Surrey’s chances will rely heavily on his ability to dismiss the dangerous Sussex top order cheaply.
Most Sixes: Luke Wright
Flat wicket and inexperienced opposition bowling line-up. It will be a cake-walk for Wright to clear the ropes. Bet him on hitting the maximum sixes in this match.
Man of the Match: Hashim Amla
The conservative approach of Amla is expected to help in making a big score in this flat pitch. Bet on him for a possible man of the match award.
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