After a comprehensive start to their England Domestic One-Day Cup 2019 campaign, Essex are up against Middlesex in the second encounter in the tournament on Friday. The first game saw all-round performance including a brilliant ton from Varun Chopra, 50+ scores from Tom Westley and Daniel Lawrence. The bowlers were on the money as well, with Samuel Cook, Peter Siddle and Ravi Bopara doing most of the damage.
Meanwhile, Middlesex would be looking to get off the mark in their tournament opener here. Middlesex would want their overseas recruit Ross Taylor to lead the charge.
Where and when:
3:30 PM (IST) on April 19
Head-to-head (last five List A fixtures)
Essex- 3, Middlesex – 2
Middlesex have announced their squad for the fixture.
Essex have added Rishi Patel to their squad.
Essex squad to face Middlesex: Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Ravi Bopara, Varun Chopra, Alastair Cook, Sam Cook, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, Aron Nijjar, Rishi Patel, Jamie Porter, Matt Quinn, Peter Siddle, Paul Walter, Tom Westley and Robbie White.
Middlesex squad to face Essex: Dawid Malan (c), Stephen Eskinazi, Nick Gubbins, James Harris, Tom Helm, Max Holden, Eoin Morgan, Tim Murtagh, Toby Roland-Jones, George Scott, John Simpson (wk), Nathan Sowter and Paul Stirling.
Essex top-4 – Varun Chopra, Sir Alastair Cook, Tom Westley and Daniel Lawrence – come into the fixture riding high on the confidence of substantial scores. Samuel Cook, Peter Siddle and Ravi Bopara would want to replicate performances of the last outing here.
Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan of Middlesex are among others who can make an impact.
Wicket-keeper – J Simpson
Batsmen – V Chopra, T Westley, E Morgan, D Malan
All-rounders – R Bopara, D Lawrence, P Stirling
Bowlers – S Harmer, P Siddle, S Cook
Captain choices – V Chopra, T Westley, E Morgan, D Malan