Glamorgan, the only team in this year’s competition without a win, will host Sussex in the Vitality Blast T20 match at Sophia Gardens, in Cardiff.
It has been a long and arduous journey for the 3-time County Champions this season. Not only they missed out on the promotion back to Division 1 in the longer format by five points, but the club has failed to open its account in the shortest version of the game as well.
The 25 runs defeat in the last game ended even the slightest mathematical possibility of them making the cut for the knockout stages. It’s all a matter of pride now for Glamorgan. Not a bad stake to play for in the remaining two games.
Sussex, meanwhile, are flying in the highest zones in the South Group. For they are sitting at the top with 17 points from 12 games. This is the 2nd year running that this club will be playing in the knockout stages of the Vitality T20 Blast.
Glamorgan will host the match at their home Sophia Gardens. The stadium is located in Cardiff and boasts a capacity of 15,643.
The match will start at 07:00 PM, August 26 (IST).
SUS vs GLA Fantasy Team News:
SUS vs GLA Expected XIs
Shaun Marsh, Nicholas Selman, Colin Ingram, David Lloyd, Chris Cooke, Callum Taylor, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Marchant de Lange, Roman Walker
Philip Salt, Luke Wright, Laurie Evans, Alex Carey, David Wiese, Ben Brown, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Ollie Robinson
Squads for Glamorgan vs Sussex
Head coach Matt Maynard has gone with an unchanged 13-man squad for the home clash against Sussex.
Here is the squad:
David Lloyd, Nick Selman, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram, Chris Cooke, Callum Taylor, Dan Douthwaite, Owen Morgan, Ruaidhri Smith, Andrew Salter, Marchant DeLange, Roman Walker, Prem Sisodiya
Sussex named the following squad for the Glamorgan match:
Luke Wright (captain), Danny Briggs, Alex Carey, Ben Brown, Will Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Laurie Evans, Harry Finch, Chris Jordan, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Robinson, Reece Topley, David Wiese, Reece Topley, David Wiese
SUS vs GLA Dream11 Team Prediction:
WicketKeeper – A Carey
Batsmen: David Lloyd, Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Luke Wright, Colin Ingram
All-Rounders: David Wiese
Bowlers – Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Marchant de Lange, Andrew Salter
Captain and Vice-Captain: A Carey & L Evan
Captain and Vice-Captain: L Wright & C Jordan
Fantasy picks from this match-
Alex Carrey: Managed to haul Australia out in a couple of games in the 2019 World Cup, and hasn’t looked back since then. He is in great form of late, and a proven talent at the very top tier of the game. A kind of batsman who has multiple gears available, always ready to transmit as per the situation in the match. Looking for an impact keeper, look no further than the Australian.
Laurie Evans: He was once hailed as a future English international batsman. But for some reasons unknown, failed to take off completely. Though, the 31-year-old remains a vital cog in this team and a dangerous batsman on current form. Worth considering.
Luke Wright: The captain of Sussex is leading the team with an example, for he has scored in all but one in the double digits in the T20 matches. Great player to have in your Dream11 team.
More options from Sussex:
Ollie Robinson: Incredible young talent. Good variation in the bowling.
David Lloyd: Fared relatively well this season. Scored a brisk 63 in the last innings, while his bowling is an added advantage.
Point is, he has been Glamorgan’s best Batsman in the T20 blast this season.
More options from Glamorgan: