Who will win Essex vs Middlesex, Vitality Blast 2019?
This South Group fixture of the Vitality Blast 2019 will see Essex take on Middlesex. The match will be played on August 14 at the County Ground in Chelmsford. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7 PM local time.
ESS vs MDX, Vitality Blast 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Fox Sports, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Now TV, Sky Sports
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Essex vs Middlesex, Vitality Blast 2019...
Essex Team News & Playing 11
The opening pair of Tom Westley and Cameron Delport holds the key for Essex Eagles when it comes to batting. Cameron Delport has scored the most runs for the team this year - 233 runs which includes a century and a half-century. Tom Westley too has a fifty to his name and is having an average of 42.20. Ryan ten Doeschate, who cracked an unbeaten 74 in the reverse fixture, is the key man in this middle order. Essex have a decent enough bowling attack with the likes of Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir and Adam Zampa. Bopara and Zampa took five wickets between them against Somerset recently. Amir will probably start off the proceedings with the new ball and it will be up to him to pick wickets upfront.
Essex Predicted Playing 11
Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater (wk), Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Adam Zampa
Middlesex Team News & Playing 11
Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan are the heavyweights in this Middlesex batting lineup. Malan is one of the tournament's leading run-getter with 370 runs at an average of 52.85 and the opener is coming off an unbeaten 59-ball 91 against Gloucestershire. Stephen Eskinazi has hit a couple half-centuries this season and he too is another batsman in the side capable of producing the big knocks. Middlesex have a powerful bowling attack with Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter and Toby Roland-Jones in threatening form. Finn is currently second on the tournament's wickets charts with 17 wickets and the fast bowler notched up figures of 3-18 in the last game against Gloucestershire. Sowter and Roland-Jones have both taken 16 wickets each and the duo will backed by the team to keep up the good work against Essex. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who snared a couple of scalps last time, is another one to watch out for.
Middlesex Predicted Playing 11
Dawid Malan (c), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, George Scott, John Simpson (wk), Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
ESS : NR L W L NR
MDX : W L W W L
ESS vs MDX Head to Head
Essex and Middlesex have played 28 matches against each other in the English domestic twenty20 tournaments with the scoreline 15-13 in favor of the former.
Middlesex registered a comfortable seven-wicket win when the two teams faced each other earlier in the opening match of Vitality Blast 2019, held at the Lord's.
ESS vs MDX Head to Head Stats
Essex vs Middlesex Betting Odds
Middlesex are favorites to win this match at 1.60 with 10CRIC and 1.66 with Betway and Bet365. Essex are the underdogs amongst the bookmakers and they have been priced at 2.20 on Bet365 and 2.10 on Betway and 10CRIC.
Essex vs Middlesex Prediction
Essex Eagles will have the benefit of playing at their home ground and they will be more familiar with the conditions. However, they will be aware of the fact that they have been able to secure just a single win from their last seven completed matches at this ground. Middlesex have fared much better than them this season and are currently placed second in their group standings with six wins from nine matches. They have a strong batting unit and a formidable bowling attack with most of their bowlers looking on top of their game. Middlesex beat Essex in the opening match of the tournament and we expect them to complete the double over them on Wednesday.
Back Middlesex to beat Essex at 1.60 with 10CRIC and 1.66 with Betway and Bet365.