Sussex vs Essex Prediction

  • Aug 22, 2019
  • 23:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • County Cricket Ground - Hove, England
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  • Aug 23, 2019
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Essex ESS Essex

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SUS vs ESS, T20 Blast 2019 Match free betting tips, Prediction & Dream11 Team. Head to Head, & Playing 11 to bet with Betway, Betrally & Bet365.
  • Sussex Sharks lead the way in the South Group with six wins and a tie from their eight completed matches.
  • Essex Eagles have been unable to build on a blistering early win, losing four times and seeing the weather ruin four more games.
  • Anything less than a win will virtually end the Eagles' slim hopes of a quarter-final, whereas a Sussex win will see them close in on a guaranteed home match in the last eight.

Our Pick Sussex are favorites to win

Posted On 21st August 2019 02:52:41
Posted by Joy

Who will win Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles, Vitality Blast 2019?

South Group leaders Sussex Sharks, who were beaten in the final last year, welcome Essex Eagles to the County Ground, Hove, on August 22. The live action is scheduled to begin at 19:00.

The Sharks have been in dominant form, but their unbeaten start did end in their most recently completed game in the competition – a defeat to Surrey. They have still won six and drawn one of their eight completed games, however, and will be keen to get back to winning ways as they look to top the group.

Essex Eagles, meanwhile, know anything less than a win will end any lingering quarter-final hopes they still have. Four defeats and four rained-off games have left them four points behind fourth place, but this is a game in hand for the Eagles and a chance to cut that gap to two.

SUS vs ESS, Vitality Blast 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Sky Sports

Live streaming: Sky Go, Now TV 

SUS vs ESS Toss Prediction

Sussex Sharks have generally been lucky with the toss this season, and another win in this game is likely to see them elect to field first again.

SUS vs ESS Weather Report

The weather forecast for Hove on Thursday is excellent – sunny all day with not a drop of rain and barely a cloud in the sky too.

SUS vs ESS Pitch Condition

The pitch used for Sussex’s County Championship win against Middlesex had a little something in it for the bowlers, but those on offer in the T20 Blast have generally been well balanced. Nevertheless, Sussex tend to make home advantage count.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles, Vitality Blast 2019...

Sussex vs Essex

Sussex Team News & Playing 11

SUS Team News

Tymal Mills will miss the remainder of the 2019 Vitality Blast campaign with a back injury, with new overseas signing Jason Behrendorff set to replace the paceman. Behrendorff has been signed up with spinner Rashid Khan having left for international duty with Afghanistan. Jofra Archer will also not feature, given his England commitments. 

SUS Key Players

Philip Salt: The big-hitting batsman has scored 271 runs so far in this season’s competition to lead the Sharks’ batting charts. He has hit three half-centuries in total and has a strike rate of 162.27.

Alex Carey: The Australian wicket-keeper-batsman has scored 151 runs in his four innings for the Sharks so far, and continued his form in the County Championship win against Middlesex too.

Ollie Robinson: Pushing for a T20 recall after his County Championship heroics during the week, taking eight wickets in the first innings against Middlesex and six more in the second. In the T20, he has nine wickets from six games and an economy rate of 6.76 runs per over.

SUS Team Form

Sussex Sharks’ unbeaten start might be over but they have still been in excellent form in the T20 Blast this season. Prior to the defeat to Surrey, they had won all four games they had played – chasing each time. They scored 158/1 in 16 overs to beat Kent Spitfires, chased 160 to beat Gloucestershire, posted 150/1 in 13.5 overs to see off Glamorgan and needed just 16.2 overs to reach 130/6 and beat Middlesex in their last home game.

Sussex Predicted Playing 11

Philip Salt, Luke Wright (c), Laurie Evans, Alex Carey (wk), David Wiese, Delray Rawlins, Ollie Robinson, Chris Jordan, Jason Behrendorff, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley

Essex Team News & Playing 11

ESS Team News

After his wicket-taking return from injury in the County Championship during the week, Simon Cook could be in contention for the Eagles. They have not had a completed match for more than a fortnight due to the weather but the team could be similar to that which started against Glamorgan in Cardiff otherwise.

ESS Key Players

Cameron Delport: Took the headlines with his stunning century against Surrey earlier in the tournament. He still has a strike rate of 180 though the Eagles need more big runs from the experienced T20 star if they are to climb the table.

Ryan ten Doeschate: The Dutch veteran is playing a batsman only but in six innings has hit two half-centuries on his way to 150 runs.

Dan Lawrence: In six innings he has bludgeoned 174 runs from 90 balls in total, on his way to two half-centuries and a strike rate of 193.33 so far in this season’s competition.

ESS Team Form

Essex Eagles have been hugely frustrated by the rain, suffering washouts against Glamorgan and Middlesex in their last two matches, while only four overs were possible in the previous game against Glamorgan too. Prior to that, in their most recent completed game they were all out for 111 in reply to Somerset’s 225/6 as they suffered a heavy defeat.

Essex Predicted Playing 11

Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheather (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Mohammad Amir, Simon Cook, Adam Zampa

Sussex vs Essex Team Form in Last Five Matches



SUS vs ESS Head to Head

Sussex have won their last three games against Essex to move to 14 wins in this fixture compared to Essex’s 11 wins. The Eagles have fallen short chasing in each of the last two seasons – they folded for 117 in reply to 172/4 in 2017, while last year saw them carted them for 145 in pursuit of 182 to win. Laurie Evans scored 61 for Sussex in a total of 181/6, before David Wiese claimed 5-24 with the ball.

SUS vs ESS Head to Head Stats

Matches Played SUS  Won ESS Won Tie No Result
25 14 11 0 0

Sussex vs Essex Betting Odds

SUS Bet365 Odds

  • SUS to Win the Match: Sussex Sharks are 1.66 favourites to beat Essex with Bet365.
  • SUS Top Batsman: Alex Carey is one of three players priced at 4.00 to be Sussex’s top run scorer, alongside in-form Philip Salt and Luke Wright. All three are key batsmen for the Sharks, as is Laurie Evans who is priced at 5.00.
  • SUS Top Bowler: Danny Briggs is 4.50 to be Sussex’s top bowler as he leads the bowling attack in place of Rashid Khan. Reece Topley is 4.50, while Chris Jordan and Ollie Robinson – fresh from his County Championship heroics – are both 5.00.

ESS Bet365 Odds

  • ESS to Win the Match: Essex Eagles are 2.20 outsiders to beat end their poor run of results in this fixture and beat Sussex with Bet365.
  • ESS Top Batsman: Cameron Delport is 4.33 to be Essex’s top batsman, as is Tom Westley who has been a little more consistent. Dan Lawrence is 5.50 having scored some big runs this season, while Ryan ten Doeschate is 6.00 and Ravi Bopara can be backed at 7.00.
  • ESS Top Bowler: Mohammad Amir is 3.40 favourite to be Essex’s top bowler, while Adam Zampa is 4.00. Simon Cook can be backed at 4.50 after his return from injury. 

Sussex vs Essex Prediction

Sussex Sharks have been in excellent form this season and, after seeing their unbeaten start ended last time, they will be keen to get back to winning ways in this one.

Final Verdict

Back Sussex Sharks to beat Essex Eagles at 1.66 with Bet365.

SUS vs ESS Dream11 Prediction


Alex Carey has wasted no time making his mark for Sussex Sharks and he is unsurprisingly the top-priced wicket-keeper. Adam Wheater has scored well for eight credits for Essex, but the Australian is worth picking.


There is no shortage of supreme batting talent on show when it comes to these two teams. The question is how best to balance it. For Sussex, Luke Wright and Philip Salt have been in excellent form, while Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence look good picks for Essex. Cameron Delport started the season in fine form and Laurie Evans is always dangerous, but they both be too inconsistent to confidently pick.


There is plenty of T20 quality among the all-rounders too – Ryan ten Doeschate leading the way for Essex, albeit he is only playing as a batsman this season. Ravi Bopara is another option, but he has scored much less than the Dutchman. For Sussex, David Wiese was the match-winner when these teams last met and remains a danger with bat and ball.


With Jofra Archer and Rashid Khan on international duty, and Tymal Mills out injured, Reece Topley needs to step up for Sussex and Ollie Robinson – in fine form in the County Championship – also has a big chance. Mohammad Amir leads the way for Essex, meanwhile, and Adam Zampa is another good option.


Sussex have plenty of batting talent on show and Philip Salt is in great form with the bat for the Sharks. If he maintains that, he is well worth picking as captain. The same can be said of Alex Carey and Luke Wright, with the former potentially a good pick after hitting the ground running.

SUS vs ESS Dream11 Team

Philip Salt (c) David Wiese Alex Carey (vc) Mohammad Amir
Luke Wright Ryan ten Doeschate   Adam Zampa
Tom Westley     Ollie Robinson
Dan Lawrence     Reece Topley


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