T20 Blast 2024: Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Match Preview

Bristol’s County Ground will host an exciting T20 Blast 2024 South Group match between hosts Gloucestershire against the Sussex Sharks on June 9, Sunday. Hosts Gloucestershire currently sits at 7th in the group standing while there opponent Sussex sits 4th in the standing. Both teams will be looking to make a climb up the ladder.

Gloucestershire Preview

With their defeat against Hampshire on Friday, Gloucestershire have now suffered back-to-back defeats in the T20 Blast 2024 campaign after winning the first match of the season. Gloucestershire lost by 5 wickets to Hampshire after failing to defend a lowly 124 runs. 

Last 5 Matches: W, L, W, L, L

Predicted XI: Miles Hammond, Cameron Bancroft, James Bracy (WK), Beau Webster, Ben Charlesworth, Jack Taylor (C), Greame van Buuren, Merchant de Lange, Matt Taylor, David Payne, Ajeet Dale

Sussex Sharks Preview 

Sussex meanwhile come into the match on the back of a fantastic win over the group topper Surrey. Batting first, Sussex scored 213 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and restricted the group toppers to just 177 runs in their 20 overs. Daniel Hughes and Tom Alsop were the standout with the bat while Nathan McAndrew picked 3 wickets.

Last 5 Matches: W, L, W, L, W

Predicted XI: Oliver Carter, Daniel Hughes, James Coles, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, John Simpson (WK), Tom Alsop, Nathan McAndrew, Jack Carson, Ollie Robinson, Archie Lenham, Tymal Mills (C)

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Pitch Report

The County Ground in Bristol has been a fairly sporting pitch over the years and expect a good competition between bat and ball. The first inning average score here is 154, which is down to 138 in the 2nd inning. The team batting first here have won 36% matches while the team bowling first have won 59% of the matches.

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Weather Report

The weather is likely to stay mostly sunny throughout the day on Sunday in Bristol. It will get mostly cloudy at night with shower, but the match will be played during the afternoon so no issues. The chances of precipitation is just 15% while the wind speed will be 19 KMPH towards North-West.

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Live Streaming Details 

  • TV: Sony Sports Network (India), Sky Sports (UK)
  • Digital: Sony LIV App, Gloucestershire YouTube channel

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Head-to-Head

It has been mostly tight affair between the two teams when they have faced off against each other. The head-to-head record in the last 10 matches show that both the teams have won 5 matches each. Thus, expect a close affair between the two sides.

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Top Players

David Payne, the left-arm pacer was in great form vs Hampshire in their last match, taking 3 wickets for just 17 runs. Expect the pacer to once again do well with the bat.

Cameron Bancroft, the Australian batter will have a lot of responsibility of the batting unit of the Gloucestershire side after their miserable batting performance in the last match. Bancroft has scored 92 runs in 3 innings so far that includes 29 runs vs Hampshire in their last match.

Daniel Hughes, the Sussex Sharks opening batter has been in good form in the T20 Blast 2024 so far. Hughes scored 65 runs to help his side beat the top of the group Surrey. He has scored 112 runs in 3 innings at an average of 37.33 and strike rate of 155.56.

Tymal Mills, the Sussex captain is the highest wicket-taker for his team. Mills has taken 8 wickets in 3 matches for his side. He picked-up 4 wickets each in the first two matches but remained wicket-less in the match vs Surrey, but there is no doubt his talent.

Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Match Winner Prediction

There is no doubt that these two teams can produce quality match at the County Ground in Bristol. However, the home team Gloucestershire has the advantage according to Stake.com. With 1.70 odds, Gloucestershire is favourite against Sussex Sharks (2.05 odds).

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