T20 Blast 2024: Middlesex vs Essex Match Preview

Middlesex went down to Somerset after a rather underwhelming batting performance in their recent match in the T20 Blast 2024. They are back in action against Essex in their 6th match of the T20 Blast 2024 season. 

After their loss to Somerset, Middlesex still sits at the bottom of the points table in South Group. They will take on Essex who are at mid-table at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on June 13.

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex batters were left clueless when they faced off against Somerset on Tuesday at The Lord’s Cricket Ground. Batting first, Middlesex scored only 78 runs and lost all 10 wickets. It was way below par score and Somerset won the match comfortably by 9 wickets. Middlesex were completely outclassed in all department and now they hope to make a strong comeback.

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

Predicted XI: Stevie Eskinazi (C), Martin Andersson, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Joe Cracknell (WK), Josh De Caires, Jack Davies (WK), Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Noah Cornwell

Essex Preview

Middlesex’s opponent for the night, Essex comes into the match on the back of two back-to-back wins. Essex last played a match on June 11, so are fresh as well. They beat Glamorgan by 2 wickets while chasing 167 runs in the match. They now have 4 points from 4 matches and will look to continue their winning momentum.

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

Predicted XI: Adam Rossington (WK), Dean Elgar, Michael Pepper, Jordan Cox, Matthew Critchley, Luke Benkenstein, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (C), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard

Middlesex vs Essex Pitch Report

The iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London is a fairly sporting pitch where it has aid for both the batters and bowlers. The first inning average score here is 164 and mostly teams that bowl first here win 51% while batting first team win 41%. The Lord’s pitch in London favours pacers, where pacers have taken 77 wickets compare to spinners’ 44 wickets.

Middlesex vs Essex Weather Report

The weather report for the match on Thursday at the Lord’s Cricket Ground looks in trouble. The weather on matchday morning will see sun trying to peek through the clouds and it will be mostly cloudy in afternoon. As match start time comes close at 6:30 local time, rain is predicted from 6 local time. The temperature at high will be 17°C and low will be 13°C. The probability of precipitation after 6 is between 30% to 60% and will speed will be between 19-20 and humidity level at 61%.

Middlesex vs Essex Live Streaming Details

TV: Sony Sports (India), Sky Sports (UK)

Digital: Sony LIV App, Middlesex YouTube channel

Middlesex vs Essex Head-to-Head

It has been a competitive affair between the two teams whenever they have faced off against each other. In the last 10 matches, Essex have 6 matches over Middlesex’s 4 matches.

Middlesex vs Essex Top Players

Martin Andersson is currently the highest run scorer for the Middlesex. Martin has scored 116 runs in 4 innings at an average of 29 and strike rate of 148.72.

Luke Hollman is the highest wicket-taker for the Middlesex team. The leg-spin bowler has taken a total 8 wickets in the tournament so far in 4 matches.

Paul Walter has been in good form in the T20 Blast 2024 season. He is currently the highest wicket-taker for Essex with 7 wickets in 4 matches.

Michael Pepper is meanwhile the highest run scorer for the Essex team in the T20 Blast 2024. The right-hand stylish batter has scored 139 runs in 4 innings at an average of 34.75 and strike rate of 213.85.

Middlesex vs Essex Match Winner Prediction

Middlesex’s poor run of form continue to haunt them. Their dismal performance in the last match vs Somerset at the very same venue for this match is what makes Stake.com favour Essex to win the match with 1.57 odds to Middlesex’s 2.40 odds.

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