T20 Blast: Preview 16th July

T20 Blast 2021 Hampshire vs Essex, Gloucestershire vs Surrey Middlesex vs Kent, Lancashire vs Durham, Birmingham Bear vs Worcestershire watch out on 16 July.

1.Hampshire vs Essex:

 A must-win game for both the teams for knocked-out qualify back-to-back win against Gloucestershire and Somerset help them to Stay in the tournament.

From now on every game is very much important for them to occupy the spot to win the 9points, Hence Essex has into the same position they have lost to Sussex by 6 Wicket and it’s very much tough to make it to the knockouts.

Match Detail:

Hampshire vs Essex, South group

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date&Time:16th July 6:30pmIST 2pm local time.

Pitch Report: The track at Rose  Bowl is very much bouncy and pacey and the bowler will get help, Whoever will win the toss will decide to bat first, hence batting first is a favorable choice.

Playing XI for Hampshire &Essex

D’Arcy Short, Toby Albert, Tom Prest, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Weatherley, Lewis McManus, James Fuller, Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal


Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Michael Pepper, James Neesham, Paul Walter, Feroze Khushi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Samuel Cook.

Player to watch out for:


Joe Weatherley-He has scored 256 runs in 8 matches at an average of 32 with a strike rate of 129.34 with one half-century against Somerset.

Colin de Grandhomme -He has scored 101runs and ppicked2 Wickets in 4 matches. He is showing his class with both bat and ball.


Simon Harmer -He has 95 runs with the bat and has taken 16 Wicket with an economy of  7.41 in 11matches, he is the leading Wicket taker for Essex.

Michael Pepper-In 11matches he has scored 248 runs with an average of 31 and a strike rate of 134.78. Hence he is the top scorer for Essex.

So it will be a more exciting game to watch out for the T20 Blast.

2.Gloucestershire vs Surrey:

As Gloucestershire had a recent tournament, so far they have won 6matches and a loss of 4.Hence they are standing with 14 points.

Surrey has lots to think about their key players Ollie Pope and Kyle Jamieson both are injured. They have lost the last 2matches against kent by 9Wicket and 11runs so it will be concerning them and tough to fight.

Match Detail:

Gloucestershire vs Surrey South group

Venue: College Ground Cheltenham

Time&Date:16th July at 7 PM and 2.30 PM local time.

Pitch Report:

It will be very tough for the batters in the first 3overs but after that, they can score easily, so far College Ground Cheltenham has hosted one game in the whole tournament.

Playing XI For Gloucestershire &Surrey

Miles Hammond, Benny Howell, Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips, Jack Taylor, James Bracey, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Matt Taylor, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw


Jamie Smith (wk), Ben Geddes, Rory Burns, Laurie Evans, Jamie Overton, Tim David, Jordan Clark, Gus Atkinson, Gareth Batty (c), Conor MKerr, Dan Moriarty.

Player to watch  out for:


Glenn Phillips-He scoured 452 runs with an average of 60.42in 10matches and also picked up 2Wicket and most run-getter for Gloucestershire.

Benny Howell-He has scored 200 runs with the bat and picked up 13 wickets in 10 matches, he is the most wicket-taker for Gloucestershire.


Jamie Smith-He has scored 237 runs with an average of 29.62 in 11innings with the highest score of 59.

Laurie Evans-He 240 runs in 11 matches with an average of 21.81, he is a very decent batsman with the highest score of 65.

3.Middlesex vs kent

MidMiddEssex’s started their journey not so good, as they have lost back-to-back 2matches against Gloucestershire and Somerset. Their qualify for the knockout won’t be that much easy as they are at the bottom of the table with 7points. Hence they will play for their pride in the last 2matches.

 So kent had won against Surrey in the last 2matches by 9 Wicket and 11runs and opted for the top spot of the points table with 17points.

Match detail:

Middlesex vs Kent, South Group

Venue: Lords London

Date &Time:16july 6.15 PM local time.

Pitch Report:

The ball will always move in the first few overs pitch will not that much grassy. Hence whoever will win the toss will bat first and put the score.

Playing XI of Middlesex vs Kent

Sam Robson, Stevie Eskinazi, Joe Cracknell, Josh De Caires, Max Holden, Daryl Mitchell, Luke Hollman, Nathan Sowter, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Blake Cullen, Steven Finn (c)


Daniel Bell-Drummond (c), Joe Denly, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leaning, Jordan Cox (wk), Alex Blake, Darren Stevens, Adam Milne, Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen.

Player to watch out for:


Stevie Eskinazi-He has scored 399runs in the tournament and also a run-scorer for Middlesex.

Joe Cracknell-He has scored 253 runs in 9matches with an average of 28.11 and a strike rate of 138.25.


Daniel Bell-Drummond-He has scored 339 runs with an average of 33.9, hence he remained unbeaten 53 runs from 37 balls.

Joe Denly-He has scored 199runs and picked 7 wickets with an economy of 7.25.

4.Lancashire vs Durham

In the last 12 matches, Lancashire won 5 loose 5 with 12points grabbing the 4th position of the points a table. While Durham in the last 12matches they won 5 and lose 6

Match detail:

Lancashire vs Durham, North group

Venue: Old Trafford Manchester

Date&Time:16 July 11 PM.

Pitch Report:

The old Trafford pitch will be very much decent, neutral in batting and bowling you can use spinners they can turn both the ways and the pacer will be in the game throughout.

Playing XI Lancashire vs Durham


David Bedingham, Graham Clark, Ben Raine, Cameron Bancroft (c), Sean Dickson, Jack Burnham, Ned Eckersley (wk), Paul Coughlin, Brydon Carse, Liam Trevaskis, Matty Potts


Liam Livingstone, Finn Allen, Alex Davies, Jos Buttler (wk), Dane Vilas (c), Steven Croft, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson, Tom Bailey.

Player to watch out for :


David Bendingham-He has a score of 134 runs with a strike of 167.64 in 3matches with an average of 38.

 Graham Clark-He has scored 74runs with a strike rate of 176.19, Hence he has given an amazing start against Nottinghamshire he scored 39 runs in 19 balls.


Alex Davies-He scores 90 runs in 4 matches, hence he was unbeaten against Derbyshire he scores 83 runs in 54 balls.

Liam Livingstone-He deliverers pretty well and took 2 wickets and scored 189 runs.

5.Birmingham Bear vs Worcestershire

Birmingham Bear will take on Worcestershire here at Edgbaston it will be an exciting match to watch out for.

Match Detail:

Birmingham Bear vs Worcestershire, North group.

Venue: Edgbaston

Date&Time:16-JUL-2021, 11:00 PM

Pitch Report:

The Edgbaston pitch is very much high scoring whoever will win the toss will try to put the score on board and the batting second can also chase down the total.

Playing XI Birmingham Bear vs Worcestershire

Birmingham Bear:

Will Rhodes ©, Jacob Bethell, Ethan Brookes, Michael Burgess (wk), Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Matt Lamb, Jake Lintott, Kyle Mayers, Craig Miles, Carlos Brathwaite


Jack Haynes, Joshua Dell, Mitchell Stanley, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Tom Fell, Brett D’Oliveira, Joe Leach ©, Moeen Ali, Alex Milton (wk), Ben Cox,

Player to watch out for:

Birmingham Bear:

Will Rhodes- He is leading from the front he has scored 79 it is the best of his career.

Carlos Brathwaite-He has scored 105 runs and took 18 wickets he is a power hitter, hence he can smash the ball out of the park.


Brett D’Oliverira-He has a score of 296 runs and took 1wicket, hence he is a leg-break bowler.

Rikki Wessels-He has scored 265 runs hence he can bat well and right-handed batsman.

July 16th will be the judgement day for the Hampshire ,Essex, Gloucestershire , Surrey Middlesex , Kent, Lancashire , Durham, Birmingham Bear , Worcestershire. As teams qualifying in these matches would be playing knock-out matches.The most crucial matches would be Nottinghamshire vs Leicestershire from the North and Middlesex vs kent from the South. However Birmingham Bears are the dark horse of this T20Blast.The champion’s of the last T20 Blast -Nottinghamshire  is a table topper  from the North in the current series. The cricket league is a spectacle of talent. Thus the fans are eagerly waiting to witness tough compititative matches amongs the playing team.

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