Match Preview – Gloucestershire vs Middlesex, T20 Blast 2024, South Group. Who Will Win, On July 11, 2024

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Match Details – GLO vs MID:

  • Match: Gloucestershire vs Middlesex, South Group, T20 Blast 2024

  • Date and Time: July 11,  01:30 pm GMT / 07:00 pm IST / 02:30 pm local time

  • Venue: College Ground, Cheltenham

GLO vs MID Betting Tips & Match Prediction:

Who will win the toss? – Middlesex
Who will win the match? – Gloucestershire

GLO vs MID Preview:

Gloucestershire will be buoyed by their thrilling five-wicket victory against Somerset in Taunton, clinched in the last over. Their previous encounter against Kent didn’t go as planned, primarily due to a sluggish start and an untimely wicket loss under the DLS method.

The batting lineup is led by the explosive pair of Miles Hammond, who has accumulated 296 runs at a strike rate of 137.03, and Cameron Bancroft, with 224 runs at a strike rate of 124.44. Jack Taylor has also been in good form but needs to convert his starts into substantial scores. Beau Webster demonstrated his bowling prowess recently and will be eager to contribute significantly with the bat as well.

The bowling attack is spearheaded by the seasoned David Payne, who has been a force with his left-arm medium pace, claiming 18 wickets at an economical rate of 6.65. With a dominant performance in their last five matches, Gloucestershire aims to maintain their strong record against Middlesex and secure crucial points to break into the top five, enhancing their chances for the knockout stage.

Middlesex finds themselves struggling at #9 on the points table and are in desperate need of a turnaround following a series of disappointing results. Their only win, a nail-biting last-ball chase against Kent, stands out in an otherwise challenging campaign. Weather disruptions have plagued their recent matches, with three of the last five being washed out. However, they have also squandered strong positions in previous games, and their batting has lacked the required fluency for T20 success.

Openers Max Holden, with 176 runs at a strike rate of 161.46, and Steve Eskinazi, with 158 runs at a strike rate of 135.04, need to provide consistent starts. The experienced Ryan Higgins, with 144 runs at a strike rate of 116.12, will be crucial in the middle order, whether setting a formidable total or anchoring the chase.

In the bowling department, Luke Hollman has been the standout performer, taking 14 wickets at an average of 11.92 and an economy rate of 7.26. The 23-year-old’s leg-breaks have been pivotal in the middle overs, particularly against power-hitters like those in Gloucestershire’s lineup. The pace duo of Tom Helm and Henry Brookes have struggled, and their underwhelming form has left the attack looking less effective.

Both teams have key areas to focus on, and this match will be crucial for their respective campaigns. For Gloucestershire, it’s an opportunity to cement their position in the upper echelons of the table, while Middlesex desperately needs a win to revive their season.

GLO vs MID Possible Playing XI:

Gloucestershire: Jack Taylor (c), Miles Hammond, Cameron Bancroft, Oliver Price, James Bracey (wk), Ben Charlesworth, Beau Webster, David Payne, Josh Shaw, MD Taylor, Marchant de Lange.

Middlesex: Stephen Eskinazi (c), Martin Andersson, Leus du Plooy, Max Holden, Ryan Higgins, Jack Davies (wk), Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Blake Cullen, Noah Cornwell.

GLO vs MID Dream11 Fantasy Tips:

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GLO vs MID Head-To-Head Records:

Stats

Match

GLO Won

MID Won

NR

Tie

Overall

20

17

3

0

0

Recent 5 Matches

5

4

1

0

0

GLO vs MID Pitch Report:

The match will take place at the College Ground in Cheltenham, giving Gloucestershire a slight home advantage. Notably, the only tie between these two teams occurred at this venue back in 2017, adding a historical edge to the contest.

GLO vs MID Weather Report:

The College Ground in Cheltenham isn’t exactly a batting paradise, but batsmen can still find value for their strokes. Bowlers with extra pace, as well as medium pacers who can vary their speed, and spinners who can extract turn and bounce, often perform well here. The weather forecast predicts a cloudy day with a couple of showers in the afternoon and early evening, which could potentially impact play at some stage before or during the match.

Venue Information:

  • Stadium: College Ground

  • City: Cheltenham

  • Capacity: 4, 000

  • Ends: Chapel End, College Lawn End

  • Hosts to: Gloucestershire

GLO vs MID Squad:

Gloucestershire Squad: Luke Charlesworth, Archie Bailey, Miles Hammond, Joe Phillips, Ollie Price, Ahmed Syed, Ajeet Singh-Dale, Tommy Boorman, Edward Middleton, Graeme van Buuren, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Shaw, Jack Taylor, Matt Taylor, Charlie Tear, Chris Dent, Zaman Shafi, Tom Smith, Ben Charlesworth, Beau Webster, Marchant de Lange, Zafar Gohar, Dominic Goodman, Tom Price, James Bracey, David Payne, Zaman Akhter.

Middlesex: Ethan Bamber, Max Holden, Robbie White, Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen, Ishaan Kaushal, Mark Stoneman, Toby Roland-Jones, Josh De Caires, Leus du Plooy, Ryan Higgins, Noah Cornwell, Jack Davies, Nathan Fernandes, Thilan Walallawita, Henry Brookes, Stevie Eskinazi, Joe Cracknell, Martin Andersson, Sam Robson

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