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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Essex v Middlesex

Eoin Morgan is expected to score the most runs for Middlesex
Eoin Morgan is expected to score the most runs for Middlesex

The next south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Essex and Middlesex at the County Ground in Chelmsford. 

Middlesex have put up a good show in the ongoing season of the Vitality Blast and are placed at the second spot in the points table. With six wins and three losses from nine games, they have 12 points and net run rate of +0.724.

The performances of Essex have not been that good as the team finds itself at the seventh spot in the points table, with two wins and four losses from eight games. Two of their matches have been rained off as a result of which, the team has six points and a net run rate of -1.164.

Skipper Cameron Delport has scored the most runs for Essex with 233 runs from seven matches at an average of 35 and a strike rate of over 180 and has the top score of 129. Tom Westley has also been good with 211 runs from seven matches at an average of 42 and a strike rate of over 140.

Mohammad Amir and Adam Zampa are the high profile names in their bowling order.

Middlesex will feel the absence of AB de Villiers, who has departed and will return only for the last couple of group matches and knockout games. In his absence, Dawid Malan remains the team's highest run-scorer with 377 from nine matches at an average of over 50 and strike rate of close to 150.

Steven Finn's recent five-wicket haul has taken him on the second spot in the highest wicket-takers tally with 17 scalps. Toby Roland-Jones is next to him with 16 wickets.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Essex- Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater, Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Adam Zampa

Middlesex- Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Eoin Morgan, George Scott, John Simpson, Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Middlesex

Who will win? – Middlesex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Cameron Delport (Essex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)  Mujeeb ur Rahman (Middlesex), Adam Zampa (Essex)

Most Sixes –  Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Cameron Delport (Essex)

Man of the Match –  Eoin Morgan

Team Scores Batting first –  Middlesex 190+, Essex 175+

Match Handicap Middlesex

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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