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Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Surrey vs Sussex: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

There is no rain threat for this encounter.

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Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Match Details

The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Surrey and Sussex at the Kennington Oval in London.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).

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This game will be stream live on Surrey County Cricket’s YouTube Channel.


Preview

It was one hell of a game when Surrey and Sussex came face-to-face earlier in the T20 Blast 2019. Fortunes kept swaying from time to time and there were no nails left by the time the 40 overs in the game completed. In the end, the match finished in a draw and both the teams shared the points. However, a lot has changed since then. Sussex is the only unbeaten team in the tournament so far and is on a winning spree.

The team won five games in a row and will look to make it a double hat-trick when they play away from home against Surrey yet again. For the hosts, things have only gone downhill since that game. They lost four games on the trot and were unlucky on a few instances as well. Their second win on the tournament only came in their last match against Glamorgan and the team is desperately in need of a few quick victories.


Weather Report

It has been raining quite a lot in London in the last few days. However, Thursday is one of those rare days in recent times where the chances of precipitation are quite low. The temperature during the game ranges between 18C and 21C and there will be a gentle breeze blowing around. Humidity levels will increase as the evening progresses. The chances of rain are almost nil.

Pitch Report

The track at the Kennington Oval is a really good one to bat on and the batsmen seem to have an advantage when the pitch is still fresh. Thus, batting first is advisable at this venue given that there are no chances of rain. Thus far in this season, the team that chased that target never won except in a reduced 7-over game.

Average first innings score: 181 (Last four T20 Blast 2019 games at Kennington Oval where 20 overs were possible in the first innings)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 4, Tie – 0


Injury or availability news (Team News)

Will be added when there is an update.

Probable Playing XI:

Surrey:

Aaron Finch, Gareth Batty, Jade Dernbach (c), Mark Stoneman, Imran Tahir, Ben Foakes (wk), Jordan Clark, Tom Curran, Ollie Pope, Will Jacks, Ryan Patel

Bench: Liam Plunkett, Sam Curran, Jamie Smith

Sussex:

Luke Wright (c), Laurie Evans, Reece Topley, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, David Wiese, Alex Carey (wk), Ollie Robinson, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Delray Rawlins.

Bench: Chris Jordan, Harry Finch, Aaron Thomason


Top Picks

Phillip Salt stands at No.8 among the leading run-getter of the tournament. He scored 256 runs from seven innings with three fifties. Tom Curran is also among the leading wicket-takers in T20 Blast 2019 with 14 wickets from 9 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain options – Philip Salt, Aaron Finch, Tom Curran

Vice-captain options – Luke Wright, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ollie Pope,  Alex Carey

Batters – Aaron Finch (VC), Philip Salt (C), Luke Wright, Mark Stoneman

All-Rounders – David Wiese

Bowlers – Reece Topley, Imran Tahir, Gareth Batty, Tom Curran

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ollie Pope,  Alex Carey

Batters – Laurie Evans (C), Will Jacks (VC), Aaron Finch, Philip Salt

All-Rounders – David Wiese

Bowlers –Reece Topley, Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan, Tom Curran


Expert Advice

Sussex have been rotating their pacers due to lack of space in the XI and not due to their performances. Picking Fantasy before the toss won’t be an ideal move in these circumstances.

Probable Winners

Sussex is expected to win this match and continue its dominance in the tournament.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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