When and where:
Placed in South Group, Middlesex and Surrey will begin their T20 Vitality Blast, 2018 journey tomorrow (July 5) when they will meet at Lord’s London.
Surrey, who have won the title in 2003 and are one of the two finalists in 2014, will be boosted by the signing of Morne Morkel. The South African pacer had an excellent outing in the County Championship. Apart from him, Ollie Pope has also announced to feature in the shortest format of the game for Surrey and will have eyes upon him.
On the opposite, like 2017, Middlesex, will be guided by Daniel Vettori again after their head coach-R Scott left the position on Monday. Middlesex won the title back in 2008 and would be eyeing on the title again with the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Ashton Agar. Dwayne Bravo has signed for Middlesex and will be available for only 5-7 games only.
Read on for MID vs SUR team news and MID vs SUR dream11 prediction.
Lords in England is a perfect cricketing surface with the average first innings score recorded above 150 in the shortest format of the game. The wicket assists both the sides-batting and bowling. The highest score recorded at the venue in T20I is 199/4 by WI against WXI.
Avg 1st inn score: 155
Avg 2nd inn score: 135
Highest Total: 199/4 (20 Ov) by WI vs WXI
Lowest Total: 93/10 (17.3 Ov) by NED vs Pak
Highest Chased: 163/6 (20 Ov) by NED vs Eng Lowest
Defended: 128/7 (20 Ov) by RSA vs NZ
Dawid Malan (c), Dwayne Bravo, Hilton Cartright, Stephen Eskinazi, James Fuller, Nathan Sowter, Nick Gubbins, Paul Stirling, James Harris, Tom Helm, Ravi Patel, George Scott, John Simpson (wk)
Jade Dernbach (c), Gareth Batty, Scott Borthwick, Rory Burns, Rikki Clarke, Matt Dunn, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Ryan Patel, Morne Morkel, Matthew Pillans, Ollie Pope, Jamie Smith, Freddie van den Bergh
The probable MID vs SUR playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper: John Simpson
Batsmen: Dawid Malan, Nick Gubbins, Hilton Cartwright, Stephen Eskinazi
All-rounder: Dwayne Bravo, Paul Stirling
Bowlers: Nathan Sowter, James Harris, Tom Helm, Ravi Patel
Wicket-keeper: Ben Foakes
Batsmen: Will Jacks, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope
All-rounder: Rikki Clarke, Scott Borthwick, Freddie van der Bergh
Bowlers: Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Jade Dernbach, Ryan Patel
Middlesex will rely upon Paul Stirling, skipper Dawid Malan, Nick Gubbins. The team will be boosted by Dwayne Bravo. He will be crucial with his all-round performance.
In bowling, R Patel, and N Sowter, T Helm will be key.
For Surrey, Will Jacks and S Borthwick will be the key performers with the bat while Morne Morkel, J Dernbach will be crucial with the ball.
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