One of the inaugural Royal London One-Day Cup matches is going to see two southern teams Essex and Middlesex getting into pitch for glory. Both the teams would want to start strong in this campaign in the hope of getting a ticket for the playoffs and from there to lifting the trophy. The stakes are higher for the home team as they couldn’t make it to the playoffs since 2014. As they would be starting the tournament at home, they would not want give their fans a reason to be dissatisfied. Moreover, the home team has kept a pretty good record of winning matches at home so they would come out of the dressing room with confidence. On the other hand, the visitors are all set for this clash as their spearhead of bowling attack Neil Wagner is back in the playing 11 for this game. The clash will take place tomorrow May 17 at Radlett Stadium in Hertfordshire and will begin at 03:30 PM Local.
So, let’s move forwards to MID vs ESS team news and MID vs ESS dream11 prediction.
The home team would be out of their skipper Dawid Malan as he was selected by the England national team to play the test series against Pakistan. In his stead, Finn would lead the home side. Expect a few changes in the squad.
The away team, however, have declared the names of a 13 man squad that would be led by Ryan ten Doeschate. Neil Wagner is expected to start and lead the bowling attack for this game. Veteran fast bowler from Australia Peter Siddle is most likely to be benched because of his performance issues. Expect a few changes in the squad.
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John Simpson (c &wk), Robbie White, Eoin Morgan, Nick Gubbins, Nick Browne, Max Holden, Nick Compton, Stephen Eskenazi, Sam Robson, Martin Andersson, Tom Lace, George Scott, Paul Stirling, Toby Roland Jones, James Franklin, James Fuller, Hilton Cartwright, James Harris, Tom Barber, Tom Helm, Ravi Patel, Tim Murtagh, Steven Finn, Ethan Bambi, Ollie Rayner, James Harris, Tom Barber, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter
Ryan ten Doeschate (c), James Foster (wk), Aaron Beard, Ravi Bopara, Varun Chopra, Sam Cook, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence, Jamie Porter, Neil Wagner, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Ashar Zaidi
Both the teams are expected to make one or two changes. The probable MID vs ESS playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: John Simpson
Batsmen: SD Robson, NRT Gubbins, EJG Morgan, Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi/max Holden/Hilton Cartwright
All-rounder: James Franklin
Bowlers: ST Finn, TG Helm, Ravi Patel, Tom Barber
Wicketkeeper: James Foster
Batsmen: Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater
All-rounder: Ravi Bopara, Ashar Zaidi
Bowlers: Jamie Porter, Neil Wagner, Sam Cook/Aaron Beard, Simon Hamer
Eoin Morgan and Nick Gubbins will take care of the batting attack for the home team whereas James Franklin, Toby Roland Jones and Steven Finn are the keyplayers for the home team if they are to win this game.
However, Varun Chopra, Ravi Bopara alongside Dan Lawrence are to lead the batting attack for the away side. Jamie Porter and Neil Wagner would be the bowlers to look out for this game.
As per our MID vs ESS Dream11 predictions, the hosts will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, we prefer John Simpson because in his last game he showed great mentality and scored 32 runs of 72 balls.
In batsmen, Morgan, Bopara, Chopra and Gubbins are a must have choices.
In all-rounder, Doeschate and Cartwright will be perfect.
In bowling, Wagner, Porter, Sam and Finn will be crucial.
You can go with the aforementioned MID vs ESS Dream11 team but we would suggest that you make your own team.
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As this is the first game of the English One Day Cup, there are not much information available as of now.