MID vs SUS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 02, 2018
Things are getting interesting in South Group of Vitality T20 Blast with plenty of teams having around eight points to their kitty. Sussex and Middlesex are set to meet each other on 2nd August 2018 at London. Sussex are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table with eight points courtesy of three wins and one loss. Middlesex, on the other hand, are third from the bottom with just four points and will be looking to break into the crowded part of the table with a win here.
MID vs SUS Team Previews
Middlesex haven't had the tournament to remember thus far, but with Eoin Morgan back into their side, their batting will gain some strength. However, Morgan's performance for Middlesex has only been ordinary unlike his performance while playing for England.
Middlesex failed miserably in their last game, against Somerset, as their bowlers were carted to all parts of the ground by Somerset batsmen. At one point, they were in a position to dictate terms with Somerset tottering at 29 for 3. Their bowlers failed to exert any pressure beyond that point which allowed Somerset to amass 229 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
Middlesex needed a flying start if they were to chase such a big total. However, Max Holden departed in the first over as Somerset started with a wicket-maiden. Halfway through their innings, they were struggling at 88 for 4 when rain further hampered the chase. They needed 125 off final eight overs when they came back after the rain break, but could only score 174.
Middlesex Playing 11
PR Stirling, Nick Gubbins, Max Holden, Eoin Morgan, Stephen Eskinazi, John Simpson, Ashton Agar, James Fuller, ST Finn, Ravi Patel, Tom Barber.
Sussex last played a full T20 match on 13th July which was against Surrey. They've played two championship games post that where they emerged on top in both the matches. As far as Vitality T20 Blast is concerned, their last two games, against Kent and Hampshire, were washed out due to rain.
Against Surrey, which was the last completed game they played, they were blown away by Aaron Finch's brutal 131 which led to Surrey scored a massive total on a flat deck. Jofra Archer and Rashid Khan were both carted to all parts of the park. Right from the moment they dropped Aaron Finch for 1, they were always behind the game. Phil Salt did manage to play an enterprising knock of 72, but that could only take their total 140.
Although the Sharks lost against Surrey by a big margin, that was quite some time ago and will like to put that behind. They've won a couple of championship games since then and were in a decent position before rain interrupted against Kent.
Sussex Playing 11
Philip Salt, LJ Wright, Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, Tom Bruce, Michael Burgess , D Wiese, Jofra Chioke Archer, Chris Jordan, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs.
MID vs SUS Betting Tips
Middlesex are struggling in the tournament and their batsmen have failed to fire collectively thus far. Sussex, on the other hand, have done particularly well to stay within the top half of the table. They have a stronger bowling attack of the two sides and a reasonably good batting lineup. Sussex are better-placed to prevail in this all-important clash against Middlesex.