GLO vs SUR Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20 Blast, Semi-Final 1

After a brilliant performance against Kent in the quarter-final, Surrey are expected to beat Gloucestershire in the semis.

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Match Details:

The 1st Semifinal of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Surrey and Gloucestershire at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The match is set to be played on Saturday and is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM IST (11:00 AM Local Time).

Preview:

The two sides who will lock horns for the first semi-final of this edition’s T20 Blast did not only have a great outing in the group stages, but they proved their calibre in the quarter-finals. Against fellow group member Kent, Surrey exhibited their brilliance in both batting and bowling departments.

They won the game by a big margin of 56 runs. On the other hand, Gloucestershire’s bowlers spotted fire while bowling first against Northamptonshire. Their batsmen also did a fairly decent job, as they secured a comfortable win by 7 wickets.


GLO vs SUR Weather Report for Semi-Final 1:

This section might be full of doom and gloom for the cricket fans, as there are 90% chances of precipitation. The temperate is expected to be around 11° C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Edgbaston has been fairly helpful to the batsman. However, things get a little tricky once we enter the latter stages of the game. Anything under 180 should be considered below par.

Average first innings score:

180 (Last five games played at this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 2, Lost – 3


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

GLO vs SUR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Surrey:

Hashim Amla, Rory Burns, Jordan Clark, Matt Dunn, Laurie Evans, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Daniel Moriarty, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, Reece Topley

Bench:

Gareth Batty, Gus Atkinson, Jamie Smith, Jamie Overton, Rikki Clarke, Scott Borthwick.

Gloucestershire:

Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Ian Cockbain, James Bracey, Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren, Jack Taylor, Benny Howell, Tom Smith, David Payne, Josh Shaw

Bench:

George Scott, Ben Charlesworth, Matt Taylor, George Hankins


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GLO vs SUR Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Will Jacks has scored 290 runs in the 10 innings he has batted so far. He has an average of over 40 and a strike rate of over 150. He has also been phenomenal with the ball and has provided Surrey with 10 breakthroughs.

Ian Cockbain is the leading run-getter for Gloucestershire with 399 runs in 10 matches, which includes 3 half-centuries. He has a fiery strike rate of over 170 and an average of nearly 50.

Ryan Higgins has scored 181 runs so far, at an average of over 30. He is also Gloucestershire’s leading wicket-taker, having picked up 16 wickets in 10 games.

Hashim Amla has scored 268 runs in 7 matches. Though his strike rate of under 130 might not be too impressive, he is a reliable source of runs and has a very impressive average of nearly 45.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Will Jacks, Ryan Higgins

Vice-Captain Options – Hashim Amla, Ian Cockbain

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GLO vs SUR 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – James Bracey

Batters – Will Jacks (c), Laurie Evans, Hashim Amla, Ian Cockbain (vc), Chris Dent

All-Rounders – Ryan Higgins, Graeme van Buuren

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley, David Payne

12th Man – Tom Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GLO vs SUR 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – James Bracey

Batters – Will Jacks, Hashim Amla (vc), Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent

All-Rounders – Ryan Higgins (c), Graeme van Buuren, Benny Howell

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley, Tom Smith

12th Man – Laurie Evans


Expert Advice:

Daniel Moriarty is having a great season with the ball. He has picked up 15 wickets so far, with his average being under 20 and his economy rate being 6.67 runs per over. He should get a place in your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Today’s GLO vs SUR Probable Winners:

Surrey are predicted to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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