It’s a huge loss for Middlesex that Sam Robson has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to a hamstring injury.
Middlesex will be up against Kent in the Group 2 contest of the English One Day Cup 2021 on Friday. After getting only one point from their first three matches, Middlesex regrouped themselves and won their next 2 matches against Worcestershire and Lancashire by mere margins. They moved up in the points table and are occupying the sixth spot in the standings with 5 points.
On the other hand, Kent are still facing difficulties to get going in this competition. They lost to Essex by 9 wickets in the previous game and registered their third loss. They are really desperate for the win and are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with 2 points.
Middlesex vs Kent, Group 2
Venue: Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett
Date &Time: August 6th at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM local time
Live Streaming: Youtube/Team website
It’s a good wicket to bat on. The wicket will remain fresh for the entire game. The quick bowlers will get plenty of assistance as well. A score of more than 300 is possible to achieve on this venue and whoever wins the toss should bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs for MID vs KET:
Joshua De Caires, Stephen Eskinazi, Varun Chopra / Max Holden, Peter Handscomb (c), Robbie White (wk), Jack Davies, Luke Hollman, Martin Andersson, James Harris, Thilan Walallawita, Ethan Bamber
Oliver George-Robinson (wk), Tawanda Muyeye, Harry Finch, George Munsey, Jack Leaning (c), Grant Stewart, Marcus O’Riordan, Matt Quinn, Hamidullah Qadri, James Logan, Nathan Gilchrist
Top Picks for MID vs KET Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Middlesex
Stephen Eskinazi continues to score runs at the top of the order for Middlesex. In 2 matches, he has scored 175 runs at an average of 87.5, with the highest score of 130.
Holding a high price tag, Peter Handscomb hasn’t matched his standards in this tournament. He has only one half-century to his name, and overall, he has scored 97 runs in 4 matches.
Top Picks – Kent
George Munsey is in some kind of form at the moment. He has already smashed 243 runs in 3 innings so far in this tournament at an average of 81, with the best score of 108.
Jack Leaning’s return will boost Kent immensely in this match. The Kent skipper has scored 1061 List A runs in 43 innings, which includes 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries. He has also picked up 9 wickets as well.
MID vs KET Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MID vs KET Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Oliver George-Robinson, Peter Handscomb (vc), Harry Finch, Jack Leaning, George Munsey (c), Stephen Eskinazi, James Harris, Luke Hollman, Martin Andersson, Ethan Bamber, Nathan Gilchrist
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MID vs KET Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Oliver George-Robinson, Robbie White, Jack Davies, Jack Leaning (vc), George Munsey, Stephen Eskinazi (c), Tawanda Muyeye, Luke Hollman, Ethan Bamber, Nathan Gilchrist, Thilan Walallawita
MID vs KET Risky Captaincy Choices:
Jack Davies has scored 113 runs in 4 matches at an average of 28.25. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Tawanda Muyeye is having a decent tournament so far, having scored 86 runs in 4 matches. He is a risky captaincy option for your Dream11 fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
James Logan has picked up 2 wickets in 3 innings so far in this tournament. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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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.