GLO vs MID Match Preview

It was not all smooth sailing for Gloucestershire in this season though. After receiving a couple of early setbacks, they managed to get their campaign off on the right track by winning two out of their last three games. The latest victory they scored was a huge upset against one of the top teams in the competition in the South Group. Gloucestershire succeeded in doing the unthinkable by beating Surrey by a margin of 2 wickets in a closely fought affair on Friday. After winning the toss they decided to bowl first.

The Gloucestershire bowlers were right on the money when they restricted the Surrey team to a score of 124 runs for 9 wickets. Later they were able to chase down this target within 19.l overs. Thanks to this victory the Gloucestershire team has now made their way to 5th position in the points table and have 4 points to their kitty. Gloucestershire won all the games they played against Middlesex last season. It looks like their dominance over the Middlesex side will continue in this match as well.

The Middlesex team has had to face a bad run of losses during their campaign in the Vitality Blast 2023 league stages. They have lost 5 games on the trot and have not managed to win a single game so far. During their last game, Middlesex continued their terrible run by losing to Somerset by a massive margin of 9 wickets. Batting first after winning the toss, the Middlesex batters failed to put up a good total on the board. they ended up scoring a modest total of 136 runs in this game.

The Somerset openers were keen to take the attack to the bowlers as they chased the target in 13.3 overs. The most economical bowler on the scene was Ryan Higgins who conceded just 3 runs per over. All the other bowlers from Middlesex were pretty much taken to the cleaners. Due to this loss, Middlesex now lies at the bottom of the points table for South Group. Middlesex will be looking to register their 1st win of the competition in this game. In another game played earlier in the competition, Gloucestershire beat Middlesex by two runs.

Weather Report

You can expect clear skies for this game in the evening.

Pitch Report

The venue for this game is County Ground, Bristol. The pitch prepared for this match will largely be in favor of batters. All the bowlers will need to work hard for getting breakthroughs on the track. 

Notable stats

Gloucestershire has a terrific record against Middlesex in recent games.

In the last five games played against the same opposition Gloucestershire leads the head-to-head 4-1.

Chris Dent has had a great strike rate in the last few games.

In his last 9 appearances for Gloucestershire, Chris Dent has scored 206 runs with a strike rate of 163.49.

Team News

There do not appear to be any injury updates for this game from either of the teams.

GLO vs MID Probable 11

GLO Playing 11

  • Grant Roelofsen
  • Chris Dent
  • Miles Hammond
  • Oliver Price
  • Jack Taylor (C)
  • James Bracey (Wk)
  • Ben Charlesworth
  • Tom Smith
  • MD Taylor
  • David Payne
  • Danny Lamb

MID Playing 11

  • Stephen Eskinazi (C)
  • Joe Cracknell
  • Max Holden
  • Pieter Malan
  • Luke Hollman
  • Ryan Higgins
  • Jack Davies (Wk)
  • Martin Andersson
  • Nathan Fernandes
  • Tom Helm
  • Blake Cullen
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

If you take into consideration the recent form of these two teams, the hosts Gloucestershire will be red-hot favorites to win the encounter against Middlesex. The Gloucestershire team is playing at home and that is always a bit of an advantage. Bowlers such as MD Taylor, Tom Smith, and David Payne put in a clinical bowling performance in their last encounter. The Gloucestershire management will be expecting a repeat of this performance in this game as well. We will bet with Gloucestershire to win this match.

Top Picks

Glenn Phillips: Glenn Phillips has scored 137 runs for Gloucestershire in his last 5 games with an average of 45.66 and a strike rate of 142.70.

Stephen Eskinazi: The Middlesex skipper has scored 310 runs from his last 10 games with an average of 34.44 and a strike rate of 133.04.

Tom Helm: Tom Helm was among wickets in the last few games and has picked up 10 in his last 9 appearances.

David Payne: David Payne was one of the instrumental bowlers for Gloucestershire in the last match. He has picked up 12 wickets from 9 matches with a strike rate of 16.58.

GLO vs MID Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: G Roelofsen , J Cracknell

Batters: S Eskinazi (C), P Malan, B Charlesworth

All-rounders: R Higgins (VC), M Andersson, L Hollman

Bowlers: T Smith, D Payne, T Helm

GLO vs MID Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction