MID vs GLA Prediction 31 May 2023
Vitality Blast 2023
- Date: 2023-05-31
- Start Time: 16:30
- Location: Merchant Taylor's School Ground, Northwood
- Tournament: Vitality Blast 2023
- Format: T20 Blast
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Middlesex and Glamorgan are set to face each other in a Vitality Blast match at the Merchant Taylor’s School Ground in Northwood. The match will be broadcasted live on the Middlesex YouTube channel.
- Middlesex currently finds themselves at the bottom of Group A, having suffered two consecutive defeats in their previous two matches. Their most recent loss came against Gloucestershire, where they fell short by just two runs.
- On the other hand, Glamorgan occupies the fifth position in the points table with one win and one loss in their two matches. In their previous game, they faced a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Somerset, having posted a modest total of 153 runs while batting first.
- This encounter is expected to be closely contested between the two teams, with both sides eager to secure a victory.
MID vs GLA – T20 Blast – Venue Details
Venue: Merchant Taylor’s School Ground, Northwood
Date: May 31st 2023
Time: 16:30 (local)
MID vs GLA – T20 Blast – Team Previews
Middlesex has had a tough start to their 2023 T20 Blast campaign, suffering defeats against Surrey, Hampshire, and Gloucestershire in their first three matches. Despite their struggles, their narrowest margin of defeat came in their last game, where they fell short by just 2 runs at the same venue.
With two significant losses already, Middlesex’s net run-rate has taken a hit, currently standing at -1.6. Their initial defeat came at the hands of Surrey by a considerable 73-run margin, followed by a one-sided encounter against Hampshire, where they lost by 8 wickets. In their third match, they had a golden opportunity to secure their first win of the season, needing only 12 runs from the last two overs with five wickets in hand. However, they could only manage 179 runs in their allotted 20 overs, narrowly losing a thrilling contest.
Captain Steve Eskinazi showcased his form by scoring his first half-century of the campaign on Monday. The bowling unit can also take pride in their performance, as all six bowlers contributed by picking up at least one wicket in the match.
Glamorgan will be playing their third match of the campaign, having secured a thrilling two-wicket victory over Gloucestershire and suffering a six-wicket defeat against Somerset. Somerset showcased their prowess as one of the best teams in the competition, but Glamorgan impressed with their performance despite the loss.
In their opening game, Glamorgan emerged victorious with a narrow two-wicket win over Gloucestershire, displaying their resilience. However, their next encounter against Somerset resulted in a heavy defeat, as Somerset comfortably chased down the target of 154 runs in under 15 overs, leaving Glamorgan with a negative net run rate of -1.
Opener Eddie Byrom and captain Kiran Carlson made notable contributions with the bat against Somerset, showcasing their ability to score runs. Meanwhile, bowler Dan Douthwaite has been a standout performer, consistently taking wickets in both matches of the campaign. After claiming four wickets against Gloucestershire, he continued his impressive form by securing a three-wicket haul against Somerset.
MID vs GLA – T20 Blast – Probable Playing XI’s
Middlesex: S Eskinazi (Cap), Joe Cracknell, Max Holden, Pieter Malan, Luke, Hollman, Ryan Higgins, John Simpson, Martin Andersson, Nathan Fernandes, Tom Helm, Blake Cullen
Glamorgan: E Byrom, Sam Northeast, K Carlson (Cap), C Ingram, Chris Cooke, Ben Kellaway, Billy Root, Dan Douthwaite, Ruaidhri Smith, P Hatzoglou, Jamie Mcllroy
MID vs GLA – T20 Blast – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Known for its high-scoring nature, this venue offers ample opportunities for batsmen to accumulate runs, with a par score expected to be around 200. During the middle overs, the spinners are likely to come into play and find some grip on the surface. Considering the pitch and conditions, both teams are expected to favour chasing targets in this game.
MID vs GLA – T20 Blast – Win Prediction
Glamorgan should take the win in this game as Middlesex are struggling a bit.