T20 Blast 2019 – Middlesex vs Essex Fantasy Preview

Well, the ICC 2019 World Cup just got done in England and Wales, but we haven’t moved too far away from that part of the world. Getting our attention away from 50 overs and back into the T20 mode, we have some enthralling T20 action promised as the 2019 English T20 Blast is all set to begin in England, with a massive line-up of 133 T20s scheduled between 18 July to 21 September 2019. This is the opening day of the tournament.

Three matches are scheduled for the first day and one of them is the Middlesex vs Essex encounter, and there’s always loads of excitement whenever these two face off. They play at Lords and as you might’ve noticed in the recent ENG vs NZ WC final, you can’t expect very high scores here. Anything above 150 and you’re in the game. Keep reading for our Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy tips and predictions of the MID vs ESS game…

Match info

  • Tournament: 2019 English T20 Blast.
  • Date: 18th July 2019, 11:00pm IST
  • Venue: Lord’s, London.
  • Capacity: 30,000+
  • Series status: Group stage.

2019 T20 Blast - MID vs ESS Fantasy Preview

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  • Last 5 games head to head, Essex leads 4-1.
  • Middlesex finished 9th in South Group last year.
  • Steven Finn – 7 wickets in last 3 games for Middlesex.
  • Simon Harmer – 27 wickets in last 4 FC games for Essex.


Biggest positive and plus point for Middlesex coming into this game at into the 2019 competition itself is that they’ve signed AB de Villiers. The former South African international is among the most feared T20 batsmen in the world and he’ll be someone you definitely want in your fantasy teams. If playing one-on-one, he could even be your captain. Other overseas picks for Middlesex include Ross Taylor and Mujeeb Rahman.

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Other internationals are Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan and I’d skip Morgan as his weakness towards the short ball was revealed in the recent World Cup. Instead, we can select someone like Paul Stirling in our fantasy teams. The Ireland opener has had a stellar year in cricket with the bat and ball both. Stirling is coming off a couple of fifties vs Zimbabwe this month and also a couple of centuries for Middlesex itself in the last couple of months.


Essex will be led by Simon Harmer from now in T20s, with Ryan ten Doeschate continuing in other formats. Harmer has got a couple of 5-fers and a record 7-fer in his last 4 First Class games for Essex in the last one month and he has to be a part of your Nostragamus (sign-up with “READSCOOPS” for Rs.100 FREE) fantasy picks. Another vital pick with the ball could be Mohammad Amir after the Pakistani pacer had a fantastic World Cup, picking 17 wickets in 8 ODIs.

When you think Essex, you must always think Ravi Bopara, who has been one of their best servants in all formats over the last few years. Bopara has a few fifties in the last couple of months to go with 135 in his last First Class game against Notts. Another important member of the team could be Cameron Delport who has been signed for 2 years. A brilliant T20 batsman, Delport smashed 117* in a PSL game recently for Islamabad United.

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