2021 Vitality t20 Blast – Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks taking place? Friday 11th June, 2021 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks taking place? The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

What is the expected weather for Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks? Bright sunshine with 17 degrees

Where can I get tickets for Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks on? Sky Sports have the rights to show the T20 Blast so check their schedule here to see if they will be showing this match

Where can I stream Gloucestershire vs Sussex Sharks? If televised on Sky Sports, this match can be streamed live on Sky Go. If not televised on Sky, this match can be streamed live on the official websites and YouTube channels of each competing team, as well as the England Cricket app

THE LOWDOWN

Despite Marnus Labuschagne’s unbeaten 93, Gloucestershire pulled off an impressive victory over Glamorgan yesterday. Reasonable contributions from seven batsman, including a top-score of 44 from overseas keeper Glenn Phillips, gave Gloucester a strong score before the irrepressibly and uniquely brilliant Benny Howell took 3-39 as they won by four runs. They come up against a Sussex Sharks side that are beginning their tournament without Jofra Archer due to injury and Ollie Robinson due to a break from cricket but will welcome Luke Wright in as their white-ball captain as well as T20 specialists Rashid Khan, David Wiese and Tymal Mills alongside Chris Jordan. That impressive bowling lineup is balanced by the aforementioned Wright and the explosive Phil Salt at the top-of-the-order.

THE PREDICTION

It is an impressive Sussex lineup throughout the team and, given that several of their players focus primarily and solely on T20 cricket, they should be wholeheartedly focused and ‘ready to go’. Gloucestershire will be pleased with home advantage and that victory against Glamorgan will boost their confidence but they do come into this match as the underdogs.

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