2021 Vitality t20 Blast – Middlesex vs Essex Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Middlesex vs Essex Eagles taking place? Thursday 24th June, 2021 – 18:15 (UK)

Where is Middlesex vs Essex Eagles taking place? Lord's Cricket Ground, London

What is the expected weather for Middlesex vs Essex Eagles? Dry conditions throughout the day with highs of 22 degrees at the start of play

Where can I get tickets for Middlesex vs Essex Eagles? Click here for the latest ticket information

What channel is Middlesex vs Essex Eagles 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 Middlesex vs Essex Eagles? 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

A terrible start in the Championship for Middlesex has continued into a poor T20 Blast start to the season. The grand old London side have won just one with four defeats of their opening five matches. Joe Cracknell made his debut in their opening win and his back-to-back half-centuries have given them some life in the top order. They come up against an Essex Eagles side that have been used to winning in all competitions over the course of the last few years but their 2021 campaign has been indifferent. The Eagles have won just two of their opening six matches with the loss of wickets in each innings causing a huge disruption to their batting. Essex have lost 43 out of a possible 50 wickets and that includes an eight-wicket victory in their most recent outing over Surrey.

THE PREDICTION

Neither side are in excellent form with the bat but the visitors are welcoming back England’s Dan Lawrence into their county set-up whilst the England’s focus is on white-ball cricket. That should add some much needed impetus to the top-of-the-order and a bowling attack with Sam Cook who has taken 11 wickets and Simon Harmer should be enough to get them over the line in this one.

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