2021 Vitality t20 Blast – Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles taking place? Friday 9th July, 2021 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles taking place? The 1st Central County Ground, Hove

What is the expected weather for Sussex Sharks vs Essex Eagles? It is expected to be slightly sunny with temperatures of about 18 degrees

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

What channel is Sussex Sharks 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 Sussex Sharks 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

The home team come into this match on the back of a 33-run victory away to Glamorgan. Despite an impressive side, that followed a really poor run of form that was let down by the weather as well as some bizarre DLS rulings. However, they are better than their results have shown. They come up against an Essex Eagles side that boast an impressive middle-order with Jimmy Neesham, Simon Harmer, Ryan ten Doeschate to support a top-order of Dan Lawrence and Adam Wheater.

THE PREDICTION

This is a match between two sides firmly in the hunt to break into the top four and qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. The Sussex Sharks are in a better position than Essex and a top-order of Salt, Wright, Head and Bopara supplemented by a potential bowling attack of Robinson, Garton, Jordan and Mills means the Sharks will come into this as the slight favourites, especially at home.

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