Vitality t20 Blast 2019 – Surrey vs Gloucestershire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Surrey vs Gloucestershire taking place? Friday 9th August, 18:30 (UK)

Where is Surrey vs Gloucestershire taking place? Kia Oval, London

What is the expected weather for Surrey vs Gloucestershire? 22c with light rain expected throughout play

What television channel is Surrey vs Gloucestershire on? Surrey vs Gloucestershire will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Surrey vs Gloucestershire? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Surrey vs Gloucestershire? Check https://www.ecb.co.uk/T20-Blast for updates about tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Surrey W7, Gloucestershire W4, No Result 0
Last meeting: Gloucestershire beat Surrey by 5 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

SURREY

  • Surrey’s miserable start to the T20 Blast continued as they lost for the third consecutive game against Middlesex and it was also the third game in a row that they have suffered a heavy loss.
  • Having struggled to contain Middlesex, Surrey were set 211 to win and never looked like reaching their target as they were bowled out for 146 in 18.4 overs as they lost by 64 runs despite decent knocks from Aaron Finch and Sam Curran.
  • Finch posted 47 whilst Curran contributed 39 as they put on 60 for the second wicket but when they both fell the writing was on the wall for Surrey who had skipper Jade Dernbach back in their side after a two-game absence.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

  • Gloucestershire ended their four-match run without a win as they were five-wicket winners over Kent in what was a surprising result as they condemned their opponents to just their second loss of the tournament.
  • In a low-scoring game, Gloucestershire restricted Kent to 125/8 thanks to a combined effort from their bowling unit who did a great job and despite nobody standing out with the bat, they were able to earn the crucial win.
  • Benny Howell has enjoyed a solid competition so far and he was important for his side once again as he took 1-20 from his four overs before contributing a quick-fire 25 from 14 balls including a sensational six to seal the victory.

THE PREDICTION

Gloucestershire will be hoping their win over Kent can be the catalyst for them to kick-on and build towards a spot in the quarter-finals. They head to Surrey full of confidence despite their run chase not going as smoothly as they would have liked. Another bowling effort like the one against Kent will make them difficult to beat and with Surrey looking seriously out of form, Gloucestershire can compound their misery with a second successive win.

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