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The 1st Semi-Final of the Vitality T20 Blast, 2023 will be played between Essex and Hampshire (ESS vs HAM). The match will be played at the Edgbaston, Birmingham on 15th July 2023 at 03:30 PM IST.

ESS vs HAM (Essex vs Hampshire), 1st Semi-Final - Match Information

Match: Essex vs Hampshire, 1st Semi-Final
Date: 15th July 2023
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

ESS vs HAM (Essex vs Hampshire), 1st Semi-Final Preview

Essex have played 15 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table, while Hampshire have also played 15 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table. The winner of this upcoming semi-final between these teams will progress to the final.

Vitality Blast, 2023 Points Table

The points table of Vitality Blast, 2023  Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost, and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
SOM 14 12 2 24 +1.460
HAM 14 9 5 18 +0.820
SUR 14 8 6 16 +1.192
ESS 14 8 6 16 +0.078
KET 14 7 7 14 +0.287
SUS 14 6 8 12 -0.871
GLO 14 5 9 10 -0.993
GLA 14 5 9 10 -1.060
MID 14 3 11 6 -0.932

In their previous encounter in this series, Hampshire beat Essex by 4 wickets. Dan Lawrence scored the highest fantasy points for Essex with 104 match fantasy points while James Vince topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Hampshire with 115 match fantasy points.

In the last match played by Essex against Warwickshire, Essex beat Warwickshire by 2 wickets. The top fantasy player for Essex was Dan Lawrence who scored 102 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Worcestershire, Hampshire beat Worcestershire by 5 wickets. The top fantasy player for Hampshire was Nathan Ellis who scored 134 fantasy points.

ESS vs HAM, Edgbaston, Birmingham Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at Edgbaston, Birmingham is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 166 runs. Batting first should be the preferred option at the venue, with the team batting first winning 65% of its matches.

Weather Report for Edgbaston, Birmingham

Temperature is expected to be around 16.89 °C with 80% humidity. Winds at a speed of 9.1 m/s are expected. Light rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have taken 62% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea. Based on the stats available, We predict that the pitch will continue to assist the pacers.

ESS vs HAM, Head to Head

In the 40 matches played between these 2 teams, All Rounder of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
James Vince 5 181 36.2 0 0 19, 55, 16, 76, 15 -
Ben McDermott 5 127 25.4 0 0 7, 54, 16, 0, 50 -
Adam Rossington 5 81 16.2 0 0 21, 0, 19, 35, 6 -
  1. James Michael Vince

    James Vince is a Batter and has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top order opening batter, bats Right Handed. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 19, 55, 16, 76, 15 runs averaging 36.2 per match.

  2. Benjamin Reginald McDermott

    Ben McDermott can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Ben McDermott has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.8. He is a top order opening Right Handed Batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 7, 54, 16, 0, 50 runs at an average of 25.4 per match.

  3. Adam Matthew Rossington

    Adam Rossington is a Wicket-Keeper and has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. Adam Rossington is a top order opening batter, bats Right Handed and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches he has scored 21, 0, 19, 35, 6 runs at an average of 16.2 per match.

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
John Turner 5 0 0 9 1.8 - 2, 3, 0, 3, 1
Nathan Ellis 5 0 0 8 1.6 - 4, 1, 1, 2, 0
Simon Harmer 5 49 9.8 4 0.8 19, 3, 1, 1, 25 1, 1, 0, 2, 0
  1. John A Turner

    John Turner is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. John Turner is a right-arm medium Bowler and in the recently played 5 matches he has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8. This player has a very good record against this opponent, taking 3 wickets in the recent matches.

  2. Nathan Ellis

    Nathan Ellis is a Bowler and has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.6 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Nathan Ellis bowls right-arm fast medium and in the last 5 matches he has taken 4, 1, 1, 2, 0 wickets at an average of 1.6. This player has been very successful against this team, taking 2, 3, 1 wickets in the recent matches. Nathan Ellis has bowled well at this venue in the last 5 matches he played here and has taken 0, 3, 3 wickets.

  3. Simon Ross Harmer

    Simon Harmer is a Bowler and has an average of 35 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a high risk, high returns pick for your Dream11 Team. This player bowls off break and in the recent 5 matches Simon Harmer has taken 1, 1, 0, 2, 0 wickets at an average of 0.8. He has been very successful against this team, taking 2, 3, 0, 2, 2 wickets in the recent matches. This player has a good record at this venue in the recent 5 matches Simon Harmer played here and has taken 1, 3, 4 wickets.

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Daniel Sams 5 113 22.6 5 1 5, 6, 69, 30, 3 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Dan Lawrence 5 247 49.4 1 0.2 62, 58, 5, 70, 52 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
Liam Dawson 5 95 19 3 0.6 9, 0, 10, 17, 59 0, 1, 1, 1, 0
  1. Daniel Richard Sams

    Daniel Sams is an All Rounder and has an average of 81 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.7 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a Right Handed Batter. In the last 5 matches this player has scored 5, 6, 69, 30, 3 runs averaging 22.6 per match. Daniel Sams has done very well against this opposition, taking 1, 3, 0 wickets in the recent matches.

  2. Daniel William Lawrence

    Dan Lawrence can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 55 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.3. This player is a top order opening Right Handed Batter. In the last 5 matches Dan Lawrence has scored 247 runs averaging 49.4 per match.

  3. Liam Andrew Dawson

    Liam Dawson is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 38 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player is a Right Handed Batter. In the last 5 matches Liam Dawson has scored 95 runs at an average of 19 per match. He has done very well against this opposition, taking 1, 4, 1, 0, 1 wickets in the recent matches. This player has bowled well at this venue in the last 5 matches Liam Dawson played here and has taken 2, 1, 0, 1, 2 wickets.

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Nathan Ellis 5 0 0 8 1.6 - 4, 1, 1, 2, 0
Dan Lawrence 5 247 49.4 1 0.2 62, 58, 5, 70, 52 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
John Turner 5 0 0 9 1.8 - 2, 3, 0, 3, 1
James Fuller 5 65 13 1 0.2 7, 0, 0, 57, 1 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
Paul Walter 5 86 17.2 2 0.4 27, 3, 45, 8, 3 1, 1, 0, 0, 0
Simon Harmer 5 49 9.8 4 0.8 19, 3, 1, 1, 25 1, 1, 0, 2, 0

The Top Point Getters for Essex are Dan Lawrence with 102 match fantasy points. Paul Walter with 68 match fantasy points and Simon Harmer with 63 match fantasy points.

The Top Point Getters for Hampshire are Nathan Ellis with 134 match fantasy points. John Turner with 76 match fantasy points and James Fuller with 71 match fantasy points.

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
James Vince 5 181 36.2 0 0 19, 55, 16, 76, 15 -
John Turner 5 0 0 9 1.8 - 2, 3, 0, 3, 1
Daniel Sams 5 113 22.6 5 1 5, 6, 69, 30, 3 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Nathan Ellis 5 0 0 8 1.6 - 4, 1, 1, 2, 0
Dan Lawrence 5 247 49.4 1 0.2 62, 58, 5, 70, 52 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. James Michael Vince

    James Vince is a Batter and has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top order opening Right Handed Batter. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 19, 55, 16, 76, 15 runs at an average of 36.2 per match.

  2. John A Turner

    John Turner is fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. John Turner has an average of 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. He bowls right-arm medium and in the last 5 matches this player has taken 2, 3, 0, 3, 1 wickets at an average of 1.8. John Turner has been very successful against this team, taking 3 wickets in the recent matches.

  3. Daniel Richard Sams

    Daniel Sams is an All Rounder and has an average of 81 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.7 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a batter, bats Right Handed. In the last 5 matches this player has scored 5, 6, 69, 30, 3 runs averaging 22.6 per match. Daniel Sams has done very well against this opposition, taking 1, 3, 0 wickets in the recent matches.

  4. Nathan Ellis

    Nathan Ellis is a Bowler and has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.6 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He bowls right-arm fast medium and in the recently played 5 matches this player has taken 8 wickets at an average of 1.6. Nathan Ellis has a very good record against this opponent, taking 2, 3, 1 wickets in the recent matches. He has been very successful at this venue in the recent 5 matches this player played here and has taken 0, 3, 3 wickets.

  5. Daniel William Lawrence

    Dan Lawrence can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Dan Lawrence has an average of 55 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.3. He is a top order opening batter, bats Right Handed. In the recently played 5 matches this player has scored 247 runs at an average of 49.4 per match.

ESS vs HAM Squad Information

Essex (ESS) Squad: Sir Alastair Cook, Doug Bracewell, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer, Adam Rossington, Nick Browne, Aron Nijjar, Jamie Porter, Dan Lawrence, Matt Critchley, Sam Cook, Aaron Beard, Paul Walter, Shane Snater, Ben Allison, Daniel Sams, Feroze Khushi, Michael Pepper, William Buttleman, Josh Rymell, Robin Das, Eshun Kalley, Luc Benkenstein and Jamal Richards

Hampshire (HAM) Squad: Ben Brown, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Benny Howell, James Fuller, Mohammad Abbas, Kyle Abbott, Chris Wood, Keith Barker, Ross Whiteley, Ian Holland, Nick Gubbins, Ben McDermott, Aneurin Donald, Joe Weatherley, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal, Felix Organ, Jack Campbell, Nathan Ellis, Scott Currie, Tom Prest, Toby Albert, John Turner, Fletcha Middleton, Harry Petrie and Joseph Eckland

ESS vs HAM Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Ben McDermott

Batters: Dan Lawrence, James Vince and Tom Prest

All-Rounders: Daniel Sams, Matt Critchley and Paul Walter

Bowlers: Chris Wood, John Turner, Nathan Ellis and Simon Harmer

Captain: James Vince

Vice-Captain: John Turner

Photo credit: Alamy

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