Surrey vs Middlesex, Vitality Blast 2022 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

17 Jun 2022, Kia Oval, Vitality Blast 2022
Surrey win by 7 wickets

Betting Tip – Surrey will defeat Middlesex in this South Group fixture.

Surrey win @1.58

Surrey to beat Middlesex
  • Surrey have won all of the five previous clashes between the two sides
  • Surrey are the table-toppers in the south group with no losses while Middlesex are reeling at seventh position
  • Surrey’s Jason Roy, Sam Curran and Sunil Narine are in magnificent form

Live Score

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Stevie Eskinazi run out (Ollie Pope) 25 19 1 1 131.58
    Max Holden c Gus Atkinson b Will Jacks 3 5 0 0 60
    Joe Cracknell c Jordan Clark b Daniel Worrall 19 10 2 1 190
    John Simpson c Jamie Overton b Chris Jordan 25 22 4 0 113.64
    Jack Davies c Gus Atkinson b Sunil Narine 17 12 2 0 141.67
    Luke Hollman c Will Jacks b Chris Jordan 31 28 3 1 110.71
    Chris Green c Chris Jordan b Gus Atkinson 14 11 2 0 127.27
    Martin Andersson st Jamie Smith b Sunil Narine 6 6 1 0 100
    Tom Helm not out 7 8 1 0 87.5
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 7.75) 155/8
    Jordan Clark 2 0 17 0 8.5 0 0
    Will Jacks 2 0 14 1 7 1 0
    Daniel Worrall 3 0 22 1 7.33 1 0
    Gus Atkinson 2 0 19 1 9.5 1 0
    Jamie Overton 3 0 26 0 8.66 0 0
    Sunil Narine 4 0 27 2 6.75 0 1
    Chris Jordan 4 0 27 2 6.75 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Will Jacks c Jason Behrendorff b Luke Hollman 43 20 3 3 215
    Jamie Smith c Joe Cracknell b Jason Behrendorff 15 12 3 0 125
    Ollie Pope not out 37 27 3 0 137.04
    Laurie Evans c Luke Hollman b Thilan Walallawita 5 5 1 0 100
    Sunil Narine not out 51 29 2 4 175.86
    Total (15.1 Ov, RR: 10.46) 158/3
    Jason Behrendorff 3 0 43 1 14.33 0 1
    Chris Green 4 0 35 0 8.75 0 0
    Tom Helm 3 0 42 0 14 0 1
    Luke Hollman 2 0 18 1 9 0 0
    Thilan Walallawita 1 0 7 1 7 0 0
    Martin Andersson 2 0 13 0 6.5 3 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamSurrey
    Away TeamMiddlesex
    SeriesVitality Blast 2022
    UmpiresMartin Saggers
    Nigel Llong
    Peter Such
    Match RefereeDonald Shelley

Match Odds

Match Prediction – Surrey vs Middlesex, Vitality Blast 2022 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

After a week’s gap, the Vitality T20 Blast will resume on Friday, June 17 with sixteen teams in action. One of those eight matches will witness Middlesex Panthers taking on Surrey Lions in a South Group fixture at the Kennington Oval in London.

Surrey are coming into this game as the south group table-toppers and have been unbeaten in the competition so far. They have 13 points to their credit, having won six out of seven games and one ending in no result. Middlesex, on the other hand, are placed seventh on the table and are on a five-match losing streak. They have 6 points in the tournament with three wins out of eight games.

The two teams faced each other on June 9th at Lord’s – the home of Middlesex, where Surrey came out victorious by 20 runs. Can Middlesex pull off something special to end not one, not two but three streaks?

TeamOverall WinsOverall Win %Last 5 WinsLast 5 Win %
Surrey vs Middlesex, Vitality Blast Head to Head

Total Head to Head – 36 Matches

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Surrey Preview

Surrey, who couldn’t make it to the quarterfinals in the previous edition, have been in spectacular form in the ongoing season of the Vitality T20 Blast. The Chris Jordan-led side is the only unbeaten team in the competition. As mentioned above, they top the table in the south group with 13 points and have a superb net run-rate of 1.699.

Surrey have had several match winners with Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Ollie Pope and Will Jacks scoring at least one fifty in the competition. Pope won’t be available for the game due to his international commitments. In the bowling department, Reece Topley, Curran and Jordan have taken 30 wickets between them while Narine has been at his economical best.

In their most recent game, Surrey defeated Middlesex by 20 runs in the away fixture. Jason Roy was at his brutal best with 81 off 45 as they posted 208/7. Narine was exceptional with the ball, picking 2 for 28 while Chris Jordan snared 4 for 33 as they restricted the opponents to 188/8.

Betting Tip – Who will be the best Batsman for Surrey?

Surrey Top Batsman Jason Roy @3.4

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Jason Roy is amongst the most destructive T20 openers in the world and he’s coming off a terrific knock of 45-ball 81. The right hander has a good record in the format with over 7500 runs at an average of 29 and a strike rate of 144. Roy has hammered five hundreds and 51 fifties in the format.

Betting Tip – Who will be the best Bowler for Surrey?

Surrey Top Bowler Sunil Narine @4.0

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Sunil Narine is one of the greatest bowlers the T20 format has ever seen and he continues to do well across leagues. The mystery spinner has picked 7 wickets in six innings in the ongoing competition at an economy of 5.20. Narine was superb in the previous game, claiming 2 for 28 in a high-scoring contest.

Surrey Probable Playing XI: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sam Curran, Laurie Evans, Kieron Pollard, Jamie Overton, Sunil Narine, Chris Jordan (c), Jamie Smith (wk), Daniel Worrall, Reece Topley

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex had a great start to their Vitality T20 Blast 2022 campaign with three wins on the trot but then succumbed to five losses in a row. They’re placed seventh with six points and a net run-rate of -1.074. They need to get a move on quickly if they are to make the top four in the south group.

Middlesex have a pretty inexperienced batting unit, with Eoin Morgan also resting from selective games. Stephen Eskinazi and Joe Cracknell have been excellent at the top of the order but barring John Simpson, the lack of quality in the middle order has hurt them. Martin Anderson and Toby Roland-Jones have snared 25 wickets between them but the bowling attack remains ordinary.

Middlesex were hammered by 61 runs at the hands of Essex in their most recent fixture. Bowling first they conceded 186/6 and were bundled out for 125 with none of the batters touching the 30-run mark.

Betting Tip – Who will be the best Batsman for Middlesex?

Middlesex Top Batsman Stephen Eskinazi @3.2

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Stephen Eskinazi has been in superb form for Middlesex at the top of the order. The 28yr old has scored 259 runs in the competition at an average of 32 and strike rate of 176, including one fifty. Eskinazi blasted 47 off just 21 the last time these two teams met. Overall he averages 36 in the format, having scored 1783 runs at a 142 strike rate.

Betting Tip – Who will be the best Bowler for Middlesex?

Middlesex Top Bowler Martin Anderson @3.74

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Martin Anderson has been the highest wicket-taker for Middlesex in the tournament with 15 wickets from eight games. The right arm pacer has been expensive, conceding at 9.22 rpo. His best figures in the season read 3/32.

Middlesex Probable Playing XI: Stephen Eskinazi (c), Max Holden, Joe Cracknell, Jack Davies, John Simpson (wk), Eoin Morgan, Martin Andersson, Chris Green, Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Jason Behrendorff

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Betting Tip – Who will be the Man of the match?

Sam Curran has been outstanding with both bat and ball in the ongoing tournament. The all-rounder has scored 186 runs across seven innings at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 142. He has also scalped 11 wickets at a strike rate of just 8.2. Sam Curran bats up the order and bowls four overs, making him a top ‘player of the match’ candidate.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The Oval in London has served some mixed pitches in the season. Twice the team batting first has crossed 170, with the highest of 228 while two matches have been low scoring.

The weather at the Oval on Friday is expected to be cloudy in the daytime with an 80% chance of precipitation but it drops to 25% at the night. The temperature will be around 14-20°C.

Toss Prediction

With a possibility of rain and the chasing side usually doing well here, batting second would be a better choice.

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Team Line Ups

Surrey Middlesex
Will Jacks
Jamie Smith
Ollie Pope
Laurie Evans
Kieron Pollard
Sunil Narine
Jordan Clark
Jamie Overton
Chris Jordan
Gus Atkinson
Daniel Worrall
Stevie Eskinazi
Max Holden
Joe Cracknell
John Simpson
Jack Davies
Luke Hollman
Chris Green
Martin Andersson
Tom Helm
Jason Behrendorff
Thilan Walallawita

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