The surface at the County Ground in Chelmsford has traditionally been a high-scoring with batters enjoying their time in the middle.
Essex will be going up against Gloucestershire in the 25th match of the T20 Blast 2023 on Tuesday, 30th May, at the County Ground in Chelmsford. This will be the first match for Essex in the tournament, and they will be looking start the tournament on a high. Adam Rossington and Sam Cook will be key with the bat and players like Daniel Sams will bring in the overseas experience. Essex have a well rounded side and can bat very deep, they have a good blend of young and experience in the side and will give Gloucestershire a run for their money in this fixture.
On the other hand, Gloucestershire have played three matches in the tournament so far. They have managed to win just one of the three games and will be looking to turn things around in this fixture against Essex in order to climb up the points table. Gloucestershire are coming into this game on the back of a win against Middlesex. Gloucestershire batted first and posted a total of 181 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs. In the chase, Middlesex went close and scored 179 runs in 20 overs, losing the match by just 2 runs. Gloucestershire will be looking to continue the winning momentum and make it two wins in a row in the T20 Blast.
The surface at the County Ground in Chelmsford has traditionally been a high-scoring with batters enjoying their time in the middle. The ball might do a little bit for the fast bowlers in the initial stages of the match, but it will get easier to bat as the match progresses. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bowl first at this venue and chase the score down in the second innings with some dew expected.
Total Matches – 11
Essex – 7
Gloucestershire – 4
Essex vs Gloucestershire
Venue: County Ground in Chelmsford
Date & Time: 30th May, at 10:30 PM IST, 6:00 PM Local
|Ends||River End and Hayes Close End|
|Time Zone||UTC +1:00|
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|Matches won batting first||4|
|Matches won bowling first||7|
|Average 1st Inns scores||139|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||122|
|Highest total recorded||226/3 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs ENGW|
|Lowest total recorded||83/10 (19.3 Ov) by NZW vs ENGW|
|Highest score chased||154/2 (18.4 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW|
|Lowest score defended||146/4 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs AUSW|