Gloucestershire vs Essex Prediction – T20 Blast 2024

Gloucestershire vs Essex Match Prediction & Betting Tips – Vitality T20 Blast 2024

Gloucestershire will take on Essex Eagles at the County Ground, Bristol in the South Group of the 2024 Vitality Blast. This game gets underway at 18:30 local time on Thursday 30th May 2024.

GLO vs ESS, County Ground, Bristol Pitch Report

There are short and straight boundaries in Bristol and the stroke-makers will look to target them in this game. A par total will be around 175.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Gloucestershire vs Essex, Vitality T20 Blast 2024

Gloucestershire Team News & Playing 11

GLO Team News

There were only five victories and nine defeats for Gloucestershire in the 2023 T20 Blast and unsurprisingly they found themselves finishing down in seventh place in the South Group. Overseas players, Cameron Bancroft, Beau Webster and Zafar Gohar are all available throughout the tournament. 

GLO Team Batting

At the top of the order, captain Miles Hammond and Cameron Bancroft look like a solid pair and they will be looking to build a strong foundation for the likes of Ben Wells and James Bracey to take advantage of. David Payne is a useful lower order hitter. 

GLO Team Bowling

Left-arm pace bowling England international David Payne is always a threat in the opening overs when he is likely to get swing with the new ball. Zafar Gohar will turn the ball and will look to encourage batters to take him on with attacking strokes.

GLO Team Form

Gloucestershire ended the last T20 Blast with three defeats from their last four games.

Gloucestershire Predicted Playing 11

Miles Hammond (c), Cameron Bancroft, Ben Charlesworth, Ben Wells, James Bracey, Graeme van Buuren, Zafar Gohar, Jack Taylor, David Payne, Zaman Akhter, Tom Smith

Essex Team News & Playing 11

ESS Team News

After going all the way to the final of the 2023 T20 Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to go one step further and win the competition in 2024. However, they will be without Dan Lawrence who now plays for Surrey and leaves a gap at the top of the order.

ESS Team Batting

Essex Eagles have plenty of capable all-rounders who will be expected to contribute throughout the campaign. Australian Daniel Sams top scored for the side in 2023 and he will be a threat down the order with Adam Rossington the main big hitting option in the top order.

ESS Team Bowling

Sams was not only the highest run scorer for Essex Eagles last year but also was their top wicket taker and the left-arm fast medium bowler will get pace and bounce from this pitch. Simon Harmer will keep it tight with his spin bowling and Sam Cook will be a threat with the new ball.

ESS Team Form

Essex Eagles lost only two of their last five matches across the 2023 T20 Blast.

Essex Predicted Playing 11

Adam Rossington (wk), Michael Pepper, Ben Allison, Robin Das, Charlie Allison, Matt Critchley, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Sam Cook, Aaron Beard.

🏆 Gloucestershire vs Essex Prediction

Gloucestershire have a proud white-ball cricket heritage and they will be desperate to get off to a winning start at home in this year’s campaign. However, they are up against a very experienced and strong Essex Eagles side and we are backing the visitors to win this match.

Essex to beat Gloucestershire

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