Surrey vs. Warwickshire 1st T20 Blast Semi Final

Zia Rana Aug 6, 2014 No Comment 33,293 views
T20 Blast 2014
Surrey
Surrey
vs Warwickshire
Warwickshire
ScheduleSaturday, 23 August 2014 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham

Surrey made their way to the four best teams of the T20 Blast while comprehensively beating Worcestershire by a margin of three wickets with 21 balls to spare. Warwickshire defeated the top team of South Zone, Essex, by 19 runs and deserved to be in the next phase. Both semi-finalists are equipped with commendable players and the spectators will witness top class cricket on the particular day.

Jason Roy (Surrey) - Highest run getter of the Tournament
Jason Roy (Surrey) - Highest run getter of the Tournament

Players to watch

Jason Roy was the only batsman to score a fifty in the 2nd quarter final between Surrey vs. Worcestershire and that proved to be a match winning knock. He is the highest run maker in the event followed by his skipper, Gary Wilson and Kevin Pietersen. Azhar Mahmood is their best all-rounder whereas Matt Dunn, Gareth Batty and Robin Peterson have bowled excellently.

Varun Chopra once again proved his class by plundering unbeaten 86 runs in the 3rd Quarter final for Warwickshire vs. Essex. Rikki Clarke stood firm at his end for 70, whereas William Porterfield and Laurie Evans are dependable batsmen. Jeetan Patel has grabbed plenty of wickets while Boyd Rankin and Recordo Gordon are assisting him well.

Time & Venue

Saturday August 23, 2014 @ 10.00 GMT, 11.00 local at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Weather

Considerable cloudiness with the temperatures around 13-19ᵒC.

Toss

The winning captain will opt to chase

The Pitch

A nice strip for the shortest version of the game but cloudy conditions can be vital for the bowlers

Teams

Surrey – Gary Wilson (C), Jason Roy, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kevin Pietersen, Azhar Mahmood, Rory Burns, Robin Peterson, Zafar Ansari, Gareth Batty, Stuart Meaker, Matt Dunn.

Warwickshire – Varun Chopra (C), William Porterfield, Jonathon Webb, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Ateeq Javid, Tim Ambrose, Recordo Gordon, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin.

Prediction

Surrey will most likely move to the final.

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