The Alex Davies-led, Warwickshire will face Essex in the quarter-final of the 2023 Vitality Blast on the 6th of July. Warwickshire finished first in the North Group, with 11 victories in the fourteen games. On the other hand, Essex finished fourth in the South Group with eight wins in fourteen games. Whichever team wins the contest on Thursday will qualify for the semi-final and get one step closer to lifting the coveted Vitality Blast trophy. If you’re looking to maximize your points in your online fantasy cricket team, take a look at the comprehensive Dream XI team for the Warwickshire vs Essex quarter-final below, crafted by experts.
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Match – Match Number 127 of Vitality Blast 2023, Quarter-Final
Date and Time – 6th July 2023, 11:05 PM (IST)
Venue – Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
Live Streaming – Sony LIV (India)
Warwickshire Vs Essex Quarter-Final Weather Report
The weather in Edgbaston will be cloudy for the majority of the day on July 6th, with brief periods of sunshine. Although there is no risk of rain, the Warwickshire vs Essex match will go ahead as scheduled, but the cloudy conditions may benefit the bowlers more than usual at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire Vs Essex Quarter-Final Pitch and Toss Report
The Edgbaston is a high-scoring ground, with an average first-inning score of 170. However, because of the cloudy weather, we may not see as many sixes and fours as we are used to, and bowlers may dominate. Whichever team wins the toss will choose to bowl first in order to take advantage of the overcast conditions and dismiss the opponent on a low score.
Warwickshire Vs Essex Quarter-Final Playing XIs
Alex Davies (C)(WK), Rob Yates, Chris Benjamin, Sam Hain, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Mousley, Jacob Bethell, Henry Brookes, Dominic Drakes, Jake Lintott, Oliver Hannon-Dalby.
Adam Rossington (WK), Dan Lawrence, Michael Pepper, Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (C), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Sam Cook.
Top Fantasy Picks For Warwickshire Vs Essex Quarter-Final
Captain – Glenn Maxwell (Warwickshire)
I have chosen Glenn Maxwell as the captain of my Dream XI team because he possesses the ability to single-handedly influence the outcome of the game. In the 2023 Vitality Blast, Maxwell has amassed 216 runs in 13 matches with an impressive strike rate of 155.39, which includes a well-earned half-century.
Vice Captain – Daniel Sams (Essex)
Sams’ exceptional all-round skills, both with the bat and ball, make him a valuable asset and a reliable choice as the vice-captain.
Wicketkeeper – Adam Rossington (Essex)
ARossington’s consistent performance behind the stumps and his ability to score crucial runs make him the ideal wicketkeeper for my Dream XI.
Batters – Michael Pepper (Essex), Rob Yates (Warwickshire), Dan Lawrence (Essex)
Pepper’s potential to score big runs, Yates’ consistent performances, and Lawrence’s aggressive batting style make them the perfect choice for batters for my Dream XI.
All-Rounders – Matt Critchley (Essex), Paul Walter (Essex), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire)
Matt, Paul, and Dan Mousley are my pick for the all-rounders in my dream XI.
Bowlers – Henry Brookes (Warwickshire) and Simon Harmer (Essex)
Brookes’ ability to take wickets consistently and Harmer’s exceptional spin bowling skills make them the ideal candidate for bowling roles.
In my analysis of the Vitality Blast 2023 quarter-final between Warwickshire and Essex, considering the fantasy tips, Dream XI predictions, and probable playing XIs, I believe Warwickshire holds the edge and is likely to emerge victorious in the upcoming quarter-final clash.