The fifth season of NatWest T20 Blast is going to kick off with the first match of the South Group. Total 18 teams are the competitors in this tournament. There will be nonstop cricket action and entertainment from 7 July to 2 September 2017. The first battle of this tournament is between Gloucestershire vs Middlesex in South Group. This match is going to held on 7 July 2017 at the College Ground in Cheltenham. This match is going to broadcast live on TV in England at 02:30 PM LOCAL. Let’s check out Gloucestershire vs Middlesex Match Prediction. Which team can begin their season with success?
Gloucestershire vs Middlesex Match Prediction
In the previous season of this tournament, Gloucestershire teams from South group played 14 matches and they succeed in 10 matches but they had to face losses in 3 matches. They were stands at the 1 place with 21 points. In the previous season, they succeed to reach in 3rd Quarter-Final. but in that, match they had to face losses in the match by 19 runs against Durham.
On another side, Middlesex team played total 14 matches and they could win only 7 matches and lost 6 matches. In the previous season, they were standing at the 3rd place in South Group with 15 points. In last season they could reach in the 2nd Quarter-Final with Northamptonshire. In that Northamptonshire defeated Northamptonshire by 7 wickets. Thus the Middlesex tour in the last season concluded like this.
As per the above information, Gloucestershire is looking the strong team to win this match because they had won 10 matches as well succeed to reach in the 3rd Quarter-Final. On another side, Middlesex had 15 points and they won only 7 matches.
In the previous season, both teams faced each other in that Gloucestershire defeated Middlesex by 4 wickets. As per the above information, my point of view Gloucestershire will defeat Middlesex in 2017 Natwest t20 Blast.
Gloucestershire: Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Cockbain, Chris Dent, Phil Mustard, Miles Hammond. George Hankins. Benny Howell, Chris Liddle, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Craig Miles. Liam Norwell, David Payne, Thomas Smith. William Tavare, Matt Taylor, Jack Taylor, Graeme van Buuren.
Middlesex: Nick Compton, Stephen Sean Eskenazi. Steven Finn, James Franklin, James Fuller, Nick Gubbins. James Harris, Tom Helm, Ryan Higgins, Max Holden, Dawid Malan, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Tim Murtagh, Harry Podmore, Ollie Rayner, Toby Roland-Jones, Tim Southee, Paul Stirling.