When Middlesex and Surrey square off at Lord’s on Thursday night, their 2023 Vitality Blast campaigns will get underway. Last year, Middlesex only had four victories and placed ninth in the South Group. Although Surrey won the group, Yorkshire Vikings defeated them in the quarterfinals. As we preview this London derby, keep reading. The match begins at 23:00 IST.

MIDDX VS SUR Match Details:

Middlesex  vs Surrey, Vitality Blast 2023

Date: 25/05/2023

Time: 23.00 PM IST

Venue:  Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England.

TV: Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming: Sony Liv

In spite of his success for Mumbai Indians in the 2023 Indian Premier League, Jason Behrendorff won’t be joining Middlesex for this year’s T20 Blast. Pieter Malan, a South African who has been participating in the County Championship, will bat first in this competition.

MIDDX Key Performers

In Middlesex’s final T20 Blast game last year, the 29-year-old right-hander Steve Eskinazi smashed 65 runs without being struck out. He later participated in Australia’s Big Bash League throughout the winter.

Pieter Malan, a 33-year-old South African who averages 38.79 over 54 innings of T20 cricket, has a highest score of 140 not out.

Martin Andersson, an all-around player, has the best statistics in this format and is a very consistent wicket taker in this competition.

After their IPL seasons finished last week, Jason Roy and Sunil Narine should join the team right away. Sam Curran is unlikely to play, but skipper Chris Jordan is still a part of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians. In the T20 Blast 2023, Will Jacks is anticipated to captain the team.

Key Figures in SUR

Will Jacks: The all-around batsman’s last 12 to 18 months have been remarkable. He also scored a hundred runs while batting at the top of the order in the Men’s Hundred last year.

The 35-year-old Laurie Evans has amassed almost 5100 T20 runs, including two century in this format. He has consistently been among the T20 Blast’s most aggressive players in recent years. Sean Abbott – The bowling all-rounder is a threat throughout the innings in T20 cricket. He gets movement through the air, off the pitch and bowls with good pace.

Toss & Pitch Report

The greatest total in domestic T20 matches, which Surrey reached with a score of 223 for 7, is the average first-inning total on this field, which is 170 runs. Middlesex, on the other hand, scored the lowest total at this location and was bowled out for 80 runs. In order to feel confident on this surface, any team batting first would aim to reach a score of 180 runs.

At this location, a total of 36 T20 domestic league games have been played. 19 of these games have been won by the team batting first. Therefore, we predict that on this track, the captain who wins the toss will opt to bat first.


It is set to have partly sunny with little clouds with no chance of rain

Temperature 14°C Real Feel Shade™ 13°
Wind       NNW 9km/h Cloud cover 26%
Wind Gusts 22km/h Humidity    48%
Visibility  16 km Cloud ceiling 9100m
Dew point  9°C Time   23.00 PM INST

MIDDX VS SUR Head-to-Head IPL statistics :

Overall Played: 38

Won by SUR: 26

Won by MIDDX:12

No Result: 0

MIDDX VS SUR, recent forms

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Surrey LLWLL

MIDDX Predicted Playing XI:

Steve Eskinazi (c), Pieter Malan, Joe Cracknell, John Simpson (wk), Joshua De Caires, Luke Hollman, Martin Andersson, Blake Cullen, Max Harris, Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones

SUR Predicted Playing XI:

Will Jacks (c), Jason Roy, Laurie Evans, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Sunil Narine, Jamie Overton, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Reece Topley, Gus Atkinson

MIDDX VS SUR Prediction: SUR to Triumph:

At Lords, this game ushers in the new campaign. Given their overwhelming success in winning the South Group previous season, the Surrey team comes into this game with high hopes. The competition, however, took an unexpected turn when Surrey lost to Yorkshire in the next round due to the absence of numerous crucial players from the Surrey team. Given the circumstances, Surrey is predicted to easily defeat the subpar Middlesex team in this match. As a result, we are leaning toward betting on Surrey to win and start their season.

Whenever there is a London derby at Lord’s, it is customary to witness a large crowd and abundant entertainment. However, our prediction suggests that this contest will be one-sided, with Surrey’s squad appearing significantly stronger than Middlesex’s. While Pieter Malan’s inclusion adds some strength to Middlesex’s batting lineup, we believe it will not be enough to secure a victory for them. Hence, our prediction leans towards Surrey emerging as the victors in this encounter.. Additionally, they have talented spin bowlers like Hartley, and their pace bowlers have consistently delivered solid performances.

Therefore, it would be wise to place a bet on Surrey to secure the victory..



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