Deadline: July 18, 2019 at 11 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
Pitch and conditions
The precipitation reads as high as 74% on Thursday in London. Rain will put a dampener on the opening contest of the 2019 T20 Blast.
The average first and second innings scores at Lord’s read 157 and 135 respectively, at the international level.
Players to watch out for
AB de Villiers, despite not being a part of the South African team, made headlines for the wrong reasons during the 2019 World Cup. He now will be back to the right side of cricket – the one he is loved and respected for. ABD last played in the 2019 IPL, where he scored 442 runs including 5 fifties.
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Paul Stirling was in terrific form against Zimbabwe, scoring a blistering 83 in the first T20I and two fifties in three ODIs.
Alastair Cook may not play at the international level, but there is a lot of cricket left in him. In 32 T20s, he has blasted a hundred and five fifties.
Ryan ten Doeschate is at the sixth position in the list of most T20 matches by player. In 332 games, he has hammed 6,677 runs with a strike rate of 135.05.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman had a good time in the 2019 World Cup, dismissing the likes of Rohit Sharma, Fakhar Zaman, Shakib Al Hasan, among others. He will look to spin a similar web in the T20 Blast.