Sussex face Middlesex in the South Group match of the Vitality T20 Blast 2022 on Friday, June 3 at the County Ground in Derby from 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)

Middlesex have started the season in fine style, winning all their three matches so far. They are currently at the top of the South Group standings. Meanwhile, Sussex started their T20 Blast campaign with two back-to-back losses but managed to win their last two games against Kent and Somerset. They are currently placed at the sixth spot on the points table and will look to climb up the standings with a win over an in-form Middlesex side.  

There are 18 teams participating in the T20 Blast, divided into two groups - the North Group and the South Group - each consisting of nine teams. Each team plays their group member twice with the top four teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals. 

Sussex vs Middlesex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 odds

10CRIC odds: Sussex: 2.00, Middlesex: 1.79

Betway odds: Sussex: 1.95, Middlesex: 1.72

4Rabet odds: Sussex: 2.02, Middlesex: 1.8

Betwinner odds: Sussex: 1.94, Middlesex: 1.75

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sussex vs Middlesex head-to-head

Sussex and Middlesex have featured in 30 T20 matches so far with Sussex winning 19 of them while Middlesex has won eight. Three matches have ended without a result. 

Four of the last five matches between the two sides in the T20 Blast have been won by Sussex.  

Sussex vs Middlesex probable playing XI

Sussex: Luke Wright, Josh Philippe (w), Tom Alsop, Ravi Bopara (c), Delray Rawlins, George Garton, Harrison Ward, Obed McCoy, Archie Lenham, Tymal Mills, Steven Finn   

Middlesex: Stephen Eskinazi (c), Max Holden, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan, Martin Andersson, John Simpson (w), Luke Hollman, Chris Green, Toby Roland-Jones, Blake Cullen, Thilan Walallawita

Sussex vs Middlesex top picks

Sussex: Obed McCoy will be a top pick from Sussex for this match. The West Indian seamer picked 5/33 against Somerset in his very first game for Sussex and will be the player to watch out for in this contest. 

Middlesex: Stephen Eskinazi will be the best choice from Middlesex for this encounter. The 28-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer for his side with 126 runs in three matches at a whopping strike rate of 188 and will hold the key for Middlesex at the top of the order. 

Sussex vs Middlesex prediction

Middlesex are favourites to win the match given their recent form in the tournament. However, Sussex hold a clear edge in the head-to-head encounters winning 19 out of the 30 matches played between the two teams.

Eight out of the last 10 matches between the two sides in the T20 Blast have been won by Sussex. 

Sussex vs Middlesex Vitality T20 Blast 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 21°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 61%

Wind: 21 km/h