Warwickshire v Essex Eagles | Quarter-Final Key Battles


There has been several key performers for both sides in the competition so far this season but we have identified four players, two from each team that we feel will have key roles due to their excellent form in the tournament.

Sam Hain v Jesse Ryder

The young Warwickshire batsmen has been exceptional at the top of the order in the competition this season, scoring 424 runs including 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries. Only 4 batsmen have more runs than the youngster this season, one of those being Essex Eagles Overseas star Jesse Ryder. The New Zealander has been in terrific form throughout the competition this year and has 430 runs to his name. That tally includes 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. Both sides will be hoping that these two continue their fine form in the quarter-final.

Rikki Clarke v Dave Masters

There is only one person that has bowled more dot balls in the tournament than Rikki Clarke and that is Dave Masters. Both sides will be hoping their seamers can produce tight spells once again to restrict the opposition batsmen.

Dave Masters also has the best economy rate in the tournament and will be crucial if The Eagles are to succeed at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

As well as his economical bowling Rikki Clarke has also been useful with the bat. The all-rounder has the fifth best strike rate in the competition with the bat.