Hampshire and Surrey will battle it out against each other in the Group 2 match of the County Championship 2021 on Sunday, July 4. Hampshire currently stands third in the points table, having won three matches out of the eight they have played. On the contrary, Surrey sits at the fourth spot on the table.
With just two wins from eight matches, Surrey would be keen for this encounter. They have won the previous match by an innings and 47 runs against Gloucestershire. This could be the source of positive momentum for them heading into this encounter. Hampshire, on the other hand, had managed draws against Leicestershire and Somerset and would strive to get back to the winning track.
Hampshire vs Surrey
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date & Time: July 4- July 7 at 03:30 PM IST
The turf at Southampton usually is a tad inclined towards the seamers. Also being a flat surface, batting first would be a good choice.
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Probable Playing XIs for HAM vs SUR:
Cameron Steel, Ollie Pope, Ian Holland, Tom Alsop, James Vince (c), Lewis McManus (wk), Joe Weatherley, Keith Barker, Bradley Wheal, Kyle Abbott, Felix Organ
Rory Burns, Hashim Amla, Mark Stoneman, Laurie Evans, Rikki Clarke, Gareth Batty, Amar Virdi, Will Jacks, Jamie Overton, Daniel Moriarty, Ryan Patel
Top Picks for HAM vs SUR 11Wickets Match:
Kyle Abbott would be another good pick for this game. So far in the tournament, he has picked up 35 wickets for Hampshire with an economy rate of 3.33. He might play a crucial role to help the team in getting a winning momentum.
For Hampshire, Ian Holland has been a great asset with the bat. The right-hand batter has chipped in 520 runs from 13 innings and is currently the top run-scorer for the team. He amassed 2 centuries and as many half-centuries in the tournament and has an average of 43.33.
Ollie Pope has been in splendid form in the ongoing edition County Championship so far. He has mustered 555 runs at a healthy average of 61.66 which also includes 2 centuries. His intent with the willow was best seen when he hit 245 against Leicestershire at the Kennington Oval in London. He currently also possesses an impressive strike rate of 78.83 and would be a great pick.
Suggested Playing XI-1 for HAM vs SUR 11Wickets Match:
Ollie Pope, Ian Holland, Tom Alsop, Keith Barker, Bradley Wheal, Kyle Abbott, Rory Burns (vc) Hashim Amla (c), Rikki Clarke, Will Jacks, Jamie Overton
Suggested Playing XI-2 for HAM vs SUR 11Wickets Match:
Ollie Pope, Ian Holland (c), Tom Alsop, Hashim Amla, James Vince, Joe Weatherley, Keith Barker, Kyle Abbott (vc), Felix Organ Amar Virdi, Daniel Moriarty
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Ian Holland and Hashim Amla
Vice-Captain Options: Kyle Abbott and Rory Burns
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