After spending three matches with a win, the Hampshire team has secured their 2nd consecutive win in the T20 Blast. On Thursday, they got better of Essex in Chelmsford, a team with a fragile batting line-up. The hosts were cruising at 81/1 in the 9th over before Hampshire got a breakthrough. They utilized the opportunity by bundling out Essex to 133 and chased it down in 15.4 overs.
They will now host Glamorgan on Friday at the Rose Bowl. The Colin Ingram-led side is the only team in this T20 Blast who are yet to win even a single game. They had a perfect chance to register their maiden win on Friday against Gloucestershire. Andrew Tye came up with an unbeaten 18-ball 38 and played a crucial role in ending the game in a Tie which is more or less a victory for the Gloucester.
The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Hampshire and Glamorgan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT).
This game will be streamed live on Hampshire Cricket Club’s YouTube channel.
The Rose Bowl in Southampton was the host for many low scoring fixtures during this World Cup. Similar tracks are found recently in the T20 Blast. The previous four matches at this venue recorded scores between 120 and 150 by the first batting teams. The trend is expected to be continued.
Average first innings score: 139 (Last 4 Twenty20s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Aneurin Donald, Rilee Rossouw, James Vince (C), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (WK), Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane.
Bench: Brad Taylor, Tom Alsop, Ryan Stevenson.
Fakhar Zaman, David Lloyd, Colin Ingram (C), Billy Root, Chris Cooke (WK), Jeremy Lawlor, Lukas Carey, Daniel Douthwaite, Andrew Salter, Graham Wagg, Marchant de Lange.
Bench: Callum Taylor, Owen Morgan.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Chris Wood in Twenty20s since 2018:
25 wickets from 17 innings at an average of 17.68 and a strike rate of 14.12. He has taken a 5-fer and a 4-wicket haul in this span.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, James Vince, Fakhar Zaman, Liam Dawson
Vice-Captain – David Lloyd, Chris Morris, Daniel Douthwaite, Aneurin Donald, Marchant de Lange
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Chris Cooke
Batsmen – David Lloyd, James Vince (C), Fakhar Zaman, Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders – Liam Dawson, Chris Morris, Daniel Douthwaite
Bowlers – Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Andrew Salter (VC)
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Chris Cooke
Batsmen – Colin Ingram (VC), Aneurin Donald, David Lloyd, Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders – Liam Dawson (C), Daniel Douthwaite
Bowlers – Mason Crane, Andrew Salter, M de Lange, Chris Wood
In the most likely scenario, only one of Colin Ingram and Fakhar Zaman could be seen succeeding with the bat. If Fakhar goes well, Ingram’s efficiency goes down if he comes late. In the other case around, Ingram will have plenty in hand to raise a big score.
Glamorgan is expected to bounce back at home by registering their first win of the tournament.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Surrey vs Glamorgan: Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
- Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire: Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
- T20 Blast 2019, Day 8: Round-up
- Vitality T20 Blast 2019: South Group, Glamorgan vs Middlesex: Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
- T20 Blast 2019, Day 2: Round-up