Both Essex and Hampshire will be worried that they are closer to the bottom of the table than to the top. They sit at sixth and seventh respectively with 10 points each in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.
Sunday will be a Super Sunday for T20 lover as the T20 blast will host four more matches- Leicestershire vs Derbyshire, Warwickshire vs Northamptonshire, Worcestershire vs Lancashire, Nottinghamshire vs Yorkshire.
The match between Hampshire and Essex in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at The Rose Bowl, Southampton at 1:30 pm GMT on Sunday, August 25.
Kyle Abbott has picked up 15 wickets in the tournament so far. Chris Moriss and Liam Dawson have picked up 11 and 9 wickets respectively, and adding their batting ability to it makes them a good choice for the captain in fantasy teams. Dawson is in fact their highest run scorer in the tournament. Their Tabraiz Shamsi inclusion can also be expected to pick up wickets.
Daniel Lawrence, Tom Westley and Ryan ten Doeschate have been good with the bat for Essex. Ravi Bopara is aman whose experience will count even though he hasn’t been on top with the bat. He has also contributed a little with the ball in hand which will make him a good pick in fantasy teams. Mohammad Amir was the hero in Essex’s previous win and should be backed to come good once again.
Predicted Playing XI
Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, James Vince (c), Chris Wood, Sam Northeast, James Fuller, Chris Morris, Ian Holland, Kyle Abbott, Lewis McManus (wk), Tabraiz Shamsi
Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate, Mohammad Amir, Adam Wheater (wk), Tom Westley, Adam Zampa, Simon Harmer (c), Cameron Delport, Daniel Lawrence, Aaron Beard, Paul Walter
Injury and Availability News:
There are’nt any fresh injury concerns for either of the teams. Both the teams have a few newly available players, whi can boost their squad. Tabraiz Shamsi should be in the lineup after a decent showing in his first match. Also Mohammad Amir bowled a match-winning spell in his last match for Essex.
Weather and pitch report
A bright sunny day is expected in Southampton on Sunday. Good batting conditions are expected and it would be a good decision to bat first, as the pitch tends to slow down in the second innings.
These teams played out a tie last season, while the other match last year was washed out. Earlier this season, Hampshire were comfortably victorious over Essex.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: A Wheather
Batters: J Vince, C Delport, D Lawrence
All-rounders: C Morris, L Dawson, R tenDoeschate
Bowlers: K Abbott, M Amir, T Shamsi, A Zampa
Captain & Vice-captain: L Dawson & Chris Morris