Middlesex have a realistic hope of making it to the quarter-finals of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019, while Hampshire, apart from winning all their remaining matches will be expecting the teams above them to slip. Here are the Dream 11 predictions and fantasy cricket tips for the match between Hampshire and Middlesex.
The match between Hampshire and Middlesex in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will take place at The Rose Bowl, Southampton at 1:30 pm GMT on Thursday, August 29.
Kyle Abbott has added three more wickets to his tally, and he now has 15 wickets in the tournament. Chris Morris and Liam Dawson have picked up 12 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 latest inclusion Tabraiz Shamsi can also be expected to pick up wickets.
Steve Finn looks as if he is getting back to his best, and can pick a few wickets. Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan have been in decent nick. Toby Roland-Jones is among the highest scorers in the Dream 11 fantasy games, and will be good choice for captain.
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
Mohammad Hafeez, Eoin Morgan, Paul Stirling, Steven Finn, John Simpson (wk), Dawid Malan (c), Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, George Scott, Nathan Sowter, Stephen Eskinazi
Injury and Availability News:
There aren’t any fresh injury concerns for either of the teams. Both the teams have a few newly available players, who can boost their squad. AB deVilliers, who wasn’t supposed to return until the knockouts, has confirmed an early recovery, and is expected to make it to the Middlesex lineup against Hampshire.
Weather and pitch report
Southampton has usually been a high scoring ground. This is the ground where Australia once scored 248 in 20 overs against England. With the weather on Thursday also promising to be sunny, it should remain a good batting surface.
In their last five meetings against Middlesex, Hampshire have lost only one, and will be looking to continue their good record.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: J Simpson
Batters: E Morgan, D Malan, S Eskinazi
All-rounders: C Morris, L Dawson, P Stirling, T R Jones
Bowlers: K Abbot, S Finn, T Shamsi
Captain & Vice-captain: T R Jones, D Malan