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Essex vs Hampshire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

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Toss Winner - Essex won the toss and chose to bowl first

Host Essex eye a strong show against Hampshire

  • Essex suffered defeat at the hands of Somerset in a game played at Taunton.
  • Hampshire lost their previous match against Somerset
  • Chris Wood, and James Fuller put in credible performances for Hampshire in a losing cause.

Expect Essex to eke out a close win over Hampshire at Chelmsford.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England | Toss: To Bowl

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WRW
NOT
LAN
YOR
NOR
DER
DUR
LEI
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
3
3
0
0
0
6
-0.645
2
1
0
0
0
3
0.342
2
1
0
1
0
3
0.3
3
1
1
1
0
3
-0.196
3
1
1
0
0
3
-2.611
2
1
1
0
0
2
1.675
3
1
2
0
0
2
-0.162
3
1
2
0
0
2
-1.55
3
0
3
0
0
0
-0.645

Essex and Hampshire will lock horns in the South Group game of the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast played at County Ground, Chelmsford on Tuesday.

Essex will be keen to make a strong comeback after losing their first two matches of the competition. Captain Simon Harmer will be hoping that the side can make amends for their mistakes made in the previous two games and put on a clinical performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Hampshire suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Somerset. The team management will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance in this contest.

There have been 37 meetings between the teams in the history of the competition where Hampshire have registered sixteen victories. Gloucestershire have managed to come out on top on thirteen occasions. Two matches have ended in a tie, while six matches have been abandoned or ended in a no-result.

Essex Preview

Host Essex will go in with the same playing combination for their game against Hampshire. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Adam Rossington, Michael Kyle-Pepper, Paul Walter and Mathew Critchley, and William Buttleman to deliver notable scores in this home fixture.

In the previous match, Matthew Critchley was the standout performer with the bat for Essex and finished the innings with the top-score of 60 runs off 38 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Pepper, who chipped in with a fluent 37 off 24 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Samuel Cook, Simon Harmer, Daniel Sams and Aron Nijjar to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Tom Westley, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook

Essex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Critchley
60
38
6
2
157.89
M Pepper
37
24
7
0
154.17
D Sams
14
10
0
1
140
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Harmer
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
B Allison
1.0
0
9
1
9
M Critchley
2.4
0
32
1
12

Hampshire Preview

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of James Vince, Aneurin Donald, Ben McDermott, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley and Liam Dawson to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, lower-order batsman James Fuller was the lone warrior with the bat for Hampshire and finished the innings with the top-score of 42 off 28 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Chris Wood, Liam Dawson, Mason Crane and Nathan Ellis to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, James Fuller was the standout bowler on display for Hampshire and claimed 2 for 20  for in his four overs.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

Ben McDermott (wk), Aneurin Donald, James Vince (c), Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal

Hampshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Fuller
42
28
5
2
150
J Weatherley
16
12
2
1
133.33
L Dawson
13
21
0
0
61.9
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Fuller
4.0
0
23
2
5.75
C Wood
4.0
0
42
1
10.5
B Wheal
3.0
0
20
1
6.67
HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
7
0 mm.
2.44 k/h
From: WNW
72%
03h
9
0 mm.
1.58 k/h
From: W
11%
06h
9
0 mm.
1.96 k/h
From: W
22%
09h
12
0 mm.
4.13 k/h
From: WSW
26%
12h
14
0.54 mm.
6.45 k/h
From: SW
55%
15h
15
1.69 mm.
5.39 k/h
From: WSW
50%
18h
14
0.58 mm.
5.41 k/h
From: WNW
44%
21h
9
0 mm.
4.11 k/h
From: WNW
32%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game to provide a tight contest between and ball. The weather forecast for Wednesday’s game is going to be light rains with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

The County Ground in Chelmsford is going to host the South Group game of the 2022 Vitality T20 Blast between Essex and Hampshire.

Hampshire will take heart from the fact that they have won their last previous matches played at Chelmsford.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 150 runs. The first inning score at County Ground, Chelmsford is around 160 to 165 runs.

Based on current form, Essex will be confident of beating Hampshire in this contest. With likes of Simon Harmer, Matthew Critchley and Daniel Sams in decent form, Essex will be looking to put on a strong show with bat and ball in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Hampshire will have to bat exceedingly well to get a result out of this game.

Expect Essex to eke out a close win over Hampshire at Chelmsford.

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Author: Shoaib Z.