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

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

155/6 in 20.0

7.75 Star

123/10 in 19.1

6.42
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Hampshire won the toss and chose to bat first

Hampshire beat Essex by 32 runs

Will Hampshire continue their winning streak of 2 matches, against last year’s runners-up Essex?

  • Ben McDermott has been sensational with the bat for Hampshire this season. He is the joint 3rh highest run-getter of the season and has scored 239 runs in the last 6 matches at an average of 39.83.
  • Matt Critchley is the leading run-scorer for Essex so far and has scored 179 runs in his last 5 matches at an average of 59.66.
  • In the last five matches between these two teams, Hampshire have a 3-2 advantage over Essex.

We predict that Hampshire will defeat Essex.

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

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Name
LAN
WRW
NOR
LEI
YOR
NOT
DER
DUR
WOR
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
7
6
0
1
0
13
1.167
7
5
2
0
0
10
1.325
7
4
2
0
1
9
-0.233
7
3
4
0
0
6
-1.002
6
2
3
1
0
5
0.228
5
2
2
0
1
5
-0.79
6
2
4
0
0
4
0.052
7
2
5
0
0
4
-0.082
6
1
5
0
0
2
-0.815

Hampshire will face Essex in their backyard on 9th June 2022 for the 59th game of the Vitality Blasts 2022. Hampshire are having good momentum in the last few matches and would like to challenge the runners-up of the last season; Essex, during their next fixture.

After losing the first 4 consecutive games of the season, Hampshire have managed to win the last 2 games they played and with 4 points from 6 matches, they are at 8th place in the points table of the south group. On the other side, with 3 wins and 2 defeats from 6 matches, Essex are in the 3rd position in the same group with 7 points.

Both teams have managed to win their last game in the league stage and will try to win this game on Thursday to move ahead in the points table. Essex would try to move in the top 2 of the group whereas Hampshire would like to register a hattrick of wins on 9th June.

Hampshire Preview

Hampshire have made a good comeback to defeat Sussex and Middlesex in the last 2 matches after losing the first 4 games back to back this season. They will face Essex on Thursday to make that count 3 which will help them to move upwards in the points table.

After a wonderful batting display against Sussex, they have shown their bowling as well as batting class in the next game against Middlesex. While bowling first against Middlesex, Liam Dawson bowled a spell of the match to pick up 3 wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs which helped them to restrict opponents to just 142 runs.

The team’s opening pair has delivered a classic batting show while chasing 143 runs and they managed to set up a 132 runs stand for the first wicket. Ben McDermott has thrashed the opponents’ bowlers to score 83 runs from just 30 balls and captain James Vince supported him with his 54 runs from 37 balls which helped them to win the game by 9 wickets.

Hampshire have built a strong batting unit but they failed to execute that at the initial stage. Currently, they are looking in good touch with the bat and will try to continue that momentum ahead in the next game against Essex on 9th June.

Key players
James Vince, Ben McDermott, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Tom Prest, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Toby Albert, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Scott Currie.

Hampshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B McDermott
83
30
5
9
276.67
J Vince
54
37
7
2
145.95
T Prest
3
5
0
0
60
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
L Dawson
4.0
0
14
3
3.5
C Wood
4.0
0
29
1
7.25
B Wheal
4.0
0
38
1
9.5

Hampshire Actual Playing XI:

Mason Crane, James Vince, Bradley Wheal, Joe Weatherley, Tom Prest, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Toby Albert, Ross Whiteley, Ben McDermott, Chris Wood

Essex Preview

After facing defeat against Glamorgan, Essex made a strong comeback in the last match against defending champions; Kent to move to 3rd place in the points table. Now they will face Hampshire in the next match on 9th June which will be important for them as a win in that match will help them to be in the top 2 of the group.

Simon Harmer asked Kent to bat first and the bowlers of the team have justified his decision with wonderful spells with the ball. Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, Ben Allison, and Sam Cook, each took 2 wickets to restrict opponents to just 130 runs in 20 overs. While chasing the target of 131 runs, the team’s openers failed to deliver but the middle order has taken the responsibility for the chase.

Michael Pepper (scored 50 runs from 29 balls) and Paul Walter (scored 33 runs from 16 balls), helped their team to register a comfortable victory by 7 wickets over the defending champions. The team’s bowlers were in solid touch in that match and helped their team to claim 2 points.

Essex have built a strong bowling unit and that unit has performed well so far this season. It will be a huge responsibility for them to face Hampshire’s in-formed batters like Ben McDermott and James Vince on the 9th of June. 

Key players
Tom Westley, Matt Critchley,  Aron Nijjar, Sam Cook.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Tom Westley, Paul Walter, Michael Pepper, Matt Critchley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Sam Cook.

Essex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Pepper
50
29
2
4
172.41
P Walter
33
16
1
3
206.25
M Critchley
18
20
1
0
90
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Sams
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
S Cook
4.0
0
14
2
3.5
B Allison
4.0
0
28
2
7

Essex Actual Playing XI:

Adam Rossington, Simon Harmer, Matt Critchley, Paul Walter, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Feroze Khushi, Tom Westley, Samuel Cook, Michael Pepper, Shane Snater

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
03h
11
0 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: W
71%
06h
12
0 mm.
3.96 k/h
From: W
64%
09h
15
0 mm.
5.13 k/h
From: WSW
60%
12h
16
0.11 mm.
4.91 k/h
From: SW
72%
15h
17
0 mm.
6.27 k/h
From: SW
82%
18h
16
0 mm.
6.33 k/h
From: SW
69%
21h
15
0 mm.
5.66 k/h
From: SW
100%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be rainy on the match day with high chances of rain. The average maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 17°C - 14°C range.

Venue Details

The Rose Bowl from Southampton will host this match from Vitality Blast 2022. This beautiful ground has a capacity of 6500 and has conducted a few international as well as domestic games so far. 

Toss: To Bowl

This Rose Bowl has conducted 8 T20Is matches so far and many domestic games as well. The pitch offers an advantage to batsmen during a chase and it’s easy to chase down the target at this venue. In the last 5 matches, the team who bowled first won 4 matches. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first.

It will be a battle between Hampshire’s in-formed batting unit and Essex’s in-formed bowling unit on Thursday. Both the teams have a strong squad but by looking at the current form of both the squads, Hampshire have an upper hand in this fixture against Essex. They are on a winning streak of 2 matches and they have delivered some explosive batting displays in the last few games.

 

We predict that Hampshire will defeat Essex.

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