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Hampshire vs Essex, Royal London One-Day Cup, Today Match Prediction

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, United Kingdom

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Table-Toppers Hampshire look to seal their playoff spot against Essex

  • Hampshire suffered defeat in their previous match against Glamorgan
  • Essex lost their previous match against Worcestershire.
  • Robin Das, Luc Benkenstein and Feroze Khushi put in credible performances for Essex in the previous match against Worcestershire.

Expect Essex to edge out Hampshire in a thriller at The Rose Bowl.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: LIST A COMPETITION | Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bowl

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Hampshire will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Essex in the Group B of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

In the previous match, Hampshire have played outstanding cricket so far this season. Skipper Nic Gubbins will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Essex will have to win this game at all costs in a bid to seal their place in the quarterfinals of the competition. Captain Tom Westley will be hoping that the side can recover quickly and put in a strong show with the bat against Hampshire.

In the previous five meetings between the two teams, Essex have come out on four occasions. In 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup, Hampshire registered a comfortable win over Essex.

Hampshire Preview

After suffering their first defeat of the competition, the home side will be keen to raise their game with bat and ball in this must-win game.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on Nick Gubbins, Tom Prest, Aneurin Donald, Fletcha Middlesex, Tony Albert and Felix Organ to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, captain Nick Gubbins showcased excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 93 runs off 124 balls with the help of nine fours.  He was well supported by tail-ender Ian Holland, who chipped in with unbeaten 63 off 59 balls with the help of five fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jack Campbell, John Turner and Scott Currie to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Scott Currie picked up two wickets and conceded 64 runs from his seven overs. The rest of the bowlers failed to pick up wickets against Glamorgan.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

Nick Gubbins (c), Aneurin Donald, Tom Prest, Ben Brown (wk), Fletcha Middleton, Felix Organ, Toby Albert, Scott Currie, Dominic Kelly, Jack Campbell , John Turner

Essex Preview

The county side’s  three-match winning streak came to end against Worcestershire. The team management might not go for changes for this all-important clash.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the in-form trio of Tom Westley, Grant Roelofsen and Feroze Khushi to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Robin Das and Luc Benkenstein scored crucial half-centuries to help Essex post a competitive score on the board. Besides Das and Benkenstein, opener Feroze Khushi scored 43 runs off 49 balls with the help of six boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Luc Benkenstein, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Raymond Toole and Jamal Richards

In the previous match, Luc Benkenstein was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 2 for 58 in his nine overs.

Essex Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Rymell, Feroze Khushi, Tom Westley (c), Grant Roelofsen (wk), Robin Das, Nick Browne, Luc Benkenstein, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Jamal Richards, Raymond Toole

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: W
9%
03h
14
0 mm.
2.45 k/h
From: W
100%
06h
14
0 mm.
1.79 k/h
From: W
100%
09h
17
0 mm.
2.91 k/h
From: WSW
100%
12h
23
0 mm.
4.77 k/h
From: SW
83%
15h
21
0 mm.
6.19 k/h
From: SSW
54%
18h
20
0 mm.
4.56 k/h
From: SW
44%
21h
16
0 mm.
3.05 k/h
From: SW
93%

Weather Conditions

This season, the wicket prepared at The Rose Bowl has largely favored the bowlers. The weather forecast for Sunday’s game is sunny intervals with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

The Rose Bowl, Southampton will host the Group B game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup between Hampshire and Essex.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 215 runs. The average score at The Rose Bowl this season has been around 220 runs.

Based on current form, Essex will be slight favorites to win their game against Hampshire. With likes of Tom Westley, Grant Roelofsen and Feroze Khushi in decent form this season, Essex have shown consistency as batting unit in comparison to Hampshire, who have relied on or two players to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Expect Essex to edge out Hampshire in a thriller at The Rose Bowl.

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Author: Shoaib Z.