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Hampshire vs Middlesex, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

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Hampshire, Middlesex lock horns in battle of bottom-rankers

  • Hampshire suffered defeat in their previous game against Somerset.
  • Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Currie and D’Arcy Short delivered credible performances for Hampshire in the previous match.
  • Middlesex registered a comfortable win over Glamorgan.

Expect Middlesex to overcome Hampshire in a tight contest.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Hampshire and Middlesex will lock horns in the South Group game of Vitality T20 Blast competition at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Monday.

In their previous game, Hampshire suffered a narrow defeat against Somerset. With this result, Hampshire are languishing in the bottom half of South Group with four points after seven matches played in the competition.

On the other hand, Middlesex managed to break their four-match losing streak with a comprehensive win over Glamorgan in a game played at Radlett. Despite a positive result, Middlesex are out of the playoff race and will be looking to play their best cricket against Hampshire.

Hampshire Preview

Captain James Vince will be hoping that the side can put on a strong show in their home fixture.

In their previous encounter, Hampshire won the toss and elected to bowl first. The bowlers did well to reduce Somerset to 128 for 7 after 15.5 overs. The side lost their way in the last four overs as they conceded 44 runs to lose the momentum going into the break.

For Hampshire, medium-pacer Scott Currie was the pick of the bowlers and claimed four wickets, whereas Colin de Grandhomme and Mason Crane picked two wickets apiece.

Chasing 173 runs for victory, James Vince and Tom Prest perished in quick succession to see Hampshire get off to a poor start.D’Arcy Short and Colin de Grandhomme came together and led the fightback for Hampshire with a 78-run partnership.

D’Arcy Short looked fluent in his innings for Hampshire and scored 37 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was the star of the show for Hampshire and produced a valiant innings of 66 off 34 balls with the help of ten fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Joe Weatherley, who chipped in with 27 runs off 31 balls.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

James Vince (c), D Arcy Short, Tom Prest, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Mason Crane, Bradley Wheal

Hampshire Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C de Grandhomme
66
34
10
2
194.12
D Short
37
27
3
2
137.04
J Weatherley
27
31
1
0
87.1
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Currie
4.0
0
31
4
7.75
C de Grandhomme
4.0
0
41
2
10.25
M Crane
4.0
0
32
2
8

Middlesex Preview

A win against Hampshire would see Middlesex move to sixth place in the South Group. Captain Steven Finn will be hoping that Middlesex can maintain their standards with bat and ball.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Stephen Eskinazi, Daryl Mitchell and Nick Gubbins to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous fixture, opener Stephen Eskinazi displayed excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 91 not out off 56 balls with the help of fifteen fours and one six. He was well supported by the likes of Nick Gubbins and Daryl Mitchell, who chipped in with scores of 24 and 32 respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on pacer Steven Finn, off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and medium-pacer Daryl Mitchell to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Daryl Mitchell was the standout bowler for the side and claimed 3 for 37 in his four overs. Playing his first game for Middlesex, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman bowled well and conceded less than six runs an over.

Middlesex Predicted Playing XI:

Stephen Eskinazi, Joe Cracknell, Nick Gubbins, Daryl Mitchell, Max Holden, John Simpson (wk), Luke Hollman, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nathan Sowter, Tom Helm, Steven Finn (c)

Middlesex Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021

Batsmen
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B
4s
6s
SRs
S Eskinazi
91
56
15
1
162.5
D Mitchell
32
13
2
3
246.15
N Gubbins
24
24
0
1
100
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Mitchell
4.0
0
37
3
9.25
S Finn
4.0
0
44
2
11
M Ur Rahman
4.0
0
23
1
5.75
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Clouds
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16
1.44 mm.
3.64 k/h
From: E
98%
03h
16
1.40 mm.
1.52 k/h
From: E
97%
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15
0 mm.
1.83 k/h
From: S
97%
09h
16
0 mm.
1.69 k/h
From: SSW
100%
12h
19
0 mm.
0.66 k/h
From: SSE
89%
15h
19
0 mm.
3.27 k/h
From: SE
42%
18h
18
0 mm.
2.11 k/h
From: SSE
41%
21h
14
0 mm.
1.03 k/h
From: SW
43%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the pitch at The Rose Bowl will be excellent for batting. Spinners might some assistance off the pitch.  The light showers are expected to take place during the first half of the game.

Venue Details

Hampshire will take heart from the fact they have decent head-to-head against Middlesex in the games played at this venue. They won their last four T20I blast matches against Middlesex played at The Rose Bowl.

Toss: To Bowl

That side that wins the toss, bowl first and exploit the moisture underneath the surface due to overcast conditions. Average first innings score at The Rose Bowl is around 160 to 170 runs

Based on recent performances, Middlesex will fancy their chances of beating Hampshire in this fixture. With the likes of Stephen Eskinazi and Steven Finn showing excellent form this season, Middlesex will be looking to deliver a decent show at The Rose Bowl.

Expect Middlesex to overcome Hampshire in a tight contest.

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