Man of the Match: Laurie Evans
HAMPSHIRE LOOK TO PLAY SPOILSPORT IN SURREY`S CAMPAIGN
SURREY will win this match.
Vitality Blast is entering a crucial phase with teams fighting it out for crucial points in their last 2 league games only remaining. Surrey are currently leading the points tablea nd are looking good to qualify for the knockouts. They will seal their spot in the quarterfianls if they manage to win this match. Hampshire are reeling at the other end of the points table with a solo win so far. They are out of the qualification race and will look to play spoilsport in Surrey`s chance with a win in this match. Hampshire will be free of pressure and will look to express themselves in this match whereas Surrey will look to seal their berth with a win in this match.
Hampshire battting unit had a forgetful night as they ended with just 113/9 in their 20 overs chasing 184 runs. No player in their team crossed the 20-run mark last night. Tom Alsop, James Fuller, and Jake Weatherley are the only players to fare well with the bat this season. No other player barring these 3 have a fifty this season.
Their bowling attack was taken for almost 170+ runs in the last two matches and they took just 5 wickets as combined tally. Mason Crane (8 wickets) and Chris Wood (6 wickets) ahve been their primary wicket-takers while other bowlers have failed to contribute with the wickets consistently.
Top Players to bet on:
James Fuller: Fuller has scored 185 runs at a strike rate of 140 and leads the team`s batting charts. But his bowling has been not upto the mark so far with a lono wicket in his 8 overs so far leaking runs at nearly 12 RPO.
Mason Crane: Crane is their lone bright spot in the bowling attack with 8 wickest at an superb economy rate of just 6.3 RPO. He came back strongly with figures of 4-0-27-1 in the last match after a disastrous 4-0-50-0 in the previous encounter.
James Vince (c), George Munsey/Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Mason Crane, Shaheen Afridi
George Munsey, Ryan Stevenson, Felix Organ, Calvin Harrison, James Vince, Scott Currie, Ian Holland, Tom Scriven, CP Wood, Shaheen Afridi, James Fuller
Surrey defeated Sussex last night by 4 wickets in a contest that swung like pendulum. Will Jacks scored 65 runs despite a heap of wickets falling around him. Surrey was teethering at 116/5 after his dismissal befiore Jamie Overton stepped up with his 22-ball 40 runs to help his team cross the line with 5 balls remaining. Hashim Amla, Ben Foakes, Laurie Evans, and Rory Burns are also in good form with the bat this season.
Will Jacks and Reece Topley opened the bowling attack and claimed 2 wickets each at an economy rate of 9 RPO in the match. Rikki clarke and Liam Plunkett bowled economical spell in the middle with combined figures of 7-0-39-2 to restrict the opposition to 165 runs. They both claimed a wicket each in the match.
Top Players to bet on:
Will Jacks: Jacks leads the batting attack with 207 runs at a strike rate of 150 opening the batting. And his bowling has been a big plus to the team as he has 5 wickets at an economy rate of less than 7 RPO so far. He is one of the most valuable players of the tournament so far.
Daniel Moriarty: Moriarty has 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.03 RPO this season. His bowling in the middle overs as been vital for the team`s momsntum so far with regular wickets and good economy rate.
Will Jacks, Hashim Amla, Ben Foakes (wk), Rory Burns (c), Jamie Smith, Rikki Clarke, Jamie Overton, Liam Plunkett, Gus Atkinson, Daniel Moriarty, Reece Topley
Ben Foakes, Jason Roy, Jamie Smith, Will Jacks, Rory Burns, Liam Plunkett, Gus Atkinson, Jamie Overton, Laurie Evans, Daniel Moriarty, R Topley
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|15h||20||0 mm.||7.21 k/h||From: ENE||2%|
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Southampton weather looks bright and sunny with no chances of rain as per the weather forecasters and we expect no rain interruption in this match.
Rose Bowl pitch is on the slower side and batsmen find it hard to score runs here. Spinners may a vital role on this pitch. We can expect scores around 150-170 runs in this match.
Teams batting first ahev 2-1 win-loss record at this venue. The pitch is expected to slow down a little in the second innings considerably. We expect both teams to bat first if they win the toss.
Surrey has been the best team of the South group so far in the league with both their batting and bowling unit performing well so far. They have good batting line-up with top-5 scoring consistently. Hampshire have a bad season with their team at the bottom of the points table currently. Despite the home conditions advantage, Hampshire has lost all their 3 matches played so far at this venue. We expect Surrey to win this match and continue their winning momentum ahead of the knockouts.
SURREY will win this match.