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

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, United Kingdom

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New-look Hampshire face stern Test against Worcestershire

  • Worcestershire lost their opening game against Kent.
  • Kashif Ali, Ed Bernard and Ben Cox put in credible performances for Worcestershire in a losing cause.
  • Last season, Hampshire failed to qualify for the playoffs of the competition.

Expect Worcestershire to register a comfortable win over Hampshire at The Rose Bowl.

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

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Host Hampshire will be keen to get off to a winning start when they face Worcestershire in the Group B game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup competition played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Last season, Hampshire suffered from inconsistency and managed to win only three matches out of eight played in the competition. Skipper James Vince will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this home fixture.

On the other hand, Worcestershire suffered a comfortable defeat at the hands of Kent in a high-scoring played at Worcester. Captain Jack Taylor will be hoping that the side can put in an improved bowling performance in this contest.

Last season, Gloucestershire registered a comfortable seven-wicket win over Hampshire in a game played at County Ground in Bristol.

Hampshire Preview

Senior players like James Vince and Ross Whiteley will not be available for Hampshire as they participating in the second season of The Hundred competition.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Aneurin Donald, Tom Prest, Nick Gubbins, Ben Brown and Joe Weatherley to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last year, Nick Gubbins showcased excellent form with the bat for Hampshire. The 28-year old was the leading run-scorer for Hampshire last season. In seven matches played, Gubbins scored 318 runs at an average of 53.00 with one century and two half-centuries.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of John Turner, Kyle Abbott, Scott Currie and Ian Holland to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

Aneurin Donald, Tom Prest, Nick Gubbins, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Keith Baker, Ben Brown, John Turner, Kyle Abbott, Ian Holland, Scott Currie.

Worcestershire Preview

The county side will be looking to show discipline in all three departments against Hampshire. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Brett D’Oliveira, Jake Libby, Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard and Ben Cox to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In their opening game, Worcestershire managed to post a mammoth 351 runs, courtesy excellent century from Kashif Ali. Ed Barnard, Ben Cox and Joe Leach made notable contributions for Worcestershire in the previous match.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Joe Leach, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, and Brett D’Oliveira to make crucial breakthroughs.In the previous match, bowlers lacked discipline and conceded a lot of runs against Kent

Worcestershire Predicted Playing XI:

Brett D’Oliveira (c), Jake Libby, Kashif Ali, Ed Pollock, Azhar Ali, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox (wk), Joe Leach, Josh Baker, Dillon Pennington, Ben Gibbon

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
14
0 mm.
4.75 k/h
From: N
34%
03h
15
0 mm.
4.34 k/h
From: NNW
97%
06h
14
0 mm.
4.29 k/h
From: NNW
94%
09h
17
0 mm.
5.04 k/h
From: NNW
32%
12h
22
0 mm.
4.48 k/h
From: NW
1%
15h
23
0 mm.
3.84 k/h
From: WNW
6%
18h
22
0 mm.
6.5 k/h
From: NW
8%
21h
16
0 mm.
4.19 k/h
From: NNW
60%

Weather Conditions

Traditionally, the wicket prepared at The Rose Bowl is excellent for batting. Spinners will get some assistance off the pitch. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is going to be bright and sunny with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

The Rose Bowl, Southampton is going to host the Group B game of the 2022 Royal London One-Day Cup competition between Hampshire and Worcestershire.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 310 runs. Average first innings score at The Rose Bowl is around 245 runs.

Based on current form, Worcestershire will fancy their chances of beating Hampshire in this fixture. With likes of Kashif Ali, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox and Jake Libby in their ranks, Worcestershire have a formidable batting lineup in comparison to Hampshire, who lack experience in the batting department.

Expect Worcestershire to register a comfortable win over Hampshire at The Rose Bowl.

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