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

Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett, United Kingdom

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Middlesex eye a strong comeback against Hamsphire at Radlett

  • Hampshire registered a comfortable win over Sussex in a game played at Southampton.
  • Nick Gubbins delivered splendid performance with bat and ball for Hampshire in the previous game.
  • Middlesex lost their previous match to Durham at Radlett.

Expect Hampshire to register a comfortable win over Middlesex.

Tournament: Royal London One-Day Cup | Format: ONE-DAY | Venue: Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett, United Kingdom | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Middlesex will be looking to break their winless streak when they face Hampshire in the 29th match of Royal London ODI Cup at Radlett Cricket Ground on Friday.

In their previous match, Middlesex suffered close defeat at the hands of Durham. The county side will rue the fact that they should have won the previous match against Durham. Captain Peter Handscomb will be hoping that the side can raise their overall game with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Hampshire put in an excellent performance with bat and ball to beat Sussex by 98 runs. With this result, Hampshire registered their first win of Royal London One-Day Cup. Captain Kyle Abbott will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball.

Middlesex Preview

Despite a close defeat at the hands of Durham, Middlesex will not make changes to their playing XI for this fixture.

In the previous game, Ethan Bamber, Tim Murtagh and Luke Hollman bowled well and claimed two wickets to restrict Durham to less than 300 runs in their 50 overs.

With a lot of time lost to rain, the Middlesex had to chase down 228 runs in 36 overs. Max Holden and Varun Chopra perished in quick succession to see Middlesex get off to a poor start. Sam Robson also failed to make an impression and perished in the seventh over of the innings.

With the side placed in difficult position at 37 for 3 after 7 overs, captain Peter Handscomb and wicket-keeper Robbie White came together and put on a 130-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

For Middlesex, Peter Handscomb showed fight with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 75 off 71 balls with the help of ten boundaries. He was well supported by wicket-keeper Robbie White, who scored 55 runs off 71 balls with the help of six fours.

With Handscomb and White perishing in space of few overs, the lower-order failed to make notable contributions to see the side lose the game by two runs.

Middlesex Predicted Playing XI:

Peter Handscomb (captain), Robbie White (wk), Jack Davies, Sam Robson, Max Holden, Varun Chopra, Luke Hollman, James Harris, Ethan Bamber, Thilan Walallawita, Tim Murtagh

Hampshire Preview

After losing their opening fixture to Essex, Nick Gubbins heroics with bat and ball was enough to see Hampshire register a comprehensive win over Sussex at The Rose Bowl.

In the batting department, the onus will be on Tom Alsop, Tom Prest, Nick Gubbins and Joe Weatherley to deliver the bulk of the runs.

For Hampshire, middle-order batsman Nick Gubbins notched up his first century of the competition. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 131 runs off 119 balls with the help of six fours and five sixes.

Besides Gubbins, opener Tom Alsop produced an excellent innings at the top of the order and scored 68 runs off 60 balls, whereas James Fuller chipped in with a brisk half-century at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kyle Abbott, Scott Currie, John Turner and James Fuller to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Part-time leggie Nick Gubbins was the pick of the bowlers for Middlesex and claimed 4 for 38 in his seven overs.

Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Abbott (captain), Felix Organ, Tom Prest, Tom Alsop, Nick Gubbins, Joe Weatherley, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus (wk), James Fuller, Scott Currie, John Turner

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0.91 mm.
2.71 k/h
From: SSW
75%
03h
15
2.19 mm.
4.96 k/h
From: SSE
83%
06h
15
0.48 mm.
4.86 k/h
From: S
92%
09h
16
0.28 mm.
8.65 k/h
From: S
40%
12h
16
0.80 mm.
8.38 k/h
From: SSW
70%
15h
18
1.22 mm.
9.71 k/h
From: W
79%
18h
16
0.63 mm.
6.96 k/h
From: WNW
65%
21h
14
0 mm.
5.77 k/h
From: WNW
67%

Weather Conditions

With thundery showers expected to take place in the first half of the game, the surface will certainly have some lateral movement for the bowlers.

Venue Details

Radlett Cricket Ground is going to host the 28TH match of Royal London One-Day Cup between Middlesex and Hampshire.

Middlesex lost their previous game to Durham at this venue

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 300 runs. Average score at the venue is around 280 runs.

Based on current form, Hampshire will be favorites to win their game against Middlesex. With likes of Nick Gubbins, Tom Prest and Tom Alsop making notable contributions with the bat, Hampshire will be looking to deliver another strong batting performance against Middlesex.

Expect Hampshire to register a comfortable win over Middlesex.

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Author: Shoaib Z.