(Match Preview, Playing XI, H2H Record, Ground Stats, Weather Report, Pitch Report and Match Prediction)
Match Preview: (By Vishnu)
The 62nd match of the Vitality T20 blast 2022 will be played between Hampshire and Essex in the Rose Bowl, Southampton on 9th June.
Hampshire started really poor in the season but they have returned to the track by winning their last two matches. They are played 6 matches till now and have won 2 of them while they have lost 4 matches. In their last match, they won against Middlesex comfortably by 9 wickets. Their strength has been their batting in the last two matches and they will want to continue it. Their bowling has been decent as well. They will look to longer their winning run.
Essex has a decent start under their belt this season. The team has played 6 matches till now and has won 3 of them while they have lost 2 matches and one match was washed out. In their last match, they won by 7 wickets against Kent. Their strength has been their bowling and they will look to continue it. The batting has been decent and but they will want some more from the batting unit.
Hampshire Squad: Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Brad Wheal, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Aneurin Donald, Nick Gubbins, and Ian Holland
Essex Squad: William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook, and Jamal Richards
Total Matches: 37
Hampshire Won: 15
Essex Won: 14
No Result: 6
H2H Record at Rose Bowl, Southampton:
Total Matches: 19
Hampshire Won: 9
Essex Won: 5
No Result: 3
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 16°C and humidity will be 73%. The speed of the wind will be around 14 km/h and there are chances of rain.
The pitch at The Rose Bowl is good for batting but due to overcast conditions, the fast bowlers will get more help. The short boundaries assist the batsmen and bowlers to bowl at a good line and length. The captain winning the toss may choose to have a ball first as there are strong chances of rain.
Match: Skip from my side