Date & Time: Saturday, August 08, 15:30 IST
Venue: Brunton Memorial Ground, Radlett, Radlett, England
Well, it is going to be the clash between table toppers and the team placed in the bottom half of the table. Middlesex had an exceptional game time last week against Surrey to top the points table.
Riding on the massive knock of Nick Gubbins, Middlesex completely outsmarted Surrey to bag 22 points in their previous encounter. On the other hand, Hampshire failed to tackle Sussex, who were led to victory by Ollie Robinson.
Despite the performances of bowling department led by Mason Crane, Hampshire has failed to make things fall in place with their batting department. However, they might get the fresh energy in the form of James Vince and Liam Dawson who can enter this clash with the completion of ODI series against Ireland.
Sam Robson, Max Holden, Nick Gubbins, Stephen Eskinazi (c), Martin Andersson, John Simpson (wk), James Harris, Nathan Sowter, Thilan Walallawita, Miguel Cummins, Tim Murtagh.
Joe Weatherley, Felix Organ, Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast (c), Harry Came, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus (wk), James Fuller, Keith Barker, Mason Crane, Ajeet Dale.
As per stats, only one game was played at this venue, and in it the batsmen had gotten a slight advantage. The toss-winning captain will likely choose to bat first to take advantage of the fresh pitch. Bowlers might come into play as the game progresses. Middlesex has the experience of playing at this venue but only a few players were retained from that particular team. Mostly, it is going to be a tight contest.
The opening batsman of Middlesex is one of our key players for this contest. He has got good numbers to his name and played quite a few match-winning knocks for his side. Robson has got PPM of 83 in his last five games with an MDTA of 1.25.
The fast bowler has been incredible throughout his career in first class games. He maintained MDTA of 1.33 throughout his career with PPM of 101.06. He is expected to play a big role in this game as well.
The all-rounder has been doing exceptionally in the recent past. He should be your must-have player to have better advantages of gaining points. He has got PPM of 103.4 in the last five games with an MDTA of 1.67.
Tim Murtagh has to be the must-have player for this game. He is already in the hunt for the wickets and picked 7 wickets to his name in the first game. Besides that, he has an experience of playing at this venue as well. He got PPM of 88 in his last five games with an MDTA of 1.67.
The number 3 batsman of Middlesex Nick Gubbins is our big bet for this game. The flamboyant player had done extremely well in the previous game and looks in fine touch to deliver again. He has got PPM of 80.62 to his name with an MDTA of 2 in his career.
Well, Max Holden has done fairly enough by giving good starts for Middlesex in the first game with his 40+ scores but we are not considering him for this game, as he doesn’t have great stats to his name to prove his consistency. Thus, we are taking a chance on him.