Date & Time: Saturday, September 12, 18:30 IST
Venue: Lord’s, London, England
In one of the two matches being played on Saturday in the T20 Blast, Middlesex takes on Hampshire in the South Group. Both the sides found themselves in the bottom half of the table with one win each in 5 matches played so far.
Middlesex has been heavily reliant on could of players with the bat which has been their shortcoming so far in the tournament. On the other hand, the Hampshire too, have their concerns with the inconsistent batsmen. But now both sides got to find a way to finish in the top 8 teams of the group stage as the tournament moves into its crucial phase.
James Vince (c), Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Calvin Harrison, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Shaheen Afridi
Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi, Martin Andersson, John Simpson (wk), Dan Lincoln, James Harris, Ian Holland/ Tim Murtagh Luke Hollman, Steven Finn (c), Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter
Lord’s has proved to be a sporting venue in the 3 matches played in the season and it’s also the case historically. The average score in this season has been around 170 and spinners have done slightly better than pacers.
He is the second-highest run-scorer in the season. He has scored at a PPM of 71 in 4 of the completed games. Given how he has performed at how his side has relied on him we expect him to continue the same in this match as well. He also the top pick for Captain choice in the Dream11 fantasy team.
He is a handy contributor for Hampshire in the season. He made sure he has performed with the bat whenever he is amongst the wickets. He has scored at a PPM in the ’40s in the season. His all-round ability makes him.a must-have in today’s match.
He is among the top wicket-takers of the season and also the most consistent performer for Middlesex. He has chipped in with a wicket or two in every game played and we expect the same trend to continue in this match as well.
The Hampshire batsman hasn’t been at his best so far in the tournament. But in the last yep games, he seems to be getting into his groove. So expect big from. him in this match given his decent overall record in the format.
The bowling allrounder came up with decent performances on the tour. He has chipped in with handy runs down the order and also chipped in with a wicket. But he misses in our team given there are other better performers than him in the tour.