Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24, 23:30 IST
Venue: County Ground, Hove, England
Both teams seek to get underway in the reverse mixture
It is the first reverse fixture of the season as Sussex face on Hampshire at County Ground in Hove, the home of Sussex. The last fixture between these two sides in Southampton has been washed out which could have been the first match for both the teams. Since then, Hampshire played against Kent where they lost the game in a close encounter. On the other side, this is will be the first match for Sussex after the washout earlier in the week.
Hampshire 14-member squad: Rilee Rossouw, Aneurin Donald, James Vince (C), Sam Northeast, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Chris Morris, Lewis McManus/Tom Alsop (WK), Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane, Brad Taylor, Ryan Stevenson, Lewis McManus/Tom Alsop.
Sussex 14-member squad: Phil Salt, Luke Wright (C), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, Ben Brown (WK), David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Ollie Robinson, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills, Reece Topley, Harry Finch, Will Beer, Aaron Thomason.
The Surface at County Ground in Hove has produced sporting games in the last season. This time around it will be no different as there will be something for bowlers throughout the game. The forecast is quite clear for the day with the temperature hovering around lower 20°C.
The Hampshire captain has kickstarted the season in style with a half-century against Kent in the side’s last game. He will be crucial for the side in the batting front as he was amongst the top run-getters across formats this domestic season.
He may not have been in the best of form in recent times, but he is the leading wicket-taker in this format over the last couple of years. His genuine wicket-taking ability at any stage of the game make him a must-have in today’s match. Adding to it, he can also be handy with the bat down the order where he is known to play cameos.
The Sussex captain has become a T20 specialist over the years. He has played over 300 matches in this format where he averages close to 30 at a strike rate of 140. The record itself makes him a must-have player in the Dream11 cricket team for today’s match. Adding to his track record, he also is in good form coming into the season where he scored 104 against Hants 2nd XI.
He may not have had much time to bat in the last game, but he can be the game-changer in Dream11 cricket team for today’s match. His ability to bowl the crucial death overs where batsmen go after bowlers make him a wicket-taking option in the team. He has a career strike rate of 151 in this format and he averages 21 with the ball.