Middlesex vs Hampshire Match Prediction & Tips – Vitality T20 Blast 2019

Match Details

  • Venue : Lord’s, London
  • Date : 22nd August 2019
  • Time : 10:45 PM IST
  • League : Vitality T20 Blast 2019

Middlesex Preview

Middlesex have won 6 out of 10 matches so far in T20 Blast 2019 season. The only loss in their last 4 matches was against Sussex defending 127 runs. When the top order failed to put runs on the board, Stephen Eskinazi and Toby Roland-Jones stepped up and scored 57 and 40 runs.

The bowlers have done an impressive job even when defending a low total of 127 runs. They’ve picked 8, 6 and 10 wickets in last 3 matches respectively. TR Jones and Steven Finn have been among the top wicket takers and David Malan, AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan among the top run scorers.

Hampshire Preview

With 3 wins and 5 losses, Hampshire is placed at number 6 in the South Group points table. After 3 back to back wins against Somerset, Essex and Glamorgan, Hampshire went on to lose next 3 consecutive matches.

Liam Dawson and Chris Morris haven’t been impressive with the bat in last 3 matches, picking up wickets only in the last match against Gloucestershire.

The batting form seems to be following a downward spiral with the highest individual score being 44 by A Donald at the top and James Vince at number 3. Kyle Abbott has consistently picked wickets for Hampshire but has struggled to maintain a decent economy rate.

Match Prediction

Middlesex to win the match

Fantasy Team Tips

  • Hampshire batting hasn’t fired lately while Middlesex middle-order has been consistent.
  • David Malan was top scorer for Middlesex with unbeaten 91 in the last match, while Stephen Eskniazi, AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan have all scored 50+ in last 3 matches.
  • Toby Roland-Jones is the top-performing all-rounder of both teams.
  • Middlesex bowlers have a better economy rate and have picked more wickets which gives an edge in scoring points on fantasy sites.
  • If Hampshire bowling attack continues to bleed runs the bowlers will be awarded negative points in the fantasy team which would affect the total team points.

Fantasy Team Prediction

  • Wicket-Keeper – L McManus
  • Batsman – James Vince, A Donald, AB de Villiers, David Malan, S Eskinazi
  • All-rounder – Chris Morris, TR Jones
  • Bowler – Kyle Abbott, S Finn, N Sowter
  • Captain – AB de Villiers
  • Vice-Captain – David Malan

Tip – Multiple entries allow for different approaches wherein players can try different combinations of captain, vice-captain, along with small changes for bowlers or batsmen.

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