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