The upcoming South Group game of the T20 Blast 2020 will be played between Middlesex and Hampshire at The Lord’s, London.
This match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM Local Time (6:30 PM IST).
Middlesex and Hampshire will lock horns in the South Group match on Saturday afternoon in the T20 Blast. Middlesex and Hampshire are currently placed at No.4 and No.5 on the points table respectively having won only one of the five matches they played. Middlesex had two wash outs going along with two defeats while the Hampshire team lost as many as three matches including one on Friday while another game ended without a result.
The pitch at Lord’s is ideal for batting first as the big targets here don’t get chased down quite easily. Anything over 180 can be a winning total here.
Average first innings score: 191 (Last five completed matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tie – 1
Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi, Martin Andersson, Jack Davies, John Simpson(wk), Dan Lincoln, James Harris, Luke Hollman, Steven Finn(c), Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter
Bench: Joe Cracknell, Miguel Cummins, Blake Cullen, Tim Murtagh
James Vince(c), Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherly, James Fuller, Lewis McManus(wk), Ian Holland, Calvin Harrison, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Shaheen Afridi
Bench: Felix Organ, Ryan Stevenson, Bradley Wheal, Ajeet Dale
Stephen Eskinazi scored 240 runs in 5 innings at an average of 48 and strike rate of 154.8 in this tournament.
James Vince, the captain of Hampshire, scored only ten runs in his first innings of the tournament but is expected to bounce back.
Max Holden has amassed 190 runs in 5 innings at an average of 47.5 and strike rate of 153.2 which includes a 102-run knock in first match.
Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi could be a bowler to watch out for as he took a 5-wicket haul during the World Cup last year at the Lord’s. In the two matches this tournament, Afridi hasn’t made any impact.
Middlesex is expected to win this match.
Best Bet:Middlesex to win the match @1.60 at 10Cric - 12 Units
Value Bet: Middlesex to win the match @1.68 at comeon! – 8 Units