HAM vs GLO, Vitality Blast 2021

Match Preview –

Hampshire will be up against Gloucestershire in Match 100 of The T20 Vitality Blast 2021 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on 2 July 2021. Hampshire is suffering with its form and have lost its last 4 matches in the tournament and are currently placed at last in the South Group standings. Gloucestershire is placed at the 3rd position and is looking better than Hampshire in this match. They would be looking to continue with their winning streak.

Pitch and Weather Report –

The pitch is balanced and is best suited for pacers.

The weather would be of overcast clouds with temperatures at 17 – 18 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20

Total matches                          9

Matches won batting first        5

Matches won bowling first       4

Average 1st Inning scores      168

Average 2nd Inning scores     143

Highest total recorded             248/6 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Lowest total recorded              79/10 (14.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG

Highest score chased              158/4 (18.5 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest score defended            162/7 (20 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Lewis McManus – The right-handed wicketkeeper batsman is one of the best players from his team. He took a wicket and played a decent inning with his bat in his last match against Surrey.  The same is expected from him in the next match.

Matches – 54

Runs – 567

Average – 16.20

2) James Bracey – The 24y old is a left-handed defensive wicketkeeper-batter. He is one of the top players of Gloucestershire with a good batting average.

Matches – 20

Runs – 244

Average – 30.5

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) D’Arcy Short – This left-handed batsman has good average stats in this format. He has been consistent with his batting and is a hard-hitting batsman who can provide crucial runs to his team in times of peril.

Matches – 106

Runs – 3503

Average – 35.74

2) Joe Weatherley – This Winchester-born right-handed batsman has a lot of potential to perform and destroy his opponent’s bowling lineup with his adept batting skills.

Matches – 26

Runs – 478

Average – 19.91

3) Chris Dent – He is a highly talented left-handed top order batsman who has been one of the heaviest run-maker in the past. He has good potential to outplay his opponents in the next match.

Matches – 67

Runs – 1288

Average – 23.85

4) Glenn Phillips – He is a right-handed top order batsman who has impressed his team with his performance over the past few matches. He has a good average in this format which indicates his consistent form.

Matches – 122

Runs – 3390

Average – 33.23

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Mason Crane – The 24y from Sussex bowls with legbreak googly style and has been at the top of his game for quite a few matches. His stats in this format suggest that he’ll be a wise choice to be picked for the next match.

Matches – 43

Wickets – 53

Economy – 7.21

2) Bradley Wheal –  The right arm fast medium bowler is a skillful player from his team who took 2 wickets in 17 deliveries against Surrey in his last match.

Matches – 18

Wickets – 16

Economy – 8.28

3) Ryan Higgins – The right arm medium fast bowler took 3 wickets in his last match against Sussex, he is in good form and will prove beneficial for his team in his next match.

Matches – 80

Wickets – 55

Economy – 8.87

4) Tom Smith – The slow left-arm orthodox bowler has been impressive with his bowling in his past few matches as he has been consistent in taking wickets. He can be expected to take a wicket or two in his next match as well.

Matches – 145

Wickets – 143

Economy – 7.29

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Colin De Grandhomme – This right-handed batsman with a right-arm medium bowling style has been performing well in this season. His experience in this format is something his team can benefit from.

Matches – 203

Runs – 3425

Average – 24.46

Wickets – 68

Economy – 9.37

2) Scott Currie – This right-handed batsman is a right-arm medium seamer who has the ability to score quick runs down the order. He took 3 wickets in his last his match and 4 wickets in the match before, he is consistent with his batting as well as bowling.

Matches – 6

Runs – 4

Average – 8

Wickets – 5

Economy – 8

3) Benny Howell – This right-handed batsman with right arm medium fast bowling style took 4 wickets in his last match against Sussex. He has the potential to turn the match in his team’s favor.

Matches – 130

Runs – 1756

Average – 23.10

Wickets – 142

Economy – 7.07

4) David Payne – The right-handed batsman has left-arm fast medium bowling style and has been taking two wickets since his last two matches. He is in great form and he’ll be expected to continue with this streak in the next match too.

Match – 100

Runs – 49

Average – 10.26

Wickets – 124

Economy – 8.34

Predicted Playing 11

Hampshire – Lewis McManus, James Vince(C), D’Arcy Short, Tom Prest, Colin de Grandhomme, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane

Gloucestershire – James Bracey, Jack Taylor, Miles Hammond, Chris Dent, Glenn Philips, Benny Howell, David Payne, Ryan Higgins, Tom Smith, Josh Shaw, Daniel Worrall

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  Poll Winning Percentage

Hampshire – 41%

Gloucestershire– 59%

Source- www.cricket.com