MID vs HAM: The struggling Middlesex side will take on Hampshire in a South Group T20 Blast fixture at Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett.
A tormenting 54-run loss against Surrey was followed by a 16-run loss against Kent putting Middlesex in a sore spot. They’re desperate to open their account in their upcoming match against Hampshire. Despite their unfortunate start, Chris Green took the limelight last game bagging 5/32 against Kent. Their bowlers are doing a fine job, however, Eoin Morgan and his batsmen need to step up and bring their A-game out on match day.
Hampshire on the other hand has played 3 matches with just a standalone 13-run win coming against Essex. They succumbed to a 118 run stand between Phil Salt (72*) and Ravi Bopara (56*) and lost the match by 9 wickets to Sussex. Despite the likes of D’Arcy Short and James Vince at the top, followed by Liam Dawson and other talented batters, they haven’t been able to capitalise. A lot of expectations will be stuck to the two Hampshire openers with a must-win game at hand.
Hampshire would be keen on bagging their second win and moving up the table while Middlesex are still in search of their first. It’ll be an exciting contest with a lot at stake.
Match: Middlesex vs Hampshire
Date & Time: 15th June 2021, 10:00 PM IST
Venue: Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett
MID vs HAM Head-to-Head
Hampshire have the winning edge with 20 wins, while Middlesex have 12 wins to their name.
While being a new and unknown pitch to compete at, conditions are most likely to favour the team’s bowling first. With not much competitive cricket played at this venue, bowling first is the best way in.
With temperatures fluctuating between 19-24 degrees, it’s forecasted to be partly cloudy with mild humidity as the game progresses.
MID vs HAM Predicted Playing XI
John Simpson(WK), Eoin Morgan(C), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Luke Hollman, Blake Cullen, Steven Finn, Ethan Bamber, Chris Green, Nathan Sowter
Lewis McManus(WK), James Vince(C), D’Arcy Short, Tom Alsop, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Ian Holland, Bradley Wheal, Chris Wood, Mason Crane
MID vs HAM Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: John Simpson
Batsmen: James Vince (vice-captain), D’Arcy Short, Paul Stirling (captain)
All-rounders: Chris Green, Liam Dawson
Bowlers: Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Blake Cullen, Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter