English Domestic Cricket – HAM vs SUR – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips

Bob Willis Trophy, 2020 – South Group, Hampshire vs Surrey: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jamie Smith aggregated 173 runs in two matches this tournament where he also claimed seven catches behind the stumps.

Amar Virdi
Amar Virdi. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The South Group match in Bob Willis Trophy, 2020 will be played between Hampshire and Surrey at the Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (3:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM GMT).

This game will be streamed live on the YouTube channel of the Hampshire County Club.

Preview:

Surrey recorded one of the worstest of starts to the Bob Willis Trophy as they lost their first two matches of the competition against Middlesex and Essex. However, they are expected to bounce back in the 3rd round against Hampshire with Morne Morkel and Jason Roy joining the squad. At the same time, Hampshire has lost three key players on their way to a 3-wicket win against Middlesex. Liam Dawson, Ryan Stevenson and Keith Barker put on crucial performances during the second round but all suffered injuries and ruled out of the game to be played in Arundel Castle.


Weather Condition/Report:

The Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground is expected to witness rain on the first three days of this fixture but the final day is expected to remain dry.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground is likely to provide a track which is a perfect mixture for the batsmen, pacers and spinners. The recent first-class matches here recorded some big totals but the pacers enjoyed assistance on the first day and spinners coming into the picture later on.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Hampshire:

Joe Weatherley, Felix Organ, Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast (C), Ian Holland, Lewis McManus (WK), Harry Came, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane, Tom Scriven, James Fuller.

Bench – Scott Currie.

Surrey:

Mark Stoneman (C), Ryan Patel, Scott Borthwick, Will Jacks, Jason Roy, Jamie Smith (WK), Laurie Evans, Rikki Clarke, Daniel Moriarty, Morne Morkel, Amar Virdi.

Bench – Gus Atkinson, Matt Dunn.


Top Picks:

Felix Organ, the Hampshire opener, scored only 44 runs but has bagged as many as seven wickets in this tournament thus far.

Jason Roy last played a red ball match for Surrey in 2018 where he smashed a 151-ball 128 with 19 fours and two sixes.

Jamie Smith aggregated 173 runs in two matches this tournament where he also claimed seven catches behind the stumps.

Amar Virdi took 33 wickets with two 5-wicket hauls across the seven first-class matches he played for Surrey since 2019.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Nick Gubbins, Sam Robson, Ian Holland

Vice-Captain options – John Simpson, Keith Barker, Mason Crane


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jamie Smith

BatsmenJoe Weatherley (VC), Mark Stoneman, Sam Northeast, Harry Came

All-Rounders – Ian Holland, Scott Borthwick (C), Rikki Clarke

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Amar Virdi, Mason Crane

12th Man – Will Jacks

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jamie Smith

Batsmen – Will Jacks, Jason Roy (VC), Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley

All-RoundersIan Holland (C), Scott Borthwick, Felix Organ

Bowlers – Daniel Moriarty, Amar Virdi, Mason Crane

12th Man – Ryan Patel


Expert Advice:

Jason Roy is not so popular for his batting against the red ball but the conditions at the Arundel castle are expected to favour his playing style. It is the reason why we made him the vice-captain of the fantasy team for grand leagues. Roy’s success could not be determined if he ends up opening the innings in overcast conditions.

Probable Winners:

Surrey is likely to earn an edge over Hampshire and are expected to score maximum points from this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.