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Royal London One-Day Cup 2019: Hampshire vs Sussex: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kyle Abbott has picked up 14 wickets in only six matches in this tournament.

Aiden Markram
Aiden Markram. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Hampshire and Sussex, the top sides in the South Group of the Royal London One-Day Cup, will lock horns on Thursday at the Ageas Bowl. Hampshire sits firmly on the top of the South Group ladder having won five of their six matches thus far. They won each of their first four matches before losing to Essex in a big run-chase. They bounced back with a 53-run win against Surrey on Tuesday but will miss the services of James Vince from here on.

On the other hand, the Sussex team are placed at 3rd as they won four out of their five matches. Somerset is ahead of Sussex at the moment due to NRR despite playing six matches for four victories. Sussex got in form Luke Wright on their side who announced his retirement from first-class cricket recently. The Pakistan pacer Mir Hamza’s addition boosted their bowling attack. Hamza became the first bowler to claim a 4-wicket haul on List A debut for Sussex.

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Match Details:

The 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup game between Hampshire CC and Sussex CC in the South Group will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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

This match can be streamed live on Hampshire County Cricket’s YouTube Channel.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The Rose Bowl has been a venue of the big totals in the recent times as no team has scored less than 290 while batting first in the last two editions of the One-Day Cup. The venue even witnessed a successful chase of the 357-run target during the previous edition.

Average first innings score: 318 (Last seven List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XIs:

Sussex:

Phil Salt, Luke Wright, Harry Finch, Laurie Evans, Ben Brown (C & WK), David Wiese, George Garton, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Abi Sakande, Mir Hamza.

Bench: Ed Barnes, Stiaan van Zyl.

Hampshire:

Aiden Markram, Tom Alsop (WK), Sam Northeast (C), Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, Brad Taylor, Aneurin Donald, Gareth Berg, James Fuller, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane.

Bench: Brad Wheal, Joe Weatherley.


Injury and Availability News:

James Vince will be away on International duty and Joe Weatherley has replaced him in the Hampshire squad.

Points of selected players in recent matches (Power Picks):

David Wiese – 40.5, 22.5, 16, 6, 69

Mir Hamza – 31, 38.5, 38, 14, 52

Liam Dawson – 92.5, 29.5, 72, 63, 30, 40

Kyle Abbott – 38, 15, 31, 42, 40, 36

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Liam Dawson’s exploits in this season will make him a must for one of the multiplier options. David Wiese also falls in this category due to his all-round skills. Aiden Markram is chipping in a couple of overs and has a habit of picking up wickets. Kyle Abbott has three 3-wicket hauls and five games of 2+ wickets out of the six matches he played in the tournament.

Other Captain/Vice-Captain options – Luke Wright, Mir Hamza, Laurie Evans, Rilee Rossouw.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Tom Alsop

Batsmen – Luke Wright, Laurie Evans, Aiden Markram (VC), Sam Northeast

All-Rounders – David Wiese, Liam Dawson (C)

Bowlers – Danny Briggs, George Garton, Mir Hamza, Kyle Abbott

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Ben Brown

Batsmen – Phil Salt, Laurie Evans, Aiden Markram, Rilee Rossouw

All-Rounders – David Wiese (C), Liam Dawson

Bowlers – Mir Hamza, Will Beer, Mason Crane, Kyle Abbott (VC)


Expert Advice:

Most of the players in the bowlers’ category for this game have had 20+ points in almost all matches they played. Among those, only Mir Hamza, Kyle Abbott and Danny Briggs look the best given their experience and record in this format.

Probable Winners:

Hampshire needs their top-order to come good in the absence of James Vince to defeat the inform Sussex.

*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.

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