T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Hampshire vs Essex – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Hampshire vs Essex – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Mason Crane has been instrumental for Hampshire with the ball. Having picked up 7 wickets already, he can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Ryan ten Doeschate
Ryan ten Doeschate. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The South Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Hampshire and Essex at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The match will take place on Wednesday. It will start at 6:30 PM IST (2:00 PM Local Time).

Preview:

Wednesday will see a battle between bottom-dwellers at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Though not yet mathematically, both Hampshire and Essex know it well that realistically, their chances of making it to the next round of this year’s T20 Blast is as good as over.

With just one win from seven games, Hampshire are sitting at the very bottom of the points table in South Group. Essex also have the same number of wins. Thanks to a tied match and an abandoned one, they are just a solitary point ahead of their opposition. This game will be all about salvaging some lost pride.


Weather Report

The sky above The Rose Bowl is expected to be covered in clouds, but thankfully, there are very less chances of precipitation. The temperatures will be a few notches higher than usual, with the maximum reading reaching close to 30°C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Rose Bowl pitch has been very neutral in terms of support this season, as both batsmen and bowlers can expect some help from it. However, Southampton is not a ground where spinners thrive upon.

Average first innings score: 152 (Based on the last 5 games)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Hampshire

Tom Alsop, James Vince (c), Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Mason Crane, Shaheen Afridi.

Bench: Ajeet Dale, Felix Organ, Brad Wheal, George Munsey.

Essex

Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Dan Lawrence, Michael Kyle-Pepper (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (c), Matthew Quinn, Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook.

Bench: Ben Allison, Shane Snater, Varun Chopra.


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Top Picks

Ryan ten Doeschate has been Essex’s top-scorer so far in the competition. The versatile and vastly experienced campaigner has scored 174 runs from 6 innings, with an impressive average of over 40. He also has a commendable strike rate of over 130.

Cameron Delport is another much-travelled Essex batsman who has been in good knick recently. He has 163 runs to his name, at an average of over 25 and a strike rate of nearly 140. He can be a great addition to your 11Wickets fantasy side.

In terms of Hampshire, James Fuller has been their batting spearhead. He has amassed 170 runs from 7 games at a brilliant average of over 55. He has also been able to maintain a great strike rate of over 140.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Ryan ten Doeschate, James Fuller

Vice-Captain Options – Cameron Delport, Mason Crane

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tom Alsop

Batters – James Vince, Sam Northeast, Ryan ten Doeschate (C), Tom Westley, Joe Weatherley

All-Rounders – Cameron Delport, Dan Lawrence

Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Matthew Quinn, Mason Crane (VC)

12th Man – James Fuller

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Michael Pepper

Batters – Sam Northeast, James Vince, Joe Weatherley

All-Rounders – Cameron Delport (VC), Dan Lawrence, James Fuller(C)

Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Simon Harmer, Chris Wood, Mason Crane

12th Man – Tom Alsop


Expert Advice:

Mason Crane has been instrumental for Hampshire with the ball. Having picked up 7 wickets already, he can be a great pick for your 11Wickets fantasy side.

Probable Winners:

Essex are expected to win this match-up.

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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.