T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Hampshire vs Essex – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

T20 Blast 2020: South Group, Hampshire vs Essex – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update

It is advisable to have a good blend of all-rounders and bowlers in your Dream11 fantasy squad, as the track has enough for the bowlers as well.

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:

Both Essex and Hampshire are in dire need of a win to get their campaign back on track. The latter occupy the last position in the South Group while the former are placed right above them. The only factor separating the two teams is a mere point, even though they have played the same number of games. Essex, however, will be in a better mood heading into this game, having won their last match which saw them score a mammoth 197 and then defend it.

Hampshire on the other hand were involved in a high-scoring affair as well. However, they were completely thrashed as Kent managed to chase down the target of 183 set by Hampshire with relative ease, taking the game by 8 wickets with almost 3 overs to spare. Hampshire haven’t got many things right this season and this match offers them yet another opportunity to clean up their tracks.


Weather Report

The weather at Southampton for tomorrow’s game looks fairly decent. There are some clouds expected. But thankfully for cricket maniacs, the threat of precipitation is negligible. The temperatures will be close to as high as 30°C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at The Rose Bowl, Southampton has been a balanced surface this season. It has sported some good competitive high scores and has also been good for the pacers. We can expect the same trend to continue.

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 leading the batting charts for Essex. He has amassed 174 runs from 6 innings at a decent strike rate of 130. His batting prowess makes him a good pick for your Dream11 fantasy side.

Cameron Delport has been in fine form too. He has 163 runs next to his name from 7 innings but the strike rate is impressive. The left-handed batsman has been amassing runs 138 and he will look to get a big score tomorrow.

James Fuller is another batsman who can be a good pick for your Dream11 fantasy side. He has been critical for Hampshire and has been one of their best batsmen, behind only Tom Alsop in the run tally by a narrow margin of 2 runs. Fuller has 170 runs to his credit and has been striking at 144 and an average of 56.

Mason Crane has been spinning the ball well this season. He has picked up 7 wickets from as many games and at an economy of 6.50 runs per over. He will have an important role to play in tomorrow’s game.

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 Dream11 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)

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 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


Expert Advice:

It is advisable to have a good blend of all-rounders and bowlers in your Dream11 fantasy squad, as the track has enough for the bowlers as well.

Probable Winners:

Essex are expected to win this match-up.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.