And, Middlesex is back in the mix by locking horns with Hampshire in the ongoing T20 Blast 2020. Both teams are in a similar position and are desperate to win this game to boost their chances for the next level of the tournament. For the same, they have equipped their respective lineups with superstars.
Middlesex are at fourth in the points table with one win in five games. They have lost a couple of games and involved in a tied and no-result game. On the other hand, Hampshire also managed to win only one game but they have lost 3 games while one resulted in the washout. However, both teams are still in contention to make it to next level.
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Hampshire – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 South Group, Middlesex and Hampshire will face each other at the Lord’s, London on Saturday evening. This match will begin at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Hampshire – Pitch Report
The wicket at Lords has always been sportive, giving assistance to both bowlers and the batsmen. Spinners will have a role to play while batsmen need to be careful with their shot-making. All in all, a good game is on the cards.
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Hampshire – Full Squads
Hampshire: James Vince, Brad Wheal, Tom Alsop, Ian Holland, James Fuller, Lewis McManus, Sam Northeast, Felix Organ, Scott Currie, Ajeet Dale, Joe Weatherley, Mason Crane, Ryan Stevenson, Chris Wood, Shaheen Afridi
Middlesex: Stephen Eskinazi, Max Holden, Martin Andersson, Jack Davies, James Harris, John Simpson(w), Dan Lincoln, Luke Hollman, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn(c), Joe Cracknell, Blake Cullen, Miguel Cummins, Tim Murtagh
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Hampshire – Playing XI
Hampshire – James Vince (c), Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast, Joe Weatherley, James Fuller, Lewis McManus (wk), Ian Holland, Calvin Harrison, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Shaheen Afridi
Middlesex – Max Holden, Stephen Eskinazi, Martin Andersson, Jack Davies, John Simpson (wk), Dan Lincoln, James Harris, Luke Hollman, Steven Finn (c), Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter
T20 Blast 2020: Middlesex vs Hampshire – Fantasy Tips
The return of James Vince is a massive boost for Hampshire team while the form of Mason Crane and Shaheen Afridi will further make things smooth for the team. However, the middle-order vows are yet to be solved.
They had a disappointing game last night. The likes of Max Holden and Eskinazi will enter the contest as hot favourites while Davies and Simpson will be the players to watch out in the middle-overs. They have fine bowling attack with Finn taking the charge.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – James Vince, Stephen Eskinazi
Vice-captain – Finn, Shaheen Afridi, Mason Crane