T20 Blast 2022: HAM vs ESS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Hampshire and Essex

T20 Blast 2022: HAM vs ESS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Hampshire and Essex?

Both teams have won their previous match in the competition

Hampshire team in T20 blast
Hampshire team in T20 blast (Photo Source: Twitter/Hampshire Hawks)

Hampshire will have their task cut out against a strong-looking Essex side in their next group stage match of the T20 Blast 2022. Essex are playing some good cricket in the current edition and won their encounter against Kent by seven wickets recently. They have now won three out of their six matches.

After losing four matches on the trot, Hampshire have also made a strong comeback in the tournament and won two matches in a row. They won handsomely against Middlesex in their previous encounter by nine wickets and are currently placed eighth on the points table.

Match Details

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

Date and Time: June 9, 2022, 11:30 pm IST

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The wicket in Southampton has produced some high-scoring games, and another run-fest should be expected in the next encounter, with both teams having some hard-hitters. The skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a low total before chasing it down.

Probable Playing XI:

Hampshire

Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, Scott Currie, Brad Wheal

Essex

William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Ben McDermott

Australian batter Ben McDermott is in a rich vein of form as he has stroked 60 off 35 balls and 83 off 30 balls in his last two outings. The right-handed batter has been aggressive right from the start and will want to emulate his performance in the next match as well.

Probable best bowler of the match

Daniel Sams

Australian pacer Daniel Sams impressed with the ball in his last outing. Opening the proceedings for Essex, the left-arm pacer scalped two wickets and gave away just 22 runs in his four-over quota. Sams has a lot of variations in his arsenal and can bowl a mean bouncer as well. He will look to continue his good form against Hampshire as well.

Today’s match prediction: Chasing team to win the match

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