The pitch is known to aid the batter in the recent past, the straight and square boundaries are very big at this venue which will get the spinners into action.
Hampshire will lock horns with Surrey at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on 31st May, Wednesday. It is the 30th match of the T20 Blast and we are into the mid-phase of the season already. Hampshire are coming into this game on the back of a win against Middlesex by eight wickets as they chased down 172 inside 18 overs, thanks to a stellar effort from skipper James Vince. They are a good mix of youngsters and some experienced players. Hampshire is one of those teams that enjoys playing at home and also has a brilliant record. Some of their key players are missing with international duties, however, they still have a fairly strong unit.
On the other hand, Surrey lost their previous game versus Sussex as they couldn’t defend 148 under the leadership of their stand-in captain Sam Curran. However, now, their regular skipper Chris Jordan returns which would be a huge boost for their side. Surrey are placed second with two wins from three matches with four points, and contrastingly, Hampshire are positioned second-last with one win in two games they have featured in as they only have two points to their name. The match has all the makings of going down to the wire, with two quality sides going against each other. Expect another entertaining battle in the Vitality T20 Blast.
The pitch is known to aid the batter in the recent past, the straight and square boundaries are very big at this venue which will get the spinners into action. The weather is expected to be slightly humid. The captain who wins the toss will look to chase the total down as there is a bit of dew expected in the latter half of the second innings.
Total Matches – 27
Hampshire – 11
Surrey – 16
Hampshire vs Surrey, South Group
Venue: Rose Bowl, Southampton
Date & Time: 31st May, at 11:30 PM IST, Local 7: PM
|Ends||Pavilion End, Northern End|
|Time Zone||UTC +1:00|
|Other Sports it is home to||–|
|Matches won batting first||10|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||163|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||135|
|Highest total recorded||248/6 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG|
|Lowest total recorded||79/10 (14.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG|
|Highest score chased||158/4 (18.5 Ov) by ENG vs AUS|
|Lowest score defended||132/9 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs AUSW|