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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Sussex Sharks vs Hampshire

County Ground, Hove
County Ground, Hove
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The next South group match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Sussex Sharks and Hampshire at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Sussex vs Hampshire, South Group

Hampshire faced Kent in their first match of the Vitality Blast 2020 in Canterbury. The team was kept to 139/6 from their 20 overs due to some fine bowling from Matt Milnes who picked 3 for 19 and Fred Klaassen's 2 for 20.

Hampshire were jolted early when they lost three wickets in the powerplay. The run-out of Hampshire captain Sam Northeast was a big loss for them. Despite Weatherley's 49-ball 68, Hampshire never fully recovered from the poor start.

Each of James Fuller, Chris Wood and Ryan Stevenson were turning out to be expensive and had conceded 52 runs from 4.1 overs without picking up a wicket. A loss was looking evident for the team, but rain came to their rescue.

Sussex's encounter against Surrey at the County Ground in Hove could see cricketing action for only 15.2 out of the 40 overs. Sussex were going alright at 116 for 5 from 15.2 overs when rain came down.

The team would have been expecting to get to 160, but the rain did not relent and the match had to end without a result.

Luke Wright was among the leading batsmen for Sussex and scored a 25-ball 31 with 6 fours. Philip Salt, after starting cautiously, took off in the over against James Taylor as he clubbed 28 in the sixth over with 2 sixes and 4 fours. Sussex then lost a couple of wickets and the run rate dropped.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Hampshire - George Munsey, Tom Alsop, Sam Northeast (c), Joe Weatherley, Lewis McManus (wk), James Fuller, Ian Holland, Scott Currie, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Mason Crane, Bradley Wheal, Felix Organ, Ajeet Dale

Sussex - Philip Salt, Ben Brown(wk), Luke Wright(c), Harry Finch, Ollie Robinson, Ravi Bopara, Delray Rawlins, Aaron Thomason, George Garton, Tymal Mills, Danny Briggs, Mitchell Claydon, Stuart Meaker, Will Beer


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sussex

Who will win? – Sussex

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Philip Salt (Sussex), Joe Weatherley (Hampshire)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tymal Mills (Sussex), Ryan Stevenson (Hampshire)

Most Sixes – Luke Wright (Sussex), Joe Weatherley (Hampshire)

Man of the Match –  Philip Salt

Team Scores Batting first – Sussex 170+, Hampshire 150+

Match Handicap Philip Salt

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.


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