Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Royal London One-Day Cup 2019 semi-final- Hampshire v Lancashire
The second semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup will be played between Hampshire and Lancashire at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
The pitch in Southampton is a belter and the average first innings score here is 320. However, as per the stats, the team batting first will have an advantage. It will also be advisable for the team winning the toss to bat first in order to put runs on the board in a pressure game.
Both Hampshire and Lancashire have been in good rhythm. Hampshire topped the south group points table with seven wins from eight matches and qualified directly to the semi-finals. Lancashire, on the other hand, had to go through the quarter-final but the team has also won six out of their last seven matches.
Both the teams have won four out of the last five matches and will be quite confident going into this game. Out of the last five matches played between the two teams, the record is pretty even stevens as Hampshire have won three and Lancashire have won two.
With Hampshire's highest scorer of the season, Aiden Markram leaving for South Africa for the preparations of the upcoming World Cup and James Vince part of the England ODI squad, Joe Weatherly is expected to replace the South African. Lancashire are not expected to make any changes to their final XI.
Rilee Rossouw will be another Hampshire batsman to watch out. Kyle Abbott will be their leading pacer.
Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone and Dane Vilas will have the onus of putting runs on the board for Lancashire. Saqib Mahmood and James Anderson will be Lancashire's frontline bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Hampshire– Tom Alsop (wk), Aneurin Donald, Joe Weatherley, Rilee Rossouw, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Sam Northeast (c), Fidel Edwards, Gareth Berg, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane
Lancashire– Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Jake Lehmann, Dane Vilas (c)(wk), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Saqib Mahmood, Graham Onions, James Anderson, Matthew Parkinson
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Hampshire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Dane Vilas (Lancashire), Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Kyle Abbott (Hampshire)
Most boundaries – Dane Vilas (Lancashire), Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire)
Team Scores Batting First – Lancashire 300+, Hampshire 330+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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