Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Vitality Blast T20 2019 - Hampshire v Sussex

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The next match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Hampshire and Sussex at the County Ground in Southampton.

Hampshire have a clear edge over Sussex in T20Is as far as the head to head record is concerned. Out of the 30 matches played between the two teams, Hampshire have won 15, while Sussex have won 10. In in their last five matches, Hampshire have lost three and won one, while Sussex have lost one and won four.

Hampshire had a forgettable season last year and ended at the second last place in the south group points table. From 14 matches, they won just two and lost the remaining nine, gaining just seven points. On the other hand, Sussex ended the group stage at the third place with seven wins and three losses from 14 games. With 18 points, they advanced to the finals only to finish runners up in the tournament.

Rilee Rossouw and Chris Morris will be the key players for Hampshire, apart from opener James Vince. Rossouw is coming off a good run in the County Championship and scored 92 and 66 in his last two innings against Kent.


Morris, who was initially not a part of South Africa's World Cup squad, ultimately ended as their highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets. In this format, he is also a dangerous striker in the lower middle order.

Sussex will look towards Laurie Evans and Alex Carey to put runs on the board. In the absence of Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills will be their leading bowlers.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Hampshire- James Vince (c), Calvin Dickinson, George Bailey, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, Tom Alsop (wk), Gareth Berg, Chris Wood, Chris Morris, Reece Topley, Ryan Stevenson

Sussex- Philip Salt, Luke Wright (c), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, Alex Carey (wk), David Wiese, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sussex

Who will win? – Hampshire

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Rilee Rossouw (Hampshire), Laurie Evans (Sussex)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)  Chris Morris (Hampshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Most Sixes –  James Vince (Hampshire),  Laurie Evans (Sussex)

Man of the Match –  Chris Morris

Team Scores Batting first –  Hampshire 180+, Sussex 165+

Match Handicap Hampshire

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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.