Match Preview: Middlesex v Hampshire - Specsavers County Championship

Hampshire travel to Uxbridge to face Division One Champions Middlesex in their penultimate away fixture of the season.

Hampshire will look to secure another positive four-day result when they face reigning champions Middlesex in the Specsavers County Championship at Uxbridge starting on Tuesday.

Hampshire Squad:

Hampshire have named a 12-man squad for this fixture, with Brad Wheal again included alongside nine of the final XI that featured in the rain-affected draw against Surrey last week.

Mason Crane has been made available following his return from international duty with England, and he replaces Liam Dawson who is with England's limited-overs squad this week.

Calvin Dickinson is also included in place of George Bailey who is away with the World XI for their three match IT20 series against Pakistan this week - James Vince will captain the side in his absence.

The Opposition:

Middlesex have had a frustrating season following last year’s four-day success, winning just two of their 11 games so far this season, and the hosts head into the game without a win in their last three matches.

However, James Franklin’s side boast a number of high-quality players with international experience, including Sam Robson, Nick Compton, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn and Adam Voges, and they are likely to be tough opponents as Hampshire look to secure as high a position as possible in Division One.

Did You Know?

Full Hampshire Squad:

Calvin Dickinson (21)

Ian Holland (22)

Sean Ervine (7)

Tom Alsop (9)

Mason Crane (32)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Jimmy Adams (4)

Brad Wheal (58)

Gareth Berg (13)

Fidel Edwards (82)

James Vince (14) Captain

Kyle Abbott (87)


Coverage:

Live text commentary will be available via the Hampshire Cricket Twitter and Facebook pages. A feed to these will also be available on this page.

There will be ball-by-ball commentary available on BBC Radio Solent online at bbc.co.uk.

Weather Forecast:

Please follow the link here for the latest weather forecast for Uxbridge.

Tickets:

Tickets for all four days of Hampshire’s match against Middlesex can be purchased via the home-side's official club website here http://www.middlesexccc.com/tickets/matches/, with discounted prices available on the final day.

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