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Match Preview: Hampshire v Kent Spitfires - Vitality Blast

Hampshire take on Kent Spitfires in the latest Vitality Blast contest at the Ageas Bowl

Following Friday’s el clasicoast washout against Sussex Sharks, Hampshire continue their 2019 Vitality Blast campaign at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday as James Vince’s side face Kent Spitfires.

Hampshire Squad:

An unchanged 14-man squad has been named for Sunday’s clash with South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris set to make his belated debut for the Club. Aneurin Donald and James Fuller will also make their first T20 appearances for Hampshire on Sunday if included in the final XI.

The Opposition:

After securing a quarter-final place for the first time since 2015 in last year’s Vitality Blast, Kent Spitfires head to the Ageas Bowl looking to add to their win tally against Hampshire following last year’s double over James Vince’s squad.

The Spitfires had a much more positive campaign last season, finishing second in the South Group missing out on top-spot by the smallest of margins as they ended the group-stage level on points with Somerset.

Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond are the backbone to a strong top-order whilst Denly is also a crucial component to the visitors’ bowling attack, alongside Mitch Claydon and Fred Klaasen.

Full Hampshire Squad:

Kyle Abbott (11)

Brad Taylor (93)

Tom Alsop (9)

Rilee Rossouw (30)

James Fuller (26)

Lewis McManus (18)

James Vince (14) Captain

Liam Dawson (8)

Sam Northeast (17)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Chris Morris (2)

Mason Crane (32)

Chris Wood (25)

Ryan Stevenson (47)

Coverage:

Live ball-by-ball coverage and match highlights will be available via the Hampshire Cricket App and at ageasbowl.com/cricket.

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

Weather Forecast:

Please follow the link for the latest weather forecast for The Ageas Bowl: http://ow.ly/O85t30p4xiB 

Tickets:

Tickets for Sunday’s match-up against Kent Spitfires at the Ageas Bowl can be purchased online: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/ageasbowl, via the Hampshire Cricket App, over the phone on 023 80472002 (option 1), or by visiting the Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing & Membership Office via normal working hours.

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