Match Preview: Hampshire v Essex, Vitality Blast

Hampshire continue their 2020 Vitality Blast campaign on Wednesday when they face Essex Eagles at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire will be looking to reverse a run of disappointing results when they face Essex Eagles at the Ageas Bowl in the latest Vitality Blast South Group action on Wednesday.

The fixture - starting at 2pm - sees fifth play sixth in the South Group, with Hampshire unable to qualify for the knockout stages while Essex require three wins from their remaining three matches and other results to go their way to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.


Team News:

Hampshire have named a 16-man squad for the fixture with George Munsey joining the 15 who were included for Monday's match against Kent Spitfires.

Munsey returns to the squad following a spell out with a side strain and will be hoping to feature for Hampshire for the first time since facing Essex Eagles in the return fixture at Chelmsford on 1st September.

Liam Dawson remains sidelined due to injury.


Full Hampshire Squad:

James Vince (14) Captain

Brad Wheal (58)

Tom Alsop (9)

Ian Holland (22)

James Fuller (26)

Lewis McManus (18)

Sam Northeast (17) 

Felix Organ (3)

Calvin Harrison (--)

Ajeet Dale (39)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Mason Crane (32)

Ryan Stevenson (47)

Chris Wood (25)

Shaheen Afridi (40)

George Munsey (21)


Behind-Closed-Doors: 

Hampshire’s Vitality Blast fixture against Essex Eagles at the Ageas Bowl will be played behind-closed-doors, with no fans in attendance.


Coverage:

A live stream will be available for the match and a link to this stream will be available at both www.ageasbowl.com/cricket and on the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Both www.ageasbowl.com/cricket and the Hampshire Cricket App will also host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.


Weather Forecast:

Please follow the link for the latest weather forecast for the Ageas Bowl: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/6620360 


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