Match Preview: Hampshire v Lancashire - Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-Final

Hampshire take on Lancashire in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday

Hampshire will be searching for a second Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final victory at the Ageas Bowl in as many seasons, as they take on Lancashire knowing that a win on Sunday will secure a place in the competition’s final and a trip to Lord’s.

Hampshire Squad:

A 13-man squad has been named for Sunday’s 50-over contest.

James Vince, who has been away from the side on International duty with England, is included in the squad and it is hoped that he will return to skipper the side, subject to clearance from the ECB.

Liam Dawson’s stellar One-Day Cup campaign with both bat and ball has seen him thrown into the conversation for England’s ICC Cricket World Cup squad, and he’ll be hoping to continue to press his claims with a strong performance on Sunday. The all-rounder has picked up 17 wickets at just 18.64 a piece (with an economy of just 4.01) to go with 246 runs at an average of almost 50.

Kyle Abbott has had an outstanding campaign so far – his haul of 20 wickets at an average of just 18.90 in just eight matches good enough for fourth in the list of top wicket-takers across the country – and his skill both with the new ball and at the death will be vital on Sunday.

The Opposition:

Lancashire have enjoyed a strong 50-over campaign, finishing third in the North Group before defeating the South Group’s second-placed side Middlesex in their quarter-final on Friday.

Steven Croft and Dane Vilas have both been instrumental to that success with the bat with the duo totalling 930 runs across their nine matches so far. Young seamer Saqib Mahmood has been the star with the ball for the visitors having claimed 25 wickets at an average of just under 19 in the competition so far. The 22-year-old has impressed leading the Lancashire attack and played a pivotal role in the quarter-final, taking a match-winning 4-38 from his allocation.

Did You Know?

Full Hampshire Squad:

Kyle Abbott (11)

Sam Northeast (17) Captain

Oli Soames (27)

Rilee Rossouw (30)

Liam Dawson (8)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Gareth Berg (13)

Mason Crane (32)

Ian Holland (22)

Fidel Edwards (20)

Keith Barker (13)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Tom Alsop (9)

 


Coverage:

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/VhtK30oHNji

Tickets:

Tickets for Hampshire’s 50-over match against Lancashire at the Ageas Bowl can be purchased online via the link below, through the new Hampshire Cricket App, over the phone on 0844 847 1863, or by visiting the Ageas Bowl’s Ticketing & Membership Office via normal working hours.

We are also pleased to confirm that U17s will go free at Sunday’s semi-final, with free tickets available to collect on the gate. Please note those aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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