Who Will Win Hampshire vs Glamorgan, Vitality Blast 2018?
An upbeat Glamorgan will look to register their fifth successive win of the season when they take on a struggling Hampshire in this South Group game of the Vitality Blast 2018. The match will be played on August 10 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Live telecast is scheduled to start at 7 PM local time.
Glam vs Ham: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Sony Six, SuperSport
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The wicket at the Sophia Gardens has been absolutely brilliant for batting in the past few matches and the last three matches of the ongoing season played at this ground have been won by the side batting first. Toss, therefore, is going to be an important factor here and whichever team wins it is more likely to bat first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Glamorgan vs Hampshire, Vitality Blast 2018....
Glamorgan Team News & Playing 11
GLAM Team News
Glamorgan have lost Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja for the remainder of their Vitality Blast campaign. While Burns hurt his back during the game against Somerset, Khawaja who was having a good season left the side after the game against Gloucestershire last Friday. The departure of this Australian pair has left Glamorgan without an overseas player in their squad and it seems unlikely that they will be getting a replacement anytime soon.
GLAM Key Players
Skipper Colin Ingram is leading from the front and he is undoubtedly the key figure in Glamorgan's batting line-up. The top-order batsman has scores of 46* and 89 in his previous two innings and the team will want him to continue his good form. Kiran Carlson with a strike-rate of close to 150 has looked good in patches and he has the potential to play the big knocks. Glamorgan, however, will also expect strong contributions from Craig Meschede and Chris Cooke. Timm van der Gugten has been the standout performer with the ball. The fast bowler is among the season's leading wicket-takers with 16 wickets in 9 matches. Ruaidhri Smith has taken nine wickets in five matches including one four-wicket haul and he along with Michael Hogan can also cause a few problems for Hampshire in this match.
GLAM Recent Form
With six wins and three losses from ten league matches and with 13 points in their kitty, Glamorgan currently find themselves in a very comfortable position on the second spot in the South Group points table. Since their last defeat against Gloucestershire two weeks ago, they have won their next four completed fixtures on the bounce. They played their last match against Essex at Cardiff and emerged victorious by six runs.
Glamorgan Predicted Playing 11
Aneurin Donald, Craig Meschede, Colin Ingram (c), Chris Cooke (wk), Kiran Carlson, Graham Wagg, Nicholas Selman, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Michael Hogan
Hampshire Team News & Playing 11
HAM Team News
Hampshire seem to be free from all injury concerns at the moment with all their players looking in good physical condition. We expect them to pick the playing eleven that took the field in the game against Kent last Friday.
HAM Key Players
Hampshire are heavily reliant on Colin Munro and Liam Dawson when it comes to batting. Dawson has scored the most runs for the side this season while Munro can be extremely dangerous with his big-hitting skills. James Vince and Rilee Rossouw have both had a quiet tournament so far and they will be expected to deliver the goods this time around. With the ball, Hampshire will turn to the likes of Chris Wood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Kyle Abbott to do the job. Wood has been the pick of the lot and he seems a top candidate here to provide the early breakthroughs with the new ball. Mujeeb can be a tricky bowler to face and he will be backed by his team for a good bowling performance against Glamorgan.
HAM Recent Form
Hampshire have struggled to win matches in Vitality Blast 2018 and their chances of making it past the group stage look bleak. Although there have been a few impressive individual performances from their side, they have failed to click together as a team which is why they are lying at the bottom of their group. Overall, they have not really been up to the mark with the bat and they will need their batsmen to step up and take some pressure off the bowlers.
Hampshire Predicted Playing 11
James Vince (c), Colin Munro, Sam Northeast, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Alsop (wk), Liam Dawson, Joe Weatherley, Kyle Abbott, Chris Wood, Ryan Stevenson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
GLAM : W W W W L
HAM : L L L T W
GLAM vs HAM Head to Head
Glam vs Ham Head to Head
Hampshire and Glamorgan have played 12 matches against each other in the English twenty20 tournaments and the former is leading the scoreline 7-5.
Glamorgan had recorded a comprehensive victory when these two teams faced each other earlier at Southampton at the start of this season. After being put into bat, Glamorgan scored 168/6 and then bowled Hampshire out for just 105 inside 17 overs to win the match by 63 runs.
Matches Played: 12; Glamorgan Won: 5; Hampshire Won: 7;
Glamorgan vs Hampshire Betting Odds
Glamorgan are carrying plenty of momentum with them and they have performed way better than Hampshire in this year's Vitality Blast. The home team, therefore, are favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this game at odds of 1.66 on Betway, 1.72 on Bet365 and 1.83 on Betfair. Hampshire are the underdogs for this match and they are being offered at a higher price of 2.16 on Betfair and 2.10 each on Betway and Bet365.
Glamorgan vs Hampshire Prediction
This has been a rather forgetful season for Hampshire who have struggled to find form since the beginning of the tournament. The do have some quality players in their side but they have not been able to fire together as a unit and this has been the main reason for their downslide. Glamorgan on the other hand have fared much better and even though they are without the likes of Khawaja and Burns, they still look the better of the two teams at least on paper. Plus, they will be playing at their home ground where they have won four of their last six completed matches, including the most recently played two. Glamorgan are coming off four consecutive wins and we predict them to make it five in a row come Friday.
Final Verdict: Back Glamorgan to beat Hampshire at 1.66 on Betway, 1.72 on Bet365 and 1.83 on Betfair.