Hampshire are favorites to win
Gloucestershire will take on Hampshire Hawks in the 2022 Vitality Blast. The game will be played at The County Ground, Bristol starting at 18:30 local time on Friday June 24th.
Gloucestershire are in fourth place in the South Group with five wins, four defeats and two no-results for the West Country side so far in the season. They ended a run of successive defeats with a 5 run victory over Kent Spitfires in Canterbury on Tuesday evening. Mohammad Amir and Josh Shaw both took two wickets as Kent were unable to overhaul Gloucestershire’s total of 195-4. With the bat, Ian Cockbain and Glenn Phillips both hit scores in the sixties which built on opener Chris Dent’s 40 from 23 balls.
Hampshire Hawks come into this match in fifth place but level on points with Gloucestershire, today’s opponents, in fourth. The Hawks had a very poor start to the season but have hugely picked up over recent games. Although they were beaten by Surrey last Sunday, Hampshire have beaten Somerset, Kent Spitfires (twice), Glamorgan, Essex Eagles and Sussex Sharks to get their campaign back on track. Thursday’s win over Somerset was thanks to captain James Vince’s incredible innings of 129 not out from 62 balls.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on the Fan Code app; the ECB website and app; and SkyGo.
The match will be played at The County Ground, Bristol. There is plenty of pace and bounce on this wicket and the bowlers are always in the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Gloucestershire vs Hampshire, Vitality T20 Blast 2022.
Chris Dent, Miles Hammond, James Bracey (wk), Ian Cockbain, Glenn Phillips, Ryan Higgins, Jack Taylor (c), Benny Howell, Tom Smith, Mohammad Amir, Josh Shaw
James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal
This should be an excellent contest between two sides who are desperate to get into the top four of the South Group. Gloucestershire are always competitive but we expect James Vince and Hampshire Hawks to be too strong for them in this match.
Hampshire are favorites to beat Gloucestershire