Who Will Win Hampshire vs Sussex, Vitality T20 Blast 2019?
The eighth match of the Vitality Blast 2019 will see Hampshire take on the Sussex Sharks. This South Group fixture is scheduled to be played on July 19 at the County Ground in Southampton. Live telecast of the game will begin at 6:30 PM local time.
HAM vs SUS, T20 Blast 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Fox Sports, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Now TV, Sky Sports
HAM vs SUS Weather Report
Light showers have been forecast for Friday evening with chances of precipitation higher during the second-half of the game. Temperature is expected to be around 18-19 degrees celsius and humidity around 90%.
HAM vs SUS Pitch Condition
Fairly good batting conditions are expected at Southampton. Seam bowlers, however, could find some swing early on with the new ball, especially if there is cloud cover.
HAM vs SUS Toss Prediction
Since the pitch is unlikely to change after the first period of play and also with rain threat around, the team that wins the toss in this match will probably opt to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Hampshire vs Sussex Sharks, Vitality Blast 2019...
Hampshire Team News & Playing 11
HAM Team News
Hamphire have signed Chris Morris for the 2019 season of the Vitality T20 Blast. The South African pace bowler was the first overseas player to be picked by the county this year. Hamphire are expected to open their batting with Calvin Dickinson and skipper James Vince. Rilee Rossouw and Liam Dawson will be a part of the team's middle-order batting. Chris Wood and Chris Morris could be handed the new balls.
HAM Key Players
James Vince: The opening batsman failed to make significant contributions in the three World Cup games that he played, but he definitely has the potential to score the big runs. Vince has played two good knocks this year - 79 versus Lancashire and 64 versus Australia in a World Cup warm-up game.
Rilee Rossouw: The South African batsman has had a good run in the Specsavers County Championship and scored 92 and 66 in the respective innings in his last match against Kent. He also has a couple of half-centuries in T20 internationals.
Chris Morris: The all-rounder is coming off a good World Cup where he finished as the leading wicket-taker for the Proteas with 13 wickets which included three three-wicket hauls. Morris can also smash the ball a long way and is dangerous with the bat in the T20 format.
HAM Recent Form
Hampshire struggled throughout their campaign last year and finished second from the bottom on the South Group points table with two wins and nine losses. They have faced six defeats in their last seven completed matches in the tournament. Hampshire's most recent encounter came against Gloucestershire at Southampton which they won by six wickets.
Hampshire Predicted Playing 11
James Vince (c), Calvin Dickinson, George Bailey, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Dawson, Tom Alsop (wk), Gareth Berg, Chris Wood, Chris Morris, Reece Topley, Ryan Stevenson
Sussex Team News & Playing 11
SUS Team News
Sussex have roped in Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey in their squad for this year's Vitality Blast. He will be doing the glovework behind the stumps and is likely to be slotted in the middle order. Philip Salt will probably open the innings alongside captain Luke Wright with Laurie Evans and Delray Rawlins expected to bat at three and four respectively. Jofra Archer and Tymal Mills are likely to be the team's new-ball bowlers.
SUS Key Players
Laurie Evans: The top-order batsman topped the runs charts in the previous season of the T20 Blast with 614 runs and Sussex will want him to fire for them this year as well. He smashed seven half-centuries in the tournament last time, one of which came in the final against Worcestershire.
Alex Carey: The Australian was one of the most consistent batsmen in the World Cup, scoring 375 runs at an average of 62.50 and a strike-rate of 104.16. Carey's scores in his last four matches read: 38*, 71, 85 and 46.
Jofra Archer: He is definitely the biggest threat in Sussex's bowling attack. The pacer was the third-best bowler of the World Cup with 20 wickets. He also finished amongst the leading wicket-takers with 22 wickets in last year's Vitality T20 Blast.
SUS Recent Form
Sussex had a pretty successful tournament in the previous edition of the Vitality Blast where they came runners-up after finishing third in their group standings with seven wins and three losses. They defeated Durham by five wickets in the quarter-final before beating Somerset by 35 runs in the semi-final. Sussex, however, went down to Worcestershire in the final at Birmingham.
Sussex Predicted Playing 11
Philip Salt, Luke Wright (c), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, Alex Carey (wk), David Wiese, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Tymal Mills
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
HAM : W L NR L L
SUS : L W W W W
HAM vs SUS Head to Head
Hampshire and Sussex have played 30 matches against each other in the English domestic twenty20 tournaments with the scoreline 15-10 in favor of the former. Five of those matches have ended in no results.
Hampshire have won three of the last five completed matches that they have played against Sussex.
The two teams faced each other twice last year. While Sussex won the first of those encounters at The Rose Bowl in Southampton by eight wickets, the second one at Hove was abandoned due to rain.
Hampshire vs Sussex Betting Odds
Hampshire begin as favorites to win this match at 1.83 with Betway while Sussex are the underdogs with this bookmaker at 1.90. Bet365 and Betrally are offering 1.90 and 1.83 respectively on both these teams to win this match.
Hampshire vs Sussex Prediction
Hampshire have the upper hand when it comes to head-to-head record and they have beaten Sussex thrice in the last five completed T20s against them. The latter, however, registered convincing victories the last two times these two teams faced each other in the tournament. Unlike Hampshire who had a dismal campaign last time, Sussex emerged runners-up and so they will be feeling a lot more confident. In terms of team composition, Sussex seem to be the better balanced of the two sides and have a more potent bowling attack with Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills in their line-up. So even though Hampshire are playing at their home ground, we are backing Sussex Sharks here to prevail in this battle.
Back Sussex to beat Hampshire at 1.83 with Betrally and 1.90 with Betway and Bet365.