Probable XIs, match prediction, pitch report, weather forecast and live streaming details

Essex and Hampshire face off in game 27 of Vitality T20 Blast 2022. The County Ground in Chelmsford is the venue for this Southern Group encounter.

Essex beat defending champions Kent in their first game of the tournament. However, they suffered a loss to Somerset in their next game. Essex could only field 139/9 in 18 overs. Matthew Critchley got the highest score with 60 but got no support from his teammates.

Somerset won the game by six wickets as they finished 147/4 in 14.4 overs (DLS method). It was a comfortable win for them. Essex need to buckle up if they are to get back to winning ways.

Hampshire have only played one game in the competition so far. They were beaten by 10 runs by Middlesex in a close encounter. Brad Wheal grabbed three wickets as Middlesex posted a modest 163/6 total. In response, Hampshire could only get 153/8, falling just short.

Skipper James Vince hit 47 runs, but the rest of the batters failed to convert their starts. Hampshire will be eager to record their first win of this clash.


Essex vs Hampshire game details

Fit: Essex vs Hampshire, South Group, Vitality T20 Blast, 2022.

Date and Time: May 31, 2022, Tuesday; 11:30 p.m. IST.

Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford.


Pitch report Essex vs Hampshire

The pitch at Chelmsford is expected to be balanced. It will help both batsmen and bowlers on this surface. In cloudy skies, however, hitting will not be that easy at the beginning. The average score is expected to be around 130. Bowling first is an ideal choice at this lane.


Essex vs Hampshire Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be cloudy during the game. A chance of rain of 16% is forecast. Temperatures range from 8 to 16 degrees Celsius.


Essex vs Hampshire Likely XIs

Essex

William Buttleman, Adam Rossington (wk), Michael Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Crook.

Hampshire

Ben McDermott, Aneurin Donald, James Vince (c), Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Mason Crane, Brad Wheal.


Essex vs Hampshire Match Prediction

Both teams are determined to win this competition. Playing at home, Essex have some momentum despite losing the previous game. Hampshire will be under pressure as they don’t want two defeats in as many games. It will be an uphill battle but Essex is expected to cross the finish line.

Prognosis: Essex wins.


Telecast details and channel list

TV: N / A

Live streaming: Essex Cricket TV YouTube channel


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