With 11 points in seven games, table toppers Hampshire will be looking to ride on the winning momentum when they take on Somerset in the South Group, Royal London Cup fixture at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday.
Hampshire had an imperious pouting in their previous fixture where they overcame Glamorgan by four wickets and chased down the target of 228 with 40 balls remaining. Mason Crane (4-46) and Berg (3-46) restricted Glamorgan to a sub-standard 227 in 50 overs, and though the likes of Rossouw (1) and Adams (4) got out cheaply, the target was chased down with relative ease, thanks to fifties from Taylor (54) and Berg (52).
Their opponents in Somerset, are coming off an escape after the previous fixture that saw them get bowled out for a mere 211 ended in a No result thanks to the rain. With Somerset in a mid-table scramble, the fixture against Hampshire assumes prime importance, an opponent that they’ve beaten three times out of the last five meetings.
Where: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
When: June 06, 2018, 06:30 PM IST
HAM vs SOM Team News
Mason Crane, Rilee Rossouw, Brad Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Jimmy Adams, James Vince (c), Chris Wood, Gareth Berg, Reece Topley, Lewis McManus (wk), Tom Alsop, Joe Weatherley, Chris Sole, Bradley Wheal
Banton, Davies, Green, Gregory, Groenewald, Hildreth, Myburgh, C Overton, J Overton, Renshaw, Trego, VD Merwe, V Meekeren, Waller
HAM vs SOM Playing 11:
The probable GLO vs SOM playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Lewis McManus
Batsmen- James Vince (c), Rilee Rossouw, Jimmy Adams, Joe Weatherley (Doubt: Tom Alsop)
All-rounder- Gareth Berg, Sean Ervine
Bowlers- Mason Crane, Dale Steyn, Reece Topley,
Wicketkeeper- Steven Davies
Batsmen- James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Matt Renshaw
All-rounder- Roelof van der Merwe, Peter Trego, Lewis Gregory (c), Green
Bowlers- Jamie Overton, Dominic Bess Max Waller, Craig Overton
HAM vs SOM Players to watch out for:
For Hampshire Weatherley, Rossouw and Vince have put in consistent performances with the bat in the tournament. While Crane and Berg are the go-to bowlers for Hampshire, having claimed 12 and 10 scalps, respectively.
As for Somerset Hildreth and Trego are the leading run-getters for the side, while Groenewald and Craig Overton have picked 9 wickets each in the competition.
HAM vs SOM Dream11 Team