T20 Blast 2024 – Hampshire vs Gloucestershire 25th T20 Match Prediction

Gloucestershire will face Hampshire for the first time in the T20 Blast 2024 on June 7th. The match is scheduled to take place at County Ground in Bristol, starting at 11:00 PM IST.

Recent Form

  • Gloucestershire: Won their opening match against Essex but lost the next game against Sussex. They currently hold the 3rd spot in the South Group points table.
  • Hampshire: After losing their opening match against Surrey, they bounced back with a win against Kent. They are positioned 5th on the table, mainly due to their low net run rate.

Match Conditions

Pitch Report

The pitch at County Ground, Bristol, offers a flat wicket favoring the batters. Expect a high-scoring match with an average innings score of around 180. Pacers will have an edge due to some seam movement.

Weather Report

Clear skies are expected with temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. Ideal conditions for a T20 match with no rain interruptions expected.

Team Previews

Gloucestershire

Team News: Despite the loss in their last match, Gloucestershire is likely to stick with the same playing XI. Key Players:

  • Jack Taylor: Scored 59 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of 137.20.
  • James Bracey: Aggressively scored 53 runs at a strike rate of 165.62.
  • Matt Taylor: Outstanding form with 7 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 7.71.
  • David Payne: Has taken 5 wickets in 2 matches, including a 4-wicket haul.

Predicted Playing XI: Miles Hammond, Cameron Bancroft, James Bracey (wk), Oliver Price, Jack Taylor (c), Ben Charlesworth, Graeme van Buuren, Marchant de Lange, Matt Taylor, David Payne, Ajeet Dale.

Hampshire

Team News: Coming off a win, Hampshire is expected to field the same XI. Key Players:

  • James Vince: Last season’s top scorer, looking to regain form.
  • Joe Weatherley: Scored 82 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of 146.42.
  • Liam Dawson: Taken 3 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 15.33.
  • Chris Wood: Picked 2 wickets in the last match and has a consistent track record.

Predicted Playing XI: James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Nick Gubbins, Joe Weatherley, Toby Albert, Benny Howell, James Fuller, Michael Neser, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, John Turner.

Head-to-Head

Gloucestershire has a strong head-to-head record against Hampshire in the T20 Blast. However, Hampshire looks formidable with their current squad and their recent win against Kent.

Match Prediction

Prediction: While Gloucestershire has historically performed well against Hampshire, the latter’s recent form and stronger squad suggest they are better positioned to win. Bookmakers are favoring Hampshire, and given their semi-final finish last year, they are likely to edge out Gloucestershire in this match.

Prediction: Hampshire to win against Gloucestershire.

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