T20 Blast 2024 – Surrey vs Hampshire 4th T20 Match Prediction

Hampshire Hawks will take on Surrey at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, in the South Group of the 2024 Vitality Blast. The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 local time on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

HAM vs SUR, The Rose Bowl, Southampton Pitch Report

The pitch at The Rose Bowl is expected to offer some turn for the spinners, though it won’t have much pace. Any total over 165 will be competitive on this wicket.

Hampshire Team News & Playing 11

HAM Team News

Hampshire has made strong recruitments for this campaign, especially with their overseas players. Keeper-batter Ben McDermott returns for his third successive T20 Blast with the county, and they have also signed Michael Neser. Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq will join after the T20 World Cup.

HAM Team Batting

Hampshire boasts one of the strongest opening pairs in the tournament with Ben McDermott and skipper James Vince. Both are not involved in the T20 World Cup for their countries, ensuring consistent availability and the potential for big opening partnerships.

HAM Team Bowling

Michael Neser, with his excellent record across all formats, will be a key bowler for Hampshire. John Turner will provide pace and accuracy, while Liam Dawson’s left-arm spin will be crucial on a pitch expected to turn.

HAM Team Form

Hampshire reached the finals day in 2023, winning four consecutive matches before their semi-final defeat.

Hampshire Predicted Playing 11

Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Ross Whiteley, Benny Howell, Michael Neser, Chris Wood, John Turner

Surrey Team News & Playing 11

SUR Team News

Surrey, with a strong T20 Blast tradition, reached finals day again in 2023 but lost to Somerset in the semi-final. For this opener, they will be without Sam Curran and Will Jacks, who are in England’s T20 World Cup squad.

SUR Team Batting

Surrey will miss Will Jacks’ aggressive batting, but Laurie Evans and Jason Roy form a strong opening pair. The team also has plenty of lower-order firepower with Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, and Jamie Overton.

SUR Team Bowling

While Surrey will miss Sam Curran’s all-round skills, Sean Abbott and Spencer Johnson are two exceptional Australian white-ball players. Gus Atkinson and Jamie Overton will add pace to the bowling attack.

SUR Team Form

Surrey had a poor end to the group stage in 2023, losing four of their last five matches.

Surrey Predicted Playing 11

Laurie Evans, Jason Roy, Jamie Smith (wk), Jordan Clark, Tom Lawes, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Jamie Overton, Spencer Johnson, Cameron Steel, Gus Atkinson

Match Prediction

Hampshire vs Surrey Prediction

We expect a closely fought contest in Southampton on Thursday. Although Surrey will challenge Hampshire Hawks, the latter’s stronger available players tip the balance in their favor.

Prediction: Hampshire to beat Surrey.

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