The Essex Eagles advanced to the semifinals, but the last match wasn’t their most impressive effort. To put the Hawks under strain, they will need runs from their starting lineup. The Hampshire Hawks have a strong winning streak versus the Eagles and momentum on their side. They will start as the match’s winners.
Essex VS Hampshire Match Details:
Date: On Saturday 15 July 2023
Time: 15:30 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: Sonyliv
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Essex VS Hampshire Match Preview
In the quarterfinal, Simon Harmer’s team defeated the Birmingham Bears by two wickets. The tail made sure the side crossed the final line in an exciting match. They are playing the current champions and have a dismal semifinal history. Harmer wants his players to play to their abilities and avoid being intimidated by the situation.
The team James Vince performed better during the important part of the competition. By five wickets, they easily defeated Worcestershire Rapids in the quarterfinal. They bowled well to limit the Rapids to 100 runs, and they successfully chased it down. In both of the league matches this season, they had defeated Essex, and Vince wanted his team to take confidence from those wins.
Toss & Pitch Report
The weather has had to factor into this as a lot of teams have won matches in this tournament chasing scores. Knowing a winning score has given both teams an important border, thus we think the team winning the toss in this match will choose to ask the opposition to bat first.
The fast bowlers have incredible support in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Here, batsmen must concentrate on developing their innings and play to the strengths of the ball. Because there isn’t much on the surface for spinners, the conditions are difficult for them.
On July 15, rain is expected in Birmingham, which would make batting conditions challenging. We anticipate the speed and bounce on the playing field, so batsmen must exercise caution. In this field, a total of 170 runs or more will be considered good.
Essex Predicted Playing XI:
Simon Harmer (c), Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Lawrence, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter, Matthew Critchley, Daniel Sams, Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Sam Cook
Hampshire Predicted Playing XI:
James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Toby Albert, Joe Weatherley, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Benny Howell, Liam Dawson, Chris Wood, Nathan Ellis, John Turner