2019 Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire vs Gloucestershire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hampshire vs Gloucestershire taking place? Friday 26th April, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Hampshire vs Gloucestershire taking place? Ageas Bowl

What is the expected weather for Hampshire vs Gloucestershire? 11-13c with cloudy spells and a small chance of rain later in the day

What channel is Hampshire vs Gloucestershire in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Hampshire vs Gloucestershire? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Hampshire vs Gloucestershire? https://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/domestic

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Hampshire beat Gloucestershire by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

HAMPSHIRE

Coach: Adrian Birrell

Captain: James Vince

  • Defending champions Hampshire have started their title defence in impressive fashion having won all three matches against Kent, Glamorgan and Middlesex as they sit just behind Somerset due to a lower net run rate.

  • In the win against Middlesex, they made one change to the team that had beaten Kent and Glamorgan as Gareth Berg came into the side for Aneurin Donald but there is every chance they go unchanged unless they decide to make one or two rotations.

  • The batting unit is looking as strong as ever with all their core batsmen contributing nicely while Kyle Abbott continues to lead the bowling attack with Liam Dawson while Aiden Markram’s part-time spin bowling is proving to be a welcome bonus addition already.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Coach: Richard Dawson

Captain: Chris Dent

  • Gloucestershire were disappointing in their loss to Middlesex but they responded in impressive fashion to beat Kent by six wickets with 3.1 overs to spare as they chased down 282/8 thanks largely to Gareth Roderick’s unbeaten 100 from 80 balls.

  • Matt Taylor missed the match on Tuesday against Kent due to illness but he returns to the squad for this match and they may be tempted to rest Chris Liddle after he has struggled in the last two matches with figures of 0/93 against Kent and 1/67 against Middlesex.

  • All-rounder Benny Howell will be motivated to do well against his former club and there is little doubt that despite winning two of their three matches so far, Gloucestershire will have to step up if they are to beat Hampshire.

THE PREDICTION

Hampshire’s 100% record is on the line against one of the more underrated teams in the tournament in Gloucestershire. The visitors do not have much star-power in terms of names but they have a solid batting line-up and their bowling attack can cause problems for any team. Hampshire are incredibly settled at the moment and despite winning all three matches, they arguably have even more to give and then can make this their fourth consecutive win barring complacency.