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

THE FACTS

When is Hampshire vs Sussex taking place? Thursday 2nd May, 2019 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Hampshire vs Sussex taking place? The Ageas Bowl

What is the expected weather for Hampshire vs Sussex? 15c and a small chance of showers forecast.

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

Where can I stream Hampshire vs Sussex? N/A

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

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting: Hampshire beat Sussex by 2 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

HAMPSHIRE

Coach: Adrian Birrell

Captain: Sam Northeast

  • Hampshire got back to winning ways last time out as they beat Surrey by 53 runs and it was all-rounder Liam Dawson who shone, smashing 108 from 93 balls after finding themselves 124/4 and that sealed their return to the top of the South Group.

  • They will be without skipper James Vince here as his impressive early season form has led to an England call-up so Sam Northeast will lead the team in his absence and Joe Wetherley comes into the squad for this match and he is an excellent back-up option to replace Vince.

  • Mason Crane is in the squad and there is every chance that he comes back into the eleven at the expense of Brad Wheal who has struggled in his last couple of matches but otherwise they will go with the same set of players in what is a relatively settled team.

SUSSEX

Coach: Jason Gillespie

Captain: Ben Brown

  • Sussex have made a similarly strong start to their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as they have won four of their five matches so far and they make the trip to Southampton for this showdown against Hampshire.

  • They scraped past Essex last time out with one ball and one wicket remaining as they got out of jail and they know they will have to perform better than that with more needed from their top order batsmen who are struggling to find consistency.

  • There is every chance that they will name an unchanged team for this match with Stiaan van Zyl and Ed Barnes likely to be the two players from the 13-man squad named likely to miss out getting involved in the action.

THE PREDICTION

Two of the best teams in the South Group so far collide here in what should be an entertaining game. Both of the sides have only lost one game each but it is Hampshire who have been producing the higher quality performances all-round. Their batsmen are scoring more consistently than Sussex’s while they have more bowlers who can make an impact while Sussex are relying too much on Pakistan paceman Mir Hamza. While Sussex could raise their game, it is easier to prefer the more solid and consistent home team to edge this.