2020 Bob Willis Trophy – Sussex vs Hampshire Preview & Prediction

Select the sports you want to hear about and TSZ will send the best previews, analysis and predictions straight to your inbox. Sign up today!

THE FACTS

When is Sussex vs Hampshire taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Sussex vs Hampshire taking place? 1st Central County Ground, Hove

What is the expected weather for Sussex vs Hampshire? Largely sunny intervals with a moderate breeze over the four days. Temperatures are expected to reach 22c on Day One and light rain showers are expected on the morning of Day Three.

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

Where can I stream Sussex vs Hampshire? Matches can be streamed live on the official websites of the First-Class Counties

Where can I get tickets for Sussex vs Hampshire? This match will be played behind closed doors

THE LOWDOWN

Sussex will begin their Bob Willis Trophy campaign without Jofra Archer due to the fast bowler’s England commitments. They will however, be able to call upon new signing Ravi Bopara with the all-rounder set to make his debut for the club. Hampshire will be without both James Vince and Liam Dawson as they feature in England’s limited overs matches against Ireland

THE PREDICTION

This is set to be a tight contest with both sides missing key players. The absence of Vince in particular is a huge blow for Hampshire who will be relying heavily on Sam Northeast for runs. Sussex look strong on paper with bowler Ollie Robinson in particular looking to make a case for future England selection. There is little to choose between the two sides and a draw looks likely here, especially if rain disrupts the third day’s play as forecasted.

TSZ Latest