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Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Vitality T20 Blast 2022 2nd Semi-Final Prediction

Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Match Details

Match: Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC, 2nd Semi-Final | Vitality T20 Blast 2022

Date: Saturday, 16 July 2022

Time: 19:00 (GMT+5.5) / 19:30 (GMT+6)

Format: T20

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Preview

  • Seven of the previous ten games Somerset has played against the Hampshire Hawks have ended in victories.
  • Somerset won their quarterfinal game by 191 runs after scoring 265 runs, so they should feel confident.
  • Because of their mediocre bowling, Hampshire Hawks must rely on Brad Wheal and Chris Wood to win games.

 

On Saturday at Edgbaston, Birmingham, the Hampshire Hawks and Somerset square battle in the second semi-final of the 2022 Vitality Blast. On July 7, the Hawks defeated the Birmingham Bears by scoring 104 runs to advance to the semi-finals. Two days later, Somerset destroyed Derbyshire Falcons by 191 runs. At Edgbaston in Birmingham, the match starts at 14:30. 

The Hampshire Hawks have been playing well during the second half of the group stage, and in their most recent match against the Birmingham Bears, they were brutal. Their recent T20 victory has given them a lot of impetus.

Somerset defeated Derbyshire Falcons in the eighth round easily, demonstrating their strength. They have a mighty team and previously beat Surrey.


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Weather Report

There will be no danger of rain throughout this match, and the temperature will range between 25 and 26 degrees.


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Match Toss Prediction

The last two games have seen teams win by more than a hundred runs, and the wicket is predicted to be flat. The team that wins the toss will attempt to take advantage of the game’s circumstances by choosing to bat first.


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Pitch Report

We anticipate a speedy and lively field for this second semi-final at Edgbaston. Spinners are frequently employed to reduce run rates.


Hampshire Hawks Team News & Probable Playing XIs

During appearing entirely out of the picture after the first half of the group stage, James Vince’s team has made a stunning metamorphosis throughout this tournament. The Hawks cannot reduce their starting lineup for this match due to international call-ups.

Recent form – W W W W W 

Hampshire Hawks Probable Playing XI

James Vince (c), Ben McDermott (wk), Joe Weatherley, Tom Prest, James Fuller, Ross Whiteley, Nathan Ellis, Liam Dawson, Mason Crane, Chris Wood, Brad Wheal


Somerset CCC Team News & Probable Playing XIs

After falling short to Kent Spitfires in the 2021 Vitality Blast Last by 25 runs, Somerset has been dominant throughout this season and deserves their spot in the final four. Craig Overton of England isn’t there, but they still have a full roster from which to choose.

Recent form – W W W W L

Somerset CCC Probable Playing XI

Tom Abell (c), Tom Banton (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Will Smeed, Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Green, Peter Siddle, Josh Davey, Jack Brooks


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
Hampshire Hawks 2 3
Somerset CCC 3 2

Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC – 2nd Semi-Final, Dream 11

Wicket-keeper

  • Tom Banton 
  • Ben McDermott

Batters

  • Rilee Rossouw (vc)  
  • James Vince (c)   
  • Tom Abell 
  • Will Smeed

All-Rounders

  • James Fuller 
  • Ben Green 

Bowlers

  • Peter Siddle  
  • Chris Wood  
  • Brad Wheal

Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Vitality T20 Blast 2022 2nd Semi-Final Prediction - Dream 11


Hampshire Hawks vs Somerset CCC Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Somerset CCC

Top batsman

  • Hampshire Hawks – James Vince  
  • Somerset CCC – Rilee Rossouw

Top bowler

  • Hampshire Hawks – Brad Wheal
  • Somerset CCC –Ben Green

Most sixes

  • Hampshire Hawks – James Vince  
  • Somerset CCC – Will Smeed

Player of the Match

  • Somerset CCC – Ben Green

Team Scores Batting First

  • Hampshire Hawks – 160+
  • Somerset CCC – 180+

Somerset CCC are the favourites to win this match.

 

Rarely will there have been a T20 Blast semi-final featuring two teams in such recent form as these two. Hampshire Hawks have made an unexpected comeback to give themselves a chance, but Somerset has been the more reliable team. We believe Somerset will triumph.

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