Match Preview: Hampshire Hawks v Middlesex, Vitality Blast

A 14-player squad has been named for the Hawks opening Vitality Blast fixture against Middlesex at The Ageas Bowl

Hawks v Middlesex
Vitality Blast (South Group)
Friday 27th May (7pm start)
The Ageas Bowl


Hampshire Hawks will begin their 2022 Vitality Blast campaign on Friday night as they welcome Middlesex to The Ageas Bowl.

Middlesex, who won the only meeting between the two last year, will be looking to improve upon their eighth-place finish in 2021’s South Group.

Meanwhile, James Vince’s Hawks bounced back from a slow start in spectacular fashion in 2021, winning six straight games – including a memorable come-from-behind victory against Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge – on their way to Finals Day.

Unfortunately, the Hawks fell to defeat in the semi-final against Somerset but will be hoping to build on 2021’s late-season momentum this time around.


Hampshire Squad

A 14-player squad has been named for the Hawks’ Vitality Blast curtain-raiser.

Overseas Australian duo Ben McDermott and Nathan Ellis are included and look set to make their debuts for the Hawks.

Ross Whiteley could also make his Hawks entrance, while Aneurin Donald could make his first T20 appearance since August 2019.

Joe Weatherley has recovered from the fractured hand he suffered in a LV= Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire.


Full Hampshire Squad

James Vince (14) Captain

Mason Crane (32)

Scott Currie (44)

Aneurin Donald (12)

Liam Dawson (8)

Nathan Ellis (72)

James Fuller (26)

Ian Holland (22)

Ben McDermott (28)

Tom Prest (24)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Brad Wheal (58)

Ross Whiteley (4)

Chris Wood (25)

Middlesex

2021 Season In Numbers


Head-to-Head

Hampshire's record in Vitality Blast v Middlesex

P: 34, W: 20, L: 13, NR: 1

Last 5 meetings:

Read more about Hampshire’s record against Middlesex at home in the T20 Blast by clicking here.


Tickets

Tickets for the Hawks’ first T20 fixture of the season against Middlesex are available via the link below, while they’ll also be available on the gate on Friday.

Click here to buy tickets.

To access match tickets bought online and get into The Ageas Bowl on Friday, fans will need to have downloaded the free Hampshire Cricket App.

Information on how to download the App and access match tickets – as well as how to forward them onto family and friends – can be found in our Visitor Guide, available via the link below.


Visitor Guide

For information on what to expect at The Ageas Bowl during Friday’s match – including the best food and drink in English cricket – please check out our Visitor Guide, available below.

Click here to view Visitor Guide.


Coverage

A live stream will be available for the match and a link to this stream will be available in the free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App and at www.ageasbowl.com/cricket.

Both the Hampshire Cricket App and www.ageasbowl.com/cricket will also host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.


Weather Forecast

Please follow the link to view the latest weather forecast for The Ageas Bowl: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/6620360

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