Match Preview: Hampshire v Somerset - Specsavers County Championship

A 13-man squad has been named for Hampshire's four-day match against Somerset at the The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire will be looking for consecutive red-ball wins when Somerset visit the The Ageas Bowl for a Specsavers County Championship match, beginning on Monday 10th September.

Hampshire Squad

Hampshire have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the four-day contest as they look to build on last week's win against Worcestershire at New Road.

Rilee Rossouw remains unavailable after travelling back to South Africa for the birth of his second child, while batsman Oliver Soames is included  again, along with new signing Aneurin Donald.

The Opposition:

Somerset currently occupy second position in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship, with six wins from their 11 matches.

Tom Abell's side's previous Championship match ended in a thrilling tie, with Lancashire taking all ten Somerset second-innings wickets for just 77 runs, after Somerset has been set a total of 78 to win at Taunton.

The ever-present Abell has been in impressive form with the bat so far this season, averaging over 44 while spinner Jack Leach picked up a staggering 12 wickets in the tied match against Lancashire.

Somerset will be looking to bounce-back from the disappointment of the tie at Taunton, knowing a win will help tighten their grip on second place while keeping the pressure on the unbeaten league leaders, Surrey.

Full Hampshire Squad

Jimmy Adams (4)

Liam Dawson (8)

Sam Northeast (17)

James Vince (14)   Captain

Tom Alsop (9)

Joe Weatherley (5)

Gareth Berg (13)

Dale Steyn (2)

Oliver Soames (--)

Fidel Edwards (20)

Ian Holland (22)

Kyle Abbott (51)

Aneurin Donald (--)

 

Tickets:

Tickets for all days of Hampshire's Specsavers County Championship match against Somerset are available to purchase online by clicking here, over the phone on 0844 847 1863 or in person on the gate each morning from 9:30am.

Coverage:

Match updates will be available via the Hampshire Cricket social media channels, whilst ball-by-ball coverage and match highlights will be available at ageasbowl.com/cricket.

There will be ball-by-ball commentary available on BBC Radio Solent online at bbc.co.uk.

Weather Forecast:

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