Essex vs Hampshire Semi Final 1 T20 Blast 2023 – The 1st Semi Final match of T20 Blast 2023 will be played between Essex vs Hampshire on Saturday, 15 July 2023, at 3:30 PM | 11:00 AM LOCAL at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 3:00 pm, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Essex vs Hampshire teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the Essex vs Hampshire Semi Final 1 T20 Blast 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team
Essex vs Hampshire Semi Final 1 T20 Blast 2023
|T20 Blast 2023
|Essex vs Hampshire
|Saturday, 15 July 2023
|3:30 PM | 11:00 AM LOCAL
When: Essex vs Hampshire T20 Blast 2023 on Saturday, 15 July 2023, 3:30 PM | 11:00 AM LOCAL
Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Essex vs Hampshire Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
T20 Blast 2023 will be broadcast live on Sony LIV.
Essex vs Hampshire Match Pitch Report
The wicket at Edgbaston, Birmingham will be full of runs. There will not be much on offer for the bowlers and big runs are likely to be scored in the match.
The surface tends to be flat and offers a good amount of pace and bounce, perfectly ideal for stroke play and high-scoring games. The batsmen can enjoy true bounce, making it easier to time their shots. In addition, the fast outfield makes sure that the well-placed shots reach the fence before any fielder.
However, the pitch tends to get a bit slower as the game goes by, which makes it difficult for stroke players. The Spinners might also come into play during the middle overs, getting everything on offer from the surface. Hence, the team winning the toss would like to bat first on this surface before the pitch faces any wear and tear.
What to expect:
Essex: Simon Harmer’s side put up a good show when it mattered the most to earn a berth in the quarterfinal. They defeated Surrey by 3 wickets, ending their four-game losing spree. The side faces a tough challenge against the Bears, who are in great form. Harmer shall like his players to stick to the basics and do well in this game.
Daniel Lawrence played well in the last game and will look to deliver a positive start in this game alongside Adam Rossington. Michael-Kyle Pepper has been in good form, and he must add runs in the middle order with Feroz Khushi and Paul Walter. They have depth in their batting and expect runs from Matthew Critchley, Daniel Sams, and Harmer.
Daniel Sams was expensive in the last game, and he must bowl a tight spell with the new ball with Aaron Beard to grab early wickets. Critchley did well in the last game and must deliver good spells in the middle overs with Sam Cook and Harmer. The side will also need a good show in the supporting role from Shane Snater and Paul Walter.
Probable XI: Adam Rossington (wk), Michael-Kyle Pepper, Feroze Khushi, Robin Das, Paul Walter, Matthew Critchley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Shane Snater, Aaron Beard, Sam Cook
Essex Squad: Simon Harmer (c, South Africa), Ben Allison, Aaron Beard, Luc Benkenstein, Nick Browne, Will Buttleman, Alastair Cook, Sam Cook, Matt Critchley, Robin Das, Eshun Kalley, Feroze Khushi, Dan Lawrence, Aron Nijjar, Michael Pepper, Jamie Porter, Jamal Richards, Adam Rossington, Josh Rymell, Daniel Sams (Australia), Shane Snater, Paul Walter, Tom Westley
Hampshire: It was just the kind of performance James Vince would have expected from his side ahead of the knockouts. They drowned Gloucestershire by 8 wickets, where Vince led from the front. The defending champions would look to carry this momentum into this game and reach the semifinal. Key players have been in good form and will look to deliver in this game.
James Vince is the top run-getter this year and will aim to set up a big partnership with Ben McDermott. Joe Weatherley, Tom Prest, and Liam Dawson add strength to the middle order, and the team will need partnerships between them. James Fuller, Benny Howell, and Chris Wood add punch to this line-up in the lower middle order.
After a good show in the last game, the bowling attack shall be confident, and expect tight spells from Chris Wood and John Turner with the new ball. Nathan Ellis has been their best bowler this year and will look to do well in the middle overs. Dawson and Benny Howell have a lot of experience, and they must bowl good lines.
Hampshire Key Players
- James Vince – James Vince has been magnificent in the T20 Blast. He is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 638 runs. He has scored seven fifties and one century during his juggernaut.
- Ben McDermott – McDermott has not been as consistent as James Vince but he is no less match winner. McDermott on his day can overpower even the most destructive batters. He has scored 378 runs this season with four fifties.
- Nathan Ellis – Nathan Ellis will be a key bowler for Hampshire. The bowler is very experienced in the T20 format and is a death-over expert. If he can contain the opposition in the final overs of the innings, it automatically increases Hampshire’s chances of a win.
Probable XI: Ben McDermott (wk), James Vince (c), Tom Prest, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, James Fuller, Ross Whiteley, Benny Howell, Chris Wood, Nathan Ellis, John Turner
Hampshire Squad: Brett Oliveira (c), Jack Haynes, Mitchell Santner, Adam Hose, Kashif Ali, Ben Cox (wk), Ed Pollock, Usama Mir, Adam Finch, Dillon Pennington, Patrick Brown
Essex vs Hampshire Match Winner
Essex vs Hampshire Match Prediction
Hampshire remains the favorite to win this semi-final matchup, and honestly, it’s hard to deny that. The Fun88 odds for Essex are tempting, but the fact remains that they barely squeezed past a depleted Birmingham side and may not have the firepower to take on a titan like Hampshire.
If Hampshire removes Lawrence or Pepper for a very low score, then we’re not sure that Essex has enough reliable batters to score against incredibly tough bowlers.
Hampshire will certainly not underestimate Essex, but with Ellis and Turner bowling so well, and Vince simply piling on the runs in nearly every match, it seems likely that Hampshire will win this easily. McDermott will be the X-Factor, as Hampshire needs him healthy to help take some batting pressure off Vince, but Weatherley has had his moments and can score when required.
Essex vs Hampshire Top Fantasy Picks
- Best choice for Batsmen: J Vince, D Lawrence, F Khushi
- Best choice for Bowlers: S Harmer, N Ellis, J Turner
- Best choice for All-rounders: L Dawson, M Critchley, D Sams
- Best choice for Wicket-keeper: B McDermott
Essex vs Hampshire Dream11 Team Prediction
WK– B McDermott
BAT: J Vince, D Lawrence, J Weatherland, F Khushi
ALL: L Dawson, M Critchley, D Sams
BOWL: S Harmer, N Ellis, J Turner
Essex vs Hampshire Match Both Team Top Batsmen
For the batsmen, Lawrence’s 62 runs were the biggest help, which shouldn’t have been such a shock, as he’s compiled 349 runs for the season and had 58 against Surrey. If Essex is to beat Hampshire, it’ll have to be via Lawrence or Pepper (391 runs for the season), as appear to be only two batters that can handle the spotlights.
Hampshire’s batters reached the total in 15.3 overs, although things could have been dicey after star batter Vince was removed for only 19 runs. For a batter with 657 runs for the season, Vince’s total was unusually low, but he’s still trustworthy at the right moments. Second-leading batter, McDermott, was injured with back spasms, but that allowed Weatherley to score 25 and seal the win. Weatherley is far behind Vince in runs scored (316), but Hampshire will need him to be aggressive in this next match.
Essex vs Hampshire Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
the Essex bowlers kept Birmingham to just 7/167 runs after 20 overs, thanks largely to Cook (2/24) and Beard (1/11). Sams was a bit of a disappointment considering his great season of 23 wickets, as he was expensive at 1/41 (ER: 10.25). Sams has just 5 wickets in his last 5 matches, so we’re not sure to trust him just yet.
Hampshire’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss against Worcestershire was sheer genius, as they bowled them out for a measly 100 runs after 17.5 overs. Ellis (22 wickets) and Turner (20 wickets) have been the star bowlers all season for Hampshire, and they proved that they could handle the biggest moments.
Ellis simply dismantled the Worcestershire batters with an unbelievable performance of 4/6 (yes, four wickets for six runs) after only 2.5 overs. Turner (2/19) and Wood (2/23) helped clean up the rest of the batters, which goes to show just how formidable Hampshire can be when at least these three bowlers are in form.