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MATCH PREVIEW T20 BLAST HAMPSHIRE v KENT SPITFIRES
Hampshire v Kent Spitfires
NatWest T20 Blast
Tuesday 1st August (19:00 – 22:00)
The Ageas Bowl

Hampshire welcome the Kent Spitfires to the Ageas Bowl in a key game in the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast on Tuesday, with the hosts looking to gain momentum ahead of an important week in the competition.

Hampshire Squad:
Hampshire have named a 15-man squad for the fixture, with Tom Alsop, Shahid Afridi, Brad Wheal and Fidel Edwards featuring alongside the final XI from last week’s rain-affected victory at Gloucestershire.

Michael Carberry is unavailable for selection for this match after sustaining a hamstring injury during last Friday’s contest.

The Opposition:
Kent Spitfires currently sit seventh in the South Group, with seven points from their opening eight matches of the competition.

Despite beating the Essex Eagles on the opening day, Sam Northeast’s side have struggled to find momentum, picking up just one win in the following five matches The visitors did bounce back with victory over Somerset last week, but head into tomorrow’s game on the back of a 25-run defeat to Glamorgan.

Did You Know?
· Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson has taken nine T20 wickets against the Kent Spitfires, the most he’s taken against a single county in this format.

· Hampshire have won 8 of the last 13 T20 fixtures against the Kent Spitfires at the Ageas Bowl, losing four and drawing the other.

· Reece Topley averages an excellent 13.72 with the ball against the Kent Spitfires and his T20 career best figures of 4-26 came against the same opponents.

Full Hampshire Squad:

James Vince (14) Captain
Lewis McManus (18)
Reece Topley (6)
Shahid Afridi (00)
Mason Crane (32)
Tom Alsop (9)
George Bailey (10)
Rilee Rossouw (30)
Gareth Berg (13)
Fidel Edwards (82)
Sean Ervine (7)
Kyle Abbott (87)
Liam Dawson (8)
Brad Wheal (58)
Chris Wood (25)

Coverage:
Live text commentary will be available via the Hampshire Cricket Twitter and Facebook pages.

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