Hampshire Friday Preview


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Hampshire will be looking to continue their unbeaten run to begin this year Royal London One-Day Cup when they take on Gloucestershire at the Ageas Bowl on Friday evening.

James Vince’s squad have enjoyed an excellent start to their 50-over title defence so far, picking up three victories from the opening three matches, securing wins over Kent Spitfires, Glamorgan and Middlesex.

Hampshire Squad:

A 14-man squad has been named for Friday’s fixture with Aneurin Donald, Brad Taylor and Brad Wheal featuring alongside the final XI that lined-up against Middlesex on Tuesday.

Kyle Abbott is currently third in the list of top wicket-takers across the country in this year’s 50-over competition, claiming eight wickets at an average of just 15.50 in the first three matches, whilst Liam Dawson, who picked up three wickets against Middlesex earlier this week, is just one behind with seven scalps.

Overseas batsman Aiden Markram has also proved to be a valuable asset with both bat and ball so far this campaign, recording his first half-century whilst also claiming three wickets against Dawid Malan’s side.

The Opposition:

Gloucestershire were only able to finish seventh in the South Group in 2018, but the visitors have enjoyed a more positive start to this year’s campaign, picking up two wins from their three matches so far.

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