Somerset vs Hampshire Div 1 Predictions Preview Who Will Win 09 Sep 2015

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Somerset vs Hampshire Div 1 Predictions Preview Who Will Win 09 Sep 2015

Somerset will take on Hampshire in the county championship on County Ground, Taunton. Both teams will start their campaign with this game and they will want nothing less than a win here. The expectation from both these teams is not that high so they can play without much pressure. These teams as such have nothing to lose so they can opt to conveniently perform and put forth an unbeatable score for the opposite team in the match. Veteran England batsman Marcus Trescothick will lead the Somerset side where as James Vince will lead the Hampshire squad.

With the inclusion of Chris Gayle in their T20 squad, Somerset has done wonders in this year T20 competition and they always have been competitive in the shortest format of the game. But somehow they have not been able to live up to the expectation of the fans in the longest format. They have not given their fans many moments to cheer in this format. Apart from their skipper Marcus Trescothick, they do not have any world recognised batsman and that’s where they really struggle as a side. Most of their club’s batsmen are T20 batsmen and they found it difficult to adjust to the changes in the format so they struggle here. Luke Ronchi has done so well in last one and half year in international cricket so there will be expectation from him too that he contribute significantly with the team and help it in putting some spirited performances. Ronchi is in sublime form so he can also found place in the squad as pure batsman too.  Alfonso Thomas will be one of their key players who can bat little bit as well along with his accurate bowling. Somerset can also use the services of Sohail Tanvir who is unorthodox in many ways and it was produced good results so many times. Alfonso Thomas and Sohail Tanvir can form a handy bowling attack together.

Michael Carberry will be opening the batting for Hampshire and he will be eager to score some run to restore his place in the national squad. He was the member of England team squad who had lost the Ashes in Australia 5-0 in Australia last season. Michael Carberry has not been selected in the squad since then. With Adam Lyth completely failing in this Ashes, it’s a good opportunity for Carberry to score big runs and make his case. Sean Ervine was in good form in the Zimbabwe series against New Zealand. So, he can also be utilized as a batsman by Hampshire. Yasir Arafat will be one of their new ball bowler and he is very experienced of playing in the county championship. His experience can come good form Hampshire.

Match Preview

Both teams look similar on paper, little weak in the batting department. Since, the batting of both these teams are their weaker side so they need to utilize their main batsmen in best ways. These batsmen may be not well known but they can come good on their home surface where they have grown playing. Somerset looks to be better placed team from here than Hampshire because of the experience in their squad Marcus Trescothick and Alfonso Thomos will bring. They have won T20 competition recently so they know how to win. But both these teams will go into the match with confidence so that they can outplay the other team and these matches will produce a real thriller where we don’t know what to expect from the game and the players. Somerset is looking more balanced just by fraction than Hampshire owing to which they have more chances of winning the match in comparison to with the other team.

Somerset vs Hampshire Predictions Who Will Win

Somerset win this Match

Somerset vs Hampshire Toss Prediction

Hampshire will win Toss 

Match Information

Match: Somerset vs Hampshire, County Div 1 , County Championship Division One 2015
Date: Wed, Sep 09, 2015 – Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Start Time: 9:30 AM GMT
Venue: County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Jeff Evans , Graham Lloyd


Hampshire (From): Danny Briggs, Matt Coles, Sean Ervine, Lewis McManus, Sean Terry, James Vince(c), Chris Wood, Michael Carberry, Liam Dawson, Joe Gatting, Will Smith, James Tomlinson, Adam Wheater(w), Jimmy Adams, Gareth Berg, Fidel Edwards, Mason Crane, Ryan Stevenson

Somerset (From): Marcus Trescothick(c), Alex Barrow, Lewis Gregory, James Hildreth, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Jim Allenby, Tom Cooper, Tim Groenewald, Johann Myburgh, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego, Luke Ronchi(w), Tom Abell, Max Waller

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