ESS vs HAM 26th Match - South Group Prediction

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152/2 in 13.5
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150/6 in 20.0
May 31, 202218:00
County Ground - Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Essex beat Hampshire by 8 wickets

ESS vs HAM Match Prediction

Hampshire To Win the Match, 1.96
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  • Hampshire has won three out of the previous four matches it has played against Essex
  • Essex's batting is a bit weak and lacks depth
  • Hampshire has more quality on paper and we are hoping it can turn its form around
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  • TournamentVitality T20 Blast 2022
  • DateMay 31, 2022
  • FormatT20
  • VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Time18:00

ESS vs HAM Live Score

  • Toss: Essex (Fielding)


Adam Rossington 13 8 1 1 162.50
MJJ Critchley 45 24 5 2 187.50
William Buttleman 9 9 2 0 100.00
Michael Pepper 75 42 9 4 178.57
Scott Currie 2.0 0 27 0 13.50
Nathan Ellis 2.0 0 9 1 4.50
Liam Dawson 3.0 0 37 0 12.33
Mason Crane 3.0 0 33 0 11.00
James Fuller 2.0 0 17 0 8.50
Bradley Wheal 1.5 0 26 1 14.18


James Vince 3 7 0 0 42.86
Nathan Ellis 3 3 0 0 100.00
Joe Weatherley 37 24 5 1 154.17
Liam Dawson 11 7 2 0 157.14
Aneurin Donald 5 10 1 0 50.00
James Fuller 24 15 0 2 160.00
Ross Whiteley 23 16 0 2 143.75
Ben McDermott 38 38 5 1 100.00
MJJ Critchley 4.0 0 20 1 5.00
Aron Nijjar 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
Samuel Cook 3.0 1 16 2 5.33
Ben Allison 2.0 0 17 0 8.50
Daniel Sams 4.0 0 35 0 8.75
SR Harmer 3.0 0 16 2 5.33

ESS vs HAM Match & Dream 11 Prediction, Betting Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Analysis - May 31, 2022

ESS vs HAM Prediction - May 31, 2022

Essex is not one of the teams that are fancied to win the T20 Blast 2022 or to even reach the knockouts. This could be why they are still being priced as the underdogs by the cricket betting sites even though they are going to take on Hampshire, a team that has lost both of its matches so far.

Hampshire has won three out of the previous four matches it has played against Essex and will be hoping it can get its first win of this season.

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Essex vs Hampshire T20 Blast 2022. The match is going to be played at the County Ground, Chelmsford on the 31st of May 2022.

ESS vs HAM Team Previews


Essex was battered by Somerset in its previous match as its batting struggled and could only score 139. Pepper and Critchley were the only two batters that put up some sort of a fight and only one other batter reached double figures apart from them.

This lack of depth in the batting is quite clear to see and Essex is always going to be susceptible to a collapse. They also do not seem to have too much power in their lower order. Daniel Sams is the only player that can hit sixes and he has not shown himself to be able to do it regularly so far.

Simon Harmer leads the Essex bowling attack and we don't think there is too much to like there either. Sams, Cook, Harmer, and Allison are not going to put fear or apprehension in too many opposition teams.

Essex Playing 11

William Buttleman, Adam Rossington, Michael Pepper, MJJ Critchley, Paul Walter, Daniel Sams, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook.


Hampshire was bowled out for just 123 in its previous match and continued to struggle to get going. On paper, there is a lot of batting talent that can be relied on but that has not translated into performances. James Vince, Aneurin Donald, Ross Whiteley, and Liam Dawson are all good batters but clearly, it is Vince who has to set the tone.

We think Vince's performance in this match could very well dictate how Hampshire goes as a whole.

Fuller, Crane, Ellis, and Wheal did not have much to defend in the previous match and so we are not going to judge them on that performance. Like the batting lineup, the bowling attack also has a lot of potential on paper. These are all bowlers that have done well in the T20 format before and we think it is just a matter of time before they have a good game.

Hampshire Playing 11

Ben McDermott, Aneurin Donald, James Vince, Joe Weatherley, Liam Dawson, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, Scott Currie, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Bradley Wheal.

ESS vs HAM Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The conditions in Chelmsford are a bit overcast and there is some rain around. We could have some interruptions or a match with fewer overs than originally scheduled. The pitch is going to be batter friendly but the outfield could be heavy and the overcast conditions will offer some help to the bowlers as well.

A score of around 160-170 should be seen as being quite competitive in this one.

ESS vs HAM Betting Tips

We are going to bet on Hampshire to win. It is not often that you will get odds as attractive as what are being offered right now. Of course, we are also betting that Hampshire will return to form and start playing much better than it has shown so far. That is the risk that is involved.

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