Hampshire, the two-time champions, managed just five wins in the 2019 T20 Blast. How will they fare this time around?
Last year’s finish: 7th in the South Group
Tournament history: After claiming their last title in 2012, Hampshire made the knockout stages in four of the next five seasons but have had two poor back-to-back campaigns since.
Key player: Mason Crane. The leggie has found some red-ball form in the Bob Willis Trophy, returning 12 wickets across three matches, but it’s his white-ball prowess that has come to the fore in his career so far. In last year’s Blast he collected 11 wickets at just 16.63, which meant Shane Warne’s London Spirit came calling at The Hundred draft.
2020 T20 Blast Hampshire squad
James Vince (c), Tom Alsop, George Munsey, Harry Came, Mason Crane, James Fuller, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus, Sam Northeast, Felix Organ, Oli Soames, Ryan Stevenson, Brad Taylor, Joe Weatherley, Brad Wheal, Chris Wood
2020 T20 Blast Hampshire Fixtures
Thursday 27th v Kent (Spitfire Ground, Canterbury)
Sunday 30th v Sussex (County Ground, Hove)
Tuesday 1st v Essex (County Ground, Chelmsford)
Thursday 3rd v Surrey (Kia Oval)
Thursday 10th v Sussex (Ageas Bowl)
Saturday 12th v Middlesex (Lord’s)
Monday 14th v Kent (Ageas Bowl)
Wednesday 16th v Essex (Ageas Bowl)
Friday 18th v Surrey (Ageas Bowl)
Sunday 20th v Middlesex (Ageas Bowl)