Hampshire vs Sussex Sharks: Vitality Blast 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:47 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019 4:47 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best match bets for the second match of the T20 tournament?
<div><h2>Hampshire vs Sussex Sharks</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/eng/t-20-vitaly-blast/hampshire-vs-sussex-3838563/?mtid=6" target="_blank" title="Hampshire vs Sussex Odds Board"><strong>Friday 19 July 2019 at the Ageas Bowl Stadium</strong></a></p><p>The Sussex Sharks, heavily backed in the market,<a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/cricket/cricket-vitality-blast-2019-betting-winner-market/90330/" target="_blank"> begin their quest for Blast glory with a tricky test</a> against a Hamp-shire outfit which is choc-full of high-quality players. Perhaps too many because last summer they all left it to each other as they endured a terrible campaign.</p><p>Sussex are pinning their hopes on Rashid Khan, the Afghani-stan spin genius. It’s not a bad ploy considering he is rated as the No 2 player on the T20 index. Andre Russell is top.</p><p>Rashid had a sorry World Cup but that’s okay. T20 is his thing and with two franchise tournaments under his belt and a 60 per cent win rate in the format Sussex have pulled off a mas-terstroke. The only problem is availability. Sussex look certain to make the quarter-finals but Rashid won’t be around to play in the knockouts.</p><p>By contrast, Hampshire would be delighted with a knockout appearance. They won just two matches last season. This was a bizarre return given their excellent 50-over form in the last few years.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=163&amp;a=615e7c38-c0fe-485b-9b38-e2a564caf4c9&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0010/1348480/WHC_27042_CIRCKET_ICC_WC_IN_PLAY_INSURANCE_1280x480.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Hampshire boast six internationals, chief among them the ele-gant James Vince with the bat and Chris Morris, the South Af-rica all-rounder. Other South African imports, who don’t count as overseas, are Rilee Rossouw and Kyle Abbott who are top-notch with bat and ball.</p><p>Jofra Archer, the World Cup sensation, is absent for Sussex with injury and this appears to be the chief reason why Sussex</p><p>have been pushed out to 2.0 (Evens) by Unibet. We have them down as marginal favourites.</p><p>But given Rashid’s importance and consistent stellar perfor-mances we will take the 11.0 (10/1) that Unibet offer about the spinner taking the man of the match award. On career form he should be more like (8.0).</p><p>This is one for the notebook. Whenever you get the chance to bet him this summer in this market at odds bigger than our mark, take it. We’d be very surprised if you didn’t end up in profit by the end of the tournament.</p><p><strong>Best Bet:</strong></p><ul> <li>Back Rashid Khan man of the match <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">11.0 at Unibet</a>.</li></ul></div>
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