Hampshire CLT20 Team Squad
Hampshire Royals – A half baked side; but un(Afridi) nevertheless
Hampshire Royals squad for clt20 2012 is placed here. This England side has the automatic gift of being a persevering side; something that is inborn in English soil. They work out small strategies, work on them and plan to work their system into perfection. Hampshire is a team of few heroes and all stars. This tenet may help them through. Yes, Shahid Afridi, with his boom-boom style of batting and deadly accurate bowling may be more than a match-winner. They have a few accomplished local cricketers as skipper James Adams and Daniel Briggs as well to lend stability.
All-rounders like Sean Ervine and Dimitri Masceranhas are big fillips to Hampshire’s chances. Bowlers lack pace but have a nagging knack of being in line. Christopher Wood can be a wood-wrecker, when in business. James Vince will love to bring his experience into play, and two Asians in Hamza Riazuddin and Bilal Shafayat may learn from the intense experiences of Afridi. Yet, this team has a very minimal chance of reaching the semis, let alone winning.
Strengths – Old history naturally brings cohesion into Hampshire. The team has in-bred fielders and thus sharp catches are the order of the day. Bowling can be quite restrictive at times with bowlers excelling in change of pace, especially Masceranhas. Shahid Afridi is anyway a giant standing among ripples or ruins.
Weaknesses – Very few players have international experience and this may translate into cold feet in tough situations. They have no genuinely fast bowler in their side. England teams have anyway been proverbial underachievers. The captain James Adams may not get universal acceptance due to Afridi’s presence. Hampshire Royals 2012 squad named for T20 Champions League 2012 below.
Hampshire CLT20 Squad
Shahid Afridi, James Adams, Kabir Ali, Michael Bates, Michael Carberry, Liam Dawson, Hamza Riazuddin, David Griffiths, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Christopher Wood, Daniel Briggs, Bilal Shafayat, Glenn Maxwell, James Vince, Sean Ervine