The squad of 14 is boosted by the return of fast bowler Tymal Mills, who has recovered from a hamstring injury having tested his fitness on Tuesday in a second-team T20 game against Somerset.
Head Coach Mark Davis said: “Hampshire are a strong side but we have done well at the Ageas Bowl in the past and it would be great for confidence to get our first win there and build on it.
“Having Tymal back is a big boost, not only for him personally but the whole squad. We have managed his rehab very carefully and he came through his four overs in the seconds on Tuesday and he’s raring to go. Obviously, he is a big player for us and we’re looking forward to seeing him reproduce the performances which lifted the whole tournament last year.”
Squad: Ross Taylor (captain), Luke Wright, Chris Nash, Stiaan van Zyl, Ben Brown, Laurie Evans, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Jofra Archer, Will Beer, Danny Briggs, Phil Salt, George Garton, Tymal Mills
Match stats (supplied by Opta)
- Hampshire have tasted victory in 10 of their last 11 matches versus Sussex Sharks; winning the last three in succession.
- Hampshire have won five of their last six at home to the Sharks; the visitors winning the last such fixture however.
- Hampshire have claimed victory in four matches on the trot ahead of this contest.
- Mason Crane (Hampshire) has the best economy rate of any bowler to record 10-plus overs this season (5.4); he’s only been hit for four boundaries across his 12 overs.