Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams is preparing to lead the county in their first game of the season with a young, exciting seam attack.
But Hamza Riazuddin could play his first Championship game since his debut four years ago, while David Balcombe is set for his first first-class outing for Hampshire for nearly two years.
Overseas star Simon Katich plays his first game for the county since 2005.
Hampshire (from): Adams, Dawson, Carberry, Katich, Vince,Ervine, Bates, Wood,Riazuddin, Briggs, Balcombe, Griffiths
Interviews with Jimmy Adams and Simon Katich in today's Daily Echo.