Just pondering the thought process in the commentary box behind Hampshire batting first.
Could it be because there's no Peter Siddle? Could it be that the wicket is white(ish) in colour? Not something you always see here at Chelmsford!
Or, could it be that Hampshire's record at the County Ground in all forms of the game in the last few seasons is poor, and that they didn't want to give away the initiative?
They have lost their last two County Championship games here by an innings.
They have also lost the last three 50-over matches.
And they have not won their last four T20 games here (although in 2018 it was a tie).