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MID vs SOM Dream11 Tips for County Championship Middlesex vs Somerset Today match prediction 8 April

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MID vs SOM Dream11 Prediction: The County Championship 2021 season will begin on 8 April. Last year, due to the pandemic, the competition was not organized. The trophy will be awarded to the team which finishes on top of Division 1 in the conference system that has been devised for this year. A total of 18 counties are participating with three different groups. The first half of the tournament will be organized behind closed doors.

On the first day, the Middlesex team will face off against the Somerset team. The Middlesex had a disappointing 2019 season and won only 3 of their 14 matches, while Somerset emerged as the runner-up with 9 wins out of the 14 matches.

MID vs SOM Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: Group 2

Competition: County Championship 2021

Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021 – Sunday, April 11, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Team Form Guide:
MID(recent last) D L L L W
SOM (recent last) D L W W  L

Standings in 2019 Championship: MID 8, SOM 2

Ground: Lord’s, London

Last result at the venue: Middlesex 260 played a draw match against Derbyshire 304/7 in the County Championship 2019.

Pitch Report: The curator expects pacers to get a good help from the pitch due to the cold weather and batsmen can get support after Day 2.

Streaming: No Streaming

MID vs SOM Playing 11:

MID Team News

The team did not have a good season in the last championship season and would like to improve the performances. In the bowling attack, the team has the experience of Tim Murtagh and Steven Finn, while Tom Helm can be a good prospect for the team. As an all-rounder, Toby Roland Jones will be crucial for the team due to his good track record. In the batting department, the team has captain Stephen Eskinazi and Nick Gubbins who have been impressive in domestic cricket.

Injury update, unavailability: None

Expected team changes: The team will play their first match in this season.

MID Playing 11 (likely)

1. John Simpson (wk)
2. Stephen Eskinazi (c)
3. Jack Davies
4. Nick Gubbins
5. Robbie White
6. Sam Robson
7. Toby Roland-Jones
8. Tom Helm
9. James Harris
10. Steven Finn
11. Tim Murtagh

SOM Team News

The Somerset team will be confident ahead of this season due to their impressive performance in the last county season in 2019, where they emerged as the runner-up. In the batting department, the team has Alex Abell and Hildreth who played well in the last season. While Tom Banton has been a terrific player in the limited-overs format. As an all-rounder, Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory will be the most important players due to their experience and performances. The spinner Jack Leach has been a consistent wicket-taker for the national team and Merchant De Lange has been an effective bowler in county cricket.

Injury update, unavailability: None

Expected team changes: The team will play their first match in this season.

SOM Playing 11 (probable)

1. Tom Banton
2. Tom Lammonby
3. Tom Abell
4. James Hildreth
5. George Bartlett
6. Steven Davies
7. Craig Overton
8. Lewis Gregory
9. Josh Davey
10.Jack Leach
11. Marchant de Lange

Who will win today match

Somerset team will win this match due to the experience and track record of their players. The players like Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton have a good experience of playing competitive cricket all around the world, while Leach has been a regular member of the England team, which will give them a boost ahead of the MID vs SOM Dream 11 Today match prediction. The Middlesex team has a good bowling attack in the presence of Finn and Murtagh, but the batting department looks a little inexperienced as compared to Somerset.

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Picks

Captain options

T Abell- The player who was the leading run-scorer for the Somerset team in the 2019 season will be a good pick for your team in the MID v SOM Dream 11 Prediction.
First-class Career Record- 6467 Runs, Bat. AVG. 44.90
T Abell in 2019 season- 756 Runs, Bat. AVG. 31.50

L Gregory- One of the finest performers in red-ball cricket, Gregory has the capability to stabilize the team in the middle-overs and emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the team in the last season.
First-class Career Record- 2569 Runs, Bat. AVG. 21.58 and 282 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 25.17
L Gregory in 2019 season – 465 Runs, Bat. AVG. 29.06 and 51 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 15.76

Differential pick

S Robson- The best batsman of the Middlesex team in the 2019 season will be one of the best picks for your fantasy team.
First-class Career Record – 9965 Runs, Bat. AVG. 37.32
S Robson in 2019 season – 858 Runs, Bat. AVG. 37.30

MID vs SOM Dream 11 prediction

WK: T Banton, J Davies
BAT: N Gubbubs, S Robson, T Abell, J Hildreth
AR: C Overton, L Gregory
BOWL:  J Leach, S Finn, T Murtagh

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