SOM vs ESS Dream11 Match Preview:
A closely matched contest awaits as fifth place Essex take on seventh-placed Somerset on Wednesday.
As the battle for top-four heats up, these two sides which are separated by Gloucestershire at the moment will look to win this potential six-pointer.
Essex Squad: Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater(w), Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul Walter, Shane Snater, Simon Harmer(c), Mohammad Amir, Adam Zampa, Aaron Beard, Matthew Quinn, Ravi Bopara, Varun Chopra
Somerset Squad: Babar Azam, Tom Banton(w), James Hildreth, Tom Abell(c), Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Peter Trego, George Bartlett, Tim Groenewald
Essex: The Eagles are going into this game on the back of a much-needed win against Gloucestershire after claiming only one point from the previous three games.
Their wins have been defined predominantly by their batting department with them piling up 206 runs in the last game courtesy of half-centuries from Westley, Delport, and Lawrence.
Mohammed Amir has had a decent tournament so far and will be relishing the prospect of facing compatriot Babar Azam who’d open the innings for Somerset.
This game also marks the return of Ravi Bopara who has earlier dropped due to his short-comings.
Cameron Delport, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater (WK), Dan Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Simon Harmer (C), Shane Snater, Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Adam Zampa.
Somerset: Somerset’s current situation is somewhat baffling given that they have the two of the tournament’s the top-three run-getters in Babar Azam and Chris Banton.
They’ve lost four out of their last five games including the heavy defeat last time around by the hands of AB Devilliers inspired Middlesex.
The team management hasn’t been able to find a replacement for skipper Lewis Gregory which has jolted their momentum big-time.
Babar Azam and Chris Banton will again be the focal-points of pressure as they have been throughout this tournament.
Overton brothers need to really step-up with the ball to keep this Eagles’ side at arm’s length.
Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (C), James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton.
SOM vs ESS Dream11 Match Fantasy Picks:
Babar Azam: The World’s number one T-20 batsman has been piling up the runs in the countryside as well. He has scored 267 runs in the tournament thus far, and there’s no saying how many more will he add in the upcoming games.
Tom Banton: With only 11 runs separating him and his opening partner, this young Englishman has garnered a name for himself. Coming on the back of 51,71 and 41 in his previous three games, Banton will go into this one with a lot of confidence.
Cameron Delport: With already a century to his name in this year’s edition, Delport is extremely dangerous when he gets going. He also got a fifty in his last game and chanced his arm with the ball too.