The North group face off begins for the two sides as Somerset face Hampshire in the English T20 Blast North Group. The Hants haven’t won a single game in their 3 games, on the other hand Somerset have been victorious one match of their 2 outings. Somerset stand 7th in the group with the Hants right below them.
26/07 – 11:00 PM IST
South Group (N), Vitality Blast at Taunton, Jul 26 2019
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Head to head (last five matches)
SOM wins: 4
HAM wins: 1
So far in their last 5 outings SOM seems to dominate their opposition comfortably, chasing all their given targets and impeding the opponent in making the winning score, whereby winning 4 of the last 5 games.
Rilee Rossouw suffered a knock on head during the match against Sussex but is fit to play.
Lewis Gregory is likely to guide Somerset on Friday after getting released from England’s Test squad.
Somerset Probable 11:
TB Abell (c), TA Lammonby, RE van der Merwe, C Overton, J Overton, MTC Waller, T Banton, Babar Azam, PD Trego, JC Hildreth, Lewis Gregory
Hampshire Probable 11:
AHT Donald, RR Rossouw, JM Vince (c), SA Northeast, LA Dawson, CH Morris, JK Fuller, LD McManus, CP Wood, KJ Abbott, MS Crane
Rilee Rossouw in Twenty20 cricket in 2019–
923 runs from 27 innings at an average of 48.57 and strike rate of 144.67. Rossouw has scored a hundred and seven fifties in those 27 innings making him the 4th highest run-getter in the 2019 T20s.
Lewis McManus: The Englishman looks to be a promising talent for their side in the middle order as he bagged 321 runs in 30 games
Babar Azam– The Pakistani International has had a good batting average for his club, with 109 matches his average holds at 40.19 and a strike rate of more than 120, he looks to be a good pick for the club.
Roelof van der Merwe: The Dutchman has been a key all rounder and bowling figure for his side. With a highest of 89 and an batting average of almost 22 in 196 games Merwe looks sound with the bat and is better with the bowl. Picking up 186 wickets in 196 games with an economy of 7.16, he looks like a good prospect.
English T20 Blast| SOM vs HAMDream11 Team Prediction
Keeper – Tom Banton (VC)
Batsmen – Rilee Rossouw (C), , Peter Trego, James Vince
All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory, Chris Morris, Roelof van der Merwe,
Bowlers – , Chris Wood, Jerome Taylor, Kyle Abbott, Craig Overton
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Babar Azam,
Somerset looks to have the advantage of playing at home and also the form of both sides.