The Somerset and Kent team will meet in the Finals of the T20 Blast 2021. The both teams are quite experienced and have displayed terrific performances in the tournament. The Kent team will rely on the contributions of Matt Milnes and Daniel Drummond and are led by the wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings. While, Somerset have Tom Abell and Josh Davey who are performing quite well and Lewis Gregory is the captain of the team.
The Kent team topped their group points table with 9 wins in 14 matches, and then beat Sussex in the semi-finals. While Somserset secured 8 wins in the same number of league matches and then won against Hampshire in the semi-finals. Both the teams have an exciting players and would look to perform as per their abilities and the track record.
This will be the Final of the English T20 Blast 2021, and all the play-offs matches were played on the same day. The same venue, Edgbaston was a host to all the matches that were scheduled today.
Fixture Name: Final
Competition: English T20 Blast 2021
Date: 18 September
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KET(recent last): W W L
SOM(recent last): W W W
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Pitch Report: The match between KET and SOM will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The weather is expected to be lively and the batters will have a great time in the Finals and it will be a high-scoring match. While, the spin bowlers will look to hold the ball through the fine purchase off the surface, which was quite evident in the semi-finals. The team batting first is likely to miss the match.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Warwickshire 191/6 won by 14 runs against Northamptonshire 177/8 in English T20 Blast 2021
The Somerset and Kent team have equally good players in their ranks, and will meet in the Finals of the T20 Blast 2021. The wicket-keepers are in terrific form, while all the batters have been performing well in limited-overs. The all-rounders Lewis Gregory and Tom Lammonby are in fine form and will be crucial for your team, while the bowlers Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, and Josh Davey will look to keep up the form.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sam Billings
BATSMEN: Daniel Bell Drummond, Jack Leaning, Tom Abell, Will Smeed
ALL-ROUNDERS: Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Darren Stevens
BOWLERS: Josh Davey, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen
The Kent team is expected to win this fixture and the final of the T20 Blast 2021. They have been brilliant across all the departments and will have an edge over the opponents. While, the Somerset team is also a competitive team, but have a weaker bowling attack and can be the runner-up in this year’s T20 Blast 2021 Final. Nevertheless, we are up for an interesting match on our hand.
The Somerset team emerged victorious in the semi-final against Hampshire. They bowled well to dismiss Hampshire for a score of 150, with Josh Davey being the best performer, and Craig Overton was impressive as well. In the batting department, Tom Abell was the top-performer with a half-century in the middle-order.
The middle-order batsman Tom Abell is the most consistent run-scorer in England pool of players in the domestic cricket. He has displayed the proficiency to score runs in every format, including The Hundred. In rhe semi-final mwtch against Hampshire, he scored 50 off 35 balls to lay a strong foundation for the next batters to chase down the target easily.
Josh has been a consistent wicket-taker across all the formats of the game. In this domestic season , he is the highest wicket-taker for Somerset. In the last league match, he picked 4 wickets and helped the team to dismiss opposition for a score of 150. Then, his six at the end of the innings sailed the team to finals of the T20 Blast 2021.
Captain: Lewis Gregory
Wicket-keeper: Tom Banton
Possible Top Four: Tom Banton, Will Smeed, James Hildreth, Tom Abell
Possible Opening Bowlers: Josh Davey, Craig Overton
The X-factor from SOM would be captain Lewis Gregory who has the capability to contribute in both departments and has a fine experience as well. While, the team can play with unchanged 11 due to their spirited performance in the semi-finals against Hampshire.
SOM Playing 11 (likely)
The Kent team will look to continue the same momentum and now have won their last 3 league matches. In the semi-finals, they batted well and scored 168 runs on the board with the contribution of Daniel Bell Drummond. While, the bowlers were terrific in their efforts to help the team by 21 runs. The key performers were Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen, and Qais Ahmed.
The leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament has also been most consistent in delivering in crucial situations. In the last league match, he scored 81 runs to help the team in posting a strong score of 168 on the board, which ultimately helped the team to win the match and clinch the final spot, and will be a captain pick for the final.
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One of the best bowlers of the Kent team has been taking wickets consistently across all the formats. He has been equally proficient with the red-cherry and the white duke ball. In the tournament, he has picked 18 wickets, out of which 3 came in the semi-final match against the Sussex team. Fred can be a differential pick for this fixture.
Captain: Sam Billings
Wicket-keeper: Sam Billings
Possible Top Four: Zack Crawley, Daniel Bell Drummond, Joe Denly, Sam Billings
Possible Opening Bowlers: Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen
The X-factors for Kent team would be Matt Milnes who was impressive with his pitch-perfect length and took the important wicket of Phil Salt who can take away the game from the opposition.
KET Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Somerset vs Kent English T20 Blast 2021 Live score and streaming on Fancode and YouTube. All the news updates related to the English T20 Blast 2021 will be available on the England Cricket Board website. While, the English T20 Blast 2021 stats can be viewed on the third-party websites. The photo updates of the practice session and Playing 11 can be viewed on each team’s respective official Twitter account.
The SOM vs KET match will not be broadcasted on any Television Channel, as none of the channels have television rights to telecast English T20 Blast 2021. The ball-to-ball commentary and live streaming action will be available on the FanCode and YouTube app. The crowd will be allowed in the stadium due to the easing restrictions of the UK Government.