Taunton, August 10, Saturday at 11:30 PM IST
It’s time for the second clash of Kent Spitfires and Somerset in the Vitality Blast 2019. Both the teams started their campaign against each other at Canterbury and will be up against each other at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Saturday night.
South Group standing:
Kent Spitfires are sitting second in the ladder with six wins and two defeats in eight outings. They are coming after facing 5 wickets defeat at hands of Gloucestershire and will look to bounce back strongly.
Somerset is sitting in the middle of the table with four wins and as many defeats in eight encounters. They have secured back to back wins against Essex and Hampshire and will look to capitalize the momentum to make it three in a row.
The two teams met at Canterbury on July 20. Opting to bat first, Kent Spitfires posted 165-9 in twenty overs with Oliver Robinson’s fifty and Mohammad Nabi’s 34 of 20 deliveries. Returning for 3-19, Roelof Van der Merwe was the pick of bowlers for Somerset whilst M Waller and J Taylor shared two wickets each.
Coming to chase, Somerset got booked on mere 124 runs in 18.3 overs against I Qayyum’s fifer. Hardus Viljoen and Adam Milne returned for two wickets each.
Head to Head
Total – 16
Somerset – 03
Kent – 12
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Sam Billings, Daniel Bell Drummond, Alex Blake, Mitchell Claydon, Jordan Cox, Zak Crawley, Fred Klassen, Heino Kuhn, Adam Milne, Mohammad Nabi, Marcus O Riordan, Ollie Robinson, Hardus Viljoen
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Fantasy picks from Kent
D Bell Drummond is the top run-scorer for the side with 250 runs in 8 innings
Heino Kuhn and Alex Blake are other key batters in the side
Mohammad Nabi is a key all-rounder in the side. He has amassed 147 runs in 8 innings and has also picked 7 scalps
H Viljoen is the leading wicket-taker for the side with 16 scalps
Fantasy picks from Somerset
With 425 runs in 8 innings, Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer
Tom Banton is another key batter in the side with 296 runs in 8 innings
R van der Merwe and J Taylor are the key bowlers in the side with 11 and 10 scalps in the side
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