Somerset vs Surrey Match Prediction & Tips – Vitality T20 Blast 2019

Match Details

  • Venue: Kennington Oval, London
  • Date: 27th August 2019
  • Time: 11:00 PM IST
  • League: Vitality T20 Blast 2019

Somerset Preview

With 6 wins and 5 losses in T20 Blast 2019, Somerset is at number 4 in the south group points table. The team has won 4 of their last 5 matches while previously defeating Surrey by 8 wickets at Taunton.

Openers have scored most of the runs in Somerset’s wins. Babar Azam has a fifty and a score of 40 plus in last 3 matches, while Tom Banton scored a hundred off 52 balls against Kent. James Hildreth and Tom Abell are crucial to the Somerset batting middle-order.

In the bowling department, Max Waller is the leading wicket-taker in last 3 matches with 5 wickets while Jerome Taylor and Craig Overton have 4 wickets each. R van der Merwe has been expensive except for the last game where he picked 1 for 26.

Surrey Preview

While Surrey is placed at number 8 in the T20 Blast 2019 points table with just 4 wins and 6 losses, 3 of these 4 wins have come recently. Surrey won 3 of their last 4 matches while the other one was abandoned due to rain.

In Surrey’s last match against Kent where the former won by 1 run defending 171, Will Jacks was top scorer for Surrey at number 6 scoring 63 off 27 balls. In the previous match Sam Curran and Ollie Pope had scored 47 and 48 batting first at number 3 and 4 as Surrey finished 163-8.

Tom Curran and Imran Tahir have been the leading wicket-takers for Surrey picking 5 and 6 wickets in last 3 matches respectively. Skipper Jade Dernbach is also among the wicket-takers though he’s been a little expensive.

Match Prediction

Somerset to win the match

Fantasy Team Tips

  • Tom Banton is in good form and has a better chance of scoring runs as compared to Surrey’s Ben Foakes.
  • Ollie Pope is in good form and can be a good addition to the fantasy team as a second wicket-keeper.
  • Babar Azam and Somerset captain Tom Abell will be crucial in scoring runs in the power play and in middle overs.
  • Mark Stoneman has given a good start to Surrey recently and at times when he failed, Will Jacks has made up for it.
  • Imran Tahir leads with the wickets for Surrey, while J Taylor and M Waller have impressed with their spells for Somerset.

Fantasy Team Prediction

  • Wicket-Keeper – T Banton, O Pope
  • Batsman – Babar Azam, Tom Abell, M Stoneman, W Jacks
  • All-rounders – R v d Merve, Sam Curran
  • Bowlers – J Taylor, M Waller, Imran Tahir
  • Captain – Babar Azam
  • Vice-Captain – O Pope

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