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