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Toss Winner - Somerset won the toss and chose to bowl first
Somerset beat Essex by 6 wickets
Somerset and Essex look to build on momentum
SOMERSET will win this match
Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
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T20 cricket has been the huge success in the cricketing arena and T20 Blast is one of the pioneers in T20 revolution and they step into the 20th season this season with 18 teams. Somerset and Essex won their opening matches comfortably chasing the target and ironically against the same opponents Kent in this season so far. Both teams will look to win this match also and build some momentum ahead in this big league phase. They will also look out for best possible combinations utilizing the available foreign players in their squad.
Somerset duo of Rille Rossouw (81 runs) and Tom Abell (48 runs) were scintillating with the bat in the last match as they shared a 121-run partnership to take their team home in the chase. Will Smeed looked good for his 21 runs while Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory and Lewis Goldsworthy are waiting for their opportunity with the bat.
Lewis Gregory was the pick of the bowlers in the last game with figures of 4-0-25-3 while the duo of Josh Davey and Ben Green picked up a wicket each and gave runs at less than 6 RPO. Merchant de Lange, Van Der Merwe, and Goldsworthy went for a few runs and will look to make a comeback in this match.
Key players to bet on: Van Der Merwe, Rilee Rossouw, Lewis Gregory
Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Marchant de Lange, Josh Davey
RR Rossouw, Tom Lammonby, Marchant de Lange, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Thomas Abell, Josh Davey, RE Van Der Merwe, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Banton
Essex openers William Buttleman (37 runs) and Adam Rossington (29 runs) gave a blistering start to their innings scoring 60-odd runs in the power play. Paul Walter then played a composed innings of 47 runs off 32 balls with Mathew Critchley, Tom Westley and Simon Harmer plying some impactful knocks to chase down 184 runs in a last over thriller.
Their bowlers went for 184 runs in their 20 overs in the last game. Aron Nijjar and Mathew Critchley were excellent with the ball picking up a wicket ach while Ben Allison was very economical. Daniel Sams and Simon harmer picked up a wicket each but went for runs at over 10 RPO effectively.
Key players to bet on: William Buttleman, Mathew Critchley, Simon Harmer
Adam Rossington (wk), William Buttleman, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Matthew Critchley, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Daniel Sams, Simon Harmer (c), Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Samuel Cook
Adam Rossington, Simon Harmer, Matt Critchley, Paul Walter, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Tom Westley, William Buttleman, Samuel Cook, Daniel Sams, Michael Pepper
Taunton is expected to have dark and cloudy weather with 60-70% chances of rain and weather interruptions are expected to make some disturbances in this game.
Taunton is a high scoring ground and batters will have an upper hand here in this ground. The pitch might aid bowlers as the match progresses by slowing down considerably. We can expect a run feast of 180-190 runs in this match.
Chasing is the best option with placid batting conditions and ran threat looming around the corner. Both skippers will put the opposition batters to bat on this track early on.
Both teams won their respective opening matches in a clinical fashion chasing the target. Somerset bowling attack looked more incisive with the new ball using the swing and seam movement effectively. They also have more experienced batters in the middle overs when compared to the Essex in this match with home conditions to their advantage too. We expect Somerset to win this match.
SOMERSET will win this match
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