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Somerset vs Kent, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022, Today Match Prediction

The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England

170/9 in 20.0

8.50

202/7 in 20.0

10.10 Star
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Somerset won the toss and chose to bowl first

Kent beat Somerset by 32 runs

Somerset has already beaten Kent this season and will be confident of repeating the effort.

  • Rilee Rossouw has been in scintillating form for Somerset this season.
  • Kent’s batting has been really poor and is largely dependent on Joe Denly.
  • Somerset will start as overwhelming favorites for this match.

Somerset should emerge victorious in this match.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England | Toss: To Bat

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DER
LEI
YOR
NOT
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WOR
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PTs
NRR
7
6
0
1
0
13
1.167
8
5
2
0
1
11
0.344
7
5
2
0
0
10
1.325
7
3
4
0
0
6
0.147
8
3
5
0
0
6
-0.959
6
2
3
1
0
5
0.228
5
2
2
0
1
5
-0.79
7
2
5
0
0
4
-0.082
7
1
6
0
0
2
-1.224

Somerset has had a good season and is at 2nd place in the South Group with 5 wins, 10 points, and a net run rate of +1.116. They have a good chance of getting another solid win under their belt as they take on Kent in their next game who are languishing right at the bottom of the table. Kent has got just 1 win this season from 7 games and has a poor net run rate of -0.635. They have already lost once to Somerset this season and will need to put up a special performance today.

Somerset Preview

Somerset has got a solid balanced side this season and has a healthy momentum with them. They are coming off a 3-wicket win against Gloucestershire where they chased a target of 102 in 10 overs with 3 wickets and 3 balls to spare. While their main batters failed this time, Roelof van der Merwe came to the rescue down the order with a sensational knock of 48 off 15 balls. 

This is great news for Somerset as it further bolsters their strong batting unit, which has the likes of Rilee Rossouw (285 runs at 191.27) and Will Smeed (205 runs at 172.26) in top form. They will, however, need a few more runs from captain Tom Abell and opener Tom Banton, both of who haven’t even got post a 100 runs this season.

Josh Davey has done a good job up front for Somerset with 11 wickets at an economy of 8.36. The other bowler who has really shined for them is medium pacer Ben Green with 7 wickets at 7.88. Experienced left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe has only got 2 wickets but has kept things tight with an economy of 7.92. 

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Rilee Rossouw, Tom Abell (c), Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Peter Siddle, Lewis Goldsworthy

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Van Der Merwe
44
14
3
4
314.29
T Lammonby
23
10
2
2
230
B Green
13
6
3
0
216.67
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Davey
2.0
0
14
1
7
R Van Der Merwe
2.0
0
14
1
7
L Goldsworthy
1.0
0
15
1
15

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

RR Rossouw, Tom Lammonby, Peter Siddle, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Thomas Abell, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, RE Van Der Merwe, Will Smeed, Tom Banton

Kent Preview

When Kent registered a thumping 55-run win against Middlesex earlier this week, it looked like they would now get back to winning ways. However, they crashed poorly against Essex in their previous game and ended up losing by 7 wickets after scoring just 130-9 on being asked to bat first. 

Opener Joe Denly, who missed out on the last game, has been the team’s best batter so far with 227 runs in 6 games including an incredible 110 against Middlesex. Kent would be hoping he’s back for this match. Because otherwise, the team’s batting is quite fragile. Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond has only managed 53 runs in 7 games so far. Captain Sam Billings (135 runs at 114.40) too has struggled to get going.

Kent’s bowling too hasn’t been that great. Only left-arm pacer Fred Klaassen (7 wickets at an economy of 7.74) and left-arm spinner George Linde (6 wickets at 8.17) have left an impression. Leg-spinner Qais Ahmad (5 wickets at 6.92) has been good too. 
 

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Denly, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings (c & wk), Alex Blake, Jack Leaning, George Linde, Grant Stewart, Qais Ahmad, Matt Milnes, Fred Klaassen

Kent Key Players From Previous Game Of VITALITY T20 BLAST 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Blake
38
32
2
2
118.75
Q Ahmad
24
14
2
2
171.43
G Linde
18
17
0
1
105.88
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
F Klaassen
4.0
2
20
1
5
Q Ahmad
4.0
0
31
1
7.75
G Linde
2.3
0
37
1
14.8

Kent Actual Playing XI:

George Linde, Grant Stewart, Matt Milnes, Joe Denly, Alex Blake, Tawanda Muyeye, Sam Billings, Jordan Cox, Fred Klaassen, Jack Leaning, Qais Ahmad

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Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Cooper Associates County Ground has traditionally been great for batting. Since this will be a fresh wicket, expect the batters to have a great time here. Medium pacers should get some seam movement early on.

Venue Details

The highest total at the Cooper Associates County Ground is 229-6 by Somerset. The average score by the team batting first here is 175 while totals above 190 have been posted 13 times here in 54 matches. The team batting first in this game will be looking to post a total of about 190-200 runs.

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss should bat first here as this will be the first game of the season to be played here and the wicket should be fresh and hard.

Somerset has won 4 of the last 5 matches they have played against Kent, including one earlier this season. Given the form of both the teams this season, Somerset will start as overwhelming favorites for this match. They have got an in-form batting unit that can be too much to handle for Kent’s bowlers. Kent will need a herculean effort to get past Somerset.

Somerset should emerge victorious in this match.

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