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Somerset vs Kent, T20BLAST, Today Match Prediction

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The Cooper Associates County Ground, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

55/6 in 5.0

11 Star

46/5 in 5.0

9.2
SCORECARD

SOM vs KENT Win Probability

SOM 67%
KENT 33%

Toss Winner - Kent won the toss and choose to bowl first

Somerset beat Kent by 14 runs (D/L) method

Somerset have won three of their last five Vitality Blast matches against Kent. 

  • Tom Abell and Sam Billings are our picks for the batters to watch out for in this game.
  • Kent beat Somerset by 4 wickets earlier this season.
  • Somerset have won 9 of their last 10 Vitality Blast matches at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Back Somerset as the winners of this match.

Tournament:  Vitality T20 Blast, 2024
Format: t20
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Toss Prediction: To Bowl
Weather: 12.4°C|Light rain shower
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SUSS
BB
LAN
SOM
ESS
DURH
LEI
NOR
DER
YOR
GLO
GLAM
HAM
MID
WOR
KENT
NOT
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
11
7
2
1
1
16
1.57
11
8
3
0
0
16
0.8
11
8
3
0
0
16
0
12
6
3
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3
15
1.11
11
6
4
0
1
13
1.16
11
6
4
0
1
13
0.17
12
6
5
0
1
13
-0.58
12
5
5
1
1
12
0.11
11
5
4
1
1
12
-0.37
11
5
5
0
1
11
0.45
12
5
6
0
1
11
0.06
12
5
6
1
0
11
0
11
4
6
0
1
9
0
11
3
5
0
3
7
0
12
3
6
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3
7
0
12
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8
0
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6
0
12
3
9
0
0
6
-0.95
11
2
7
0
2
6
-2.16

The 2024 Vitality Blast continues with a pivotal matchup between Somerset and Kent at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. The reigning champions, Somerset, currently lead the South Group table with 6 points earned through 5 games.  Their opponents, Kent, occupy the fourth position with 6 points secured in 4 matches. However, Kent's lower Net Run Rate creates an additional layer of significance for this encounter, as they strive to overcome Somerset and ascend to the top of the standings. Kent beat Somerset the last time these two met this season, and will be looking to repeat the result here. But getting past Somerset at Taunton won’t be an easy task, as they have a formidable record at this venue.

Somerset Preview

Defending champions Somerset are looking good for another memorable season. They have won three matches and lost two to take the top position in their group.

They are coming off two thumping wins – by 63 runs against Hampshire and by 9 wickets against Middlesex.

Tom Abell tops the batting charts for Somerset with 167 runs in 4 innings at a strike rate of 159. 96 of those runs came against Hampshire this Sunday at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton off just 47 balls.

Will Smeed (144 runs in 5 innings at 209) and Tom Banton (131 runs in 5 innings at 125) are the other two batters we are backing to make some valuable runs in this match.

In the bowling department, fast bowling all-rounder Ben Green has been doing the bulk of the work. He has taken 13 wickets so far in 5 innings at an economy of 9.41.

Riley Meredith (9 wickets in 4 innings at 6.12) is another bowler you can back in this game.



Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Banton (wk), Will Smeed, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Abell, Sean Dickson, Lewis Gregory (c), Ben Green, Craig Overton, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Riley Meredith

Somerset Key Players From Previous Game Of Vitality T20 Blast, 2024

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
Tom Banton
49
42
6
0
116.67
Tom Kohler Cadmore
30
30
3
0
100
Will Smeed
1
3
0
0
33.33
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
Riley Meredith
4.0
0
12
4
3
Craig Overton
4.0
1
21
2
5.25
Josh Davey
3.3
1
13
2
3.71

Somerset Actual Playing XI:

Thomas Abell, Sean Dickson, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Will Smeed, Jake Ball, Josh Davey, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Ben Green, Lewis Gregory, Tom Banton, Riley Meredith

Kent Preview

Kent have had a decent start to their season – they have won two and lost two. They are coming off a 4-wicket loss to Middlesex in Canterbury, where they posted 173-8 on the board, but the opposition got to the target with four balls to spare.

Despite that loss, Kent have a lot of positives to take home. Captain Sam Billings is leading from the front and is their highest run-getter this season with 159 runs in 4 innings at a strike rate of 156.

Daniel Bell-Drummond (143 runs in 4 innings at 152) and Joe Denly (134 runs in 4 innings at 135) have been the other two consistent batters.

The bowling has been a little tame in comparison. Leg spinner Matt Parkinson is doing a commendable job in the middle overs and has taken 7 wickets so far in 4 innings at an economy of 8.30. 

However, they need someone to pick up regular wickets with the new ball. Xavier Bartlett (6 wickets in 4 innings at 9.17) can play that role and has shown signs of getting into a good rhythm in the last game.

Kent Predicted Playing XI:

Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Tawanda Muyeye, Sam Billings (c & wk), Joe Denly, Marcus O’Riordan, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Beyers Swanepoel, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Parkinson

Kent Key Players From Previous Game Of Vitality T20 Blast, 2024

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
Daniel Bell-Drummond
60
38
8
0
157.89
Marcus O'Riordan
28
11
5
0
254.55
Joe Denly
28
22
4
0
127.27
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
Xavier Bartlett
4.0
0
34
3
8.5
Joe Denly
3.0
0
21
1
7
Beyers Swanepoel
4.0
0
27
1
6.75

Kent Actual Playing XI:

Zak Crawley, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Marcus O'Riordan, Joe Denly, Joey Evison, Grant Stewart, Nathan Gilchrist, Sam Billings, Tawanda Muyeye, Xavier Bartlett, Charlie Stobo

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
11
0.32 mm.
4.31 k/h
From: SSE
100%
03h
11
0.18 mm.
4.41 k/h
From: S
100%
06h
12
0.14 mm.
4.37 k/h
From: S
100%
09h
14
2.23 mm.
3.95 k/h
From: S
100%
12h
13
2.08 mm.
4.28 k/h
From: SW
100%
15h
14
1.19 mm.
4.87 k/h
From: SW
100%
18h
14
0 mm.
2.39 k/h
From: WSW
100%
21h
12
0 mm.
2.99 k/h
From: SSE
64%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton is sporting surface, with something in it for both batters and bowlers. Given that the ground is a little one, expect plenty of fours and sixes once batters get their eye in. The openers will have to be a little cautious of the new ball, which is likely to move around a lot because of the breezy weather.

The weather in Taunton during the match will be mostly cloudy and breezy. Some showers are expected in the morning but we should get a full game.


SOM vs KENT Pitch Report

The average first inning score at the Cooper Associates County Ground is 176. The highest total posted at the venue is Somerset’s 241-5 against Hampshire in this season itself. Somerset won that match by 63 runs. This shows that once batters get going on this ground, bowlers will find it tough to stem the flow of runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Four of the last six Vitality Blast matches played at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton have been won by the team batting first, including the last game played here between Somerset and Hampshire. However, the weather will be cloudy and breezy and this might tempt the toss-winning captain to choose to bowl first.

While Kent suffered a setback in their previous match, they can draw confidence from their victory over table-toppers Somerset the last time they met this season. However, Taunton is Somerset’s home venue, and they have a dominant record here – winning nine of their last 10 matches here, including both their matches here this season. Capitalizing on this momentum and home advantage, Somerset will be aggressively seeking dominance. This should be a closely fought contest, but we are backing Somerset to prevail.


Back Somerset as the winners of this match.

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