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Somerset vs Lancashire, VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021, Today Match Prediction

The Cooper Associates Ground, Taunton

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Somerset, Lancashire fight for a place in the semis

  • Somerset finished second in South Group in the preliminary stages of the competition.
  • Lancashire have done well to qualify for the knockout stages.
  • Devon Conway and Merchant de Lange have been consistent performers for Somerset this season.

Expect Somerset to beat Lancashire and secure their place in the semifinals.

Tournament: VITALITY T20 BLAST 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: The Cooper Associates Ground, Taunton | Toss: To Bat

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Host Somerset will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they face Lancashire in the third quarterfinal game of the T20 Blast competition at Taunton.

With eight wins and four losses, Somerset played decent cricket this season to make to the playoffs of the tournament. Captain Chris Cooke will be hoping that the side can put in a clinical performance in this must-win encounter.

On the other hand, Lancashire did just enough to make to the knockout stages of the tournament. With seven wins and five losses, Lancashire finished second in the North Group in the round-robin stages of the T20 Blast competition.

Somerset Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can show discipline in all three departments in this knockout game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Devon Conway, Will Smeed, Tom Banton and James Hildreth to deliver the bulk of the runs.

New Zealand opener Devon Conway is currently Somerset’s leading run-getter in the Vitality T20 Blast competition. With 309 runs in eight outings, Conway will be looking to make an impact with the bat in this contest.

Besides, Smeed, Banton and Hildreth will need to put in decent scores for Somerset in this all-important clash.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Lewis Gregory, Merchant de Lange and Jack Leach to make crucial breakthroughs.

Somerset Predicted Playing XI:

Chris Cooke (captain). Devon Conway, Steven Davies (wk), James Hildreth, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Tom Lammonby, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Marchant de Lange, Jack Leach

Lancashire Preview

The county side found decent momentum at the fag end of the competition. With three wins on the bounce in their last round-robin matches, Lancashire will be keen to continue their winning streak in this knockout game.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Liam Livingstone, Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies and Steven Croft to do the bulk of the scoring.

Liam Livingstone showed decent form with the bat this summer and will be keen to put in a notable score for Lancashire in this quarterfinal game.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Luke Wood, Tom Hartley and Matthew Parkinson to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Lancashire Predicted Playing XI:

Liam Livingstone, Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, Rob Jones, Dane Vilas (c & wk), Steven Croft, Luke Wells, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Danny Lamb, Liam Hurt

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15%
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1.3 k/h
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0%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast predicted for quarterfinal game as bright and sunny, the wicket at Taunton is going to be full of runs. It is going to favor the batsmen rather than bowlers, who will need to show discipline on this surface.

Venue Details

The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton is going to host the third quarterfinal game between Somerset and Lancashire.

In terms of head to head record, Somerset have won their only game against Lancashire.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be looking to win all important toss and bat first on this surface. Average first innings at Taunton is around 190 to 200 runs.

Based on current form, Somerset will be firm favorites to win their game against Lancashire. The side will be keen to bring their-A game to the table in this contest. Devon Conway, Tom Banton and Merchant de Lange have shown decent form so far this season, Somerset will be hoping that the trio can deliver the goods with bat and ball in this all-importan tie.

Expect Somerset to beat Lancashire and secure their place in the semifinals.

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Author: Shoaib Z.