The next south group match of the Vitality Blast T20 2019 will be played between Surrey and Somerset at the Kennington Oval in London.
Somerset are placed at the fourth place in the south group points table in the Vitality Blast T20 2019. They have won six matches while losing five out of their 12 games. One of their matches had been rained-off. Somerset have 13 points and a net run rate of +0.814.
Somerset registered a thumping 25-run win against Glamorgan in their last game, courtesy of a half-century from Babar Azam and his 61-run partnership with Tom Banton. Somerset posted 177 on the back of three wickets from Max Waller and two each from Jerome Taylor and Tim Groenewald. The side then bowled out Glamorgan for 152 and registered a win.
Surrey are at the second last place in the points table with four wins and six losses from 12 matches. The team has tied one game while one of its matches has been rained-off. Surrey have 10 points and a net run rate of -0.358.
Surrey eked out a one-run exciting win over Kent in their last match. Mark Stoneman and Aaron Finch were decent at the top but it was the cracking half-century from Will Jacks which took the team to 170.
Skipper Jade Dernbach then took wickets and did not allow Kent to score the winning runs, despite the team having seven wickets in their kitty.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Surrey- Mark Stoneman, Aaron Finch, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Will Jacks, Ryan Patel, Jordan Clark, Jade Dernbach, Gareth Batty, Imran Tahir
Somerset- Tom Banton, Babar Azam, James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Tim Groenewald, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Surrey
Who will win? – Somerset
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Somerset), Aaron Finch (Surrey)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jerome Taylor (Somerset), Imran Tahir (Surrey)
Most Sixes – Tom Banton (Somerset), Aaron Finch (Surrey)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Somerset 160+, Surrey 145+
Match Handicap Somerset
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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