SOM vs ESS Fantasy Prediction: Somerset vs Essex – 9 June 2021 (Taunton). Tom Banton, Lewis Gregory, and Jimmy Neesham will be the players to look out for in the Fantasy teams.
Somerset will take on Essex in the League Match of Vitality Blast T20, which will be played at the County Ground in Taunton. The T20 cricket is finally back in England, and nothing better than some T20 Blast cricket.
Essex won just a couple of games last season, whereas Somerset won four of their ten games. Somerset are playing with their full-fledged team, whereas Essex are missing some of their vital cogs from the last season.
Pitch Report – The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20 domestic games played here is 174 runs. This pitch has a history of supporting the batsmen.
Match Details :
Time:- 11.00 PM, Stadium: County Ground, Taunton.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Somerset – Tom Banton, Will Smeed, James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory, Tom Lammonby, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Merchant de Lange, Max Waller, Josh Davey.
Essex – Varun Chopra, Tom Westley, Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Jimmy Neesham, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer, Jack Plom, Aron Nijjar, Samuel Cook, Shane Snater.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Simon Harmer, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Neesham, Tom Banton, and Tom Abell.
SOM vs ESS Team Wicket-Keeper
Tom Banton (Price 9) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Banton scored 549 runs in the 2019 season at an average of 42.23, whereas he had a strike-rate of 161.47. He missed the last season, but he is a brilliant T20 player.
SOM vs ESS Team Batsmen
James Hildreth (Price 9) and Tom Abell (Price 9) will be our batsmen from Somerset. Abell scored 227 runs last season at an average of 32.42, whereas Hildreth scored 119 runs at 39.66. Both of them are brilliant top-order players, and they can play aggressive cricket.
Tom Westley (Price 9) will be our batsman from Essex. Westley scored 191 runs last season at an average of 27.28, whereas he had a strike-rate of 137.41. He will open the innings for his side.
SOM vs ESS Team All-Rounders
Jimmy Neesham (Price 9.5), Simon Harmer (Price 9), and Ryan ten Doeschate (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from Essex. Doeschate scored 255 runs at an average of 51.00 last season, whereas Harmer scalped ten wickets with the ball. Neesham scalped 12 wickets in the Super Smash, whereas he is a big hitter of the cricket ball. All three of them will play a major role for this side.
Lewis Gregory (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from Somerset. Gregory scored 118 runs at a strike rate of 157.33 last season, whereas he scalped nine wickets in bowling. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
SOM vs ESS Team Bowlers
Josh Davey (Price 8.5) and Merchant de Lange (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Somerset. Davey scalped 11 wickets last season, whereas de Lange is a veteran of 111 T20 wickets. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Aron Nijjar (Price 8) will be our bowler from Essex. Nijjar scalped eight wickets last season, whereas he had an economy of 7.84. He is a talented bowler.
Match Prediction: Somerset will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Lewis Gregory and Jimmy Neesham
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Tom Banton and Simon Harmer
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.