SOM vs HAM Dream11 : Hampshire go in search of their first win while Somerset look to comeback from a torrid batting performance
For today’s hosts, their match couldn’t have been held at a better stadium. Turning back to the maverick solace of their home conditions as they look to forget a horrendous batting display against Kent Spitfires, Somerset take on Hampshire on a surface which is set to offer them extremely batting conducive conditions.
Their 41 run defeat against table toppers Kent was a harrowing result for the side, one that saw their net run-rate pummel right down to take them all the way to seventh place in the league standings. After restricting Kent to an average enough 165, the batting department of Somerset failed to compliment the astute display by their bowling unit. Apart from a 55 runs partnership for the third wicket, the side saw the batting order fall apart, going form 68-3 to being bundled out for 124 as they went onto lose 7 wickets for just 56 runs.
Elsewhere, Hampshire come into this encounter still in pursuit of their first win. They’ve now played three matches and garnered the one point from them, that too coming due to a truncated encounter. Heading out in pursuit of Sussex Shark’s 188 in the previous match, Hampshire managed to show immense fighting spirit to script a comeback from 91-5 but it was unfortunately too late for them with the side having lost one wicket too many. They went down by 14 runs in the end, unable to play out their quota of overs.
With this pitch offering us one of the most exquisite conditions to come out and score runs galore, expect this to be an extremely high scoring encounter. Paired with the extremely small dimensions of the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, both sides’ batting orders are going to love their time out in the middle.
With this going to be a big run scorer, we are going to side with Somerset for this one due to their better bowling unit. It should serve them fruitfully and help restrict the opposition well within a winnable score.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Beautiful batting conditions will be at play today. Expect the ball to move about in the opening part but apart from that we see this match extremely favouring the batting side. The side winning the toss will be looking to chase over here.
Probable Playing 11
With both the sides revealing their teams ensuing the toss, our final team combination and player changes might see some changes be incurred then. Please visit for latest development proceeding the revelation of the playing 11s. Expect both the side to dole out the same playing 11s as their previous outings in the league.
Match: Somerset vs Hampshire
Date And Time: 26th July, Friday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SOM vs HAM Dream11
Opener Tam Banton from Somerset is our pick for this one. The side’s most consistent bat in their opening two encounters, he’s someone who helps the side capitalise on the powerplay overs and with the conditions fully playing in his favour, expect him to get a big score today.
Batsmen for SOM vs HAM Dream11
Number three bat, Peter Trego continues our picks from the side with us choosing to leave out Babar Azam for this one. He’s offered nothing in the opening two matches and his price is one that sees us leave him out for this one. Captain Tom Banton is picked up by us as well.
Elsewhere for Hampshire we have their captain James Vince come into our side despite him being sent back to the pavilion for 0 the last time around. His half-century in the opening match of the league was enough to see him stamp his authority and see him reinstate his sublime grace as a batsmen, one that has seen him being held in massive reverence over the course of the last year.
Also coming in is opener Rilee Rossouw after scoring a well made 60 in the previous match to give his side the foundation to build on.
All-Rounders for SOM vs HAM Dream11
Chris Morris and Liam Dawson become our selections from Hampshire in this component of our playing 11. With Morris set to bowl out his 4 overs of the faster variety along with an ascertained time out in the middle with the bat as well, and Dawson holding the same identity, this duo could see us amass a solid bagful of points today.
The one pick from Somerset is of Roelof Van Der Merwe after he picked up an incredible 3-19 in the previous encounter for his side.
Bowling Order for SOM vs HAM Dream11
The two man partnership from Somerset sees us rope in Jerome Taylor and Ma Waller to make for a pace and swing combination. It’s the ideal pick for a T20 encounter and with the two picking up two wickets in between them in the previous match, we are going to repose faith in them to dwindle Hampshire today.
Hampshire on the other hand will be represented by their stoutheaded spearhead Kyle Abbot with the bowler perfectly taking over the mantle of the pace department for the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain SOM vs HAM Dream11
We have decided to make Tom Banton our captain for today while Liam Dawson has been chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.