SOM vs MID Dream11 Team Prediction: Middlesex welcome back a slew of star performers as they look to continue their up rise in South Group.
A hectic and congested Sunday in the Vitality Blast sees us begin our day with two sides from whom their previous encounters ended up auguring extremely nicely. Both Middlesex and Somerset registered comprehensive performances in their previous encounters, registering much needed wins as we head towards the business end of the group stage matches in the showpiece league.
For Middlesex especially, the 8 wicket win over Glamorgan was an extremely crucial one. Putting in an extremely astute performance with the ball as they bundled out their opposition for a mere 136, Middlesex’s batsmen complemented their bowlers perfectly. A 75 run stand in the opening spot between Dawid Malan and Stevie saw them get past the target at hand with relative ease, propelling them right into the top 4 of the group standings.
Elsewhere, Somerset make a foray into this encounter courtesy of an incredible run chase, one which could arguably end up being the finest in the league. Heading out in pursuit of a mammoth 203 put on by Sussex, Somerset ended up winning the encounter with 8 wickets and 8 balls to spare, making light work of what looked set to be an extremely jittery run chase for them.
And as the two sides take on each other today as they look to fulfil their aspirations of making massive strides in the points table, this match promises to have all the bearings in it of an absolute jaffa of a match. The margins for error will be extremely small today with the side putting on a better batting display emerging as the winners from this one.
SOM vs MID Dream11 Team Prediction
Eoin Morgan and Paul Stirling are available for this encounter for Middlesex.
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam, Tom Banton, Tom Abell (c), James Hildreth, Eddie Byrom, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Jerome Taylor, Max Waller, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton
Dawid Malan (c), Paul Stirling, Stephen Eskinazi, AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, John Simpson (wk), Tom Helm, Toby Roland-Jones, Steven Finn, Nathan Sowter, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Pitch Conditions and Toss
A relatively new ground, this surface has hardly been utilized in the cricketing fraternity. With this encounter just the sixth match to be contested over here, the surface remains a relatively unknown entity but based on previous encounters, expect this to be a pristine batting surface.
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) August 4, 2019
The score while batting first averages 170 over where the pitch expected to retain its shape across the 4 hours. Toss won’t really make a difference with the side chasing winning 3 times as opposed to the 2 wins for the side batting first but expect the side winning the toss looking to field first.
Dream 11 Picks
A 37-ball 73, one which was lined up with 2 sixes and 11 fours, sees Somerset’s Tom Banton become an instant pick for us. The opener is an instrumental player for his side, a name who has always provided his side with the perfect platform at the top of the order and should register yet another sublime score today.
With AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan back for the side for this one, the two batsmen come into our side without any hesitation. The two are stalwarts of the game, names who love taking the accountability on themselves and today’s conditions and the nature of Somerset’s bowling unit should favour them heavily.
For their 75 run match winning partnership in the last encounter, Dawid Malan (54) and Stephen Eskinazi (51) are picked up by our side. The two openers have been consistent all across the league, scoring crucial runs for their side and we envisage them manoeuvring their way to a big score today as well.
From Somerset we are bringing in new man Eddie Byrom as our first pick. He ended up smashing his way to a 19 ball 54 in his first outing for the side and could very well be the difference maker for our outfit in this encounter. With 43 in the last match, opener Babar Azam comes in from the side as well.
With an awe-inducing spell of 5-21 in the last match, one which ended up blowing apart Glamorgan, pacer Toby Roland Jones from Middlesex walks into our Dream 11 side. He’s a good pick, someone who will get four overs with the ball along with coming down the lower middle-order in the death overs to bat and can add some good points for us today as well.
With two wickets the last time around, Tom Helm is indulged in us for this one. He holds a role with both the new ball and in the death overs for his side, doling out his skill set at a time when it is most likely for wickets to tumble and we see him two getting a rich bagful of wickets today as well. Nathan Sowter comes in from the side as well.
Leg-spinner Max Waller is our pick from Somerset given the hoard of right hander lining up Middlesex’s batting line-up, making playing the turning away ball a treacherous task for them.
Dream 11 disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.