SOM vs SUR Dream11 : Somerset look to move one step closer to a spot in the top 4 when they take on reinvigorated Surrey in Tuesday’s opening clash.
With two of the best bats in the showpiece Vitality Blast at their disposal, making the quarter-finals is something Somerset are more than befitting of. And the side will look to further consolidate their place I the top 4 today as they look to make massive strides in South Group today and climb all the way into second place when they square off against Surrey.
Piling on a momentous 177 while batting first against Glamorgan, Somerset ended up packing up their opponent’s run chase for just 152, sealing a 25 run win in their favour to find their way back into the coveted top 4 spots of the group. It was a clinical performance from the side, one which saw their batting and bowling unit rise in unison to deliver a well-rounded, team performance on the day.
Elsewhere, floundering Surrey gave their season the much needed impetuous as they showed the requisite composure needed at crucial junctures to rise to the occasion for once. In what could go down as the most pulsating match of the league, the side pulled off an incredible 1 run win, defending their 171 run total after restricting Kent Spitfires to 170-3.
It’s that sensational result which the side will be looking to build on as they scour out looking to fulfil their aspirations of making it into the top 4. The side are revitalised after an extradonaire result, a performance which is sure to buoy them and see them elevate their performance when they face off against another tricky and staunch opponent in the form of Somerset today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Hood batting conditions will be prevelant today with the pitch a solid, hard and completely devoid of grass one, allowing the ball to come onto the nicely and squarely. What may give the pacers some respite though are the overcast conditions, seeing the new ball deviate around and frisk in the early exchanges of the encounter.
The side winning the toss here will be looking to step out and chase.
Probable Playing 11
T Banton, Babar Azam, JC Hildreth, TB Abell (c), EJ Byrom, C Overton, RE van der Merwe, TA Lammonby, TD Groenewald, JE Taylor, MTC Waller
MD Stoneman, AJ Finch, SM Curran, OJ Pope, BT Foakes, WG Jacks, J Clark, RS Patel, JW Dernbach (c), GJ Batty, Imran Tahir
Match: Surrey vs Somerset
Date And Time: 27th August, Tuesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: The Oval, London
Where To Watch: FanCode
- T Banton, C Overton, RE van der Merwe, MTC Waller
- AJ Finch, SM Curran, OJ Pope, GJ Batty
Top 4 Batting Order
- T Banton, Babar Azam, JC Hildreth, TB Abell
- MD Stoneman, AJ Finch, SM Curran, OJ Pope
- T Banton, TB Abell
- AJ Finch, SM Curran
Death Overs Bowlers
- JE Taylor, MTC Waller
- SM Curran, GJ Batty
SOM vs SUR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
His side’s and the league’s second highest run getter, Somerset’s Tom Banton has never left our side when Somerset are in play and he’s going to retain his place after yet another solid innings of 34 in 21 balls in the previous encounter. He went onto put on a 611 run stand, yet again reaffirming that his side possess the best opening partnership in the marquee league by some distance.
We are also roping in Surrey’s wicket-keeper, Ollie Pope for this match. He scored just 14 in the previous encounter but has otherwise been one of their most pristine bats, seeing him earn a place in our Dream 11 side.
Batsmen for SOM vs SUR Dream11
With 63 runs in the last match, we have Babar Azam come in from Somerset along with number 4 bat and captain of the side, Tom Abell. Although Hildreth was someone we considered as well, Abell won this battle owing to his consistency and reliability.
From Surrey we have their opener, Aaron Finch come into our side after scoring 25 in 12 balls the last time around but it is Will Jacks who made our heads turn in the previous encounter. His 63 in 27 balls was one of the best shows of clean hitting in the league, seeing him smash his way to an unbelievable eight 6s and if he can get even half of those runs today, at just 8 credits he makes for sublime value.
All-Rounders for SOM vs SUR Dream11
The first name on our mind when building out this facet was Sam Curran. The Surrey all-rounder comes out to bat at number 3, a position where he got 23 in the previous encounter and is also takes with picking up the new ball for his side, making him an exuberant player to indulge in.
From Somerset we have gone in with Roelof Van Der Merwe with the left arm spinner retaining his space in our side given the heavy right handed batting unit of the opposition.
Bowling Order for SOM vs SUR Dream11
He snared tow wickets for his side in the previous encounter and with their being just one match where he hasn’t picked up atleast the one wicket for Somerset, their pacer Jerome Taylor is opted by us for this one. The three wickets for legspinner Max Waller in the last outing, a 3-19 spell that disrupted the opposition’s run chase see us opt for him as well.
Elsewhere the lone pick from Surrey is of Jade Dernbach after his 2-27 showing the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Banton is chosen as our captain yet again while Babar is the vice-captain.
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.