SOM vs SUR Dream11 Team Prediction: With two wins in nine matches in between them, Somerset and Surrey look for wins tonight.
A hectic and congested day from the land of the Vitality Blast 2019 sees one match hold slightly more importance than the rest. Its South Group’s contest between Somerset and Surrey, a clash between two sides in dire needs of points on the board with the season standing in fair of unravelling for them.
Surrey saw themselves play a curtailed, 7 over a side encounter with Kent Spitfires, a match in which they came out to bat first but were never able to really get going in their pursuit of a big total. They ended up putting on an average 54-4 while batting first with opener Aaron Finch getting 36 of those runs. It was a target which Kent needed a mere 4 overs to chase down with Nabi making 43 in 12 balls, seeing Surrey slump to their third defeat.
Elsewhere for Somerset, the 184 run target piled on by Sussex was one that saw them unravel shambolically as they fell apart despite being at a healthy 152-2. They fell short by 13 runs in the end as things fell apart for them in the final 5 overs, seeing them lose 4 wickets in 17 runs as they were left ruing a result which could have easily seen them end up on the other side of the green.
SOM vs SUR Dream11 Team Prediction
Pitch Conditions and Toss
With the side’s batting first going onto score in excess of 170 in their previous five encounters and the average score while batting first being 190, this surface is cut out from the same cloth as one of the finest batting tracks in the world. There is going to be hardly anything in it for the bowlers with the runs bound to pour on this surface.
Expect the side winning the toss choosing to chase on this surface which should remain unchanged throughout the 4 hours.
1) Jade Dernbach and Lewis Gregory will stay out of this encounter due to their prevailing injury concerns.
2) Sam Curran is not a part of England’s Ashes series and could be a part of his side’s team today.
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
Aaron Finch (C), Will Jacks, Mark Stoneman, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (WK), Jordan Clark, Rikki Clarke,
Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Gareth Batty, Imran Tahir
With this surface being an exquisite one for batting, it’s going to be the better batting side which prevails in this encounter and we see Surrey coming out on top due to it. This match will be decided by extremely fine margins and we just about see Surrey having that extra bit of depth which should see them win this one.
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— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) August 2, 2019
Dream 11 Picks
We are picking up the two wicket-keepers for this match, the one coming in from either with Tom Banton being our pick from Somerset. He’s been the side’s fulcrum at the top always waging a lone battle for his side to emerge as one of the top run getter for his side, coming up with an extremely well made 54 in the previous match as well.
From Surrey we are picking up Ollie Pope despite the wicket-keeping duties being handed over to the returning Ben Foakes. He’s been the side’s mainstay at the number 3 spot, a player we envisage getting a strong amount of runs today as well.
Continuing with the picks from Surrey, we are getting in openers Aaron Finch and Will Jacks. The two have in between them stitched some massive stands, ones which have seen the side traverse their way to big totals and the duo will be of quintessential importance to the side’s chances of finding consummate success today as well.
A duo comes in from Somerset as well with us choosing Babar Azam who scored 83 in the last match and number three batsman Peter Trego. In a middle-order which is known for its lapses, the two players at the top of the order need to deliver big for the side and come up with a stellar showing today.
With Sam Curan returning for Surrey for this one, he walks into our playing 11 straightaway. He holds the identity of a perfect all-rounder, someone who can come out and clean out the bowlers in the death overs, be elevated up the order if his side are scrimmaging for quick runs and contribute with wickets as well owing to his wicket to wicket pace bowling.
From Somerset we have chosen Lewis Gregory, the side’s captain after he delivered a stellar spell of 3-30 the last time around which paired with his number 4 batting pot makes him an ideal pick.
Tom Curran comes in from Surrey owing to his contributions with the bat alongside Gareth Barry. Barry’s spin has been one of the best rank turners in the league, using his guile and trickery to get massive spin on the ball along with his ability to mix up the balls as well.
Craig Overturn from Somerset completes our prick of players for this match given the fact that he’s bound to get atleast an over in the death stage.
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.