The Central Group match of the T20 Blast, 2020 will be played between Northamptonshire and Somerset at the County Ground in Northampton.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (6:30 PM IST) (1:00 PM GMT).
Northamptonshire and Somerset will clash off on Sunday after having their first match washed out. Northampton team did get on to the field on Saturday in Worcester where they got the better of Worcestershire with a comfortable 9-wicket win chasing 125. The inform Paul Stirling was the star performer during the match as he was the pick of the bowlers with a couple of wickets. He followed with a devastating 80 from only 48 balls that included four maximums.
The match between Northamptonshire and Somerset is expected to be completed without any interruptions.
The 2019 T20 Blast recorded an average first-innings total of 165 across five completed matches at Northampton’s County Ground. The teams batting second won three of those which includes two successful chases of 180+ targets.
Average first-innings score: 165 (T20 Blast 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Josh Cobb (C), Adam Rossington (WK), Alex Wakely, Saif Zaib, Tom Sole, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Brandon Glover.
Bench – Ricardo Vasconcelos, Rob Keogh, Blessing Muzarabani, Gareth Berg.
Steve Davies, Eddie Byrom, Tom Abell (C), James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, George Bartlett, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Josh Davey, Max Waller.
Bench – Ollie Sale, Ben Green.
Josh Cobb conceded only 17 runs in the first match alongside picking up a wicket. He also scored 10 runs while batting at No.3.
Richard Levi opened the batting first game for Northants and scored 33 off 34 balls with three boundaries.
Max Waller claimed 13 wickets across 13 T20 Blast games in 2019 while recording an economy of only 7.7.
Brandon Glover, the Netherlands International, conceded only 12 runs in the two overs he bowled and also picked a wicket.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Paul Stirling, Tom Abell, Roelof van der Merwe
Vice-Captain options – Eddie Byrom, Josh Cobb, Richard Levi
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Adam Rossington
Batsmen – James Hildreth, Richard Levi, Paul Stirling (C), Tom Abell
All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe (VC), Josh Cobb
Bowlers – Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Craig Overton, Max Waller
12th Man – Steve Davies
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Steve Davies
Batsmen – Alex Wakely, Eddie Byrom, Tom Abell (C), Paul Stirling (VC)
All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Cobb
Bowlers – Graeme White, Brandon Glover, Craig Overton, Max Waller
12th Man – Adam Rossington
Since Paul Stirling is bowling four overs and opening the batting, he is likely to have the highest impact in this match. Hence, making him the captain or vice-captain of the fantasy team becomes a must.
Somerset is expected to win against Northamptonshire in a thriller on Sunday.
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