Both Somerset and Sussex have won only one of their three matches each in the T20 Blast. But the former is in the seventh spot compared to the latter’s third spot. The same is for the reason that Sussex have gotten a couple of extra points following their abandoned match versus Hampshire and the tied match against Surrey. The Luke Wright-led unit is yet to lose a contest in the tournament.
Somerset, on the contrary, have slumped after their eight-wicket win over Glamorgan. Having lost to Kent and Hampshire, Lewis Gregory’s men would be desperate to make a comeback. Rolling over Sussex won’t be a walk in the park with the likes of Rashid Khan and Jofra Archer in the opposition camp. A lot would depend on Babar Azam, who needs to counter the venom of the Sussex bowlers.
The South Group game in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played between Somerset and Sussex at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (07:30 PM IST) (01:30 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Sky Sports in England and Fan Code App in India.
Only one game has been played thus far at the venue in this T20 Blast and the chasing team, Hampshire, came out trumps. The pitch here generally is an excellent one for batting, which can be comprehended from the average score.
Average first innings score: 186 (T20 Blast matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 4
Tom Banton (wk), Babar Azam, Peter Trego, James Hildreth, Lewis Gregory (C), Tom Abell, Tom Lammonby, Roelf of van der Merwe, Jerome Taylor, Craig Overton, Max Waller
Bench- George Bartlett, Jamie Overton, Tim Groenewald
Phillip Salt, Luke Wright (C), Laurie Evans, Delray Rawlins, David Wiese, Alex Carey (wk), Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Tymal Mills
Bench- Ollie Robinson, Luke Evans, Ben Brown
Injury and Availability News:
Jamie Overton has suffered a minor ankle injury
Alex Carey joins the Sussex squad
Babar Azam in 2019 T20s:
Runs– 789 runs
100s– 1 century
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Babar Azam, Tom Banton, James Hildreth.
Vice-captain Options- Phillip Salt, Laurie Evans, Jofra Archer.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton
Batsmen – Peter Trego, Babar Azam (C), Luke Wright, Phillip Salt (VC)
All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory, Roel of van der Merwe
Bowlers – Craig Overton, Danny Briggs, Reece Topley, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tom Banton (C), Alex Carey
Batsmen –James Hildreth, Laurie Evans (VC), Phillip Salt
All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory, Roel of van der Merwe, David Wiese
Bowlers – Jerome Taylor, Tymal Mills, Rashid Khan
Alex Carey should be a must in the team if he goes on to play the match. He has played some impressive knocks in the World Cup on English soil and is pretty accustomed to the conditions.
Sussex have a strong bowling attack and hence have a fair chance of defeating Somerset
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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