SOM vs ESS: Somerset will go head-to-head against Essex in their season’s opening game of the T20 Blast.
Both teams are walking into this year’s competition after struggling and finishing in the bottom half of their respective groups last season. They will look to forget the past and work on a brighter future.
The two sides will want to start their campaign with a bang and carry the positive momentum to their upcoming T20 Blast fixtures. Expect a tough contest when Somerset lock horns with Essex.
Match: Somerset vs Essex
Date & Time: 9th June 2021, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
SOM vs ESS Head-to-Head
Both teams have played 11 matches against each other till now, with Somerset winning seven matches while Essex won the remaining four games.
It’s a neutral wicket to compete on. It provides equal assistance to both batsmen as well as bowlers. The average first innings score is 150 at this venue. The team batting first has won 60% of the matches here.
With extremely humid conditions forecasted, the chance of rain are slim to none.
SOM vs ESS Predicted Playing XI
Tom Banton(WK), Steve Davies, James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Green, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Marchant de Lange, Max Waller
Adam Wheater(WK), Tom Westley, Aaron Beard, Varun Chopra, Jimmy Neesham, Ryan ten Doeschate, Simon Harmer, Paul Walter, Shane Snater, Jamie Porter, Aron Nijjar
SOM vs ESS Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Tom Banton
Batsmen: Tom Westley, Varun Chopra, Tom Abell
All-rounders: Lewis Gregory (captain), Jimmy Neesham, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan ten Doeschate (vice-captain
Bowlers: Jamie Porter, Marchant de Lange, Max Waller