Here comes yet another exciting clash in the T20 Blast 2020. It is Northamptonshire, who will be locking horns with Somerset in the evening slot at Northampton ground on Friday. Both teams have equipped superstars in their lineup to make this an interesting clash for the spectators.
It has been a wonderful season so far for Northamptonshire. With four straight wins, the side has nearly booked a place for itself in the quarterfinals. All of them are in exceptional form and looking to seal yet another victory for their side tonight, especially, in home conditions. On the other hand, Somerset are looking for this victory to stay in the hunt.
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset vs Northamptonshire – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020 Central Group, Somerset and Northamptonshire will face each other at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Wednesday evening. This match will begin at 16:00 PM local time (21:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset vs Northamptonshire – Pitch Report
So far in the season at County Ground (Northampton) we saw the comfortable chasing of 180+ runs, we also experienced the successfully defending totals of 145 and 155 runs. Generally, this venue has the tendency to produce big scoring matches in T20 cricket where the chasing teams like to chase the 180+ targets.
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset vs Northamptonshire – Full Squads
Somerset (SOM): Steve Davies, Tom Banton, James Hildreth, Babar Azam, Tom Abell, George Bartlett, Ben Green, Eddie Byrom, Sam Young, Roelof van der Merwe, Lewis Gregory, Dominic Bess, Tom Lammonby, Kasey Aldridge, Max Waller, Josh Davey, Jamie Overton, Jack Brooks, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, Ollie Sale, Lewis Goldsworthy
Northamptonshire (NOR): Ricardo Vasconcelos, Adam Rossington, Ben Curran, Emilio Gay, Charlie Thurston, Richard Levi, Alex Wakely, Paul Stirling, Saif Zaib, Rob Keogh, Tom Sole, Luke Procter, Joshua Cobb, Brandon Glover, Nathan Buck, Brett Hutton, Blessing Muzarabani, Jack White, Gareth Berg, Ben Sanderson, Graeme White, Simon Kerrigan
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset vs Northamptonshire – Predicted XI
Somerset – Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Abell, Babar Azam, Dom Bess, Steve Davies, Lewis Goldsworthy, Craig Overton, Ollie Sale, Will Smeed, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller.
Northamptonshire – Joshua Cobb (c), Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Adam Rossington (wk), Alex Wakely, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Saif Zaib, Graeme White, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson, Brandon Glover
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset vs Northamptonshire – Fantasy Tips
Without any further considerations, the first pick has to be Babar Azam, who is in exceptional form with the bat. Alongside him, Davies and Abell have got the goods to make things happen. With Hildreth staying away, Somerset will look for Haynes and Libby to chip in.
We have Richard Levi, Paul Stirling and Cobb, who has to be placed on your team for their fantastic effort so far in the tournament. In bowling, Buck and Glover are doing the job consistently. Adding Rossington, Northamptonshire looks very strong on the paper.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory
Vice-captain – Levi, Babar Azam