On Sunday (30th August), Northamptonshire Steelbacks will face Somerset CCC at County Ground (Northampton) in the T20 Blast 2020 (Central Group).
While Steelbacks have earned three points after a washout match (against Gloucestershire) and a nine-wicket victory (against Worcestershire Rapids) on last Saturday (29th August) evening, Somerset will begin the forthcoming match with one point as their tournament opener was also washed out in rain (against Birmingham Bears).
T20 Blast 2020: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC – Match Details
Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC match will be played on Sunday (30th August) afternoon at County Ground (Northampton). This match will start at 14:00 local time (18:30 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC – Pitch Report
In the previous T20 Blast season at County Ground (Northampton), while 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 the big scoring matches in T20 cricket where the chasing teams like to chase the 180+ targets.
- Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 165
- Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 2; 2nd Batting team won – 3.
T20 Blast 2020: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC – Full Squad
Northamptonshire Steelbacks: Josh Cobb (c), Gareth Berg, Nathan Buck, Brandon Glover, Rob Keogh, Richard Levi, Blessing Muzarabani, Adam Rossington, Ben Sanderson, Tom Sole, Paul Stirling, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Alex Wakely, Graeme White, Saif Zaib
Somerset CCC: Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Roelof van der Merwe and Max Waller.
T20 Blast 2020: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC – Predicted Playing XI
Northamptonshire Steelbacks: Richard Levi, Paul Stirling, Josh Cobb (c), Adam Rossington (wk), Alex Wakely, Saif Zaib, Tom Sole, Rob Keogh, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson and Brandon Glover
Somerset CCC: Tom Abell (c), Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies (wk), Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Roelof van der Merwe and Max Waller.
T20 Blast 2020: Northamptonshire Steelbacks vs Somerset CCC – Dream 11, Fantasy Tips
While Steelbacks claimed a nine-wicket victory against Worcestershire Rapids on last Saturday (29th August), Irish cricketer Paul Stirling extraordinarily played the all-rounder role for his team. After achieving the bowling figures of 4-0-26-2, which helped his team to restrict their opponents to 124/7, opener Stirling scored 80 not out off 48 balls (9 fours and 4 sixes).
Captain Josh Cobb was also disciplined with the ball in hand (4-0-17-1). Meanwhile, another opener Richard Levi scored 33 runs and built up the 107-run opening partnership with the Player of the Match award winner Stirling.
While Somerset is missing their star players Babar Azam and Tom Banton, captain Tom Abell has to take a major responsibility in the batting, who scored 354 runs (average 44.25), including one century and two half-centuries.
Scottish all-rounder Josh Davey and Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe have the ability to take major responsibilities, especially in the bowling department. Leg-spinner Max Waller is another crucial name in their bowling line-up, who picked up 13 wickets in 13 matches in the T20 Blast 2019.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Paul Stirling, Roelof van der Merwe
Vice-captain – Tom Abell, Richard Levi
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Adam Rossington
Batsmen – Richard Levi, Paul Stirling (C), James Hildreth, Tom Abell
All-Rounder(s) – Rob Keogh, Roelof van der Merwe (vc)
Bowlers – Brandon Glover, Ben Sanderson, Max Waller, Craig Overton