Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears will be played in the ongoing T20 Blast 2020 (Central Group) on Friday (4th September) evening at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton).
On 28th August 2020, these teams were scheduled to meet (at Birmingham) for the first time in T20 cricket since 2013, but it was abandoned due to the rain washout.
Both teams have played four matches each in this season. Apart from their washout meeting, Somerset have won twice and lost once, while Bears have won once and lost twice.
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears – Match Details
In the T20 Blast 2020, the Central Group teams Somerset CCC and Birmingham Bears will face each other at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton) on Friday (4th September) evening. This match will begin at 18:30 local time (23:00 IST).
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears – Pitch Report
The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton) will host this match. In this season, this venue has already hosted one match where the hosts successfully chased down the 134 runs target.
Average completed first innings total at this venue in last five T20 matches: 180.20
Last five T20 match results at this venue (only complete matches): 1st Batting team won – 3; 2nd Batting team won – 2.
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears – Full Squad
Somerset CCC: Lewis Gregory (C), Tom Abell, Babar Azam, George Bartlett, Dom Bess, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Ollie Sale, Roelof van der Merwe and Max Waller.
Birmingham Bears: Will Rhodes (C), Rob Yates, Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Jeetan Patel, Henry Brookes, Dan Mousley, Liam Norwell, Jake Lintott, Olly Stone.
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears – Predicted Playing XI
Somerset CCC: Babar Azam, Steve Davies (wk), James Hildreth, Tom Abell, Eddie Byrom, Ben Green, Roelof van der Merwe, Lewis Gregory (c), Ollie Sale, Josh Davey and Max Waller
Birmingham Bears: Ian Bell, Ed Pollock, Adam Hose, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes (capt), Michael Burgess (wk), Tim Bresnan, Jake Lintott, Henry Brookes, Olly Stone, Jeetan Patel
T20 Blast 2020: Somerset CCC vs Birmingham Bears – Fantasy Tips
On last day, openers Babar Azam and Steve Davies put the 90 runs opening partnership as Babar scored 42 runs and Davies scored 60 runs. Moreover, Tom Abell (100 runs in three matches) has already played a match-winning knock of 74 not out while James Hildreth has scored 94 runs in this tournament.
In this tournament, Roelof van der Merwe hasn’t picked up a wicket yet but he has scored 66 runs in the lower middle-order without losing his wicket yet with an incredbile strike-rate of 194.11.
Among the bowlers, Josh Davey has got 6 wickets, Ollie Sale has picked up 5 wickets and Ben Green has taken 4 wickets in this tournament. Both Davey and Green have managed to claim one four-wicket haul each in this tournament.
Bears batsmen haven’t played any 40-run knock yet. Among their bowlers, Tim Bresnan and Jeetan Patel both have scalped 4 wickets each in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Babar Azam, Josh Davey, Tim Bresnan
Vice-captain – Roelof van der Merwe, Steve Davis, Tom Abell
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicket-keeper(s) – Steve Davies
Batsmen – Adam Hose, Ben Green, Tom Abell, Babar Azam (C), James Hildreth
All-Rounder(s) – Tim Bresnan, Roelof van der Merwe
Bowlers – Henry Brooks, Jeetan Patel, Josh Davey (vc)