Cricket returns to Somerset after a fine time, especially, for a T20 game. It is the home side, Somerset, who will be hosting Worcestershire in the night clash of T20 Blast 2020. As both teams are filled with superstars in their lineup, it is expected to be a cracker of the contest for the fans, especially, in such a high-scoring venue.
Somerset enters the clash on the back of a heart-breaking loss that was suffered in the hands of Warwickshire in a 12-over game. They lost it by 4 runs and saw a dip in their position on the points table. On the other hand, Worcestershire is searching for their first victory of the season. They were so close to winning for a couple of times but unfortunately, failed to cross the line.
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire vs Somerset – Match Details
In the Central Group of T20 Blast 2020, Somerset are locking horns with Worcestershire on Friday night at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. The match is scheduled to start at the local time of 17:30 and 23:00 IST.
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire vs Somerset – Pitch Report
Once again, a high-scoring game is on the cards with shorter boundaries on offer. Further, the conditions will have no impact for the bowlers, which will further ease down things for a batsman.
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire vs Somerset – Full Squad
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
Worcestershire (WOR): Ben Cox, Alex Milton, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Ashton Turner, Hamish Rutherford, Jake Libby, Tom Fell, Josh Dell, Jack Haynes, Olly Westbury, Moeen Ali, Daryl Mitchell, Wayne Parnell, Brett D’Oliveira, Pat Brown, Joe Leach, Ed Barnard, Dillon Pennington, Charlie Morris, George Scrimshaw, Josh Tongue, Mitchell Spencer, Mitchell Stanley, Zain-ul Hassan, Ben Twohig
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire vs Somerset – Predicted XI
Somerset – Babar Azam, Steven Davies (wk), Barlett, Tom Abell, Edward Byrom, Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Lammonby, Roelof van der Merwe, Josh Davey, Ollie Sale, Max Waller
Worcestershire – Hamish Rutherford, Riki Wessels, Jack Haynes, Jake Libby, Brett D Oliveira, Ben Cox (wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard (c), Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington, Adam Finch
T20 Blast 2020: Worcestershire vs Somerset – 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.
They are reliant on the performance of Wessels and Rutherford. Unfortunately, the middle-order is still struggling to find the form while the fast bowlers have been wayward apart from Pennington. In the last game, Ed Barnard has struck form.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Babar Azam, Abell
Vice-captain – Wessels, Merwe