Surrey will take on Somerset in the 59th match of the T20 Blast on Wednesday.
Surrey have played six T20 Blast fixtures so far, winning thrice and losing once, while two of their games were abandoned due to rain. They are currently third in the South Group standings with eight points, just two behind table-toppers Kent. Surrey suffered their first T20 Blast loss of the season in their last match against Essex, who beat them by eight wickets.
Meanwhile, with one win, two losses and two washed-out games, Somerset currently find themselves seventh in the points table.They ended their three-match losing streak with a 47-run win over table-toppers Kent in their last match. While Somerset will head into Wednesday's T20 Blast game high on confidence, they will start as underdogs.
Squads to choose from:
Gareth Batty (c), Hashim Amla, Gus Atkinson, Rory Burns, Jordan Clark, Rikki Clarke, Jade Dernbach, Matt Dunn, Laurie Evans, Ben Geddes, Will Jacks, Daniel Moriarty, Jamie Overton, Ryan Patel, Jamie Smith (wk)
Lewis Gregory (c), Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, Josh Davey, Marchant de Lange, Lewis Goldsworthy, Ben Green, James Hildreth, Tom Lammonby, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Will Smeed and Max Waller.
Predicted Playing XIs
Hashim Amla, Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, Rory Burns, Jamie Overton, Jordan Clark, Jamie Smith, Jade Dernbach, Gareth Batty, Dan Moriarty, Rikki Clarke.
Tom Banton, James Hildreth, Will Smeed, Lewis Goldsworthy, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, Ben Green, Marchant de Lange, Max Waller, Josh Davey.
Match: Surrey vs Somerset, 59th Match
Venue: The Oval, London
Date and Time: 23rd June, 2021, 11:00 PM IST
The track at the Oval generally favors bowlers in the T20 format, especially spinners, who will prove crucial in the middle overs. Batsmen will find it hard to get settled and switch gears on this track. A score of around 140 runs is expected to be par at the venue.
T20 Blast Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions (SUR vs SOM)
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Tom Banton, Hashim Amla, James Hildreth, Will Jacks, Lewis Gregory, Jordan Clark, Lewis Goldsworthy, Gareth Batty, Marchant de Lange, Josh Davey, Dan Moriarty
Captain: Will Jacks, Vice-captain: Jordan Clark
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Tom Banton, Jamie Smith, Hashim Amla, James Hildreth, Will Jacks, Lewis Gregory, Jordan Clark, Lewis Goldsworthy, Marchant de Lange, Josh Davey, Dan Moriarty
Captain: Jordan Clark, Vice-captain: Tom Banton