The clash between Somerset and Middlesex is of huge significance in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 in terms of the qualifying for quarter-finals with as many as six teams are competing for two quarter-final places.
Here are the Dream 11 Predictions and fantasy cricket tips for the match
The South group match between Somerset and Middlesex in the Vitality T20 Blast 2019 will be played on The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Friday, August 30 at 05:30 PM GMT.
Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton and Pakistan’s Babar Azam have been the star performers for Somerset. There will be coming into the match having scored a centuries quite recently. Somerset captain Tom Abell has also looked in a good nick in the tournament.
AB deVilliers, on his return has scored a half-century, and Middlesex will one again rely on him to come good. Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan have been in decent nick. Toby Roland-Jones, being an all-rounder can bring good points in fantasy games.
Predicted Playing XI
Jerome Taylor, James Hildreth, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller, Tim Groenewald, Babar Azam, Craig Overton, Tom Abell (c), Tom Banton (wk), Edward Byrom, Tom Lammonby
Paul Stirling, Dawid Malan (c), Eoin Morgan, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Stephen Eskinazi, John Simpson (wk), Toby Roland-Jones, Tom Helm, Nathan Sowter, Steven Finn
Injury and Availability News:
No injury concern from both sides as of now. Middlesex will be boosted by the return of their marquee player AB deVilliers, who has also scored a quickfire half-century on his return.
Weather and pitch report
The Taunton pitch has always been a high scoring one with an average first innings score of 194. The ground once saw England Woman score 250 runs in 20 overs. The pitch shows signs of slowing down towards the second innings, and the team batting first generally has a slight advantage.
Somerset have won four of their previous five matches against Middlesex. Their only loss had come earlier this season, when they were set a huge target in excess of 200.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Batters: Babar Azam, AB deVilliers, S Eskinazi
All-rounders: T R Jones, T Lammonboy
Bowlers: Max Waller, Craig Overton, N Sowterm S Finn
Wicketkeeper: Tom Banton
Captain & Vice-captain: AB deVilliers & D Malan