While Surrey are virtually out of the tournament, sitting at the bottom of the table, Somerset have everything to play for with a place in quarter-finals on the line. Somerset currently sit fourth in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast 2019.
The match between Surrey and Somerset on Tuesday is accompanied by Durham vs Warwickshire match in the North group.
The match between Surrey and Somerset in the South group of the Vitality T20 Blast will take place at the Kennington Oval in London on Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 pm GMT.
Surrey have destructive opener in the form of Aaron Finch. The Curran brothers Sam and Tom can also be backed to come good. Also, Surrey have Imran Tahir, who is one of the best limited overs bowler, and would be good pick in any fantasy team.
Roelof van der Merwe is a player who, with his skills with both bat and ball, can bring points in fantasy leagues. Wicket-keeper Tom Banton has been in scintillating form in the tournament, along with Pakistan’s Babar Azam.
Predicted Playing XI
Aaron Finch, Gareth Batty, Jade Dernbach (c), Mark Stoneman, Imran Tahir, Ben Foakes (wk), Jordan Clark, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Will Jacks
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
Injury and Availability News:
There are no fresh injury concerns for both the teams. Both the teams would want the openers to give a good start up top to set the tone.
Weather and pitch report
A fairly hot day is expected in London on Tuesday with a maximum temperature of 32 degree Celcius.
The Kennington Oval hasn’t been as high scoring ground as many others in England, but should favour batting on Tuesday with the sun beating down,
When the two teams met earlier this season, it was a high scoring match where both teams scored over 200. In the last five meetings between the two teams, Surrey have won three while the Somerset won the other two.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: T Banton
Batters: B Azam, T Abell, A FInch, W Jacks
All-rounders: R v d Merve, S Curran, T Lammonboy
Bowlers: M Waller, G Batty, I Tahir
Captain & Vice-captain: T Banton, B Azam